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Tuesday 22 October 2013

Gay Male Privilege: Does It Exist?

by Lauren W

NOTE: This article was originally written for, so I'm sorry if you stumble across it twice!

This is a topic that’s becoming increasingly concerning for me as a gay lady. I’ve discussed this issue with my lesbian friends and the majority have agreed that this is not only a lesbian topic for discussion, but also an issue that concerns women as a whole.

What is this mysterious matter, you ask? Simply put, I want to talk to you and hear your concerns about gay male privilege.

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Natja's Natterings said...

Male privilege is male privilege,

I see what you mean about Gay men perhaps being inappropriate but I do think you have to ask yourself, is this a universal feeling amongst women? For example, I happen to have very large boobs so have had almost constant attention when they are corset clad (which I do fairly regularly) I have to be honest and say that I don't really mind the way women and gay men talk about my boobs but hetero men CAN make me feel uncomfortable. It is the sexual overlay that makes a difference to me.
So your first example would not bother me.

As for your second example, you are, in fact a lesbian, he (your flatmate) is being literal, you otoh and reading a commentary into his one word. If it bothers you, tell him, but don't accuse the poor man of being lesbophobic or invoking his privilege when he might just be trying to be cheeky and fun. I think you'll find he may be upset that this has bothered you and you haven't said anything.

Natja's Natterings said...

Where's my comment?

lezstar said...

Apologies, it takes a while to approve comments due to spam! Here it is :)