So. I agree with some of the sentiment. But I’m not sure I can agree with the premise that people of differing opinions can’t sit down and discuss them. That just because one persons opinion is disparaging to another that they aren’t able to share in that persons life. That somehow the person being oppressed needs to be given the upper hand. I’ve grown up in a country at Civil War. The minority only ever asked for the right to sit at the same table and talk as equals, and when that got offered, things changed. I believe that having the conversations will change the opinions, attitudes and thoughts of the majority. And I’m not convinced that you need to feel extra protected because you are the person someone else is against.
If a racist wants to sit down and talk to me, I’m game. I sat down and had conversations as a Christian growing up in a Buddhist nation with kids who were very hostile to my faith. So, please, don’t now turn around and assume I’m somehow priviledged for being male in this context — while I do garner some priviledge for that, in most of these situations, it counts for diddly-squat.