Wednesday 10 January 2018

Funny Sort Of 'Privilege', Gaby...

Gaby Hinsliff in 'CiF' decides she was wrong to sneer at people who used the phrase 'check your privilege':
If you can read this, you’re privileged compared to the 15% of Britons who aren’t functionally literate, and so should think twice before making snotty assumptions about people who don’t follow the news.
I mean, one that can easily be overcome for free, by simple learning....


DJ said...

That line of argument would work way better if these folks hadn't just spent two years claiming that Brexiteers were all, like, totes stoopid and so they shouldn't be allowed to vote.

Robert the Biker said...

Translation: Im a thick bastard, worship me!

Pcar said...

Gove's education reforms working then.

In Blair/Brown era it had increased to >20% and they had TV ads in 2008-2010 telling us:
"More than 1 in 5 adults can't 0845 xxxxxxx for more info on Free "learn to read" courses in your area."

On Blair/Brown era TV ads, remember those Orwellian "You can't hide. We know...." ads about SORN?

JuliaM said...

"That line of argument would work way better if..."

You expect consistency?

"Gove's education reforms working then."

He really did what he set out to do!