Ben Barres is a biologist at Stanford who lived and worked as Barbara Barres until he was in his forties. For most of his career, he experienced bias, but didn’t give much weight to it—seeing incidents as discrete events. (When he solved a tough math problem, for example, a professor said,…
like what is it like to be in college and have your parents pay for fucking everything
You feel extremely grateful
wonderful, let me know how that feels
Have you ever had a stack of papers blow away in the wind and a stranger comes and helps you and you feel bad that you’re inconveniencing people but the stranger is just like “no prob?”
It’s like that but times a thousand.
Pretty much. Extreme gratitude + extreme guilt (especially when you get a bad grade in a class)
a restaurant in my hometown got a review that said the servers should “show some skin” so the owner added a potato skin special to the menu and all the proceeds from the special go to the west virginia foundation for rape information services (x)
That’s exactly the appropriate response.
"If white people are so privileged why is there a Black Entertainment Network and no White Entertainment Network?"
"Men don’t have privilege, there are women’s only gyms!"
"Why isn’t there a campus centre for straight/cis people!?"
SAME REASONS WHY IN MARIO KART YOU DON’T GET BLUE SHELLS OR LIGHTNING BOLTS WHEN YOU’RE ALREADY IN FIRST PLACE, ASSBAG.
This is honestly the best explanation I have ever seen.