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Old 11-25-2011, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by hyperskeptic View Post
This strikes me as funny. Back in graduate school, I tried to make a similar point to a postmodern feminist classmate of mine - only I focused on the ways in which our culture tends to hobble men's emotional lives - and she replied, somewhat acidly: "White boys don't get to be victims."

I still laugh at all the many assumptions built into that statement. I wish I had replied, at the time: But don't you see? That's my point! Men are oppressed by not being allowed to be victims!
I agree with you hyper. In a diversity class I took some years back, they covered white privilege and especially how upper middle class white males don't realize the inherent privilege in the system. They talked about reverse racism too and I pointed out that racism is racism, just the same as oppression is oppression; it is equal opportunity.
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