– David Gaider
(source: it was tweeted by @femfreq)
A basic definition.
Posts tagged privilege
When I see as many weight gain pills as I do weight loss pills, or more weight gain tips in glamor or around new years, or getting a bikini body means gaining weight, or half the covers of magazine every month feature plus size women without it being a big deal, or when girls are the opposite of bulimic and anorexic (binging i guess) at alarming rates then maybe I’ll care. Til then I’l use your warm crocodile tears to make my tea.
I need to find a thick poc fashion week tumblr to follow, seeing posts with only thin white models is really triggering my inner critic…..
everyone is lovely thin or thick, but when idealizing the thin was your thing it makes the thin to thick to drink
The ease of not being aware of privilege is an aspect of privilege itself, what some call “the luxury of obliviousness” (or in philosophy, “epistemic privilege”). Awareness requires effort and commitment. Being able to command the attention of lower-status individuals without having to give it in return is a key aspect of privilege. African Americans for example, have to pay close attention to whites and white culture and get to know them well enough to avoid displeasing them, since whites control jobs, schools, government, the police, and most other resources and sources of power. White privilege gives little reason to pay attention to African Americans or how white privilege affects them.
In other words, as James Baldwin put it “To be white in America means not having to think about it.” We could say the same thing about maleness or any other basis for privilege. So strong is the sense of entitlement behind this luxury that males, whites, and others can feel put upon in the face of even the mildest invitation to pay attention to issues of privilege. “We shouldn’t have to look at this stuff,” they seem to say. “It isn’t fair.”