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Sat Apr 5, 2014, 07:39 PM

Being deaf to the "first world problem" critique

Is itself a form and expression of "white privilege". If you exercise your white privilege that much, does it grow stronger like a muscle?

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Reply Being deaf to the "first world problem" critique (Original post)
Bonobo Apr 2014 OP
lumberjack_jeff Apr 2014 #1
Inkfreak Apr 2014 #2
Bonobo Apr 2014 #3

Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Sat Apr 5, 2014, 08:23 PM

1. Yes.

 

Inability to hold any of your problems in perspective is an element of privilege.

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Response to Bonobo (Original post)

Sun Apr 6, 2014, 07:52 AM

2. Some argue against "1st world problems"

while at the same time using the very same framework of the "1st world critique" to dismiss male issues.

"You're a male. Stop complaining. You run the world."

Attempts to point these things out are harshly meet with posts declaring that you're minimizing the "real problem". It's all very nasty & divisive stuff. As if we're all not on the same team.

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Response to Inkfreak (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 6, 2014, 10:12 AM

3. Precisely. nt

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