Thread: Privilege
View Single Post
Old 12-30-2011, 07:42 PM
seebs seebs is offline
God Made Me A Skeptic
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Minnesota
Default Re: Return to Gender 101

That makes sense.

I think what's probably biting me is that I don't have the Common Sense filter. I can't reliably tell when people will think something is reasonable or obvious or whatever.

Basically, somewhere between "people who can climb stairs" and "people who are not falling to their deaths", there seems to be some kind of boundary, although I think it's sort of fuzzy. In some cases, it's really not a societal phenomenon, it's just physics/biology. But at the same time, things can follow from those and become societal phenomena.

So "can't walk" isn't necessarily a privilege/other thing, but how people react to it, and whether they adjust building designs to accommodate wheelchairs, and so on, could be.
Hear me / and if I close my mind in fear / please pry it open
See me / and if my face becomes sincere / beware
Hold me / and when I start to come undone / stitch me together
Save me / and when you see me strut / remind me of what left this outlaw torn
Reply With Quote
Page generated in 0.14537 seconds with 11 queries