What is privilege? Is it having enough money to go to a good school and to be able to pay for a college education? Is it being born into the right family, at the right time, in right area? Is it having the right skin color or gender or ethnicity?
If we focus on gender, right there we can see a lot of privileges afforded to one and not the other. In school, more is expected from boys. In the workplace, often men are chosen for jobs over women. And as children, men were taught to be more aggressive than women, which translated to climbing in the workplace. So is this a privileged that men are conditioned to excel more than women?
And now we have affirmative action, which applies to women in college and the workplace. Once, a white Christian boy from a middle class household had all the potential to be the next world leader. But now with affirmative action, that boy has nothing to go on but his own character. So is privilege turning its tables? But then again, even with affirmative action diversifying colleges and the workplace, it still seems as though men are rising to executive positions over women.