Since the post on white money I’ve had some people asking me what they can do to make a difference. Many have shared their personal stories with money and the poverty mentality, but they’re still not sure what to do. There’s no one quick trick, I’m afraid. Your ideas around money and wealth have been … Continue readingFunding Social Justice: A Few Ideas
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
Allyship is not enough. I just came back from the Black Lives Matter Symposium in Cambridge. My friend, DiDi Delgado, a brilliant writer and truth-teller, asked me to co-facilitate the white panels with Abraham Lateiner and Debby Irving. In the process I learned something not only about myself, but about white folks in racial justice … Continue readingAllyship is Just a Little White Lie
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
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.