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February 19, 2012

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Filed under: Uncategorized — thirdxlucky @ 2:17 am

While we’re on the subject, I couldn’t let this drop without responding to this post on the problematics of privilege-discourse. Privilege itself is a problematic discourse. I’ve had a number of interesting conversations about this recently and I’d like to document and synthesize them in some way, so consider this post a placeholder.

But, meanwhile, this really isn’t an interesting take on that particular notion. This is mostly just this. Just sayin’.

No. Wait. Actually, I have a point. My point is that this is why this position (problematising privilege-discourse as a form of allyship) can be so illegible. Because, at the moment, the line between solid arguments and derailing tactics is so fine that it’s easy to read one as the other. Of course, the way to make something more legible is talk about it in great detail a lot. (Which is different from the way you make invisible things visible: By talking about them LOUDLY.)

So, y’know. I’ll put that on my To Do list. Right under Save the World. And Get Some Sleep.

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3 Comments »

  1. Hmm, this was an interesting read. I particularly like the point you’re making (as well as the brevity with which you’re making it) when you say that “the way to make something more legible is talk about it in great detail a lot” versus “the way you make invisible things visible: By talking about them LOUDLY.”

    Also, if I can offer a suggestion: in your to do list, put “Get Some Sleep” ABOVE “Save The World.” 😉

    Comment by maymay — February 19, 2012 @ 3:15 am | Reply

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