30+ EXAMPLES OF FEMALE PRIVILEGE. REWORKING THE MYTH OF MALE PRIVILEGE PT. 4

The more I play with it, the more I understand it but at the same time discover new things to be confused about. No I’m not talking about my penis I’m talking about my laptop and sitting down to write at it is something that time rarely allows me to embrace. Working full time and being a single parent doesn’t help either… Wait. Did I just sound like so many women there?

Anyway, I have snuck a little time in recently and after I wrote my last post I was immediately attracted to the female privilege I am to rework next which states:

“You can be confident that your coworkers won’t assume you were hired because of your sex.”

Now this little gem (found here) I loved instantly after reading it. Not because I thought it contained even a zebra’s stool ounce of wisdom but because I had just recently read an article which revealed a fact that turned the whole thing into this beautiful misshapen heap of slap in the ass irony.

I shed a single tear. Really I did.

Perhaps a small window can be opened here, not to the ad nauseum actions of feminism at work, but it’s dark and real consequences. However it is not we, the sane, that will feel the effects of said consequences, but rather the feminists that will get the full, Hi-def close encounter with irony of the 3rd kind. The article in all its glorious tom foolery can be found…

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If you didn’t get the hint, please go read the article first before continuing. Irony is a mistress who needs her extremities slightly caressed before she graces you with her full experience.

(Insert calming sounds of the sea side here)

(Insert calming sounds of the sea side here)

Absorbed it? Good. Now let’s read that male privilege one more time.

 “You can be confident that your coworkers won’t assume you were hired because of your sex.”

Part 1 – How to get a job if you are a woman

In the article you just read it stated, “In an experiment that involved sending out more than 2,500 resumes either with or without photos of the applicant, economics researchers Bradley Ruffle at Ben-Gurion University and Ze’ev Shtudiner at Ariel University Center sought to answer the question of whether being good looking could help you find a job.” Now I wish we lived in a world where the awful consequences of hypocrisy were more transparent and better understood by the majority of people, but that galaxy is 12 parsecs over. You know the one where feminism was never born, but since we don’t I’m going to have to rub it in a little.

Here we have this study to determine what factor attractiveness has in regards to companies hiring employees. These two economist researchers, poised and ready, send their troops out to collect the data. As they anxiously await the results, the troops come limping home far too early for all the data to have been collected.

“Why are you back soon!” shouts economist number 1. “It’s impossible you have everything we need!”

The quivering troops reply, “We ran into something we hadn’t reckoned on.”

That’s right. They hadn’t counted on the towering gauntlet that lay between them and the information they wished to share with the world. What was this gauntlet you say? Well none other than the Minotaur of Crete …err… I mean the HR department.

Anyone who has worked for almost any type of company knows HR, but despite my assumption that most of you don’t have the best of relationships with these strange folk living in your offices, how bad could they be? Well there is the fact that according to the research, “93 percent of the HR staffers deciding whether to call in someone for an interview were female. It turns out that HR women (who also tend to be young and single and hence still in the dating market for men) are eager to meet with handsome men. But they’re jealous of beautiful women.” Don’t believe it? If you are at work, take a stroll down to the HR department and take a peek inside. Count the pumps and scents of perfume, and if you do it stealthily enough you might catch them doing one of their two favorite activities, talking or doing nothing.

But I’m not here to write a hit piece on HR, the article did that nicely. I am here to expose the hypocrisy of the thesis stating that women are severely disadvantaged in the work force because men only hire them for their looks; oh how the enema of irony hurts so good. It is not the hairy outstretched palm of patriarchy turning ugly women away and groping beautiful women as they walk through the company doors with no real experience, it is actually other bitchy feminists just like you that are the reason you are printing out your 15th résumé this month. In fact if more men held positions at the front gates of companies, according to the data you would all be employed by now. (That is if you send in a naked picture of yourself along with your former work history)

I have great interpersonal skills.

So do people assume that women get hired for their looks and not their skills? Well one of the articles that Forbes sourced stated, “Studies have shown that they (women) are more likely to be promoted than their plain-Jane colleagues. Because people tend to project positive traits onto them, such as sensitivity and poise, they may also be at an advantage in job interviews.” After the revelations of the aforementioned Israeli study however, whether or not you are hired based on your sex depends on who is doing the hiring and 93% of the time it is a woman, so if you are pretty you might also be out of luck.

