Wednesday, March 28, 2018


I was having a discussion with a person who was telling me about how the marginalized shouldn't be viewed as having lesser value than any other person. My response was: "But that's why they're considered marginalized, isn't it?"

In the end, it was a matter of understanding and definition. I'm not one for the idea of intrinsic worth - for me, value is determined subjectively, by other people, and we value some people (or what they can do for us, anyway) more than we value others.

But there was a part of me that wondered if it wasn't words like "marginalized" and "powerless" that were the issue, because they informed people of what other people thought.

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