"The assumption that being a male in a patriarchal society gives a boy/man greater access to resources—economic and political —including sexual access to women's bodies and labor"
Male privilege/male dominance. (2013). In J. Myers (Ed.), Historical dictionaries of religions, philosophies, and movements: Historical dictionary of the lesbian and gay liberation movements. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Looking at male privilege intersectionally, we see that not all men have access to the same privileges of "maleness" as others because of race, ethnicity, class, education, employment status, geography nationality, appearance, and temperament. For example, what is this poem "Black Male Privilege" (Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature & Fine Arts; Winter/Spring2018), by Randall Horton really about? The following article, available through Interlibrary Loan, looks at data behind the concept in relation to black men and measurable material gain: Johnson, T. Hasan. 2018. “Challenging the Myth of Black Male Privilege.” Spectrum: A Journal on Black Men 6 (2): 21.
Masculinities/Men Studies have explored the ways that ideologies of male superiority and Western expectations of masculinity hurt not only girls/women (and transgender, agender, and nonbinary people) but boys/men as well, which is where the term "toxic masculinity" arises.
*Privilege: a right or immunity granted as a peculiar benefit, advantage, or favor
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Inspired by "White Privilege" Unpacking the Invisible Backpack" by Peggy McIntosh. Crowdsourced by the Tech Lady Mafia.