I went for a walk as soon as i got done writing those two new posts yesterday, and while walking, i figured out a few more pretty big things about privileges. Now, i know i’m basically the ultimate enemy of feminism at this point. I’ve done several posts about it, i belong to uber opressed grewpz, and i won’t accept their religious dogma on its face value. In fact, i think it’s fake as fake can be. Equal rights isn’t exactly what they’re striving for, but rather, to make the world kiss their feet. That’s how i view feminism.
So here’s some more privileges i think matters far more than the difference between genders.
- Beauty privileges — It’s often said that beautiful people live in a completely different world. They don’t truly know what the world is like. Because from the time that they’re born, to the time when their bodies finally start getting old and wrinkly they get everything served to them. All their jokes are automatically funny, everything they create is automatically beautiful, the songs they write are fantastic, and simply being around them is a pure joy for most people. Then they get old. They start to realize that you actually have to work for things. That the only reason why people even cared to begin with was because you were beautiful. Oh, and they can totally snipe someone’s acting gig in a heartbeat, and they can be models too.
- Extrovert privileges — Introverts has a much harder time getting connections with people. Which makes it harder to get jobs. They’re usually not liked by people. There’s a social stigma against introverts. If you want to know more, then check out schrojones on Deviantart. He knows far more about it than i do, and can more accurately tell you the privileges differences between introverts and extroverts.
- Tall people privileges — Tall people don’t have to worry about people messing with them nearly as much, if ever, as people of “normal length”.. Let alone people of short length. Tall people have it easier finding his or her way in a crowd. And if you read any study on being tall, or if you engage in a social experiment yourself, you’ll quickly realize that tall people are just better treated than people of normal length or short length. It’s such a strange thing that is in our subconsious. But it is there, don’t take my word for it.
- Slim trim people privileges — I don’t need to go through a list of all the social stigmas, misconceptions and just how bad fat people are treated on this planet, to get you to understand why slim and trim people has it so much better in this world. And that’s just the social part of it. Never mind all the illnesses and physical pains a fat people go through. If you want to know more, i recommend checking out boogie on youtube. He’s a fat person with a lot of charisma and character. He’s truly had to work on himself in his life.
- Charismatic and charm privileges — People born with a lot of charisma. They seem to be able to do whatever, and still be liked by everyone. Only, unlike beautiful people, they can get through their whole life without ever having to know what it’s like to be a person of no charisma. Christopher Walken comes to mind. He’s really nothing special as an actor. But he has a lot of charisma and charm. People like that just has it easier in some ways.
- Mentally ill — People with mental illnesses are by and large misunderstood in this world, and they’re seemingly blocked by an invisible wall that most people will say (Just walk passed it, it’s easy). No. That wall is in the way, and just because it’s easy for a normal person to walk through it, it must be easy for everyone else too. Again, there are a lot of social stigmas and misconceptions about this too. It isn’t until very recently that we stopped treating it like they’re possessed by a demon, and we can now treat these people.
- Physically disabled — On one hand, everyone feels sympathetic towards you, and you get a lot of shit easier as a physically disabled person (Be it just a leg injury, or something more serious, like brain damage or paralyzing) by people being sympathetic. On the other hand, it makes life much much harder, and that sympathy isn’t always welcome either. Quite frankly, it can feel condecending and patronizing at times. And it can make you feel useless. Obvious privileges that the non-physically disabled has, so i won’t say too much here.
- Sexuality — In a lot of countries, the simple act of loving the same gender gets misconstruded to the point where marriage between such “sexual deviants” are prohibited. Let alone expressing yourself or being a homosexual. There is such a thing as “coming out” as a homosexual. Homosexuals has to fight for their rights. For their basic human rights. Hetrosexuals has so many more privileges than homosexuals has.
- Cisgender privileges — I didn’t bring this up yesterday because i feel that i have too many biases to speak objectivly about this. But as a transsexual myself, i’ve had to experience first hand, the aggression and feeling of unease that cisgender people has when confronted with a transsexual. It’s quite amazing how mean and out right reptilian that people can get from just being near a transsexual. The privileges cisgender people has should be obvious.. Again.
- Religious privileges — People getting disowned by atheists for being Christian, people coming out as Christian to atheist parents. Both of those scenarios doesn’t exist. As far as i can tell, it never happens this way. The other way around though. Yes. In highly religious countries, atheists are oppressed to a larger or lesser extent. Misconceptions is something an American atheist has to deal with everyday. Discrimination at work. Being open about being an atheist just sucks in countries like America. And if you are in a theocracy, it’s far worse. You won’t live to tell about it. And it’s not just atheists. I know a few Christian Iranians who had to move because of Muslims trying to kill them for being Christian. Same nationality, same skin color.. Just not religion. Fucking sick.
Some are repeats from yesterday. But i left out most of them to focus on what i didn’t bring up then. And yea.. I think all of these factors matter far more than what gender you are, to be perfectly honest with you. They kind of have dibs on gender privileges.
And one last thing. Just being different or being considered a deviant (By just being yourself) is enough to have less privileges than those who follow social norms (By just being who they are). Those who conform to social mores.
Like i said yesterday: Struggle is a human universal. Even if you’re able bodied, slim, trim, intelligent, “Normal”, tall, cisgender, of your country’s decent, etc. Even if all of that is to your advantage, you still have to struggle in life. And you complaining that your group has it worse just makes you look like a narrow minded little child, who wants to make their struggles seem so much worse than the struggles of other groups. Not understanding that at the end of the day, it’s mainly subjective.