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Can anyone help me find a particular blog post (or article) about male privilege?

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Lio Tue 16-Apr-13 12:13:20

Hi, I've lost all my lovely internet bookmarks. There was a great article linked to on these boards ages ago (prob 2 years or more) about male privilege. It was probably a blog post, quite conversational rather than a dry academic style. I've tried googling and doing a MN search but can't find it.

Does anyone else think they might have bookmarked it? If you don't mind linking I'll know straight away if it's the one I'm after, and of course am open to articles that might be new to me too.

Many thanks.

TerrariaMum Tue 16-Apr-13 13:10:55

Do you mean the John Scalzi article about the lowest difficulty setting? this?

Lio Tue 16-Apr-13 13:16:36

Hi Terraria, it wasn't that one, but as it happens that was another of the bookmarks I've lost, so thank you!

I'm pretty sure it was by a woman, and she definitely used the phrase 'Have a cookie' at some point, but I now know that that phrase is used a lot on the internet!

One of her points was something like: 'If you've had a job interview and not got the job, have you ever had to wonder whether it was because of your gender?' But I might be muddling that one up with another about wondering whether it was because of your skin colour.

Sorry, not very helpful.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Tue 16-Apr-13 23:34:56


Lio Wed 17-Apr-13 14:23:53

Hi Doctrine, thanks for posting: it wasn't that one, but it's a good piece so I'm keeping the link.

Lio Wed 17-Apr-13 14:26:09

Ah, I thought it felt familiar: the Peggy McIntosh article it refers to is another of my missing bookmarks! It's like re-finding friends.

MsJupiterJones Wed 17-Apr-13 18:02:10

Damn! I remember that one but can't place who it was or find it. Sorry.

Lio Wed 17-Apr-13 18:49:02

Hi Jupiter, if I ever find it I'll post a link here!

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