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Random Note #186,943
Meanwhile in the cultures wars from the grievance and misery industries….
Many may not like to acknowledge the fact that up until the last 50 years or so it has been the white male doing the heavy lifting. By necessity it is just the way it was and to a lesser extent, still is. In Australia for example everything from the original discovery and settlement to crossing the Blue Mountains to fighting and dying in wars close to home like New Guinea in WW2 and on the battle grounds further afield in Europe and building the economy.
Indeed women were there lending matrimonial and moral support but it was mostly the men at the centre of things making it happen.
Many country women working on the land and in the mining and other industries would have a problem with this mainly inner city, narky, disaffected, existential feminist navel gazing I suspect.
But now that the hard work and heavy lifting has been done it’s all regarded as some exclusive domain of white male privilege and men should just move aside. To the extent that such a thing exists and I don’t believe it does, “white male privilege ” derives from the brutal fact of life that they’ve earned their seat at the table. Women have always played their role and no doubt will continue to do so.
Like Safe Schools, this is ugly Marxist stuff coming out of The People’s Republic of Victoria designed to fragment and divide along gender and identity lines…
“…..Schoolyard “feminist collectives” are springing up across the country as young women are presented with a grim picture of gender equality by a new wave of education programs that place “white, male privilege” and ­“hegemonic masculinity” at the root of family violence.
A recurring theme throughout the program, as with Respectful Relationships, is the notion of “privilege”: that some groups have advantages over ­others because of their birth identity.
“Being born white in Australia, you have advantages,” the guide says. “By being born male, you have advantages … that you may not approve of or think you are entitled to, but that you gain anyway because of your status as male…” Victorian schools adopt ‘anti-privilege’ feminist clubs