Oldest Siblings and the Problem of Privilege

Did you know oldest siblings can be jerks?  Neither did I.  Because I am an oldest sibling and never saw myself as jerk-like.Yet I’m surrounded by younger sibling friends who regale me with tales of just how selfish, self-centered, and just plain mean their older siblings can be.  And the more I hear their stories, the more I recognize myself.Shoot.I also went from being the oldest sibling in my family to marrying a youngest sibling.  Turns out when you’re the spouse of the least powe … [Read more...]