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What are some anarchist critiques of privilege e.g. male privilege, white privilege first-world privilege?

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asked Dec 11, 2013 by anonymous
edited Dec 11, 2013
lawrence offered an answer to a similar question here: http://anarchy101.org/5777/with-privilege-identity-politics-post-leftists-first-world

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I'm still kind of unsure on this subject. The way I see it society clearly privileges some people over others, but the discourse over it has mostly evolved into some kind of tumblr-based lifestyle reformism that's completely divorced from radical politics: ie. men stop taking up too much space on the bus and everything will be fine.

The critiques that have helped me the most in thinking about this subject are:

Lines in Sand by Peter Gelderloos - http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/peter-gelderloos-lines-in-sand

The Problems and Pitfalls of Privilege Politics - http://zinelibrary.info/promises-and-pitfalls-privilege-politics
answered Dec 11, 2013 by flip (3,980 points)