I realize this vent is coming from a place of privilege, but it is also one of those situations where you get used to something and then that thing is just gone with no warning.
The University of San Francisco has these amazing and extensive posters on campus.
What the FUCK do I have to post to make it into the sidebar??
I know some people are feeling like this discussion has gone on forever, but I just read this (maybe it's old news?) and I wanted to share it. It's a different take than a lot of what I read on the "Princeton Privilege" kid:
I am having a ragestroke watching a conversation on my feed that is in response to Violet's excellent article in response to the dude I know think of as Mr. Princeton Privilege. The streamlined version of the conversation is that A) a couple Very Privileged people are talking, and B) a white, hetero male is saying,…
You are called out on privilege and your reaction is defensive because you feel attacked it is probably time to reflect instead of responding with your personal snowflake story about choices and a few people being mean to you.
From the makers of "I would be willing to be arrested for my googling from being spied on if it stopped a real bomber!" (http://groupthink.jezebel.com/privacy-in-the…, I'm on my iPad so I'll come back and format it later) , Pyrax brings you "everyone has an internet connection!"
Somewhere, most likely Florida, there is an endlessly flowing fountain of crocodile tears called the Fountain of Doubt. Men sit by the Fountain, eager to con you, so they tell you to drink. If you don't give them what they want, they tell you that you had promised to drink from the fountain and you haven't yet. Drink.…
According to my mother, my first sentence was "Fair." She had given my sister a Popsicle and she hadn't given me one. I wanted one but also, I knew that it wasn't fair for my sister to get one while I went without. I demanded fairness and I expected it, before I could put two words together. I tugged her pants leg and…
I have long said that my arch-nemesis is Bohr’s Atom; at the same time, I love the teachable moments that it exposes, in regards to Dunning-Kruger and to the Curse of Knowledge, which both relate to privilege. I will be talking about Bohr’s Atom, instruction of novices, feminism, and the Privilege 101 comic.
What is this editor, even?
This was shared by a friend of mine today on FB. Sensitivity and compassion for your fellow humans, people. I know we can do it.
The article, and subsequent comments, about Millennial wine drinkers have got me a little hot and bothered, and I'd like to talk about why.
As a white queerish (but not out) cisgenderish (that's... complicated) guy I'm probably not the best guy to talk about privilege, but I came up with an idea about how privilege works.
Two things first: 1) I am running on 4 hours of sleep from nearly 24 hours of flying, so forgive me if my thoughts are scattered, and 2) I am a white presenting Brazilian (and American) of mixed race.
My Dear Emerson has a new coworker, with whom he loves working. Yesterday, we drove past a cyclist, and he began to chuckle.