Fangirl Saves the World

just who the hell do you think you are, anyway?

about me & the blog

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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.

about Fangirl

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.

Written by Fangirl

October 6, 2009 at 10:46 am

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  1. When I grow up, I want to be a pony.

    I’m a fangirl, too, and I do think that Fandom does some pretty awesome stuff. It does some pretty awful stuff, too, but remarkably, so does everyone else, and Fandom has given me a lot of opportunities to get better and talking about the social justice stuff. 🙂

    Anna

    October 12, 2009 at 5:17 am

  2. […] made notes of as many identities as I could think of on the “about me” page,* so I won’t list them again here. They might be worth looking over if you want […]

  3. I just started reading this blog and just wanted to give you a thumbs up, I really enjoy it!

    Also, I have a small request, could you recommend books for us? I believe that are way of thinking is influenced by but also reflected in our readings, and would love to poke at your reading list.

    Thank you, and happy new year (btw, I heard of your blog through your livejournal 2010 resolutions, and I hope this is one of the resolutions you will hold 😀 )

    Julie

    January 3, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    • If you’re looking for feminist books, specifically, I’m afraid I can’t help much on that front. I really want to read Yes Means Yes! and The Purity Myth, but I haven’t yet ’cause I think they’re just coming out in hard cover. Most of my reading has been online so far. I started with Bitch Magazine (the actual magazine, though I read the online parts, too) and Feministing, but both of those have shown to be problematic in terms of racism, sexism and transphobia. Recently, I’ve been reading FWD/Forward for some great intersectional feminist posts. (You can check out my blogroll, too.)

      For, uhm, actual books… What Happened to Lani Garver an Freak the Mighty are two of my favorites. They’re both YA with social justice issues. Also, they’re just really good books.

      I’m glad to hear that you like my blog! That sort of thing definitely helps me keep the resolution to keep writing!

      Fangirl

      January 4, 2010 at 2:08 am


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