This is me when I'm not doing the stuff for my regular blog. That means not necessarily as careful, not necessarily as able to do things, lots of things could be different than usual. I don't do trigger warnings, and I have genuine well thought out reasons that aren't just some kind of callous BS.
Do You Live in a Bubble? A Quiz | PBS NewsHour
I scored a 39. I saw it coming. I grew up in NW DC (although, back in the 80s, DC was hardly what it is now), have never watched a full episode of Oprah, Dr. Phil, or Judge Judy, and don’t have the attention span to be a big movie buff. But I do own a Jimmie Johnson shirt (it was more of a drunken purchase at NASCAR than an ironic one, too).
What’s your score?
I got a 56. I grew up super rural, blur collar breadwinner, the whole nine yards. Some of these questions are pretty hilarious. I wonder if a milking parlor counts as a “factory floor”?
I got a 46, this sort of thing is incredibly interesting to me. Coming from a working class (low low income) family in Iowa to working in a law office in Chicago where the clientele is mostly North Shore divorce clients, I can see that great divide often.
I scored 25, straddling the line between “A first-generation upper-middle-class person with middle-class parents” (typical score: 33) and “A second-generation (or more) upper-middle-class person who has made a point of getting out a lot” (typical score: 9). Ayep.
Pretended I was American, answered all questions as though I’d lived my life in the US, and got 59.
69: A lifelong resident of a working-class neighborhood with average television and movie going habits//A first-generation middle-class person with working-class parents and average television and movie going habits.
17: A second-generation (or more) upper-middle-class person who has made a point of getting out a lot. Typical: 9.
25: A second-generation (or more) upper-middle-class person who has made a point of getting out a lot. Typical: 9.
Not surprised, I guess. I do kind of fail pop culture, but I never really connected it with class until now. Huh.
You got 63 points: 48–99: A lifelong resident of a working-class neighborhood with average television and movie going habits. Typical: 77.
42–100: A first-generation middle-class person with working-class parents and average television and movie going habits. Typical: 66.
11–80: A first-generation upper-middle-class person with middle-class parents. Typical: 33.
I got a 15, and I kiiiiind of fit the description of “0–20: A second-generation (or more) upper-middle-class person with the television and movie going habits of the upper middle class. Typical: 2” except I pretty much never go to the movies because so many are misogynistic or otherwise bigoted and especially after the film industry rallied around a child rapist, and a lot of the others are accounted for me being a general shut in. I know that fits the description, but it seems like the results are geared more towards “You are social but avoid mainstream things because of your privilege” as opposed to, “You are asocial and watch the same 20 tv shows over and over while surfing the Internet.” I also don’t drink period (for fear of family alcoholism and because of medication), but I do eat a lot of processed food because I can’t afford much better, so maybe I should have scored there?
It seems like this poll neglects, at the very least, how disability affects some of the questions.
Also this is from the asshole who wrote the Bell Curve.
I got 53. I am certain my score would have been higher if I weren’t disabled. And in fact there are also things that lowered my score because I am too poor to do them, which kind of defeats the point of the quiz. (It’s rare I can go out to eat or go to the movies, and I’m sure as hell not buying a pickup.) And I’m not employed so wouldn’t be wearing a uniform. If I answer a couple questions in terms of my family rather than me I get 59 so not much difference though.
I grew up thinking I was middle class, but I’m now told that I was more like upper working class. Because apparently there’s an area where the working class overlaps the middle class in terms of income (like we actually made less than some plumbers, even with my mom working more than one job), and apparently the power structure of my parents’ jobs is more working class than middle class. We lived in a mixed middle/working class neighborhood but I went to a private school with mostlyupper middle class kids that I thought were all rich. As an adult I’ve always been poor due to disability, and have lived in low income areas by necessity.
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almost… 31. Yep. Pretty bubbly.
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