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Dec. 29th, 2010 06:14 pm (UTC)
Re: definitions?
What do you agree with that I've said?

Your comment seems to assume that I'm against using the language or that the language itself is problematic. That was not at all my intended point--I was pointing out that there are two main definitions being used, and I wanted a sense of which was intended by the OP, and which was generally accepted by the community.

I don't find it useful to toss out the concept/language of privilege--I have found the concept/language of privilege to be very useful to me and my activist communities, particularly with a shared definition. (Of course I have only experienced a shared definition of the second sort that I laid out (rooted in insitutional oppression), not the first, so I cannot speak to that one being personally useful to me.)
Dec. 29th, 2010 06:32 pm (UTC)
Re: definitions?
I am agreeing that there are more than one set of definitions and connotations at play here even if it's just one (or two) words being used.
Dec. 29th, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC)
Tossed out
I'm not sure that I understand that everyone who has used "tossed out" or treated on comments where it appears, in this thread, is using th phrase in the same way. Tabled or tabled? Tossed out as in with the bathwater or as in onto the playing field to find out whether it is useful?