From the cis leader of the
“trans” “cissupremacist people who want to earn liberal brownie points” group on campus when I objected to the fact that, whenever I bring up problematic language, he ignores me and tells me off.
I have no problem addressing my faults with using correct language. I recognize the fact that I am not perfect with it and I am trying to improve. I would – and do- welcome criticism of my language and other things if they are presented in a respectful manner. However, you are not respectful. They are phrased as attacks, with implications that my efforts are undermined because of them and that my work loses its value because of these things. You also have an air of negativity about much of the work we do and I wonder if you even believe allies are at all effective or useful. As I said before, [the group] needs to sit down and have a serious talk about expectations and communication if we are going to continue to function. I didn’t follow up on that last time because I hoped things would work themselves out. Obviously they haven’t. We can further discuss these issues when we all meet.
yeah… he just used a tone argument on me. And said that degendering and dehumanizing trans people doesn’t undermine his efforts. Then drew out the “ALLY” (read that thing, seriously!) sign to tell me that I should be nicer to him because “ALLY!“.