This is a Facebook response to a segment of this video where Christina Hoff Sommers talks about "male privilege" at 7:35 minutes in the video. She is absolutely correct and I'll add to it. This is the full length video where Sommers talks about the corruption of "feminism" in our modern times. "Christina Hoff Sommers | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)"
More women are being hired these days vs men to meet quotas (and I mean in real jobs not retail, though if you note the majority of cashiers/customer services/office admin have been and continue to be women, whereas men who are hired tend to be placed in areas like receiving or stocking positions). I personally could care less, if they have the qualifications and experience to do the job then so be it, man or woman,
I was turned down for a job 3 years ago, the district manager said I wasn't suited for the position. The store manager disclosed to me that it was likely because I was a man and the DM only hired women. You didn't see me run out and file a sexual discrimination lawsuit did you? Sometimes you get rejected and you need to just move on.
more women appear to be publicly offered grants and loans to start or support their small businesses than men (just look at the womens business day events, womens small business support groups, women in small business, and on and on and on, screw the men who have been and continue to support the community eh),
more women are believed (at first impression) than a man in an accusation of inappropriate sexual behavior (example Patrick Brown, and others). Notice how when the truth came out about the accusations against Brown became public the story was quickly buried by mainstream media.
And nowadays men must live in constant fear that a relationship they had 20 years ago will come back to haunt them today. How many women out there do you see being accused of inappropriate behaviour in their past and having their reputations and lives dragged through the mud?
That being said, I believe that in the past there were men who used their position to gain sexual favours from women in exchange for better pay or position (though the story of Erin Brockovich proves that it worked both ways). It wasn't right, but you can't go back now and dig up every time in your past you were rejected and make a big deal out of it today.
more men are expected to succeed in all aspects of life (work and home) than women - not perform, succeed, A woman who fails is viewed as needing more help whereas a man is viewed as a failure to himself and those he supports,
there are shelters and protection for women in abusive situations but people rarely hear of or believe that men can be in abusive situations as well, (physical and mental abuse appears to apply only to women, apparently, according to most media, men can not suffer mental abuse from a woman).
I won't financially support "women's shelters". I believe men should be offered shelter equally and for every womens shelter built in Ontario there should be a mens shelter built, at the same time, somewhere in Ontario. I support "human rights" in regards to a relationship that both men and women deserve to be treated fairly and equally. Abuse is not good if you are a man or a woman.
a minority of women complain they are discriminated against yet don't attempt to apply for the higher-paying jobs (noted at the end of the video),
I found that commercial on the radio about "more women are dying of heart disease than ever before". Yes... that's because more women are working in the fields and working to the level expected by men in the past. And as a result more women are dying of the things that traditionally killed more men in the past. With equal pay and equal rights comes equal opportunity for serious health issues and an early death.
an equal amount of women were placed in the 2015 Trudeauland government not because they were qualified through experience but simply because they were women (I believe a Federal cabinet position should be based on your experience, not your sexual organs),
and the latest, the Trudeauland government wants to give women (not men) money to participate in politics and become candidates (so much for equality in opportunity). It is not "easy" for all men to participate in politics simply because they are men and this upcoming program discriminates against men in yet another field - worse, it affects our democracy where everyone is supposed to have equal opportunity to represent our nation.