I can’t talk about money without talking about my relationship to money. I grew up middle class. Or maybe upper middle class? I’m not sure what the defining features are. We only had one car most of the time, and were only allowed two gifts from Santa, but also we had a pool for a … Continue readingWhite Money in Social Justice
Coming off the high of Ghostbusters last summer, the first Wonder Woman trailer dropped. I wrote an article about the importance of the movie to me. I dug up a story from my childhood about Wonder Woman and waxed poetic about how much this movie would mean to me. My feminism and social justice … Continue readingWonder Woman: Listening in the Name of Intersectionality
Dear Matt Walsh, Kindly take your patriarchal condescension and shove it. If I for one second ever believe that you give a flying fuck about women’s sports, please, let my friends know that I’ve been abducted by aliens. Can you do that for me, Matt Walsh? That would be awesome. I’ve scrolled through your history, … Continue readingMatt Walsh Doesn’t Care About Women’s Sports
Finding Anger, Forgetting Guilt. Anger is a new emotion for me. I realize I’m a 30 year old woman and I should probably have a better handle on this. But discovering anger, feeling it, naming it, and expressing it, are all part of a very new process for me. Someone said to me recently that … Continue readingIn Search of the Angry White Woman
Stop defending assholes who don’t need defending This was a twitter rant this morning, if you prefer it in twitter form it’s available here: https://twitter.com/i/moments/838062488822366210 If you prefer it in essay form, here you go: Dear white folks who want to argue Casey Affleck with me… Please read this first as I’m tired of saying … Continue readingCasey Affleck is an Asshole
White people and our obsession with labels. Hello, my name is Erynn and I’m white. Oh I know, you don’t see colour. Well, I’m sure you believe that. I’m going to keep talking about it though because whether you see it or not, it’s there. Is ‘white’ an insufficient introduction? If I weren’t white, you’d already have … Continue readingWe Are What We Are
No one hates white women as much as they hate themselves. This article has a Part I which establishes the shattered identity of white women following the 2016 election and the Women’s March on Washington. I forget about the brainwashing process. I suppose that’s the point, but it still surprises me whenever I realize I’ve … Continue readingThe State of White Women — Part ||
The State of White Women White women, this is not another piece about how you’ve messed up. The election campaign was hard. It was hard for so many people, for so many reasons. But I want to talk about how it affected white women.
On Ghostbusters: I have to say something, I have to, because for the first time in my life I felt something that I had never felt before. I sat in that theatre and though I’ve been watching movies my entire life I saw and felt something completely new.