I’m Poor White Trash
I was challenged in our Faith & Science group yesterday, when I said I wasn’t “privileged”. A chorus of “Yes, you are!” arose from the women in the group.
Ahh, now that made things clearer!
From the inside of my life, I perceive my lack of chances, money and choices, while growing up, to have made it difficult for me to succeed in adult life. But the group’s challenge of my self-perception reminds me that I’m male, and therefore have an advantage over the females around me.
But is it an advantage when half the population (women) are afraid of the other half (men)? In short, no!
There really is a very strange pendulum swing going on.
Being born a white Anglo-Saxon Protestant (WASP) man makes almost every other individual who is not (a WASP man) hate me. Is that fair?
Talk about reverse prejudice!