Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur
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Don't Be That Guy

Thanks to mindways for the pointer to this long but very useful rant on the subject of "That Guy". In this case, that guy whose male privilege is swinging rather visibly in the breeze.

It's actually a pretty interesting pair with the pointer from the other week about Things Rich People Need to Stop Saying. That one was basically about how not to be a Rich Asshole; this one is how not to be a Male Asshole. And it's worthwhile reading for any guy, as a reminder if nothing else. While I knew pretty much everything in it by now, I learned most of those points through hard lessons of screwing up and being left trying to fix the resulting damage.

(Bonus link, also from mindways: a beautiful rebuttal-by-metaphor of the right-wing claim that you mustn't have portrayals of homosexuality in the media because it is "too complicated" for children to understand.)
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