Some good shit on privilege and how not to be a dick about it.
Official Shrub.com Blog Â» Blog Archive Â» â€œCheck my what?â€ On privilege and what we can do about it: “Revisiting â€˜Politically Correctâ€™
Your first instinct might be to dismiss words like â€˜womynâ€™ and being asked not to use â€˜gayâ€™ as an insult as â€˜that PC crapâ€™. 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 â€˜politically correctâ€™ into a slur. Part of engaging in a language of respect and equality is in recognizing the validity of a personâ€™s choice to use language, and â€˜politically correctâ€™ terms, even if you may not understand or agree with them.”