Sunday, March 31, 2013

First up against the wall when the revolution comes

"Peter K", who blogs here, for this utter shite.

Nuff said ...

Well, okay, maybe not. But if I can just pull my head out of my white male straight able-bodied cisgender and probably class privilege for a moment, then I suggest he could have usefully stopped with point 3. Because the rest is wibble of the most right-on variety.

And he can stand proudly next to the Marketing Division of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation when the great day finally arrives.

Edited to add:  Post 666, folks, and on Easter Day too. If any of you have a bit of free time, Lucifer needs a hand with the tidying up. Jesus's wake wasn't as much fun as he (L not J) was expecting.


Matthew L said...

This is an interesting essay on the subject of privilege:

Surreptitious Evil said...

Interesting, yes, and I accept his scale point. And I don't deny that I am, in current British society, privileged.

But that doesn't make what Peter K said any less utter bollocks. Un- or under-privileged people are as fallible as the rest of us. Just look at the first two of the points I complain about:

* if you have white privilege, you will be racist.
* if you have male privilege, you will do sexist things.

Now, I might accept that many white people (and loads of people of other colours) are racist and many people of either sex are sexist. Any many people who are not generally racist or sexist may do or say racist or sexist things. But it's his relentless determinism that makes what he says such utter crap.

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