Privilege Discomfort: Why You Need to Get the Fuck Over It
There exists a kind of vacuum effect that occurs when people, particularly people who are privileged (which most of us are in some manner or another), read or learn information about the manifold oppressions that exist in society today. To be clear, when I say privileged, I am not talking about the upper-class “1 percenters” that we see in shows like Gossip Girl. I’m talking about white people, men, straight people, cisgender people, thin people, able-bodied people, and people who might not necessarily be rich, but don’t want for basic needs such as food and shelter. This statement alone might turn off a lot of you reading this — I know from experience that being reminded of privilege is not only uncomfortable, but is often, amazingly, viewed as boring or irrelevant.
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