Racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia...
Yeah this is all over the place. On one hand this is a great way to show people who never experience racism how traumatic it is even on a small scale.
On the other hand privilege isn't the simple thing this woman assumes it is. For example what if Pixie Cut wasn't referring to the judgment she experiences 'because the way she chooses to dress.'
What if she was gay? What if that's what she was referring to? What if she had to live with the homophobia of a red state like Arizona?
So you have this kid lesbian being told she doesn't know oppression is like, when she in fact has experienced it in a way no one else in the room has. That black dude, does he know what it's like to be rejected by his family?
Is quantifying privilege really that easy?
but racism is an enormous thing that is titanic for the people who are effected by it and a weird invisible thing for the people generating it and this nails it.
Well put, misterbuns. Also, I think grouping "ageism" with those other three is a little subjective on her part. I would say that "ageism" is about as outrageous as "fatism."
I've seen the video where she's doing this to the little kids in the 70's. She made a much bigger deal about eye color in that one. In this video, she's mostly just mean to the middle group without really zeroing in on why.
Still good though. The girl freaking out in part 2 was nice.
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I'm really glad she bitched out that girl. Shit, you can't even deal with getting picked on for 90 minutes?
Be careful about watching the British tv version from 2009 in the related links. It was the single most infuriating and horrifying thing I've seen in weeks. And I see some infuriating and horrifying shit.
Fuck that blonde woman. Actually, you know what, fuck every blonde woman in that program. Except the oldest one, I think, from the end.
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I am dating a woman of color, and sometimes I find myself explaining it as if its a weird thing. I wish I could say that I haven't, but I'm just being honest. It's weird though to be in the South. I'm not sure if I would act differently if I were in a blue state instead of a deeply red one.
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