Saturday, February 6, 2016

TPT#152 - Just Because I Had A Dick (Masculinity and Privilege, Part 3)

Men are often allowed more assertiveness in social interactions, expected to behave more aggressively in competitive situations, and allowed more ownership of their self-presentation. These longstanding holdovers from centuries of patriarchy continue to affect our lives today, as exhibited in the experiences of individuals who transition. When one transitions, however, is it possible to forget what one used to have, what life had previously been like, and what privilege one has gained or lost? Does privilege become assimilated as one becomes more accustomed to one's new place in society? And why the hell do guys tell guys stuff they wouldn't tell girls, even when the information is inherently ungendered?

The episodes we referenced regarding George's transition at work and the difficulties his bosses had with it are #28 "Work Woes", #29 "Work Fix?", and #30 "Back to Work".

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