able bodied people by the very nature of their able bodiedness get treated different and afforded things the disabled do not.
No, the disabled get treated differently. Being able-bodied is the norm. Usually the disabled are treated differently because people try to be extra nice to them. The horror.
And yes, they do tend to get hired less. People in wheelchairs usually suck as construction workers.
men by very virtue of being male, are afforded things that women are not (higher pay for the same job, etc...)
The 77-cent story is a myth. There are several reasons why men make more, but it isn't 23% more. Usually it has a lot to do with experience, education, working full-time instead of part-time, being a member of a union, etc. In the Netherlands young women make more than young men. Is female privilege to blame? Am I being oppressed by the Matriarchy?
It is smaller things...almost not perceptible to the folks in the class that has the particular privilege. ie. men don't realize it is their maleness that means things like
"odds of being hired for a job, when competing against female applicants, are probably skewed in the male's favor. The more prestigious the job, the larger the odds are skewed."
Of course. Employers don't risk losing their male employee for months because of pregnancies. I'd rather hire men as well, especially for important jobs. On top of that, women tend to be sick more often. Nature is a ******.
ie...I am white. I can walk around a store, without the shopkeepers assuming I am about to steal something, and thus they follow me around. That is something not afforded people of color....
"People of color" lol. Gotta love PC newspeak. Everyone is a person of color.
And no, you can't assume that you won't be followed around by the shopkeeper. Especially not when you're in your teens.
And yes, shopkeepers would sooner suspect hispanics and negroes. Crime statistics and all that. Who would you follow around, granddad in a three-piece suit or that mexican guy who looks like a gang member? Oh, the oppression!