Title

Men’s Intersectional Relationship to Male Privilege

Status

Faculty

School

Kalmanovitz School of Education

Document Type

Commentary

Publication Date

1-1-2018

Publication Title

Psychology Today

Description

In the Psychology Today commentary “Men’s Intersectional Relationship to Male Privilege,” KSOE Counseling Professor Bedford Palmer reflects on how men can help end #MeToo experiences by first recognizing their own privilege. Challenging men with an admonition of “who we ought to be,” the SMC professor encourages men to become more aware of the privilege they take for granted in order to become better allies to women; to be aware of the space men take up, both physically and socially, of their gaze, an “entitlement to look at women who walk by,” the physical danger men represent “Do you assume that women should know that you are a nice/safe guy?” Additionally, he advocates men recognize the financial inequities that women face, especially in employment compensation. Read the article.

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