Part 2 – Female Aggression

You are an attractive women hitting the pavement in search of a new career. You are determined and know that what you might lack in ability you can more than make up for with some perfume and a push-up bra. It might not be fair but hey, it’s a dog eat dog world, or should I say woman eat woman.

The New York Times sourced a recent issue of ‘Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society’ where a Dr. Hrdy pointed out some interesting data about female competition. In it she states, “intrasexual competition is the most important factor explaining the pressures that young women feel to meet standards of sexual conduct and physical appearance.” In the immortal words of Dr. Watson, no shit Sherlock! Women really compete aggressively with one another over sexual conduct and physical appearance? What most of us just took for common knowledge, these scientists set out to prove once and for all as being the truth.

The article states, “To see how female students react to a rival, researchers brought pairs of them into a laboratory at McMaster University for what was ostensibly a discussion about female friendships. But the real experiment began when another young woman entered the room asking where to find one of the researchers.” The pairs of female students observed a very attractive woman come into the room saying she was looking for a researcher. Unknown to the students, their reactions were being recorded as they observed the women sometimes in jeans and sometimes in a much sexier get up. The jeans didn’t get much of a reaction but when she wore the low cut blouse and short skirt, ‘virtually all the students reacted with hostility.’ To me, a study like this is the equivalent of poking a hungry wild bear and expecting him not to eat you, but hey it’s science.

Let's see what happens if we cover ourselves in BBQ sauce.

Let’s see what happens if we cover ourselves in BBQ sauce.

During the study the female students conducted themselves as hostile females do. They rolled their eyes, muttered among themselves and even shouted at the woman. When the lady left the room the reactions were even worse with the students laughing out loud and saying that the woman must have wanted to have sex with a professor. Again, are we really surprised at this?

The article sums up by also stating that slut shaming is committed far more often by women than men, and that it is social pressure from female peers that drive women neurotic with fancy diets, expensive clothes and general low self esteem, not TV advertisements or the half attractive neighbor that seems to be staring at you every time you are watering your lawn. Yes, women can now, under the sound objectivity of science, be assured that the greatest threat to their strivings for equality and feminine pride are other women. Now go eat a piece of cheesecake, watch Twilight for the 17th time and cry yourself to sleep.

Conclusion

One thing I like about this continuing piece I’m writing is that it challenges me and my writing ability. No, I don’t have wet dreams about what I can write next on the ill behavior of women and feminists. It is often a struggle between actually giving a shit about this subject and playing the X-Box and the latter usually wins out; but by God you do learn a thing or two.

For one thing, though the staggering pettiness women have between one another comes as no surprise, it is refreshing to see scientists, and women scientists at that, really drive the point home. Sure women may feel they are unfairly thought of as having gained employment simply because of their sex, but guess what? It is other women who are making that assumption! And not only are women assuming you are nothing but a slut in a business suit, but they are also in the best position to shatter your career achieving dreams because your boobs seemed a little perkier than hers when you came in for the job interview.

Meet the new CEO of Apple.

Meet the new CEO of Apple.

There is no patriarchy here. That old dog has bought the farm. The looming shadow of a successful man no more holds the key to your winning career than does your see through blouse and 4 inch pumps. Instead could we be seeing an unforeseen side effect of modern day feminism? Are the little spoiled princesses finally waking up from their generation long self aggrandizing binge, with the worst hangover imaginable laying in bed next to an extremely obese Asian man and a midget dyke dressed as a purple dildo? Have women become their own worst enemies in their blind pursuit of unlimited privilege with no responsibility? Time will tell and when it does I’ll make lots of popcorn and have a front row seat to karma’s wonderful conclusion. But wait a few minutes and some feminist retard will try to magically fem-splain how men are somehow responsible for the puke stains and graffiti on her tits. In the meantime let’s try to come up with our own female privilege for number four on our list…

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Wait a second… when I think about it, I haven’t really highlighted a female privilege in this piece at all. Instead I’ve only pointed out how the biggest disadvantage women have in regards to their careers and social status is other women! I can’t for the life of me think of any advantage women may have in this area if they are doomed to constantly compete with other women!

Unless they are ugly…

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Curse you Mr. Metrosexual!

