"No seriously, we are a profession that is made up of 80% women. Why the fuck is basic feminist theory not mandatory reading in library school?"
Lauren Bradley wrote that on Facebook responding to a thread in a library group with this update, "Thank god for the retired male librarian who was brave enough to instruct all the female librarians on how they should feel when a patron asks them if they are pregnant! No question is complete until we get the white male perspective on the issue!!!"
I'm not sure I can add anything to Lauren's recommendation. MLIS programs, got that?
For the record, I do think that white male elders and other of privilege can and should participate in discussions about diversity, race, ethnicity, ability, gender, sexuality, etc., but it should come from and express empathy and learning.