I’ve been thinking a lot about privilege this week.
As a white, heterosexual man, the irony isn’t lost on me that I occasionally write and post content that aims to draw attention to the incredibly wide divide that exists between people like me and, well, everyone else, siding in most, if not all instances, with the unrepresented minority. But, and I could be wrong, I feel like it is a responsibility of mine to not only feel these things as a human person, but express them when I feel them, because as a white, heterosexual man, it is something for me and everyone like me to recognize that things shouldn’t be the way that they are. I shouldn’t have more privilege just because I’m white. Or straight. Or a man, or because I have or am anything else than anyone else from simply being born.(more…)