Via the Red Queen, I was directed to Alas, a blog for their on-going Male Privilege checklist. This checklist builds off of Peggy McIntosh's piece "Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack." McIntosh's piece guarantees excellent discussion in any class about what "privileges" are, i.e. unearned privileges and how those differ from unearned entitlements. McIntosh's goals was to help white women understand why men resist feminism and the fight for gender equality. Her point was not that these men necessarily are misogynists, but rather that the invisible privileges that they benefit from make it difficult for them to understand the basis of many feminist claims.
Ampersand returns to the issue of male privilege and has compiled a list of them on her site. I am including the list here:
I want to add one last observation here. During the last few months that I have had this website, I have encountered many trolls who show up and predictably complain about the damage that feminists do and how destructive their political activism is to the family or other stalwart institutions. If we let these looney right wingers continue their push back on feminism, then these sorts of concerns above will be pipe dreams to tackle, since we will return to the pre-Civil Rights/Feminist Revolution, wherein women were denied access to professions, education, and any right to make decisions about their body, who they want to sleep with, and when they could terminate an abusive relationship.