In reflection to Scalzi’s “Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting there is”, I’m quite surprised that this article had provoked hundreds of people and raised up a dispute. Because usually, the sensitive subject matters are targeted toward minorities with certain gender and race. It seemed like the issue of using the term “privilege” was [...]
I found the comments and descriptions in this article to be very good. Being a straight white male it made me think a lot about my position in the world. The analogies where precise and non threatening. One thing that is clear is these positions have been rapidly changing. There is great proof of [...]
Reading the essay “Straight White Male is the Lowest Difficulty Setting” after reading Steve’s response and after the class where the racial slur was written has had me thinking a lot about privilege, culture, and gender. The lack of gender parity in the technology field is pretty apparent (even if Marissa Meyer of Yahoo doesn’t think it’s [...]
I chose to write about John Scalzi’s essay titled “Straight White Male is the Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is.” Race relations and privilege are topics that are seldomly discussed on the floor and to be fair, neither are politics. My class prefers to talk more about what projects people are working on or where the next [...]
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A brilliantly metaphor used to explain the word “privileged” by John Scalzi. Probably even universal to people who have never played a computer game.
Having said that I would like to add, this blog post isn’t easy to comment on. I had a big 2 day discussion with my friends over this topic. A lot of [...]
This is a really interesting analogy article. Also, the author talks about three different issue in one time, but not use a boring way. He makes a fun of it. He uses video game to describe a real thing happen everyday. As a filmmaker, I believe most of great works done by the people who [...]