privilege

Some good shit on privilege and how not to be a dick about it.

Official Shrub.com Blog » Blog Archive » “Check my what?” On privilege and what we can do about it: “Revisiting ‘Politically Correct’
Your first instinct might be to dismiss words like ‘womyn’ and being asked not to use ‘gay’ as an insult as ‘that PC crap’. If so, sit back and think about that. Your privilege gives you the power to dismiss the decisions of non-privileged groups, and further deride them by turning ‘politically correct’ into a slur. Part of engaging in a language of respect and equality is in recognizing the validity of a person’s choice to use language, and ‘politically correct’ terms, even if you may not understand or agree with them.”

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