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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.'

Screening comments in case people want to respond in-depth but not publicly. If you want your comment to STAY screened please mention that.

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Comments
cheshire23 ══╣╠══
Corrections and clarifications:

-currently monogamous and monogamous-passing, but wasn't always so and won't rule out.
-the last two are true most of the time and more often than not so I said yes.
-I am usually but not always able to pass as non-disabled, but NOT without a price, and I identify strongly with the local disability community.

Feel free to unscreen. :)
classical_wolf ══╣╠══
I loved this poll so much ♥ I love how you talk about these issues!

Mine, selected out: white-passing, cis-passing, non-mobility impaired, financially stable, monogamous, citizen of one of the western countries, have regular access to the internet, college-educated, a sexual person, legitimate job, able to obtain and consume healthy food without struggle.

More ♥'s!
nocternacis ══╣╠══
I didn't answer some of the questions because there was no direct yes or no answers to the questions. Half the time I am treated as male but there are still people that treat me as female, my family especially is not open to acceptance of a trans gendered person. This is why i don't live with them, but I still have to deal with them. I would say it is a half the time I am treated by the gender in which I identify with.

As far as religion I am spiritual but not particularly religious. I don't know how people run around worshiping in my area religion doesn't seem to be a big issue where I live.
queerbychoice ══╣╠══
I skipped these two because I didn't feel that the answers could be simplified into "yes" or "no":

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

People read me as female and I identify as female, but there are all sorts of subtler details of my gender expression (wearing skirts and having long hair but not wearing makeup or jewelry or high heels and never shaving any of my body hair) that people frequently either fail to notice all of, react in a hostile way to, or just get confused by and aren't sure what to make of.

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

In the physical sense I always have been, but in the sense of long-distance online relationships with people I never met in person until after the relationships were over, I haven't always been. I expect I will probably always be monogamous in the future, but there's some room for negotiation, so it's not 100% certain. I feel like I mostly have monogamous privileges, but occasionally things come up that are awkward to explain to certain people, so I don't feel like I have quite all the privileges of monogamy.
keiwontia ══╣╠══
This poll made me sad. :/ I generally don't think about how I'm *not* privileged.. but having to answer "no, I don't have this privilege" to so many of these... It forced me to sit with myself and get in touch with my pain, especially when it comes to thinking about whether or not I'm marginalized, discriminated against, stigmatized, or attacked for how my body or mind differ from the average. And the answer is no, I don't have the privilege of being spared from that. I don't have most of these. :/ Apologies, if my expression sounds like self-pity and if that is bothersome to anyone.
wildrose ══╣╠══
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