Blog # 1
The articles â€śWhite Privilegeâ€? by Peggy McIntosh and the Combahee River Collective Statement share similar themes. Women, white or black struggle against sexism, the equality of males and females, and how the white women take their privileges for granted.
In â€śWhite Privilegeâ€?, the author decides to put down all the undeserved power she has just because of being white. She is part of a dominant group in society. The white women donâ€™t need to fight for their rights because they already have them. Their color makes it easier for them to live safely and happy. The white women can do anything they want without being judged by their skin color, unlike other nationalities. She also mentions that men are over privileged then women by having more power and a stronger voice in the community.
Whereas, in the "Black Feminist Statementâ€? it is clearly said that the black females are inferior and they have to stand against the world to fight for their rights. Their movement was a very long slow process unlike the whiteâ€™s movement that keeps on getting wider and faster. The author says, â€śWe do not have racial, sexual, heterosexual or class privilege to rely uponâ€¦â€? They have to struggle and sacrifice a lot to get the privileges that the white women have who do not notice how powerful and essential those privileges are. Also, it is said that they respect and agree that the man is the leader of the house and he is needed for the family, without a man it is even harder to survive. Both man and woman complement one another.