James Baldwin (via intellocgent)
#which is why the term white privilege REALLY angers people#it’s the first time many people hear themselves categorized by race#suddenly they feel burdened by the idea their race defines them#just like the words straight and cis really anger people#because it makes them feel Othered for once#and it’s disconcerting#white privilege (skylikethat)
I basically enacted this scenario on my recent trip to Oregon. The extraordinarily twitchy dude next to me kept hitting me with the armrest so I invaded it when he reached down for his bag, after which I refused to move for like an hour.
Disorienting men by being as presumptuous with shared space as they are is one of my favorite activities.