Sometimes I read articles that are aimed at a power structure that I directly benefit from, and I have an involuntary, visceral negative reaction. These are times when I need to tell myself to take a seat because this is not about my feelings. There are also times when something really sticks in my craw, but I'm not sure if I'm personalizing things that I shouldn't or if I really have a point. This is one of those times where I need to crowdsource my thoughts and see if it's something I need to just get over. As much as I try to acknowledge, examine and work against my own privilege, I'm not always successful. So feel free to tell me so if that's the case.
Today's Possible Silly Hurt Manfeelings Moment: Dodai's article on the near-impossible standards Hollywood is setting for leading men; or, Hollywood Finally Treating Men the Way They Treat Ladies. This isn't a post about how unfair it is for these guys - women in Hollwood have been dealing with this for as long as there has been a Hollywood. But I can't shake this nagging feeling that this article trades in a whole lot of dangerous language. I'm really finding myself upset by this article, whether that's right or not.