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How privileged are you? chart

Last posted Nov 07, 2012 at 10:10PM EST. Added Oct 16, 2012 at 08:09AM EDT
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Tumblr. Why.

Oct 16, 2012 at 08:09AM EDT

4chan actually.
Also, 155, peasants.

(Why does being jewish make you more privileged though?

Oct 16, 2012 at 08:21AM EDT

Ah, okay. Thanks for telling me MDFication

(I have no idea.)

Oct 16, 2012 at 08:28AM EDT

I got 155, peasants.
Also, I hope nobody takes this crap seriously.
(Because stereotypically Jews are rich and whatnot? Uhdunno, feminist logic.)

Oct 16, 2012 at 09:34AM EDT

155

No wonder I was made mod so shortly after joining.

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Oct 16, 2012 at 09:43AM EDT
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We’re all getting 155.
We are master race.

Oct 16, 2012 at 09:59AM EDT

115

;_;

THIS ARTICLE SUCKS IM BETTER THEN ALL YALS ILL SHO U WEN IM UR BOS AT THE WORK JOB

Oct 16, 2012 at 10:11AM EDT
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135.

Oct 16, 2012 at 11:21AM EDT

I’m not even gonna give the effort to add everything up
This has to be the stupidest chart I’ve seen

Oct 16, 2012 at 11:41AM EDT
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Herobrine wrote:

135.

This.

I personally dislike this quiz, they call germany and the UK “meh”.

Okay…

Oct 16, 2012 at 11:45AM EDT
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Crimson Locks wrote:

I’m not even gonna give the effort to add everything up
This has to be the stupidest chart I’ve seen

-30

Oct 16, 2012 at 11:46AM EDT
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-10


Black covered up mostly everything advantageous.
Being “poor” (although I don’t think I’m “poor,” I think “broke” identifies me better) covered up everything else
Being short dipped me into the negatives.

I feel like Locks, but I’m sure it’s for an entirely different reason. Locks is a social conservative (perhaps a moderate conservative), and I’m more of a moderate liberal. I think she might think that this is only an excuse for people who can still persevere despite these (or sees some of these as choices or easily avoidable), while I see a lot of merit to the activity, because sometimes you don’t recognize just how many static advantages you have over others.
 
My problem with it is that the tool itself is pretty weak.

  1. One, dude (or dudette) did a bad job of checking for errors.
  2. The scales are not only subjective and personal, but they are also arbitrary (who decided that being black would equal exactly -100 points or being straight would equal exactly +25 points?)
  3. Also, I think it assumes that the person lives in the Western world (a very poor assumption while being on the Internet). A person who lives in China doesn’t necessary have the same disadvantage as a homeless person in the US, because disadvantage varies for different cultures and countries. Being gay in San Francisco isn’t the same as being gay in the US Bible Belt.)

And then there’s the matter of the combinations that the creator didn’t address. Sure, he touched on being black and Jewish (poor Lenny Kravitz…), but it doesn’t say anything about being black and gay (which is much more disadvantageous than being white a gay or female and gay.) There’s also the matter of presenting yourself as such. Many gay men aren’t “flamboyant” with the slight twist of the hips, the fabulous fashion sense, the stereotypical accent/lisp, or anything else normally associated with being a homosexual man. But that person would likely be at a greater disadvantage than a gay man who could pass as a straight man.
 
And then, dude/dudette left out some other categories. Sure, it sucks being short and there are a ton of studies saying that short people are disadvantaged. But being a midget/dwarf (I forget the correct terminology for a person who would have abnormal proportions and are short) would be much more disadvantageous than just being short with normal proportions.
 
 
As a concept, I love the exercise. But one thing I’ve learned about the Internet is that people are not too keen on feminism, sociology, class/gender studies, or the like. I find it ignorant, especially when I begin (and immediately stop) to discuss it with them. Which is odd in my eyes. I find that there are a lot of people online who are disproportionately disadvantaged.

I mean, there are a lot of asexual and bisexual people on KYM last time I checked, and I know there are a lot of people with Asberger’s.

It’s not anything to make an excuse for. I don’t blame my professional or academic shortcomings on being black. But if there’s a systematic and oppressive force being applied to a specific group of people that isn’t being applied among other groups, then the person who can overcome them isn’t just doing what he or she should do. He or she is extraordinary despite those disadvantages. He or she is an exception.

