Privilege alone does not invalidate an opinion, just as lack of privilege does not validate an opinion. Further, a privileged person does not necessarily have an uninformed opinion, just as a person without privilege does not necessarily have an informed opinion. Phrases like “check your privilege” are designed merely to shame someone into one way (i.e. YOUR way) of thinking.
Check your ignorance.
So very true, especially on Tumblr. When someone says “check your privilege”, it reminds me of a five year old refusing to breathe until their parents will buy them that shiny toy or tasty candy bar that they want.