This article, Straight White Male: The lowest difficulty there is has been passed around in the Twitterverse for the past week or so. I think it does a very good job explaining the concept of 'privilege.' If life was a video game, being a straight white male would be the lowest difficulty setting, the easiest way to play the game with all else being equal.
To me, there's something missing though. As a straight white male, I realize I have things very easy. But things would be even easier if I was Christian or even just religious.
It'd be easy to throw up my arms and say it is all part of God's plan and just assume I'll be rewarded with eternal life in heaven.
It'd be easy to be part of the majority and not part of a minority studies have shown to be the least trusted in America.
What do you think? Is being non-religious somewhat equivalent (in terms of privilege) to being non-straight, non-white and non-male?
NB: If you don't agree with the concept of 'privilege' at all, there's no point in commenting on this.