Sure, I Have Privilege, And So Do You

How Privilege is More Complex Than You Might Think

I am going to say something a bit controversial.

As someone treated as male growing up, I benefited from male privilege.

There, I said it. While mistaken for male, I had access to opportunities that I am convinced I wouldn’t have had otherwise. I have worked most of my adult life in education, a mostly woman-dominated field, and feel that I was often taken more seriously or given a different set of expectations from my peers. I don’t have all the data, but I…