Male privilege is never being offered a seat on a bus by a male (unless it is clear you may need a seat, e.g. if you are not able-bodied). Before I get a whole bunch of male tears of how this “isn’t male privilege,” ask yourself if you were on a bus with every seat full and a man got on if you would offer your seat to him. No? That’s what I thought. If a woman walks onto a bus and is clearly having no trouble standing there, don’t assume you need to offer your seat because she is a woman and therefore needs to be taken care if.
I personally disagree and am fond of polite men doing this for me and other women/older people/people with a burden. Rude men avoid doing this all the time.
It says something when even the mods think this is absurd. Of course, they still post it regardless.
However, how is it privilege when the man is the one giving up his seat and you’re getting a seat? Male privilege is the ability to be expected to give up your seat on the bus? How is that remotely a privilege? If anything, not being expected to give up your seat is a female privilege because…you can keep your seat. Also, contrary to what Tumblr thinks, men don’t always look at the gender of a person when they do something like hold a door or give up a seat. Siometimes, a man does these things simply because they feel it’s a courteous thing. It’s not always about gender.
I give up my seat all the time to people with babies, elderly people, people who have problems walking, and others without considering their gender when doing it. Really, this isn’t a gender issue. It’s an issue of being polite or not.
I love it though, men being openly sexist is male privilege yet men being polite is male privilege as well. It is literally impossible to please these people.