On Tuesday night, Hack Live posed the question to a number of panelists, “Is male privilege bullshit?”
Even before it aired on ABC2, the question itself had a lot of viewers very angry.
Jacinta Di Mase tweeted, “Our 15-yr-old daughter says asking if male privilege exists is same as asking if gravity is real,” and Lee Constable wrote, “‘Is male privilege bullshit?’, ‘Is climate change real?’ and other questions similarly not up for debate due to evidence.”
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The panel made up of feminist writer and speaker Clementine Ford, anti-feminist commentator Daisy Cousens, Men’s Rights Activist Adrian Johnson and trans activist and author Nevo Zisin as well as a number of others, generated a heated and impassioned debate.
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But for many, the highlight of the program was the invaluable insight offered by Zisin, who has presented as both a man and a woman.
“I can tell you tangible evidence of male privilege that is unarguable,” Zisin said. “I’m not here to talk about statistics.”
“I don’t get spoken over as much anymore. I don’t get interrupted as much. I’m really funny now, people laugh at my jokes so much more now… [but] they’re the same jokes.
“I get rewarded for being a feminist. People are blown away by the fact that I care about women. Whereas when I was a woman, I was called bossy and emotional. I was told I was on my period if I was ever saying anything passionate and heartfelt.