Peggy McIntosh, author of "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack"
From Peggy McIntosh's article available in full link. The rest of this article will be directly quoted from that. I posted the whole link as well, but for the tl;dr crowd, this is the meat and potatoes of it.
My schooling gave me no training in seeing myself as an oppressor, as an unfairly advantaged person, or as a participant in a damaged culture. I was taught to see myself as an individual whose moral state depended on her individual moral will. My schooling followed the pattern my colleague Elizabeth Minnich has pointed out: whites are taught to think of their lives as morally neutral, normative,...
So being as math is the bane of my existence right now and I've finally snapped and nothing is left of my motivation in regards to math but a manifestation of pure rage and anger I am going to rant more about how much I hate math. I have grown to hate it so much that I am now putting effort and energy into my hatred of it. So I will now continue my venting and raging about why students shouldn't have to suffer like so.That said parts of this are going to be taken from my comment over on my 'is math necessary' poll.
So being as bitter about math as I've grown to be, I've done quite a bit of research...
I've been disheartened to hear rhetoric and see actions in the media lately that show me just how appallingly sexist our so-called "modern" and progressive society still is.
Yes, I'm calling sexism on this one, and no, that's not a word I wave around carelessly.
I'm calling sexism because a number of women's issues have come up in the public forum lately, and no one seems to care A) what women think about that or B) perspectives on issues that aren't fifty years old. I recently posted link which details exactly how offensive these conversations are.