Posts tagged "privilege"

Watch Sasheer Zamata Explain Privilege To A White Dude

This is almost as frustrating as having a conversation with a clueless dudebro, but at least there’s a positive resolution. …

Megan Reynolds | October 23, 2015 - 10:20 am

Sorry, Coming Out As Christian Is Not The Same As Coming Out As Gay

Buzzfeed contributor Katherine Myers wrote a personal essay that probably didn’t need to be written.
My response will be small, it will just be to tell you to STFU because…

Katrin Higher | October 10, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Where Writers Get Their Money: A Brief History Of The Privileges I Have And Have Not Enjoyed Over The Course Of My Career

“Here’s my life,” writes Ann Bauer on Salon. “My husband and I get up each morning at 7 o’clock and he showers while I make coffee. By the time he’s…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 26, 2015 - 4:00 pm

The New Republic, White Tears & The Privilege To Be An A-Hole About Leaving Your Job

The New Republic’s publisher, Chris Hughes, is getting backlash from a bunch of white guys and yaaaaaaawwwwwnnnnn… Oh, I know already that that first sentence is exactly the kind of…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 5, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Frisky Rant: If You’re Privileged And You Know It, STFU

A little background on me. I’m almost 35 years old, I went to an in-state university (UC Santa Cruz), I worked two jobs almost full-time during school, my parents helped…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 14, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Harvard’s Government School Orientation Will Now Have A “Check Your Privilege” Session

Last week, the dean of Harvard University’s prestigious Kennedy School of Government agreed to include “power and privilege training” for every new student at orientation.

As notes,…

Claire Hannum | May 15, 2014 - 1:00 pm

One White Feminist’s Slow, Bumbling, Slightly Embarrassing Road To Understanding Intersectionality

As will probably become very obvious over the course of this essay, I don’t have an academic background in feminism or gender studies. In fact, I’ve taken exactly one women’s…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 16, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Frisky Rant: Thought Catalog Writer Whines About Being “Hated” For Being Privileged, I Play World’s Tiniest Violin

Someone call the waaaaaaambulance, we’ve got a whiner on our hands. Over at Thought Catalog, in a piece titled “Being Privileged In Not A Choice, So Stop Hating Me For

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 24, 2013 - 12:00 pm

It’s OK, The Word “Wife” Isn’t Going To Bite

A woman goes through life with a number of labels that she doesn’t have any control over, either by birth or by society’s imposition. But one label she should get…

Jessica Wakeman | September 4, 2013 - 2:15 pm