In the interest of full disclosure and transparency I’d like to briefly identify my inherent biases and positions of privilege. Because what groups we are born into have a large impact on how we think and view the world you have a right to know where my opinions are based from. I have privilege, and I have inherent bias, and I will to my best to be aware of that and write as neutrally as I am capable of given those circumstances.
I am an American college-educated mid 20s bisexual white cis female from an upper-middle class family. I cannot honestly write from any other perspective. I cannot place myself in the perspective of the particular nuances of feminism from a Black or Hispanic or Asian woman, or a gay or straight or trans woman, or from an underprivileged woman. I cannot being to imagine what the experiences of a feminist in China or France or Chile or Saudi Arabia or Ghana might be like. To do so would be inappropriate and would do a disservice to feminists who are any combination of those traits.
I welcome these opinions, I want to hear your stories, and I hope that through mine we can find a common ground from which we can all reach equality in our society. As a white woman my voice is one that has been often been heard in feminist discourse; I hope to add a unique social perspective in the digital age. I have a strong background in traditionally male-dominated social scenes (comic books, gaming, metal and industrial music, and more) which has given me an insight into patriarchy and shifting attitudes towards gender in society.