about “Fangirl Saves the World”
The thing is, I’m a feminist – and a fangirl. I like to read books and write about them. I don’t have any answers, and I’m just learning how to ask the right questions.
If you’re wondering what’s up with the blog title, I don’t expect to save the world – but I do want to try.
Some things to be aware of, because I’m not going to repeat myself a thousand times:
- Feminism is the radical notion that women are people, too.
- Racism is prejudice and privilege.
- The oppressor does not get to tell the oppressed what is and is not offensive.
Let it be known that I’m not laying these down as the be all, end all definitions of anything – this is merely the framework that I am operating within. If you have a problem with any of those definitions, please let me know. I can’t fix things I don’t know are broken. (Likewise, call me on my privilege. It’s uncomfortable, but it has to happen – not just to me, but to everyone.)
I didn’t really think I would need one of these, but my commenting policy is as follows:
- Don’t be a douche.
- Racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, sizeist, ableist, classist, etc language will not be tolerated.
- You’re free to disagree with me, but I don’t buy any bullshit. I want to see facts.
I’m a twenty-one-year-old, white, cisgender, currently abled, asexual, INTJ, girl-woman from Boston, but I grew up in rural Vermont. I’m currently an undergraduate college student, with aspirations to go into academia professionally. I like to read sociological blogs and shoujo manga – often at the same time. (I particularly enjoy applying the sociology to the manga and then blogging about it.)
When I grow up, I want to be a purple tree.