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poll: what are your privileges? (not a comprehensive list)


no one can see your individual responses but me.

[poll about privileges]

Poll #1970899 privilege checklist, short version

are you white-passing? (treated as white by most people most of the time)

yes
37(86.0%)
no
6(14.0%)

are you male-passing? (treated as male by most people most of the time)

yes
6(14.3%)
no
36(85.7%)

are you cis-passing? (treated by most people most times as if your assignment at birth and your gender/sex are the same)

yes
39(90.7%)
no
4(9.3%)

are you non-disabled? (not marginalized, discriminated against, stigmatized, or attacked for how your body or mind differ from the average)

yes
28(65.1%)
no
15(34.9%)

are you non-mobility-impaired? (able to perform the average level of mobility without pain/damage/assistance)

yes
38(86.4%)
no
6(13.6%)

are you neurotypical? (able to perform the average level of mental tasks without pain/damage/assistance)

yes
29(65.9%)
no
15(34.1%)

are you financially stable? (able to pay all of your needs and bills on a regular basis)

yes
32(74.4%)
no
11(25.6%)

are you straight? (not institutionally discriminated against for your sexual orientation)

yes
14(31.8%)
no
30(68.2%)

is your gender read correctly (or very close to it) by most people?

yes
32(78.0%)
no
9(22.0%)

are you monogamous? (not marginalized/excluded for the shape and size of your romantic relationships)

yes
22(52.4%)
no
20(47.6%)

are you cis? (do you identify with the sex/gender you were assigned at birth)

yes
31(72.1%)
no
12(27.9%)

are you a citizen of one of the western countries?

yes
42(95.5%)
no
2(4.5%)

do you have regular access to the internet?

yes
44(100.0%)
no
0(0.0%)

are you part of the religion that dominates the area in which you live?

yes
5(11.6%)
no
38(88.4%)

are you college-educated?

yes
37(84.1%)
no
7(15.9%)

are you a sexual person? (not asexual or demisexual)

yes
36(81.8%)
no
8(18.2%)

is your job one that is considered legitimate? (not illegal, considered 'immoral' by the average person, or unpaid)

yes
30(71.4%)
no
12(28.6%)

do you have a body that is NOT considered fat by the average person in your country?

yes
22(50.0%)
no
22(50.0%)

are you able to obtain and consume healthy food without struggle? (there are sources near you and you do not have guilt/shame/pain associated with eating)

yes
37(84.1%)
no
7(15.9%)

are you able to avoid the mental replaying of trauma? (not being triggered by sexual abuse, hate crimes, or other commonly-referenced traumas)

yes
22(51.2%)
no
21(48.8%)


Mine, selected out:
white-passing, cis-passing, non-disabled, non-mobility-impaired, citizen of one of the western countries, have regular access to the internet, college-educated, a sexual person, legitimate job (when I have one), able to obtain and consume healthy food without struggle, able to avoid the mental replaying of trauma.

Those last two privileges I did not have in the past -- if you have always had these privileges, I don't think it is possible to imagine how lacking them overwhelms your life.


Not comprehensive, and I am in no way implying that all of these are 'equal.'

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