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So, this term refers to times when men feel entitled to a woman's body, time, space, and other things of the like for no reason other than that they are a man and she is a woman.


The word entitlement means fact of having a right to something; however, in this sense, when entitlement is mentioned the meaning that’s referred to is a sense of entitlement — the belief that one is inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment.

An example of male entitlement in a sexual sense would be catcalling

A more extreme example would be rape or even death 

— feeling entitled to a woman’s body to the point where they would exact it from them regardless of their will

Male entitlement doesn’t only apply to strangers.

Some examples of that entitlement in interpersonal relationships is when one partner tries to coerce the other into sex

Some believe that it is a girlfriend or wife’s duty to have sex whether she actually wants to or not.

Marital rape is not criminalized under the Criminal Code (KUHP), but has been criminalized by the Domestic Violence Protection Act, albeit only since 2004

a UN report released in September of 2013 showed that almost 1/4 of men in parts of Asia admitted to having committed at least one rape.

10.000 men from Papua, New Guinea, China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh took part in the survey.

The Indonesia study suggests that higher rates of sexual partner violence might be related to gender norms based on culture and religion that confer absolute sexual control of men over women.

Fulu, E., Jewkes, R., Roselli, T., & Garcia-Moreno, C. (2013). Prevalence of and factors associated with male perpetration of intimate partner violence: findings from the UN Multi-country Cross-sectional Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific. The Lancet Global Health, 1(4). doi: 10.1016/s2214-109x(13)70074-3

for more info, you can have a look at my visual journal.

The most common motivation for committing rape was for reasons of

“sexual entitlement.” 

all my friends hate male entitlement (not clickbait)

CW/TW: discusses rape and mentions pedophilia


Zahra, Alya, Van, Fadhil, and Reza talk about male entitlement and similar topics for an hour.

english transcript



all vector images courtesy of WIX

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