Why Pressuring Someone to ‘Educate’ You About Their Struggles Is Oppression, Not Understanding

Social justice work can be exhausting – especially when people say things like “You should calm down and educate me.”

Kat Blaque’s heard this way too many times, so she’s breaking down why saying that is demeaning, dehumanizing, and an oppressive way to get the information you’re looking for.

If you really want to understand, check out this funny and insightful video with tips on a more effective way to go about it.

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The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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Kat Blaque is a Contributing Vlogger for Everyday Feminism. She’s also a children’s illustrator and thrift store shopper. Check out Kat’s website and YouTube channel, and follow Kat on Twitter @kat_blaque. Watch her videos here!