Snap of a Feminist Killjoy

CW/TW: This blog post contains swearing and stories about sexism and racism. This article is written from the perspective of a privileged and educated White woman. A snap is the sound of a feminist killjoy. A killjoy is a feminist that sabotages a situation. She interrupts the proceedings. She ruins an otherwise pleasant moment. When she arrives, the atmosphere changes. Her eyes widen. She raises her voice. She refuses to laugh at bigoted jokes. She has a wilful tongue. She bangs her cutlery at the dinner table. She recognises what she is up against. Other people perceive her snapping as dramatic or rash or even as an act of aggression. For them, it looks as though she’s “losing it” or “flyi