But sometimes a particular subsection of the general populace engages in a kind of weirdness that is disheartening and annoying.
For example, there is a disheartening and annoyingly pervasive reaction to any discussion involving privilege. I know. It's a tiresome word.
But I still want to talk a little about it. Here's the thing: privilege isn't a choice. Privilege exists entirely outside of your control. So when discussions of it arise and you go all:
It makes me go all:
Even worse, when examples of institutional sexism or racism arise and you go all:
Then all sensible people go:
Privilege isn't some kind of rhetorical, weaponized guilt dispenser:
It's just a real thing that exists and that we should all be aware of.
Because the only way to fix a flawed system is for the folks within the system, especially the folks for whom the system is, uh, systemically advantageous, to be aware of the flaw. Got it?
I know you'd get it. You're so smart. Also: