What is Your Privilege?

Dina Benbrahim

In White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Backpack, McIntosh says: “I have often noticed men’s unwillingness to grant that they are overprivileged, even though they may grant that women are disadvantaged… Denials which amount to taboos […] which men gain from women’s disadvantages.” Her words made me unpack my own privilege as an Arab woman living in the US. With this piece, I wanted to invite all to reflect on what privilege meant to them.