As always — check out the full approved list
A couple notes before we begin:
Male privilege was rejected by the editorial meeting [notes of the editorial meeting] with the following summary:
A proposal for White privilege appeared on Tentative List 10 (2016) and was not approved because LCSH does not include specific headings for groups discriminated for or against, and because other headings have been assigned to works on the concept. The proposal for Male privilege is analogous. Numerous other headings cover the concept of male privilege, including Sexism, Androcentrism, and Male domination (Social structure). The proposal for Male privilege was not approved.
So as the person who proposed Male privilege, I feel responsible for it — here’s my problem with their response.
LCSH absolutely does include “specific headings for groups discriminated for or against”
Discrimination against caregivers.
Discrimination against intersex people
Discrimination against overweight persons
Discrimination against the homeless
Discrimination against the mentally ill
Discrimination against people with disabilities
this is just a small set, there are lots.
So that reason doesn’t hold water for me.
The other half, that there are already sufficient headings to cover the subject doesn’t wash either.
I don’t want to analyze each term they offer, but none quite capture the concept of male privilege. Some may be decent RTs, but not the same concept. At the very least LCSH needs to acknowledge that it’s an increasingly used term, and consider adding it as a UF. We do not serve our users by denying them an entrance into the catalog.
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