I feel like we need a ‘mansplaining’ equivalent word for when non-minorities speak over minorities as though they have more knowledge/authority than the people in question.
I just saw a post literally all about how non-Jewish people should not speak over Jewish people in relation to the holocaust and related topics, literally the post was just saying “please don’t tell us how we feel is wrong/act like you have more authority on this than us” and yet the comments of course had people doing exactly that.
Racism/anti-semetism/homophobia/transphobia/ableism/xenophobia isn’t specific enough for these instances, and bringing those things up doesn’t necessarily explain what the problem with these types of unwanted responses is, whereas ‘mansplaining’ is concise and clear and within 1 word explains how the response given was inappropriate.
Also, having a specific word could help people who do this with the best intentions realise how
annoying unhelpful it is and work on being better in the future.
Idk, I just think that if we had a specific equivalent word for this then it’d help a lot of communication and help people understand how to act more respectfully when other people try to have their voices heard.