Sunday, March 12, 2023


A "Privilege Survey" on Buzz Feed:

Joe's notes 


Liar, liar pants on fire 

Gender expression is a personal choice

I am white.   Consider those lucky, privileged Ukrainians!
I have never been discriminated against because of my skin color.
I have never been the only person of my race in a room. The rest were Middle-Eastern and East Indians
I have never been mocked for my accent.
I have never been told I am attractive "for my race."
I have never been a victim of violence because of my race.
I have never been called a racial slur.
I have never been told I "sound white."
A stranger has never asked to touch my hair, or asked if it is real.
I am heterosexual.
I have never lied about my sexuality
I never had to “come out.
I never doubted my parents’ acceptance of my sexuality
I have never been called “fag.”
I have never been called “dyke.”
I have never been called a “fairy," or any other derogatory slur for homosexuals.
I have never tried to hide my sexuality.
I am always comfortable with P.D.A. with my partner in public.
I have never pretended to be “just friends” with my significant other.
I have never been ostracized by my religion for my sexual orientation.
I have never been told I would “burn in hell” for my sexual orientation.
I have never been told that my sexuality is “just a phase.”
I have never been violently threatened because of my sexuality.
I am a man. Affirmative action and 7 years lower life expectancy, babe! Lucky me!
I feel comfortable in the gender I was born as.
I still identify as the gender I was born in.
I have never tried to change my gender.
I have never been denied an opportunity because of my gender.
I make more money than my professional counterparts of a different gender.
I have never felt unsafe because of my gender.
I have never been catcalled.
I have never been sexually harassed or assaulted.
I have never been raped. Covered under previous bullet as "assaulted"
I work in a salaried job.  Manager at fast-food restaurant is nominally salaried job. they are hiring.
My family and I have never lived below the poverty line.
I don’t have any student loans. Paid as I went
I have never gone to bed hungry. It is Lent. I do so by choice
I have never been homeless.  Many homeless are homeless because they refuse to abide by the rules of the house.
My parents pay some of my bills.  And why is it better if the taxpayer pays your bills?
My parents pay all of my bills. See above
I don’t rely on public transportation. Public subsidies for public transportation average a dollar a mile. Maybe ride a bike? I did both as a student.
I buy new clothes at least once a month. So basically you are saying that gender-normative men are not privileged because my demographic is the least likely to buy clothes? Is that what I am reading?
I have never done my taxes myself. Check your privilege. You are assuming income.
I have never felt poor.
I have never had to worry about making rent. Covered by "feeling poor"
I have never worked as a waiter, barista, bartender, or salesperson. Learn a more lucrative trade.
I have had an unpaid internship. The author must dabble in glamorous professions.
I have had multiple unpaid internships. Why don't you just keep asking the same question in a bunch of different ways?
I went to summer camp. Yeah, I went door-to-door selling "Tom Watt" junk to grannies to pay my way. That, and my parents gave a shit about getting me out of the city during the summer.
I went to private school. Guilty. I also identify as a Christian. Does that make me double-privileged?
I graduated high school. Classic case of guilt flipping. Poor lifestyle choices is whitewashed by blaming those who made better choices. Get a GED.
I went to an elite college. You be the judge. Lansing Community College, the closest State University and I have access to the Internet.
I graduated college. Priorities and choices. Lots of wealthy people did not graduate from college...Bill Gates and the guy who unplugs your toilet for instance.
My parents paid (at least some of) my tuition. Nope. I did live at home while commuting to college and working to pay for it, though.
I had a car in high school. Nope
I’ve never had a roommate. I thought we were staying out of people's bedrooms, and now you want to talk about it?
I've always had cable. We had rabbit ears and one channel growing up
I have traveled internationally. Don't have to leave the states to do that. Just walk around Walmart on the day .gov checks download
I travel internationally at least once a year. Well la-di-da.
I studied abroad. There is actually a viable case to do this. Cheaper than WOKE garbage US universities.
I’ve never skipped a meal to save money. I skipped meals when I didn't have any money
I don’t know what “Sallie Mae” is. You mean that organization that is stiffing the people who invested in your higher edumacation?
I spent Spring Breaks abroad. Is this a high-runner?
I have frequent flier miles. See above
My parents are heterosexual. But I thought gay parents were totally awesome?
My parents are both alive.
My parents are still married. Oh, now you admit marriage is a good and desirable thing
I do not have any physical disabilities. Yeah. I shattered my lower left leg and cannot run faster than a 40 minute 5k (yet)
I do not have any social disabilities. I am an engineer. Can I show you my collection of erector sets and a pay-stub?
I do not have any learning disabilities. I kaint spelll
I have never had an eating disorder. Put The Fork Down. Move Away From The Table
I have never been depressed. As a matter of fact, I DO read the news.
I have never considered suicide. Only when I identified as a Progressive in a different body
I have never attempted suicide. I will plea the 5th on this one
I have never taken medication for my mental health. Does beer, wine and whiskey count?
I can afford medication if/when I need it. Box wine is cheap!
I have never been told I’m overweight or "too skinny."
I have never felt overweight or underweight or "too skinny." Feelings.
I have never been shamed for my body type.
I consider myself to be physically attractive. Seeking affirmation from outside of ourselves is a fool's game
I can afford a therapist. If not the bartender, then the confession-booth
I’ve used prescription drugs recreationally. I have never used Viagra or Cialis
I have never had an addiction. I never encountered a vice I did not enjoy
I have never been shamed for my religious beliefs.
I have never been violently threatened for my religious beliefs.
I have never been violently attacked for my religious beliefs.
There is a place of worship for my religion in my town. Places of worship are paid for by the congregation. Open up your wallet if it matters to you.
I have never lied about my ethnicity as self-defense.
I have never lied about my religion as self-defense.
All my jobs have been accommodating of my religious practices.  Yes
I am not nervous in airport security lines. Why would any sane person be comfortable in an airport?
I have never heard this statement: "You have been randomly selected for secondary passport control." Don't have a passport. See earlier comment about Walmart
I have never been called a terrorist.
Nobody has ever tried to "save" me for my religious beliefs.
I have never been cyber-bullied for any of my identities.
I was not bullied as a child for any of my identities.
I have never tried to distance myself from any of my identities.
I have never been self-conscious about any of my identities.
I have never questioned any of my identities.
I feel privileged because of the identities I was born with.

