I found the comments and descriptions in this article to be very good. Being a straight white male it made me think a lot about my position in the world. The analogies where precise and non threatening. One thing that is clear is these positions have been rapidly changing. There is great proof of that and we should be proud of it as a culture. Women in the 25-30 year old college educated professional categories in several urban markets are now making more money and have higher job security than men (from a cnn poll, don’t know the details or testing methods). I know for sure that being a privileged white straight male does not guarantee the kind of position it did even 10 years ago. The roles of males are changing as well. Increasingly, they are required to fill different positions in society. It is amazing how far we have come in the last 50 years with racial and gender equality. Now, we not only need to continue this trend but find a way to keep women’s life expectance from continuing to decrease. Eventually we will all be doing the same jobs, valued the same, and be responsible for ourselves in the same manner. I think we have a very bright future to look forward to when it comes to the race, gender, and sexual preference divide. We will be able to advance much farther as a people.