About Hermione Danger

My name is Candise, and I am an academic librarian / social justice crusader. I want to utilize the long arm of the internet to have awesome discussions about the intersections of feminism, librarianship and the media. When I say feminism, I am coming from a white, middle class experience, but my version of feminism is to advocate for social justice for all.

My feminism is queer-friendly, working to confront homophobia and transphobia (even within the queer community); Heterosexism is a graveyard.

My feminism confronts capitalism and the affects of stratification; I am writing this from my trendy MacBook. I understand that even though I have experienced a working-class childhood, I have significant class privilege. I have never lived in serious poverty, but I can attempt to understand my privilege and work towards leveling the playing ground.

My feminism works towards anti-racism, while acknowledging that sometimes I do racist shit (because I’m a white person living in a racist society), and I hope people will call me out if I write fucked up stuff. Here and now, I am making a commitment to not be super defensive if me or my friends are called out, because being an ally is not about my selfish feelings of moral superiority; its about a community working towards helping one another survive and thrive in this racist, capitalist, homophobic patriarchal society we live in.

I am also a contributor on Guybrarian.com and No Bones About It.

candise

p.s.

Hermione Danger. Sounds like Hermione Granger, the feminist ruler/smarty pants from Harry Potter. Only dangerous, because smart girls threaten the patriarchy.

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    • Michelle
    • May 5th, 2009

    So. Awesome. I love this:

    “Here and now, I am making a commitment to not be super defensive if me or my friends are called out, because being an ally is not about my selfish feelings of moral superiority; its about a community working towards helping one another survive and thrive in this racist, capitalist, homophobic patriarchal society we live in.”

    You’re a total ruler.

      • candise
      • May 5th, 2009

      So are you. If you ever want to blog-team, let me know…

    • Rory Litwin
    • October 21st, 2009

    Hi, Candise

    Thanks for your offer of help. Would you write to me privately so we can talk about what would work best?

    Thanks,

    Rory

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