What Is White/Male Privilege?

You can’t spend more than a few minutes in a feminist space without hearing people talk about privilege. And if you’re new to feminism, the concept can be overwhelming. What exactly does “privilege” mean? What does it look like in today’s society?

Check out this video from Marina Watanabe for an explanation of white privilege and male privilege and visit her Youtube Channel for her other great videos!

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Marina Watanabe is a 21 year old vlogger, blogger, overenthusiastic tweeter, college student, and creator of dumb literary tees. Her passions include putting off responsibilities and being sarcastic on all social media platforms. She is majoring in Women’s Studies with a minor in Communications at Sacramento State and hopes to continue using social media as a tool to discuss and raise awareness for feminist and social justice issues. Marina is currently working on a project called Women of YouTube that aims to give perspectives from a wide array of female content creators on the internet and give advice to and educate young women and girls. She also runs a Tumblr called Everyday Harassment that serves as a safe space for women to share their stories and educate others on the nature and frequency of sexual harassment. Check out her Tumblr, or follow her on Twitter!