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a fictional term made by butt hurt lesbians, with hair shorter than their intelligence, to use as an excuse for anything and everything.
"I went to court for stabbing a man, because he said I looked like a pig, and then I was arrested because male privilege."
by Meninist123 July 26, 2016
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A myth fabricated and spread by feminists, primarily liberal and progressive ones, to use as the excuse for why women are not dominating every aspect of life including politics, STEM, and other jobs. This conspiracy theory automatically assumes all men are not only successful as a whole, but that they have only earned what they have because of their gender. To believe in the existence of male privilege one must also believe that the world is controlled by the patriarchy.
Cora: Women arenโ€™t politicians as often because male privilege letโ€™s men succeed more
June: Yeah, politics is kind of a sausage fest but women make up the majority of voters soโ€ฆ

Becky: Male privilege is being able to walk down the street without having to worry about anything.
Lauren: Men are actually more likely to face street violence. Society just doesnโ€™t tell them to worry or protect themselves.
by spootyhead May 19, 2016
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A product of centuries of social conditioning that has ingrained male superiority (and, conversely, female inferiority) into our collective consciousness, resulting in a set of social, economic and political advantages accorded to men solely on the basis of their sex.

Naysayers claim that male privilege is confined to the past. Indeed, every generation likes to believe they live in fair and just times. But in reality, centuries of male privilege does not just vanish overnight and will likely take centuries to fully eradicate.
Examples of male privilege:

When a man walks down the street, he is left alone.
When a woman walks down the street, she is catcalled and sexually harassed.

When a man slips up at work, he is given a second chance.
When a woman slips up at work, she is disciplined, if not fired.

When a man speaks up in a meeting, everyone listens.
When a woman speaks up in a meeting, she is interrupted, belittled and/or silenced.

When a man is angry, he's just having a bad day.
When a woman is angry, she's a premenstrual bitch.

When a man is assertive, he is respected.
When a woman is assertive, she is a nagging bitch.

When a man succeeds, he "earned" it.
When a woman succeeds, she "slept her way to the top."

When a man reports a rape, he is believed.
When a woman reports a rape, she is accused of lying or "asking for it."

When a man beats/rapes/kills a woman, he is given the benefit of the doubt.
When a woman beats/rapes/kills a man, she is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

When a man abandons/harms his child, he is excused.
When a woman abandons/harms her child, she is an evil mother who is swiftly imprisoned.

When a man has sex, he's celebrated as a stud, legend or boss.
When a woman has sex, she's denounced as a sIut, whore or skank.

When a man gains weight, he is given a pass.
When a woman gains weight, she is mocked and ridiculed.

When a man goes gray, no one says a word.
When a woman goes gray, she is an old hag.
by qbdkusoemv December 11, 2017
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the social theory which argues that men have unearned social, economic, and political advantages or rights that are granted to them solely on the basis of their sex, and which are usually denied to women.
He got the job over the women because he is a male. That is male privilege.
by tk1214 June 24, 2014
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