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Privilege is not immunity to hardships of human life. Privileged people get cancer, autoimmune illnesses. They get attacked, robbed, mugged, murdered. They suffer child abuse, sexual abuse, physical violence.

Being privileged doesn’t mean you lived in a bubble where no harm could befall you.

But no amount of harm that a poor white child can suffer changes the fact that they are white. No amount of harm a rich person suffer changes the fact that they are rich. No amount of personal trauma that men experience can change the fact that they are men. And we don’t owe men sympathy.