And yet, you have demonstrated my point: if anyone sees a word in a conversation here they don't understand, google will tell you what it means with effort comparable to what you typically spend looking up compiler error messages. And typically take you to a world of nicely written 101-style educational pages with patient explanations (eg: http://www.t-vox.org/index.php?title=Trans_101 on trans topics). Like with any topic you respect, you paid a small amount of your own time and did the learning. Done. Thank you.
(Even then, I am assuming you're only claiming to have trouble looking up the term "privilege" in the context of that quote, rather than its originating page, since on that originating page the term is *hyperlinked to a page on its meaning* in the sentence we're discussing. Of course, the author I was replying to can't follow hyperlinks either..)
What others were and are doing is speaking in intentional bad faith: shifting arguments to sub-topics they think it's safer to attack (transsexuals), denying their existence (claiming transsexuals only wish to "dilute the concept of gender"), playing ignorant (and unable to correct said ignorance or "make heads or tails of it"), playing victim (reframing a matter of respect as the battle for free speech against sinister PC censors), claiming irrelevance or meaninglessness of a topic while refusing to listen to those who claim it is relevant and meaningful to them, etc.
I replied rudely because the author(s) were already a ways into such bad-faith derailment tactics seen hundreds of times elsewhere. Read any conversation on the net pertaining to a marginalized group (women, gays, trans people, people of colour, disabled people, the poor) making structural arguments asking for basic respect in social discourse, and you will see the exact same tactics trotted out to kill the conversation rather than take it seriously and listen. It's so cliche as to be the subject of satire. Google "anti-feminist bingo" for example(s).
You, like many others on this thread, acted more respectfully. So I'll respond politely and in full to you. Thank you.
If any men reading this thread honestly want to respect these topics enough to suppress their defensiveness and just *read* -- not fight; read, digest, think -- then work your way through the links off http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Resources_for_men and see if any of it rings any bells about your own behavior or that of others in your community.