Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College
This is an important message on how privilege really works.
this is a really hard subject to approach. depending where you live, it can have drastic changes in their perception. anyone who isnt black, or a woman, or living in poverty, seems to have a null opinion on any of this. which in itself is prejudice.
we are born into the lives we are given, no chance at changing where we come from. we change where we are going.
being a white male, come from a solid middle class of people..the class of people that get it the worse, to be fair…support the poor, get shafted by the rich. the voice that doesnt get heard..and oddly the largest ‘class’.
a person that will not even consider another persons point of view, due to lack of experience, is incredibly frustrating. experiences are that of the individual. a middle class white kid can be subjected to racism, sexism, and inequality.
for example, i went to a school in surrey BC, 60% east indian, white people were a minority. i was the ‘victim’ of racism. a huge amount of east indian kids tried to make my life miserable. MY experience was i wasnt going to be a victim of their unreasonable hate.
sexism, how many kids have been called gay, day in, day out?
inequality, how about giving jobs out to people who lack experience, but check off the right boxes, ie, non white female. an experienced person is an experienced person. regardless of sex or race. we are people and have and develop skills. money helps some of this, but how many rich kids have you known who have zero skills, zero personality, zero help to the rest of humanity? how many poor as fuck people do you know who are resourceful and can piece together something useful from garbage?
i think people need to be more open to help one another, rather than box each other off. and to be open minded and see life from another point of view. its like teaching a cat how to dog for fucks sake
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