With so many ways of being oppressed today it is difficult to know how much of a victim you truly are. This guide will help you determine how bad you have it.
First, the Categories of Privilege are arranged in order of most to least oppressed and assigned points:
It is well-known that white people are literally Hitler. While one can alter xer gender, sexuality and weight, ethnicity is fixed and absolute and thus POC experience a level of oppression most victims can only dream of.
While it can be argued that trans people face more oppression than POC, xhey lack the history and so lose the upper hand. However xhey are marginalized by both radical feminists and even gays, thus securing xhem a respectable amount of discrimination.
- Straight vs. Queer (3 points)
Queer refers to anyone who regularly engages in anything other than PIV sex. By being denied the right to marry, xhey overtake womyn and claim the bronze in the Oppression Olympics.
While the patriarchy does oppressively bind all womyn to a stove, xhey have unfortunately made far too much progress to make it on the podium.
- Skinnies vs. Fats (1 point)
Fats are new to the sport but they show promise. As xheir numbers increase so will, ironically, xheir status as an oppressed minority.
Next, use the Diamond of Oppression to find your place in the hierarchy.
Fundamental Theorem of Otherness: An individual’s otherness points can be added and the sum of one’s otherness points determines xer level of oppression.
Corollary: Individuals with equal otherness points are equally oppressed and those with more otherness points are more oppressed than those with less.
Tumblr’s Law: Oppressed others hold dominion over all less oppressed individuals. That is, less oppressed people must never question or speak about their superiors.
How to use the Diamond
Every individual is represented as a string of 5 placeholders, arranged from most to least oppressed (see above). An appropriate point value is placed in each position to signify inclusion in the corresponding otherness category or exclusion from it (0).
00000 = 0 points = White, Cis, Straight, Male, Skinny
50301 = 9 points = POC, Cis, Queer, Male, Fat
04020 = 6 points = White, Trans, Straight, Female, Skinny
00000 = Literally Hitler (also, Jesus)
00321 = Average feminist
04001 = Chaz Bono
50000 = True Jesus
50020 = Michelle Obama