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Old 12-30-2011, 08:29 AM
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Default Re: Return to Gender 101

Originally Posted by Qingdai View Post
Living in a foreign culture is not comparable to in privileges with in the culture.

You are "other" when you are in a foreign culture, you are literally outside of the culture, so your privileges are a moot point in this case.
Are they?

It seems to me that if there is one ethnic group that enjoys confidence that they won't be harassed by cops for no reason, and another that doesn't, that seems like it is "privilege". Or, say, if I know that I'm allowed to buy meat without ration coupons, but other people need ration coupons. Or whatever.

Also, consider examples like, say, colonial states, where a small power structure armed with guns gets all sorts of "privilege"... Surely that counts?
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
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