"It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan
Back to the subject. I'm just waiting for TPD to complete her idiocy with "in chess, white goes first - PRIVILEGE". It'd be par for the course.
She already has a laughable view at this. I'm just trying to squeeze out another chuckle.
Today I'd define privilege (white, sex or otherwise) as being: the ability to use your born-with aspects to further yourself in life irregardless of your actual abilities and knowledge.
This application is both accurate - and applies to all races/both sexes . . . because some people will never find a benefit in being black/white/male/female whereas others- because of maybe where they live, what hey do for a living (etc) - will always find it to be applicable to them.
Further - I don't believe in the 'you benefit but you don't know' - I think if people benefit from some type of privilege they very well might know. I don't like how often people suggest that 'ignorance of your perks in life' is a necessity to being 'privileged' - you don't have to be ignorant of the fact for it to be occurring.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow