[poll about privileges]
are you white-passing? (treated as white by most people most of the time)
are you male-passing? (treated as male by most people most of the time)
are you cis-passing? (treated by most people most times as if your assignment at birth and your gender/sex are the same)
are you non-disabled? (not marginalized, discriminated against, stigmatized, or attacked for how your body or mind differ from the average)
are you non-mobility-impaired? (able to perform the average level of mobility without pain/damage/assistance)
are you neurotypical? (able to perform the average level of mental tasks without pain/damage/assistance)
are you financially stable? (able to pay all of your needs and bills on a regular basis)
are you straight? (not institutionally discriminated against for your sexual orientation)
is your gender read correctly (or very close to it) by most people?
are you monogamous? (not marginalized/excluded for the shape and size of your romantic relationships)
are you cis? (do you identify with the sex/gender you were assigned at birth)
are you a citizen of one of the western countries?
do you have regular access to the internet?
are you part of the religion that dominates the area in which you live?
are you college-educated?
are you a sexual person? (not asexual or demisexual)
is your job one that is considered legitimate? (not illegal, considered 'immoral' by the average person, or unpaid)
do you have a body that is NOT considered fat by the average person in your country?
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)
are you able to avoid the mental replaying of trauma? (not being triggered by sexual abuse, hate crimes, or other commonly-referenced traumas)
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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