What #MeToo has done, is doing, and must do for women – a South Korean perspective

This is a transcript of my talk at FILIA Feminist Conference 2018. In this session, I’m going to talk about what #MeToo has done, is doing, and must do for women across the globe. In particular, I’ll focus on the high-profile case of a South Korean politician, Ahn Hee Jung, to illustrate what happened when Continue reading What #MeToo has done, is doing, and must do for women – a South Korean perspective

I Want a Sisterhood of Savage and Dangerous Women

They said, “You are a savage and dangerous woman.” I am speaking the truth. And the truth is savage and dangerous. Nawal El Saadawi, Woman at Point Zero (1973).   Who made the world? Who gave us life? Who bore the fruits of our human history, the true ones?   Speak. Speak the truth. The Continue reading I Want a Sisterhood of Savage and Dangerous Women

A Dead Feminist Saves A Victim of Child Sexual Abuse

  “Does the sun ask itself, “Am I good? Am I worthwhile? Is there enough of me?” No, it burns and it shines. Does the sun ask itself, “What does the moon think of me? How does Mars feel about me?” No, it burns, it shines. Does the sun ask itself, “Am I as big Continue reading A Dead Feminist Saves A Victim of Child Sexual Abuse

Thinking Inequality: Pornography Revisited

Being a woman of color I was twenty years old when I first acquired an understanding of myself as a woman of color. Having grown up in a racially homogeneous society, I had theretofore never encountered inequality and dehumanization on the basis of race. I did have personal knowledge of what it meant to experience Continue reading Thinking Inequality: Pornography Revisited

여성운동 일기 (1)

        여성운동과 함께하기로 마음먹은 지 8년째다. 내 삶의 전환점이 된 8년 전, 나는 법학전문대학원 제도의 도입으로 학부 신입생 모집을 그만둔 법과대학의 2학년에 다니고 있었다. 주변의 선배와 동기들은 대부분 사법시험 공부를 할 것인지, 법학전문대학원에 입학할 것인지, 아니면 하루 빨리 취업 준비를 시작할 것인지를 고민하며 몸과 마음을 바삐 움직이고 있었다. 남들이 달리는 방향으로 따라 Continue reading 여성운동 일기 (1)