Allies, generally speaking, are people who help and support people from another group and who unite with them for a common purpose. With regard to gender, allies are people from a societally advantaged group who support those from a societally disadvantaged group, such as men who help and support women in the common cause of gender equality and cisgender people who advocate for transgender rights. Male allies recognize gender disparities and the role that sexism plays in creating obstacles for women’s success. They offer their help and support for women to reduce this inequality, not only by working to recognize and control their own gender biases but also by helping others recognize sexism and take action to reduce it. Similarly, cisgender allies advocate for transgender ...

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