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Poppy wants to live in a world where everyone's story matters, regardless of their income or way of life.

As a photographer, she's won ribbons at the county fair. As a spiritual seeker and writer, she's been featured in Jen Louden's The Life Organizer and once published an article at allthingsgirl.net.

When she's not writing or photographing her story, she can be found at her day job as a technology consultant, or at home snuggling her cats, or in the park, taking a walk with her husband.

Cluelessly Privileged

I couldn't help but laugh when I translated the upcoming comment into the terms of the discussion at hand.

To wit: the discussion centers on the raised levels of awareness (i.e., hypervigilance) that women are taught - and to which I could provide examples if necessary. When a young tadpole by the name of Ryan bursts on the scene with this brilliant question:

So tell me, if Im the “good guy”, and I still get treated like Im any regular prick, then what is the incentive to be a good guy.

More after the jump.


To truly understand the clueless nature of this comment, we have to translate it into the terms of the discussion.

So tell me, if I'm the [guy who doesn't rape or assault women], and I still get treated like I'm [a stranger who may or may not rape or assault women], then what is the incentive to [continue my policy of not raping or assaulting women].

You see, Ryan just asked why he should not start raping and assaulting women, since we're going to be hypervigilant around him out of trained wariness that men who rape and assault women don't wear labels and can't be identified on the street.

Sounds to me like someone privileged enough to expect to be rewarded for following the damn law. Someone who, as a kid, probably had to be bribed into behaving.

More in the comments here (Great post, Chris, BTW)


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