i’m starting to think that the existing language (in english) we use to talk about structural power dynamics is just too abstract that it becomes easy for people to make a connection between β€œi cannot see my own biases (yet)” to not seeing what a power dynamic is fundamentally.

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recently tried explaining this to a family member who i had previously thought understood it. they where caught up in what was being said, rather than what is said and not said at the same time. getting people to see beyond the barrier of their own individualism is tough.

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