This blog is starting in the wake of the 2016 elections. It’s a time where white feminists are being forced to get a grip and really SEE what’s going on in America. It’s the part in the horror movie where we learn that the call is coming from INSIDE THE HOUSE. We want to scream but we know, I hope we know, it’s time to clean house.
Who am I? I’m a white feminist trying to be better.
In the last year I became aware of the term White Feminist as a pejorative. It might have been through The Love Life Of An Asian Guy (LLAG) or through other non-white channels. Instead of yelling “Not all white feminists goddamnit motherfuckers! Not MEEEEEEEEE” I sat with it.
It didn’t feel good. I read more, I concentrated, and soon I could see…white feminists….and they were not alone or unfamiliar. I could see shadows of myself walking among them.
Who am I?
I’m a white American woman. I live in Japan and have for 15 years. I teach English. I teach dance. I make stuff. I make a lot of stuff. I write. I’m a white feminist trying to be better.
-Kathryn Ozma Robarts