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JJ Barnes

JJ Barnes writes about parenting, feminism, current affairs and writing

By - JJBarnes

Why are we so entitled and selfish that we won’t make space to accommodate people with disabilities without a fight?

I wrote recently about privileges and my own experiences with male privilege, white privilege and class privilege. But I only touched on able-bodied privilege. But able-bodied privilege is something I benefit from every day. It is something I haven’t earned, something I haven’t fought for. And it seems to be something so many of us want to fight to keep,

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By - JJBarnes

Why I believe in the importance of recognising privilege.

The idea of privilege is pretty trendy right now. Male privilege, white privilege, class privilege. On one side it’s pretty easy to accuse someone of having one of these things as a way of discounting their accomplishments as being merely a product of their privilege. And on the other side, people are accused of victimising themselves by blaming the privilege