Yes, I love how you compared it to how we (as feministas) speak about men. We run into the same issues. And, as you said, if that behavior does not apply to that individual, then they can understand the intent without berating the speaker. Like, when we speak about how men benefit from male privilege, we cannot be like “a few benefit.” Even though we know there are exceptions to every rule, when we speak about isms like racism and sexism, we are discussing social structures. So, the entire point of speaking about these is to dismantle them and before we do that, we have to describe it. See, this is why I wrote this piece — curiosity and introspection. Thanks so much for reading and I appreciate your thoughtful comment. 🌷

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