Additional issues Edit
To be incorporated into page if you like, I don't have the time for a thoughtful writeup:
- competing in the Oppression Olympics attaches something like a moral dimension to oppression, in which the oppressed are worthier. There are legit aspects (ie, respecting safe space, people stating their experiences and leading their own activism) but OO comes closer to "I have more oppression points than you, I win the game"
- even taking part in this kind of discourse is a relatively privileged kind of thing: the real "winners" of the OO are never likely to come near the kind of debate where it happens or to be able to take part. It's likely that everyone able to participate in anti-oppression activism needs a privilege check occasionally
Thayvian 07:08, January 28, 2010 (UTC)