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Old 05-19-2014, 06:24 AM   #113 (permalink)
Soulflower
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Originally Posted by Xurtio View Post
I agree that white/male/hetero privilege exists, but I don't agree with this:



This is bordering on conspiracy theory... it's not about carefully teaching, it's just ignorance and familiarity. People are most comfortable with people that are most like them and in North America, most people are white heterosexuals: this is the whole point behind the word minority; the interests of minority are underrepresented because there's less people like them around recognizing their struggles.

Male privilege has been sanctioned by religious texts (including Christianity, Judaism, and Islam) and even law (still is legal to beat your wife for not being modest in some middle eastern countries) so it's a more complicated subject.
If we live in a Western idealized society (European) why would that be to far fetch?

We are taught these things through subliminal messages in media and in our everyday language.

I do agree with your other perspectives though
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