Privilege

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Privilege is a personal attribute assigned by society which allows the bearer unwritten freedom or power not available to others.

There are two major types of privilege:

  • individual privilege (e.g. being born into a wealthy family)
  • group privilege (being a member of a group that is given special accommodations)

Examples

In modern Western society:

  • If a man gives instructions in a business or academic environment, people are more likely to take him seriously than if the instructions are given by a woman. (This is but one of many examples of male privilege.)
  • An unknown woman is more likely to be trusted than an unknown man, especially if pets or children are involved. example
  • Christian privilege

Memetic definition

  • Privilege is when you think something is not a problem because it is not a problem to you personally. h/t

Links

Reference

  • Wikipedia
  • Conservapedia: entire content is "A privilege is a benefit or advantage to certain persons beyond the advantages of other persons, e.g., an exemption, immunity, power, etc." as of 2015-02-22
  • RationalWiki

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  • 2016-02-25 160+ Examples of Male Privilege in All Areas of Life "But here’s the thing about male privilege: it hurts everyone, including you. [...] You don’t have to be a bad person to benefit from male privilege, and recognizing your privilege doesn’t mean saying you don’t deserve good things."

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