May 1, 2011

on privilege in social justice circles

We have heard entirely too much from men about women and gender, from whites about people of color, from heterosexuals about lesbians and gays and sexual preference, and from economically over-privileged people about workers and the poor. Claiming to be able to adopt the critical persona of the Other in the name of her emancipation is unlikely to earn one the applause of the Other.
Sandra Harding, "Reinventing Ourselves as Other" (American Feminist Thought at Century's End: A Reader)

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