Privilege to discuss gender.

Natt wrote…

So often in the discussion about gender, we get so caught up and defensive about our personal definitions and identities that we lose sight of how the privilege we have (economic, class, race, geographic) can dictate the extent to which we even have space and language to engage in those conversations.

How do your other privileges (or lack thereof) intersect with your gender? How do your privileges (or lack thereof) prevent or enable you to discuss your gender?

And what are you thinking about gender right now?

Posted by on March 14th, 2009 at 08:00 am

Category: your voice One comment »

One Response to “Privilege to discuss gender.”

  1. Z

    I find I’m really discovering my own gender issues only now that I’ve left the prairies, and moved to the west coast. The whole atmosphere was much too repressive, and made me uncomfortable to even think about these issues. Now that I’m living somewhere that expression of these things is more common and accepted, I’m finding it much easier to examine them for myself, and determine what it is *I* want.


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