Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Ally, Ally, Who Wants to be an Ally?

I just got an email from Sarah Johnson to tell me that my name has been added to the list of Ally folks on the college's Ally Web site. That's the good news.

The not-so-good news is that I'm one of FOUR names on the whole page. That's right: FOUR.

Now, come on. It can't possibly be the case that there are only four of us who are willing to put our names to this kind of statement:

"An ally is a member of a dominant group who rejects the dominant ideology and takes action against oppression out of a belief that eliminating oppression benefits everyone...An ally is a person who takes a stand against social injustice directed at target groups. These include:

-- men who speak out against sexism
-- white people who speak out against racism, and
-- heterosexual people who speak out against heterosexism and homophobia.

Take a look at the page: http://www.ithaca.edu/lgbt/ally.html

Want to add your name to the list? Email me at dlynch@ithaca.edu. And Sarah will be in touch.



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