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,...
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.