Feminism | Posted by Regina on 11/4/2010
The Entitlement List
Entitlement: belief that one is deserving of certain privileges
When men are invading your space (at the supermarket, jogging, the bank, lunch line) and think it’s okay.
“Nice guys” who feel they’re entitled to sex because they treat you well.
When you dress “slutty” ( it doesn’t matter you can be wearing a garbage bag) men feel entitled to comment on how provocative you look and how you deserve anything that THEY do to you because of it.
White people trying to touch POC’s hair.
White people trying to cultural appropriate other people’s cultures.
The N word. ” Why can’t we say it?!?”
Men think it’s ok to say “bitch,” “slut,” “skank” etc etc
The whole Ground Zero mosque fiasco.
White Americans are upset because they feel their privileges are being taken away. It’s an invasion of brown people. They feel entitled, it’s their god given right, to live on stolen land happily.Historically speaking, white people felt it was their god given right to expand their territory in America (manifest destiny). This of course , disregarded the Native American tribes that already occupied these places.
White people feel entitled to a higher standard of living because they worked harder for it, while POC are too lazy to get out of poverty. Obviously they enjoy it so much.
More along the lines of imperialism/capitalism: Americans feels entitled to a higher standard of living too, no matter who it pains. Look at the produce you buy, it’s made by brown people making less than minimum wage. Prison system is a also a system of modern day slavery. In addition, Americans feel entitled to cheaper clothes, chocolate, and oil even though people across the world die because of factories, the political unrest, and the destruction of their environments. Look at the Scramble for Africa.
Then Americans have the audacity to tell POC how to get of poverty. They feel entitled to voice their racist opinions.
Straight people feel entitled to tell gays how to deal with homophobia.
Straight men feel entitled to lesbians (lesbians are just sexual devices for straight men) / believe lesbianism is a show for their entertainment.
Straight women feel entitled to have gay males as accessories best friends.
Straight people think they are the only ones entitled to heaven.
Straight people feel entitled to judge other people’s sexuality. Thinking bisexual women aren’t really bisexual for example and that bisexual men are just really gay.
Entitled to only see hetero relationships in public. For example, seeing two gay men hold hands at a park means they’re rubbing their sexuality in your face.
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