The condensed list:

I have never been discriminated against because of my skin color.

I have never been a victim of violence because of my race.  

I have never felt unsafe because of my gender. 

I have never been sexually harassed or assaulted.  

I was raised by two parents in a traditional family (added by me)

My family and I have never lived below the poverty line.

I have never felt poor.  

I have never been threatened or physically attacked for my religious beliefs. 

I have never been threatened or physically attacked for my political beliefs (added by me)


  1. I grew up in the deep south, and being assaulted because of your race was definitely "a thing", getting sexually harassed, because of race and gender was definitely "a thing", I have had an NCO distinctly tell those of the lighter persuasion to go clean the shitters while the brothers played ball and lots of other narrative defeating statements. Fuck the left and all of the bullshit they believe in, especially censorship and the interference in elections, and their minions such as the SPLC.

  2. I studied a broad in college. Her name was Lisa.

  3. People who feel disadvantaged because of their skin color should move to a continent where the dominant culture looks like them.

  4. Err, really? I realise you’re being sarcastic but it’s almost too subtle (or at least assumes the leftists ‘could’ see from any other perspective than the woke one).

    “I have never been discriminated against because of my skin color.”

    As a white, heterosexual (i.e. normal), Christian, male I have watched as every other demographic is given preferential treatment in employment, education, health-care, etc., etc., etc. As such I have been de facto discriminated against my entire life, in almost every sphere of that life.

    “I have never been a victim of violence because of my race.”

    I don’t ever feel a victim (and never allow myself to be made one) but daily, wherever I go (at least in every urban environment, and every non-white-majority country in totality, I’ve ever even visited) I have been specifically targetted because of my race. that they have never succeeded is merely incidental (although being a 6' 5", 240 lb, big ugly paranoid who has multiple 'belts' and 'carries' in the shower probably helps).

    “I have never felt unsafe because of my gender.”

    Ever been in a ‘family’ court, an employment tribunal, met a ‘journalist’, police officer, dealt with a three-letter-agency, etc. I feel ‘unsafe’ because of my gender on a daily basis.

    “I have never been sexually harassed or assaulted.”

    I worked in health-care, had annual, mandatory “awareness seminars” (struggle sessions) in which I and other white males were give a list of things which meant we were “toxic, violent, misogynistic rapists” that … purely coincidentally was a list of everything ‘we’ were subjected to by women daily (but it’s not only acceptable when they do it, we should be grateful for the attention apparently, even when the ‘perpetrator’ I was forced to work closely with, and put up with this from, was a gross, overweight, mentally unstable, occasionally incontinent, old woman … and some of the patients weren’t very attractive either).

    I could go on … but just as “It’s not who votes that counts, but who counts the votes”, it’s not who is privileged or threatened etc. but who defines what is privilege, and gets to decide who gets the preferences and bennies.*

    Cut to the chase and the defining characteristic of white, hetero, Christian males is not privilege, but that we don’t blame others for our failures or lack of success (even when arguably it ‘is’ their fault). In other words, we’re the only adults in the room 9so i guess we are privileged, go figure!)..

    [*Whilst training as a nurse, in the daily flagellation sessions, I was once singled out by the upper-class, rich white woman professor, ‘to made to be ashamed’ of ‘my’ male ancestors for being nasty, patriarchal misogynists who had controlled, and been horrible to all ‘her’ female ancestors.

    I’m afraid I laughed, and explained that rather than having controlled and dominated her rich white female ancestors, my poor white trash male ancestors were probably either being flogged ‘by’ (for not kowtowing enough to, or … ‘possibly’ stealing from, them), or sent to fight and die in some foreign country for their benefit.

    She started crying, and never taught the class again. I guess I really am ‘toxic’ too].

    1. Dang! You made her play the "tears" card?

      My hang-up about the "privilege" gig is that it equates "oppressed" and "handicapped" with virtue. If you follow the reasoning then we would feed our pregnant wives black-market thalidomide and making them drink vast quantities of vodka so our children would be virtuous (i.e. handicapped).

      But as you pointed out, "privilege" and oppression are real and do exist but it flows in many directions.

  5. Refuse to be a victim. I never found it heroic.

  6. I get paid more than $120 to $350 per hour for working online. I heard about this job 3 months ago and after joining this I have earned easily $24000 from this without having online working skills .

    Here is I started.…………>>


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