White Heterosexual Male Privilege

I was taking a quick survey the other day for Google Play dollars, and I nearly answered the first question wrong. It was the simple what is your gender question. Why / how would I nearly get that wrong? The first response was female and the second was male!

That’s right, I am so privileged as a white heterosexual male that I automatically assume the first response to a gender question will of course be male! I know this is probably a silly example, but it really hit home with me – and I already knew I was quite privileged!

Being privileged is exactly so used to having your way that you don’t even realize it could be any other way. And its pretty much the definition that you cannot know you are that privileged until someone that is not points it out. We can only catch glimmers at times!


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