I hate to break it to feminists, but ‘white male privilege’ is a myth

How’s this for dark irony: throughout 2015, ‘white male privilege’ was the buzzphrase on every rad tweeter and liberal hack’s lips, as they fumed against the easy, pampered lives allegedly enjoyed by human beings who had the fortune to be born with a penis and pale skin. Railing against ‘white men’ and their cushy existences has become the stock-in-trade of many feminists.

Yet towards the end of 2015 it was revealed that there’s a social group in Britain more derided and less successful than pretty much every other social group. Guess who? Yep, young white men. Especially young working-class white men. A large sector of the group that the new identity-politics mob loves to ridicule for sailing through life unmolested and unchallenged is actually having a rough time.

  • Editor

    White Male priviledge, as with many of the precepts of feminism and social justice, rarely stand up to statistical scrutiny. The “feels over reals” school of thought.

    • mobuyus

      Nor will it stand up to satirical scrutiny.

  • Uncommunist

    The big fat obnoxious marxist lie; white male privilege. Take a pencil and paper and count how many clients are white males at soup kitchens and homeless shelters. Feminists say it’s mostly women and children.

    • Watchman

      I thought they didn’t deny the actual numbers, but claim that women and children are affected most by homelessness (in other words men have their white male privilege to fall back on which makes their experiences better than women’s experiences), and so women inevitably need more support than men by this reasoning.

      A bit like the vast disparity between publicity, funding and support for breast cancer compared to that for prostate cancer.

      • jayme

        I wish they’d at least have the honesty (a word that is foreign to them, of course) to come right out and say what they really think/believe/feel: they hate white males and believe that society should treat them as third class citizens – if there is a place for them in society at all.

  • canminuteman

    As a white male, there are laws that demand employers discriminate against me.

    I have told my young children that when they grow up they will have to work for themselves because it is not inaccurate to say that it is illegal for an employer to hire them, if there is someone who is not a white male, looking for a job.

  • simus1

    It is interesting to note that this all started once the brighter marxists understood the mainstream non government employed working class was too smart to be taken in by their lame nonsense about caring etc.

  • Solo712

    Louis CK has most of it right: