Modern additions to the knapsack

It’s always worth revisiting Peggy Macintosh’s “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” just because it’s good, and has the potential to actually create apathy.  I’d like to add a few things from a feminist slant:

  • You have the ability to sing a popular song and have the love interest’s gender match your preferred gender.
  • You can dress as almost anything for Halloween, not just “slutty X” or “that obscure female sidekick nobody remembers.”

 

Seriously.  I love Thor, so I’m going to go as. . .Natalie Portman?  And sorry guys, but unless I want to get mistaken for Jackie O or dress in a skintight black vinyl suit, there really aren’t any Venture Brothers costumes for me.

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