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