Privilege is invisible to those who have it

27 09 2015

This talk on “gender equality” by sociologist Michael Scott Kimmel is the best. Funny, witty, and drives the point home. The two highlights, according to me, are:

Privilege is invisible to those who have it.” – That’s the reason why a white American woman sees “a woman” in her mirror while a black American woman sees “a black woman” in the mirror. And a white American man sees only “a human being”.

Kimmel’s response to the diatribe by a few men who lost their jobs – A black woman took my job , is really epic. “What makes you think it’s your job?

Amen to that.

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18 12 2015
Sashank Bhogu

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