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Tue, May. 15th, 2012, 06:07 pm
annwfyn: Privilege for beginners

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2012/05/15/straight-white-male-the-lowest-difficulty-setting-there-is/

A friend of mine posted this on G+ and it was good enough that I wanted to share it. It is a really nice geek friendly way of trying to get the concept of privilege across without provoking the rabid cheetah on steroids response.

It does have failings - for some reason it does mention race, gender and sexuality, but doesn't mention class - and it is very geek centric, but I thought it was definitely worth passing around.

Sun, May. 20th, 2012 08:26 pm (UTC)
mhnicholson

Credit for the metaphor relating privilege to difficulty level goes to Luke McKinney
"Being a straight male is tremendous fun and sexuality's lowest difficulty setting: You know what you want and everyone else in your demographic will praise you for being able to do it. No one else on the spectrum of sexual orientation can say that."
Be warned that the source is a Cracked Magazine(tm) article, so don't expect it to be more than it is.

Edited at 2012-05-20 08:30 pm (UTC)