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Keeper essay on privilege

This essay tries to explain what privilege is and what to do if you have it, and I think it does a very good job. The only thing I don't like about it is the title. The essay includes a metaphor involving dogs, but it's not about hitting dogs or anyone else.

"On the difference between Good Dogs and Dogs That Need a Newspaper Smack."

via [personal profile] kaigou, whose comment is also a keeper: "No, the metaphor is not perfect. Every metaphor will break down at some point, and they do so faster if you try and go literal on them."

This entry was originally posted at http://firecat.dreamwidth.org/729308.html, where there are comments.

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caprine
Jul. 7th, 2011 06:29 pm (UTC)
Interesting article; thanks for posting.
gconnor
Jul. 7th, 2011 11:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah, good essay, and I'm not impressed with most of the comments saying "Yeah but didn't YOU just make an assumption?!" Dumb asses. That's because it is a parable and not a proof. She didn't say "every man" she said "A man" as in, "A typical man". (See? This is why we can't have nice things!)
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