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posted by [personal profile] dglenn at 05:24am on 2017-03-13

"The truth of the matter is that privileged people have all of society as a safe space; our culture and even our laws are formed around their comfort. The most unequal laws of history have existed to protect the safe space of those in power -- a space safe from abortions, from queer marriages, from black people and women voting, from anything that challenges their supremacy. Many of the people catered to by the entire setup of society are the same ones who would claim that life never gave them a 'safe space.'

"Of course the privileged don't understand the need for such a space. Safe spaces exist to give marginalized people a quiet moment of respite from a society that has done everything in its power to disenfranchise and disempower us. Those who have power, money, and influence have never experienced such a thing. The world has been made safe for them from the beginning."

-- Na'amen Gobert Tilahun, "Easily-Triggered Privileged People Have Turned Society Into Their Own Giant Safe Space", 2017-01-30

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