I fully support and encourage introspection. I think if more people thought about their lives and the what, why, how, when, etc, things would be pretty different. So click on the following articles and read them through; you may be surprised by some of the things you take for granted. AND remember to please read the critique at the end (last link)–it provides necessary critique/analysis of all these lists, which, while helpful and illuminating, are certainly not perfect (and are of course problematic in their own ways, as most things are).
- White Privilege: Unpacking The Invisible Knapsack
This is Peggy McIntosh’s original article, which inspired the other lists. There’s a number of interesting discussions of this list on the women’s studies listserv archive.
- Able-Bodied Privilege
- Average Sized Person Privilege
- Being Poor Is…
This one isn’t actually in the “privilege checklist” format, but I think it fits in.
- The Black Male Privileges Checklist
- Christian Privilege
- The Costs of American Privilege
Okay, this one isn’t even a list. But as Lake Desire says, let’s shoehorn it in here so that American privilege will at least get a mention.
- Daily Effects of Straight Privilege
- Heterosexual Privilege
- The Invisibility of Class Privilege (pdf link)
- The Male Privilege Checklist
My own contribution to the trend; probably the most-read piece I’ve ever written (or, in this case, compiled).
- Non-Poor Privilege Checklist
- Non-Trans Privilege Checklist
- Privilege to Game
Lake Desire’s list of how privilege, gaming and boycotts intersect
- Social Class Privilege – Beyond Ethnicity, Gender, and Religion (.pdf link)
- We Can’t Be Equal While…
Not really a “privilege” list, but similar enough in spirit that I wanted to include it. One thing I like about this list is that it includes ways that sexism harms both sexes.
I’m hoping that the comments to this post can be used to interactively keep this post up-to-date. So if you know of a link that you think is relevant to this post, or if you notice that one of these links has died, please leave a comment.
UPDATE: Maia has a critique.