So did you know that vanilla, as in not kinky is now a privilege?
The Vanilla Privilege check list includes such gems as:
- Vanilla people will never have their sexual practices used for shock value.
- A vanilla person will not have to worry much about their roommate discovering their vanilla-ness.
And my personal fave:
- Symbols of vanilla affection/romance will not be appropriated as “edgy” fashion statements (E.G. collars)
I am very pleased to see that vanilla is now a privilege, because it opens the door for all sorts of new, wacky privileges that feminism needs to acknowledge.
Like … Star Wars privilege! Did you know that if you’ve seen all the Star Wars movies that you have privilege? And every time you make Star Wars references you are oppressing me, because I haven’t seen Star Wars and the references go over my head. This is very marginalizing and it hurts my feelings.
Also if you live in the northern hemisphere you have privilege. All christmas songs reflect the winter xmas you experience, but completely ignore the summer xmas we southerners experience. Do you know what it’s like to have our lived experiences erased like that? Year after year, carol after carol celebrating the idea of a snowy cold christmas, even though it’s so hot outside the asphalt is melting? OF COURSE YOU DONT KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE. That’s part of your privilege. Denying it only makes it worse.
This privilege business was covered a while ago already. If anyone was not convinced then, surely they must be convinced now that “privilege” has outlived its usefulness as a feminist term.