Question about being a good trans* ally... (self.SRSWomen)
25 ups - 2 downs = 23 votes
I apologize for my ignorance in advance.
Where is the line between standing up for the trans* community/calling out bullshit when I see it and cissplaining by "speaking for them"? I've been reading various blogs on the subject, but do any trans* women or knowledgeable allies want to weigh in on this?
(I have huge respect for the knowledge and sensitivity in this subreddit. I was hesitant to bring this to r/AskTransgender because I'd heard some unsavory things about a couple of the mods there. Or maybe that was r/transgender. Hmm, I can't remember now.)
I guess I feel like, since it's not the responsibility of any given marginalized group to educate people on their own marginalization, then it must be the responsibility of allies to step up, when possible, and shoulder some of the burden, but I don't want to step on any toes or do or say something that comes across as appropriative. Is that reasonable?
12 comments submitted at 18:11:04 on Dec 31, 2012 by The_Reckoning