Angry Reader of the Week: Julie Kang

What's up, people? This is what's up. Meet the Angry Reader of the Week, spotlighting you, the very special readers of this website. Over the years, I've been able to connect with a lot of cool folks, and this is a way of showing some appreciation and attention to the people who help make this blog what it is. This week's Angry Reader is Julie Kang.

Who are you?

I am Julie, Kimchi Mama and Geisha School Dropout. I was once a buxom, raven-haired ingenue, full of possibility and ripe for the picking. Now I'm the #6 or 7 Google result for "ajumma." It's been quite the journey.

What are you?

I'm a hacker with a heart of gold.

Where are you?

I am on my living room couch in Long Beach, CA. I am not wearing pants. Come and make an Angry Asian Woman out of me, Angry Asian Man. You're ready for this jelly.

Where are you from?

I'm a SoCal Korean gal.

You know what's funny, this question never bothered me until I got to college because before then, my answer always matched what the asker was looking for. I was born in Seoul, so I would say, "Korea," and the conversation would move on from there.

Once I moved to NorCal for college, however, I would say, "Cerritos -- it's a suburb of LA," and then I would get the follow-up, "No, where are you REALLY from?" Doh!

What do you do?

I play the following roles with low to moderate success: Mom to Isaac and Emi, wife to Tim, feeder of Maggie Thatcher the corgi, clinical programmer by day, blogger and Ruby on Rails apprentice by night, Meals on Wheels driver on Friday mornings, secret composer of John Cho/Benedict Cumberbatch fanfic VERY late at night.

What are you all about?

Korea and the Korean diaspora
Anglophile television (Doctor Who, Downton Abbey, Sherlock, etc.)
Social justice
Traveling, with or without kids
Empathy and emotional well-being
Reading blogs and my Facebook feed when I should be sleeping

Local, in-season food
Ice-cold beer
Frolicking (euphemism)

What makes you angry?

People who are blind to privilege, general assholery, and other shenanigans. Examples:
1. Men who are jerks to women and their rights.
2. Non-minorities who are jerks to minorities.
3. Childless people who are jerks to parents.
4. Rich/comfortable people who are jerks to the working class.
5. Ironic/hipster racism.
6. Old farts who are jerks to youth, and anyone being jerks to the elderly.
7. Dwight Howard.

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