Straight White Male Privilege: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is by John Scalzi

Straight White Male Privilege: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is

This is an excellent article about white privilege and putting it in a way which metaphorically enables straight white men to better understand exactly what people mean by privilege.  I’m a really big fan of the metaphor that he uses, comparing being a straight white male in life to playing a video game on the lowest difficulty setting.  It’s not perfect, nor is anything perfect, but I think it’s one of the best metaphors out there.

As well, as Scalzi points out in his follow up posts, it’s not meant to be perfect.  It’s meant to be a way to better understand a concept that seems to be extremely difficult for men to wrap their minds around.

Please read the whole article for if you don’t you can easily miss the message that he is trying to put forth.  As well there are two follow up posts that he links at the end of the article.  They are super informative and are excellent rebuttals to some of the typically straight white male arguments against the privilege that just about all of them have.

Source: http://whatever.scalzi.com

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