When it comes to appeasing the left, it’s never enough.

Nathan Rubbelke of the College Fix reports.

Professors: Acknowledging your ‘male privilege’ not good enough; fight against it

Panelists delve into ‘how male privilege manifests itself to the detriment of others’

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A panel of scholars, students and community educators recently came together to discuss “how male privilege manifests itself to the detriment of others” – a conversation that aimed to illustrate “how privilege is abused” and “how privilege can be used to act justly,” organizers stated.

“For and With Others: Understanding Male Privilege and Practicing Accountable Allyship” was held Tuesday at Saint Louis University. It featured a six-person panel of professors and others who suggested everyone has some form of privilege, not just men, but that some have it better than others.

Nevertheless, the panelists added, everyone must fight against oppression, racism and sexism through a model of “accountability, advocacy and action.”

“What it means to be an ally is … you aren’t an ally of anything, of anybody, unless you participate in the disruption of the power structures that affect the other person,” said panelist Jonathan Smith, professor of African-American studies at Saint Louis University.

Smith said the term “male privilege” doesn’t go far enough, that that word and similar ones are “such nice, sanitary, polite words that actually move us away from discussions of patriarchy, sexism, racism, white supremacy, homophobia, transphobia, and away from all those words that are the real issue.”

“Privilege is just such a nice, evasive term,” Smith said. “For me, I want to talk about power structures and what power structures mean when we go out into the world.”

Amber Knight, a political science professor at Saint Louis University, said she teaches about male privilege in her introduction to women’s studies class, citing issues such as the “wage gap, underrepresentation of women in Congress, and sexual assault and domestic violence” as proof it exists.