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Yes, I did, and I'll restate again, it was never my intent to actually bring-up and discuss white male privilege. I did chose to use the example of white male privilege to describe the vibe I was feeling, but I could very well have picked a different privileged group. I could have said I was getting a very "affluent Laurentian" vibe and essentially meant the same thing.Does it? You were the one that brought white male privilege vibe into the thread...
Mostly correct, I just wouldn't say there was an "overwhelming" input, just a few things that created a bit of a vibe. Also, again, I wasn't identifying the vibe as being created by posts by white males. The posts that created the vibe could have all been from black women, and I still would have said I was getting a "privilege white male" vibe.feel free to correct me, the implication that there was an overwhelming input from privileged white males to suppress the validity of the angst felt by women regarding the plight of sexual assault.
See @KevinB's response to MJP. His original post, which he apologized for, was the one that had the greatest effect on generating the vibe I was feeling.I can see no example in this entire thread where your implication was validated by specific members (privileged white males or otherwise).
And I absolutely do not want to take away from or invalidate your own experiences, but when we are talking about something (white male privilege) that spans across two continents (NA and Europe) a personal anecdote does not provide sufficient evidence to contradict the existence of white male privilege. That being said, your personal experience does add real value to the conversation, and I appreciate your contribution.I will restate, that I do believe that in the majority of situations related to sexual assault, that women generally are the ones to near the brunt of systemic biases, and that unfortunately that directly impacts their willingness to report and to proceed further in support of prosecution even if they have reported a sexual assault.
That said, my example and questions were related to the very valid case of how to treat situation that contradict a more recently contrived concept of white male privilege. Something that few people of any group seem to put any thought or consideration into.
For the record, my questions were personally-based. They were not hypothetical. I’ll let that sink in for you.
Not cool. Wasn’t cool. Never will be cool. Never should be considered an invalid concern just because a victim belongs to a specific, trendy blanket group.
Edit: p.s. non-CIS does not uniquely equate to trans-gender
I'm going to clarify and apologize here; "cool" in this context doesn't actually mean "that's cool", it just means "I understand", or "fine", or "I acquiesce" as in "Ok, I understand ("cool"), I will accept your assertion."