Film about the woman who wanted to know what it’s like to be a man

▶ Self Made Man: Norah Vincent chooses Female Privilege over Male Privilege – YouTube.

Final words in the film:

I like it (being a woman) more now because I think it’s a privilege.

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  1. The story is fairly old, here is an article which seems to contain a transcript of the film:
    http://abcnews.go.com/2020/Entertainment/story?id=1526982&singlePage=true

    More info:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-Made_Man_%28book%29
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norah_Vincent

    “I like it (being a woman) more now because I think it’s a privilege.”
    OK, but this is just an opinion of one person, no real feminist will care about what she says.

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    • Thank you for adding those links.

      Yes, the opinion of one person, albeit one who tried actually walking in the shoes of a man for some time. Remarkable, too, her answer to the question “Do you think women understand what it’s like to be a man?” — “No. Not at all. Not a clue.”

      In other words: this of course is not proof of anything. It’s just one of those anecdotes that work on an emotional level very nicely. And when you talk to feminists, the emotional level tends to be so much more important than the rational level…

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