At a youth event, adults and youth are standing in a circle. The adults are bunched toward one end.
An adult and frequent taker of UUA workshops said, rather grandly "I don't want all the power to be at one side of the circle," and moved to the other side of the circle.
CC, who is a pragmatist when her feet hurt, turned to the youth next to her and said "I reject the notion that I'm more powerful than you," and stayed where she was. Youth seemed amused.
Hearing this, the first adult said "Well, the youth are more powerful, I meant I didn't want all of them on one side," which was a nice save, but I wasn't buying it. We all heard what she said and the meaning was clear.
CC, whose feet still hurt, turned back to the youth and said "I reject the notion that you're more powerful than me, I'm still not moving." Youth seemed again amused.
And we went on with our activity.
My question is, while being basically aware of power imbalances certainly makes us more able to work on them, is pointing them out incessantly really helpful?
As you can imagine by what I wrote, my guess is "no." But I'm willing to be talked another way on the issue.