What exactly is western privilege? What does it consist of? Who benefits from it? Who doesn’t?
Before anyone rolls their eyes, hear me out for a second. I’m not “trolling” anyone. I really do want honest answers. The only time I’ve seen the phrase “western privilege” used is when people are trying to get folks talking about racism/sexism/misogynoir/transmisogyny to “stop complaining.” I’ve had the “you have a laptop/smartphone so you have western privilege” argument thrown at me before but I know it can’t be that simple. So I would like to know exactly what y’all think “western privilege” is and who exactly benefits from it.