Trans people are vulnerable to many types of harms. And unfortunately, some of these harms can come from their “allies”– people who claim to want to help them. On today’s episode, Andy and Christiane talk to the philosopher Rachel McKinnon, who writes about allies and their relationship to the trans community. She tells us that one of the bad behaviors that allies can be guilty of is something called gaslighting. Rachel describes for us two of the major problems with gaslighting: it’s a particularly harmful form of epistemic injustice and it can lead to a type of post traumatic stress disorder.

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Thanks to Evelyn Brosius for our logo. Music used in this episode (in order of appearance):

    1. Cases to Rest” by Blue Dot Sessions
      From the Free Music Archive
      CC BY-NC 4.0
    2. Soothe” by Blue Dot Sessions
      From the Free Music Archive
      CC BY-NC 4.0
    3. Stillness” by Blue Dot Sessions
      From the Free Music Archive
      CC BY-NC 4.0
    4. Soothe” by Blue Dot Sessions
      From the Free Music Archive
      CC BY-NC 4.0
    5. Heliotrope” by Blue Dot Sessions
      From the Free Music Archive
      CC BY-NC 4.0

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