Some most excellent links on being an ally.

Keep calm and be an Ally

Tips for allies

101 Everyday Ways for Men to Be Allies to Women by Michael Urbina. I don’t agree with all of Urbina’s points, but there’s enough there to chew over.  The comments are worth a quick skim, and give you an idea of how complicated and contested some ideas can be.

How to be an ally if you are a person with privilege by Frances Kendell.

Tools for White Guys who are Working for Social Change (and other people socialized in a society based on domination)

How to be a (male) feminist ally by Elizabeth Pickett of Feminist Current.

What is a feminist ally? by A Lynn of Nerdy Feminist.

Feminist Allies..?
Resources for Allies over on Geek Feminism Wiki

Don’t be That Guy: by Synecdochic over on LJ.

Critiques of Allie-dom

Straight Allies, White Anti-Racists, Male Feminists (and Other Labels That Mean Nothing to Me) by Spectra Speaks

No more “Allies” by Mia McKenzie of Black Girl Dangerous

And a good response to it by Jamie Utt: So You Call Yourself an Ally: 10 Things All ‘Allies’ Need to Know at Everyday Feminism.

and The Trouble with Male Allies by Meghan Murphy over on Feminist Current.

The problems with white allies and white privilege written by Tanya Golash-Boza.

For Whites Who Consider Being Allies But Find it Much too Tuff from the ever excellent Crunk Feminist Collective

For white privilege, White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh is a classic in the genre, but even better is this critique of it by Jessie-Lane Metz over at the Toast: Ally-phobia: On the Trayvon Martin Ruling, White Feminism, and the Worst of Best Intentions. I especially recommend following ALL the links in that piece – your mind will thank you.

And inspired by McIntosh’s article, this one compiled by Barry Deutsch on male privilege.

And here’s another one on why we’re not “genderblind” yet.

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  1. […] together some general points here. I’ve also pulled together a bumper crop of amazing links on another post, many of which are much better than this offering, although often targeted at a different […]

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