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Feminist Friday: Privilege

Privilege: a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group of people.

Privilege is a topic that is often mentioned in discussions of racial issues and gender based discrimination. But what exactly does it mean to be privileged and have privilege? I watched this video earlier in the week and I wanted to share it with you all.

This video helps understand what privilege is in a visual manner. It’s heartbreaking to see some people ahead of others. Privilege is measurable and is mostly unearned and unappreciated.

What kinds of privileges do you have? Take this quiz and  (if you’re comfortable doing so) let me know where you score. I fall under the “quite privileged” category with 72 points of 100. What did you score?

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One thought on “Feminist Friday: Privilege”

  1. That was interesting. I got 31/ 100. Most of my lack of privilege coming from being abused by my mom; being poor when I was a kid/ first out of high school; being bisexual; and lack of religious beliefs. I still would own that I have some privilege: I am white. People assume I am heterosexual [so I’m not in immediate danger over my bisexuality, but I know family that know have condemning thoughts regarding it.] I live comfortably [but it’s my DH’s money, not mine.] I liked this video- it brought a lot of it into perspective. Thanks for another great post.

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