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Oct 16, 2012 at 12:58PM EDT
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I got an 100. Then I realized that if I move out and enter the public safety field like I plan to I’ll probably loose 35 points given the generally low pay, bringing me down to 65.

Locks is right tho.

Oct 16, 2012 at 02:35PM EDT
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-15
Disgusting CIS scum. All of you need to check your privilege.

Oct 16, 2012 at 03:07PM EDT
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madcat wrote:

-15
Disgusting CIS scum. All of you need to check your privilege.

Oct 16, 2012 at 03:10PM EDT

165

Fight me niggas.

But seriously gotta call BS on the whole Jewish thing. It’s a very untrue stereotype.

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Oct 16, 2012 at 03:47PM EDT
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-15
FUCK ALL OF YOU. YOU WHITE PRIVILEGED MOTHER FUCKERS.

WE NIGGAS OUT IN THE STREET DO IT REALA THEN ALL Y’ALL.

Oct 16, 2012 at 04:04PM EDT

-10

I was at an even 0 but apparently being short is a negative? lol okay

Interesting concept but bad design. The numbers just seem arbitrary.

Oct 16, 2012 at 04:51PM EDT
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I refuse to let a chart judge my Blind Black Retarded Gay Jew lineage.

Oct 16, 2012 at 05:09PM EDT
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130.

Oct 16, 2012 at 05:20PM EDT

Cale wrote:

I refuse to let a chart judge my Blind Black Retarded Gay Jew lineage.

If you’re blind, how did you even read the chart?
….Oh wait, you can’t read this neither.

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Oct 16, 2012 at 05:34PM EDT

Mexx Android wrote:

If you’re blind, how did you even read the chart?
….Oh wait, you can’t read this neither.

There was already one Homestuck reference I pass a motion to not create a second.

Oct 16, 2012 at 05:44PM EDT
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量子 Meme wrote:

This.

I personally dislike this quiz, they call germany and the UK “meh”.

Okay…

135

I’m starting to notice a pattern.

(Hint: Country)

Oct 16, 2012 at 05:47PM EDT
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Cale wrote:

There was already one Homestuck reference I pass a motion to not create a second.

Just do it already.

Oct 16, 2012 at 05:47PM EDT

Spider-byte wrote:

135

I’m starting to notice a pattern.

(Hint: Country)

What if the numbers aren’t arbitrary?

Oct 16, 2012 at 05:50PM EDT
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I can assure you that these numbers are arbitrary and somewhat ethnocentric, Quantum.

Don’t think it makes the exercise stupid. Just poorly executed.

Oct 16, 2012 at 05:53PM EDT
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150.

Though, to be fair, short people are not at a disadvantage. They save money on food and soap all the time.

Oct 16, 2012 at 06:40PM EDT
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I seriously hope none of you are taking this thingy seriously.

Oct 16, 2012 at 06:42PM EDT

What the…
Where did all my 155 comrades go…
Man once the -10s got here the neighborhood was over.

Oct 16, 2012 at 06:55PM EDT

I counted my allergies and asthma as a disease. -85!!!!!!!!!!

Oct 16, 2012 at 07:16PM EDT
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So how many of you guys lied about being 9+/10? I’m looking at pretty much all of you here. You put those 20 points back this instant!

But seriously, that question is so arbitrary that it doesn’t even matter. What’s the criteria for “ugly face”? The only definition you can go by is yours (and your own face never fits the criteria for ugly)

All of the questions are pretty arbitrary in fact. Whoever made it obviously wasn’t trying to be serious, let alone politically correct and unbiased. The whole thing is just one dudes opinion.

Also the Jewish and Blind options have to be jokes


Anyway, without further ado: 85.

Pfff. Could have been 95 but apparently being short is a bad thing. Well screw you tall people! I didn’t need to reach the top of the supermarket shelf anyway!

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Oct 16, 2012 at 09:49PM EDT
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Natsuru Springfield wrote:

-20

Fuck.

Forgot to explain:
Being Gender Queer really dragged this down. Though I (nor most of you guys) don’t see this as a problem, clearly this chart does.

Oct 17, 2012 at 12:03AM EDT
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-110.

Brought down mostly by the fact that I am both female and gay. So I guess that means that all lesbians are underprivileged. I knew I was in trouble when I started with -200 points. It is true, all numbers are arbitrary.

Nov 07, 2012 at 07:21PM EST
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