The Pecking Order of the World

Sexual violence has a lot to do with abuse of power. The ‘pecking order’ describes how people have different kinds of influence and power in society because of who they are, where they were born and/or how they identify in the world. The pecking order creates unfair and unearned social advantages that can also be called ‘privilege’.

For anyone who dares to imagine a world without sexual violence, understanding the ways that power and privilege works in your life is basic education.
Take the Test

Plot the markers that give you social status. The test gives you choices to put yourself above and below the line of equality. Above the line – you have more advantage and privilege in society. Below the line, you are disadvantaged and likely experience discrimination because of it. Place yourself as far from the line as you like.

Quick Instructions Pecking Order Animated Instructions