Women’s Studies (Humanities), 1988

Like Marx’s “Kapital”, a clever method of intellectualising resentment towards those who are lucky or have advantages others don’t. A form of secular Original Sin which can only be atoned for by public crawling.

Rarely aimed at China’s Politbureau, Castro, Islamic Mullahs, or anyone outside Western countries who share the same traits, the modern formularisation of middle-class self-hatred is broadly attributed to feminist “scholar” Peggy McIntosh’s 1988 paper “White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Women’s Studies”.