You may have won this time, but I’ll be back!

Yours Sincerely,

The Evil Doctor Sirias

P.S. Your mother wears army boots and has no problem finding a job!

30+ EXAMPLES OF FEMALE PRIVILEGE. REWORKING THE MYTH OF MALE PRIVILEGE PT. 3

By Ayam Sirias

We all know the stereotype about how women are bad drivers right? You might even have had personal experiences which reinforce this, I know I have, but is it true? Well let’s explore this concept by examining point number 3 on self proclaimed metro-sexual Sam Killermann’s blog post listing of 30+ male privileges shall we and try to get to the bottom of this conundrum.

“You can be a careless driver and not have people blame it on your sex.”

Killermann’s quote above obviously is saying that men have an enormous privilege because even if they drive badly no one is going to say it is because they are men, and what a wonderful privilege this is. We can drive carelessly and recklessly all over town and people will blame it on our driving skills not our penises. However one thing about this stereotype just didn’t sit well with me and I figured it was the fact that men, by and large, pay far more annually for car insurance than women do and guess why that is. Yup, you got it, because we have a penis.

Gender Discrimination in Automobile Insurance?

Insurance companies bank on paying out the least amount possible in insurance claims each year so they must be down with the facts and stats about who really are the worst drivers; men or women. Do people who work for car insurance companies sit quietly in the background at social events while people bemuse themselves with sexist jokes on how women can’t drive, all the while sadly shaking their heads thinking, ‘If only you knew the truth’? How could so many men be wrong with their striking wit and sarcasm as they lambast their wives and girlfriends in jovial tales of how driving with the fairer sex is like a near death experience? Well the truth is men do pay more for car insurance so we must ask the question why.

According to a Forbes article sourcing a CBS news post, ‘men pay on average $15,000 more for auto insurance in their lifetime compared to women.’

These rates are traditionally thought to correspond with the fact that men get into more accidents than women do but there is more to it. According to the same Forbes article, there are many factors which go into how much you have to pay for insurance. Some things mentioned are speeding, drunk driving, being loyal to a single insurance company and even the model and age of the car you drive. Considering these factors, when we look at the statistics men seem to fail in almost all those categories. Men tend to speed more often and are more likely to drink and drive. Men are also more likely to purchase and drive more powerful vehicles which can affect your insurance costs. When is the last time you saw a woman driving a beefed up car with a V8 engine? Usually women are the passengers in those kinds of cars because the owner clearly has a lot of money. Unfortunately the stats reflect the, dare I say, stereotype that men are more reckless and bigger risk takers. You can see for yourself at articles here, here and here.

Yes men tend to be more confident, aggressive and more willing to take risks, and because of this they pay more for insurance. Do I sense a little gender discrimination? However, if we can admit the stereotype that men are more aggressive and take more risks has some truth to it can we not also examine the stereotype that women are worse drivers in the same way?

Women Can’t Drive

Before we get into actual accident statistics, let’s take a short breather and watch this video of a silly woman driver.

Ahhhh that was funny, but let’s get back to burning brake pads and twisted metal shall we.

In my searches through the ones and zeroes of the information age I came across two particular studies which were quite recent on accident statistics and gender. The first was done this year, 2013, in Australia. The article can be found here and the actual survey and its responses can be found here.

According to Private Fleet, ‘after carefully analyzing 2403 responses from men and 988 responses from women, it appears that women are actually around 40% more likely to be involved in an accident per kilometer driven.’ Yes you read that right, men may take more risks behind the wheel but when you look at the ratio of accidents per distance driven women take the real life smash up derby cake. Could the stereotypes be true? Could blaming women’s poor driving skills on their sex have statistics to back up such claims? Are Australian women really that poor at driving?

The second study I came across was done by researchers at the University of Michigan who analyzed 6.5 million car crashes in the U.S. between 1998 and 2007. Go ahead and Google that. Hundreds of articles will pop up which source that exact same research. One article states, ‘an “inordinate number” of accidents happen when both drivers are women. Researchers found that accidents in which both drivers are female made up 20.5% of all crashes, a number much higher than expected.’ Wait a minute… much higher than expected? How much credit are we giving women drivers these days?

More examples of articles related to that University of Michigan study can be found here, here and here.

