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In an opinion piece on, Suzanne Venker argues that men are the “new second class citizens.” Toward the end of the piece, she takes the argument in a racial direction:

Yet it is males who suffer in our society. From boyhood through adulthood, the White American Male must fight his way through a litany of taunts, assumptions and grievances about his very existence. His oppression is unlike anything American women have faced. Unlike women, however, men don’t organize and form groups when they’ve been persecuted. They just bow out of the game.

Being a white American male, the Erik Wemple Blog would love to claim such victimhood. Too bad we’ve been accorded every opportunity, never been suspected of any crime, never been profiled, never been harassed for any offense other than being a real jerk, never been taunted and so on.

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.