Heather Ross expressed the concern that some forms of open pedagogy might not be safe for some marginalized groups, and lists a number of examples. While I very much agree that we should avoid harming people with open pedagogy (or openness in general), I want to point to two important caveats: first, openness is neither the cause of nor the solution to these groups' marginalization, and shouldn't be expected to be able to make things right. And second, consequentially, we should not use these concerns to turn our back on open pedagogy or openness in general. Note also Ross's reference to the book A Guide to Making Open Textbooks With Students. Image: Here (author unknown).