Friday, March 25, 2005

Yay, priv check! I like this thread since I am sure I am a classist motherfucker. I think the whole thing about checking your privilege is basically 'not being an asshole'. They just have a fancy word for it. Like when you're showing privilege in a conversation, you're usually assuming that the benefits you have carry over to everyone ever. Like when I was a kid, I got to go to Europe, but I was totally put down by this girl who was shocked shocked that I hadn't been out of the country before. I mean, me and my parents are nice and middle class and all, but not THAT middle class... She could have checked her priv by noting that some people barely get to go out of the state let alone to Europe..

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