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    They're equal in the eyes of the legal system...

    They're equal in the eyes of the legal system assuming the contexts and results are the same. Of course most in society would view the assault on the woman as "more heinous," and while that's...
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    :smilielol5: Even as a Mayweather fan, I found...

    :smilielol5: Even as a Mayweather fan, I found that funny!
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    Well, that's what we're all discussing in this...

    Well, that's what we're all discussing in this thread! Here's a good checklist that runs through the major examples. http://amptoons.com/blog/the-male-privilege-checklist/ If you click on "more"...
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    Hitting other men is only standard behavior in a...

    Hitting other men is only standard behavior in a specific context where the men have agreed to hit each other (like sports). You can't walk up and hit some random guy on the street or you'd face...
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    It would've been a lot easier for Schindler just...

    It would've been a lot easier for Schindler just to comply with the Nazis and not hid any Jews, or if Rosa Parks had just gone to the back of the bus, or if Gandhi hadn't stood up to the British...
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    I have no problem with that, personally. So,...

    I have no problem with that, personally.

    So, basically, violate the separation of Church and State?

    Well, now we're getting down to semantics, but I think you know what I meant. For "sound" I...
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    This is the only part of your post I object to;...

    This is the only part of your post I object to; at least, I'm not sure exactly what you're suggesting with the NFL example. For one thing, I don't see how blacks are privileged there (white men both...
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    Read my reply to Gutted (and, btw, I'm not ceding...

    Read my reply to Gutted (and, btw, I'm not ceding that what you're saying is true; I just don't have endless time to write these long posts consistently every day).

    We can't fix the biological...
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    Again, Ecurb is dead on with most everything he's...

    Again, Ecurb is dead on with most everything he's saying. I have a feeling we could disagree over the particulars without him being resistant to understanding the general concept, unlike our resident...
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    Yes, and it's extremely easy to demonstrate, like...

    Yes, and it's extremely easy to demonstrate, like when you brought up the fact of women living longer. This demonstrates your ignorance on two levels:

    1. Privilege is about social equality, not...
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    I haven't "stopped replying to your arguments," I...

    I haven't "stopped replying to your arguments," I said I don't have time to type a full reply to your last post right now; but up until the last one I've read the only "evidence" you've offered is...
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    Then I'm honestly not even sure what the point of...

    Then I'm honestly not even sure what the point of continuing this discussion is. You seem completely intent on stereotyping me, dismissing every bit of evidence I offer, while simultaneously...
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    I'll address this post and your last in more...

    I'll address this post and your last in more detail when I have time. My point, however, was that I think you can agree that the arguments I've presented are not as irrational as Beck and Trump. It's...
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    I think of all poetic techniques as tools, and...

    I think of all poetic techniques as tools, and art is primarily knowing when to use what tool for what purpose. Thoughtless use of any tool, be it inversions or metaphors or imagery or anaphora,...
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    Short on time today, but let me address this: ...

    Short on time today, but let me address this:

    Yes, they certainly CAN BE when they're parroted by people that are ignorant of the actual research that's gone on surrounding the terms. In fact,...
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    Oh, don't get me wrong, I do consider these...

    Oh, don't get me wrong, I do consider these friendly discussions (the only "uncomfortable heat and tension" is between Clopin and I; not you and I). I just suggested we trim it to one discussion...
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    It's nearly perfect now, but I'd change "wants to...

    It's nearly perfect now, but I'd change "wants to fade" to "starts to fade" (wants suggest the sun has a choice in the matter). Otherwise, I love it. :)

    BTW, let me single out this little part as...
  18. I think you interpreted it just fine. You might...

    I think you interpreted it just fine. You might also consider the different ways in which spoons and forks handle food and the wordplay with spoons (look up "spooning"). "Across a granite table"...
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    Well, again, I've read women poker players talk...

    Well, again, I've read women poker players talk about how they've been made to feel uncomfortable when playing at a male-dominated table, and I've witnessed this first-hand myself. However, because...
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    Gah, had most of this post typed, took a little...

    Gah, had most of this post typed, took a little break, came back to a "token expired" message from the forum that erased it. Sorry if this one isn't nearly as good.

    The bottom half own less than...
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    Tell you what; since these replies are getting so...

    Tell you what; since these replies are getting so long and I'm also replying to Clopin as well, why don't you choose one of the two discussions to continue (film VS TOTS/Shakespeare) and we'll trim...
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    Trust me when I say this doesn't describe me. In...

    Trust me when I say this doesn't describe me. In fact, I hunt out places where there is huge debate on both sides on issues I'm unfamiliar with and then I use my "critical thinking" to see who has...
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    Even not having read the thread thoroughly you'd...

    Even not having read the thread thoroughly you'd right on the money, Ecurb (and I never did what he said I did, btw; I suggested precisely what you did in your second paragraph).
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    What's impossible is for an intelligent person to...

    What's impossible is for an intelligent person to look at statistics on rape, the wage gap, or anything having to do with blacks, prison, and the justice system and deny privilege. You seem to have...
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    Uh... no. 6-figures is piddly-squat when you look...

    Uh... no. 6-figures is piddly-squat when you look at how wealth is ditributed in the US (at least in the US; I don't know about the rest of the West).

    And you seriously think that cultural biases...
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