The Problem with “Privilege”

The Problem with “Privilege”.

This isn’t a social justice blog, but while recognising that I am complicit in the kyriarchy I attempt to undo it – and this is a great post critiquing the state of American social justice today, which sometimes ends up reinforcing privilege and encouraging people to play Oppression Olympics by setting up oppressed people as the judges of the tainted privileged people who have confessed to said privilege. Better than that, it offers new models of what we can do to build a more equitable world.

This is how you do social justice. Not by shouting. Not by fostering guilt. Not by playing games of who can be the most oppressed. By critically analysing why shit happens and how you can change it.

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