Okay. I chronically dissociate. My psychiatrist agrees that I have a severe dissociative disorder - most likely DID or “multiple personalities.” So I am a multiple. I experience discrete parts of myself or alters which take control of my body while I black out.
But. But. But. I cannot entertain this otherkin stuff. I don’t know why you think that you have a vampire or a faery or what-have-you living in your body, but that does not make you DID. I suspect that the majority of otherkin multiples are self-diagnosed. I also suspect that they are young (under 20).
This is just from what I have seen on Tumblr.
Another thing: there is no such thing as singleton privilege. There is such thing as ableism. If you are disabled by a mental illness, you may experience discrimination. But no one oppresses you simply by not being multiple. They may not understand you, but that is not the same as oppressing you.
otherkin and DID are separate things, but things that can happen together. most of the ‘kin multiples we know are actually over 20, and have been diagnosed with DID. tumblr isn’t actually the only place in the world to get an education on this stuff.
all of our anger got put onto one alter. one alter who was made purely from anger, with nothing else to temper it. he’s darkkin.
one of our alters fled from humanity, burying it within herself. she had to take abuse, and she had to make it seem like she still liked the man that did it. puppy dogs are very good at that.
you don’t have to ‘entertain this otherkin stuff’. but you don’t have to insult those who do.
as for privilege, it’s not all about oppression. as a person with light skin, i get taken a lot more seriously then dark-skinned people around here. no one will make negative assumptions based on my skin colour. those are privileges. it’s discriminatory to not take someone seriously because of their skin colour, or to assume they’re a bad parent because of their skin colour, but those alone aren’t oppression. there are privileges that singletons have over multiples, and i’m pretty sure that if you ask, people will be able to give a decent list of them.