AP EURO was gorgeous today, our teacher (a white, middle aged man) was talking about women in the Renaissance, and how though some advancements were made for the women of the elite, nothing else really changed. He goes on to say that in the 1900s women get the right to vote, and now their basically equal, as they should be, composing half the population.
Simultaneously all the girls in the class start laughing, a few of us calling out to him to “check your privilege,” and, “maybe from your point of view”. The teacher looked confused and one of the girls explained, that from his perspective, as a white middle aged, middle class man he had life a lot easier than women, and just because women have been able to vote since the 1900s, doesn’t actually mean that women are equal to men. The ability to vote doesn’t miraculously change men’s perspective.
It was a great moment of female unification.