Ethical Alternatives to Being an Ally – Second Thoughts

Reblogged from FeministPlus:

Having seen some more conversations around ally behaviour, and done some more ally-ing and been allied-to some more, I’ve had a few more thoughts on how to navigate this area.  I’ve realised that my original thoughts missed and crucial dimension of what it means to act as an ally:


Power is one of the pervading dynamics that we’re grappling with when we do anti-oppression work.

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Thanks for this piece. As someone from many privileged positions who is trying to learn how to be a better ally, the advice which felt most important to me was about better behavior when being called out and responsibility for self education. I am rebloging this.