I really thought this would be the week. Like probably most of you I’ve been nominating the corpse of Idi Amin to be a “Curator of Sweden.” This being a rotating one-week position whereby a Swede tweets useful information about their country, such as open migrant routes, rape techniques, and the flammability ratings of various car upholsteries.
It’s natural to presume few nominees would be deemed more contemporarily Swedish than a dead cannibalistic African warlord, though as happens often enough, I didn’t think far enough past the Yangtze. This week’s Swedish curator: Jenny Nguyen.
But it’s not just being asian that makes her so Swedish. This saucy little sedge hat also has spunk. She wants you round-eyes to keep the mitts off her boyish physique, and she explicitly hates white society. Which makes moving to Stockholm an example of perfect Scandinavian logic. If you can’t even avoid white supremacy in Peking, you may as well go all-in. Here’s a brief bio:
My name is Jenny and I am neither your geisha, nor your china doll, nor your Asian fetish. In my spare time I like to dismantle patriarchy and white supremacy. I also like cute animals.
Normally a law student in Sweden but currently on exchange at The University of Hong Kong. I have a podcast called ‘Dålig Stämning’, occasionally hold lectures about feminism and anti-racism and am a board member of Asylrättstudenterna Malmö/Lund (@asylrattstuds) working with questions concerning asylum.
‘Despite all our desperate, eternal attempts to separate, contain and mend, categories always leak.’– Trinh T. Minh-ha (Woman, Native, Other: Writing Postcoloniality and Feminism))
Have you ever noticed how plainly feet speak the truth once the tongue has ceased lying? The 90% of the world’s population we call “minorities” live in vast majority among their own kind. Yet all seem to seek the yoke of so-called white supremacy. So supreme apparently that it compels them from native hovels to the western oppresion epicenter where their bitter suffering may at least be better subsidized.
Obviously someone is moved by this rationale. I hate you racists so much now let me in! is not a line I would find personally persuasive, though hell I’ve never even been the spokesman of a single Asian country.
So if you’re on twitter say halla to Jenny, and drop a nomination next week for Idi. We black and yellow Swedes have to stick together like blond chinamen.