While sifting through all these articles it was funny to see how the authors couldn’t agree on whether or not the Michigan research proved that women actually are worse drivers or that men are as reckless as we have always assumed. Some authors tried to justify why women were in far more accidents than expected by saying it was because they were shorter or, because they drive less often, they lack the confidence. This may be true, but one particular info-graphic caught my attention which also sourced the Michigan research. It is embedded below. This article seemed to take a more pro-female approach to the data and this doesn’t surprise me as it was written by an insurance company. Can’t have men believing they are actually better drivers than the insurance companies say they are, especially considering the price men have to pay for it.

Are Women Bad Drivers?n

Source: Shift Insurance

Now go over that graphic and try to find the error they made when quoting the real statistics on the 6.5 million accidents. I won’t tell you specifically what it is but see if you can identify it yourself. After you spot it, direct your attention to the chart halfway down which states the amount of car accidents per miles travelled for men and women of different age groups. Of all the information there I thought these statistics, if accurate, would be the most revealing on who actually has more accidents.

The chart states that of men and women between the ages of 16 and 19, men were in 4,257 crash involvements for 46.4 billion miles driven whereas women were in 1,852 crash involvements for 35.2 billion miles driven. I don’t know in what time frame these particular statistics were taken because I could not find the original source they grabbed this information from. I tried following the sources listed at the bottom of the graphic but per usual ended up going in circles and running into broken links. It does seem to me that measuring the miles driven in the billions is an awful lot but I am no expert on these things. Maybe they added a zero or two in the process, who knows. But, if the ratios are accurate we can make them smaller as to be a little easier on the eyes, and that is just what I did.

Go back and look at the ratios of accidents to miles driven for each age group. I reduced the ratios and put them in a graph below.

A pretty line graph.

A pretty line graph.

A few things stand out. By far the most dangerous drivers are men and women between the ages of 16 and 19 with men being almost twice as likely to get into accidents per miles driven. However when both sexes reach the ages between 30 and 59 they become much safer drivers and the difference between the sexes reduces dramatically. In that age group men were only 30% more likely to get into accidents per miles driven. The ratio for men was 1:56m and women 1:79m (m = million km). But the real meat of these statistics lies in the overall totals. When we add up all the numbers and reduce the ratio to single digits we get, men at roughly 1:4 and women 1:6 for accidents per miles driven. Is this difference big enough to justify the $15,000 more men pay in a lifetime for automobile insurance? Maybe, maybe not. Perhaps the insurance companies know best.

Summary and a Privilege Reversal

So what did I learn from all of this? Well for one, a lot of the statistics seem to contradict over the years but not all. Some reinforce stereotypes that women are bad drivers, some do not. Some indicate men are more reckless others do not but one thing that made me chuckle was a glaring fact that indeed, women are beginning to catch up to men when it comes to the amount of accidents they have including fatal ones. Perhaps women can thank feminism for helping them gain the confidence to drive more aggressively by breaking down stereotypes, so now that yellow light fast turning red looks more like a challenge than a warning. Yay for feminism!

But this blog post isn’t over until I address the obvious male privilege Mr. Metro-sexual stated that inspired this piece:

“You can be a careless driver and not have people blame it on your sex.”

Well sir, as I have shown, men too suffer from stereotypes in regards to being called reckless and taking unnecessary risks behind the wheel. I am indeed a man and have never been in an accident in my life while driving. But really… do men actually get away with some kind of grand privilege when it comes to driving simply because they are men? Tell that to the millions of competent male drivers that have to pay more money for auto insurance just because they are men. Or is this men’s own fault because, you know, all men are reckless and risk takers right? Further, the stats also show that the old stereotype stating women are bad drivers does have a ring of truth to it. Can you hear it?

Now I will end with my reworking of male privilege number 3, and there might be a couple one could pull from all this, but for now how about for female privilege number 3:

“You can be a careless unconfident driver and still pay less for auto insurance simply because of your sex.”

Hey, call me reckless and a risk taker any day if it means I can pay less to drive. Enjoy your privilege women, while you can.

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Next time I tackle point number 4 from the dummy list which states:

“You can be confident that your coworkers won’t assume you were hired because of your sex.”

Stay tuned.

Video blog that corresponds with this blog post is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aivoTcGAwqg

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Authors Note: The numbers in the graph should represent miles not kilometers.