abnormalitiesofclockwisespace asked: I noticed that in one of your posts you used the phrase "check your privilege", my sister who used to be a big gay rights and immigration activists also used this phrase and I don't really understand it. Maybe I'm just being stupid or something but could you explain it to me?
Hey! Yeah I can totally explain what it means (at least what it means to me).
It’s just fact that some people are born into a sort of privilege, whether it be because of social class, skin colour, or family presentation. Meaning that it is “easier” for some people to achieve things in life simply because they were born into wealth.
It’s a lot harder for someone from poverty to achieve the same level of success as someone from wealth and even harder if the person from poverty is a woman and the person from wealth is a man.
It’s super unfortunate that this is the way society works but that’s just how it is. So that’s what privilege is, “checking” ones privilege just means that if you have been awarded some form of privilege in your life you shouldn’t forget about it. That’s all.
Hope that made sense!