Professors: Acknowledging your ‘male privilege’ not good enough; fight against it

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A panel of scholars, students and community educators recently came together to discuss “how male privilege manifests itself to the detriment of others” – a conversation that aimed to illustrate “how privilege is abused” and “how privilege can be used to act justly,” organizers stated.

“For and With Others: Understanding Male Privilege and Practicing Accountable Allyship” was held Tuesday at Saint Louis University. It featured a six-person panel of professors and others who suggested everyone has some form of privilege, not just men, but that some have it better than others.

Nevertheless, the panelists added, everyone must fight against oppression, racism and sexism through a model of “accountability, advocacy and action.”

“What it means to be an ally is … you aren’t an ally of anything, of anybody, unless you participate in the disruption of the power structures that affect the other person,” said panelist Jonathan Smith, professor of African-American studies at Saint Louis University…

  • Alleena

    If these people decided to do something meaningful with their lives instead of obsess about imaginary grievances, the world would be a better place.

    • Minicapt

      Suicide is illegal.


      • Mojo1961

        Doesn’t mean they shouldn’t try.

      • Xavier

        Who are they going to indict?
        I say let them ignore the law.

    • Frances

      But that would involve seeing the world as it truly is, getting off their high horses, and doing a real job of work.

  • tom_billesley

    The panel will practice eviratio and become Galli of the Cult of Cybele.

  • Petey

    I liked it better when there were men in this world.

    • Clausewitz


  • Surele Surele

    ‘Practicing Accountable Allyship’. I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time. Who comes up with those? Why wouldn’t they go and dig some ditches or somethin.

    • Petey

      Women don’t dig ditches. But they’ll be happy to supervise.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Eventually, there is going to be a critical mass of people who will realize that they have gone into debt for worthless degrees and the whole thing will fall apart.
    Tenure means nothing if the university goes broke.

    • Xavier

      Has this blog covered Stanford’s decision to not charge tuition for students whose parents make less than $125K per year? Depending on how it’s enabled, that policy has several repercussions – all of which are bad.

      On the other hand, it wouldn’t be terrible to see these liberal indoctrination centers fail.

      On the other other hand, the feds would bail them out and take over. That’s worse than failure.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Part of the solution would be uncoupling humanities electives from STEM degrees.
        And requiring college athletes to take real degrees.
        A degree in American Studies, or any Studies is Jamaal’s ticket to bagging groceries when he doesn’t make the NBA.

      • Frau Katze

        I saw the story but I didn’t blog on it. In Canada we don’t have any large private universities. They’re all govt run, so we’re not used to universities making their own policies.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          In Canada, we get peculiarities like a native run university in Saskatchewan collapsing under a cloud of corruption and lost accreditation as native students degrees are rendered worthless.
          Nevermind that a native run university is a form of self-segregation that would be condemned as racist if they were required to go there.

  • Minicapt

    These ‘persons’ who claim to be fighting ‘privilege’ need to be informed that they are not just feeling inferior; they are inferior.


  • Norman_In_New_York

    There’s that word “studies” again.

  • ontario john

    So am I being unfair when I say to these loons, “Bite Me”?

  • mauser 98

    first white privilege , now male privilege.!?..sheesh.. back of the bus for me

  • Zimriel

    An alliance where the other party dictates terms is not an alliance; it is submission.

  • eMan14

    I fought against my while male privilege. But I lost. So I accept it. Can’t for the life of me figure out what good it’s doing.