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The more I thought about this offensive origin story I had created for myself, the angrier I got. So I started to do something about it.
White privilege is a helluva drug. Case in point: the Capitol siege.
Despite her white feminist impulse—and I defy anyone to find a white feminist who has not given into their worst white feminist impulses—Ruth Bader Ginsburg was rather forward-thinking.
To put it plainly, white people, including white women, have advantages simply by virtue of their skin color—advantages that I will never have. These advantages are often invisible. These advantages are also unearned. And that’s why talking to someone who has never considered their privilege about the fact that they have privilege can be so jarring for them.
In which I introduce Rewire's latest venture: MY BLOG.
I'm working with other survivors and New York City Council in the hopes of empowering sexual assault survivors with information about their rights.