Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Where does David Norris rank on the privilege scale?

Senator David Norris is a former university lecturer and a current member of the Oireachtas. He is also the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in Ireland and he is credited in helping reform the Irish anti-homosexual laws.

I did start out on that campaign [for homosexual law reform] but I found very quickly that the mechanism of discrimination was exactly the same against women, against ethnic minorities, against the handicapped, so I broadened out and this now is how I see things, very much so.[via Wikipedia]

Recently he announced that he is suffering from cancer.

I wonder where a homosexual with a life threatening illness ranks on the privilege checking scale. Is he underprivileged high enough to allow him to make comments like these:

THE FINE Gael TD accused of “talking through her fanny” by David Norris is to lodge a formal complaint about the Trinity senator over his “sexist” remarks.
Regina Doherty is the Deputy Director of Elections for the Seanad Abolition Referendum, but Mr Norris also dismissed her opinions as “The Regina Monologues”. In a statement, Ms Doherty said she was “upset” by the comments.[link]

As a white male I lack the privilege rights to criticize Senator Norris who scores higher due to being unprivileged as a homosexual. I trust feminists will also check their privilege before wading into battle against Senator Norris.
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