there’s this growing trend of marginalised people claiming that it’s “not their responsibility” to educate others when asked to clarify something, and to an extent it’s true. no one is required to provide information on a subject when asked, especially if the asking itself is voiced disrespectfully. but when somebody asks an honest question about something they don’t understand, in an attempt to better themselves and be more sensitive/aware in the future, it’s kinda bullshit to just shut them down for no reason. after all, it doesn’t take long to explain something, and by reacting so harshly you’re just going to scare that person off and possibly stop them from wanting to learn more about that topic.
so yeah, you’re right - it’s not your responsibility. but it’s a nice thing to do, and why wouldn’t you do it? you’re not losing anything, except maybe five minutes of your time. educating people is always better than slamming them for daring to ask questions - and in the long run, it works out better for everyone.