Quotes About Feminism

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Kiera Cass
“You can be brave and still be feminine. You can lead and still love flowers.”
Kiera Cass, The Heir

Maggie Young
“Abusive relationships exist because they provide enough rations of warmth, laughter, and affection to clutch onto like a security blanket in the heap of degradation. The good times are the initial euphoria that keeps addicts draining their wallets for toxic substances to inject into their veins. Scraps of love are food for an abusive relationship.”
Maggie Young

“In our global community, when a woman becomes an authoritative figure- it scares the world. She is no longer giving into traditional patriarchal notions of submissiveness, she does not require validation, and subsequently she becomes one of the most feared individuals on the planet. I want all women of the world to throw out notions of validation and act whichever way they want regardless of how they are perceived”
Mohadesa Najumi

Fred Moten
“The coalition emerges out of your recognition that it’s fucked up for you, in the same way that we’ve already recognized that it’s fucked up for us. I don’t need your help. I just need you to recognize that this shit is killing you, too, however much more softly, you stupid motherfucker, you know?”
Fred Moten

Henry James
“I don't need the aid of a clever man to teach me how to live. I can find it out for myself.”
Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

Leora Tanenbaum
“Although drinking to the point of becoming incapacitated is unwise and risky for anyone, the blame for rape must be put on the rapist who preys on a drunk woman, not a drunk woman who becomes prey. If my car is stolen after I’ve parked it with the door unlocked in a neighborhood known for car theft, a crime has been committed, and I have the right and expectation to report the crime to the police. No one would tell me that the thief is the one who deserves sympathy, and that apprehending him would ruin his life. No one would tell me I’m a terrible person for getting my car stolen, and that I deserve to have my car stolen. They would be right to question my judgment, but not the fact that a crime has been committed. But when it comes to rape, the victim’s pre-rape actions are used to justify the crime.”
Leora Tanenbaum, I Am Not a Slut: Slut-Shaming in the Age of the Internet

Amy Poehler
“It’s a struggle for me to remain open," she admits. "To not shut down because I’m defensive or scared or maybe my ego is getting in the way. And the other side of that is just believing that I belong where I am and deserve to take up space. I fight constantly between those two things, between not apologizing for what I want and staying vulnerable and creatively supple and not thinking I know better than everyone else.”
Amy Poehler

“So many men in my life have tried to “fix me”; they viewed me as a “fiery” being who is in need of taming”
Mohadesa Najumi

Leora Tanenbaum
“Three out of ten women in the United States have an abortion by the time they are forty-five years old. And women who need abortions get abortions, whether or not the procedure is legal or safe, according to the Guttmacher Institute. Blaming women who need abortions through slut-shaming is not only morally reprehensible, it also is medically irresponsible.”
Leora Tanenbaum, I Am Not a Slut: Slut-Shaming in the Age of the Internet

Thomas Hardy
“It appears that ordinary men take wives because possession is not possible without marriage, and that ordinary women accept husbands because marriage is not possible without possession; with totally differing aims the method is the same on both sides. But the understood incentive on the woman's part was wanting here. Besides, Bathsheba's position as absolute mistress of a farm and house was a novel one, and the novelty had not yet begun to wear off.”
Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd

Taylor Swift
“I wish [that when] I was 12 years old I'd been able to watch a video of my favourite actress explaining in such an intellectual, beautiful, poignant way the definition of feminism — I would have understood it and then earlier on in my life I would have proudly claimed that I was a feminist, because I would have understood what the word means.”
Taylor Swift

Nicola Griffith
“I don’t belong to anyone! I’m not a thing, to be kept or ordered or driven to such despair that I open my own veins. Look at me, Aoife. Look at me! I’m a woman.”
Nicola Griffith, Ammonite

Catherine of Siena
“Oh, let us lose our milk teeth and cut instead the strong teeth of hate and love.”
Catherine of Siena

Catherine of Siena
“Take my heart and squeeze it out over the face of Your Bride, the Church.”
Catherine of Siena

Danielle Valenilla
“Ladies, when you write a poem for Feminism because that is what we sometimes do, remember that it's never about them. It's only about you.”
Danielle Valenilla, Fun Dip & Other Misfortunes

Leora Tanenbaum
“What drives abortion bans and restrictions? The belief that women who have sex for pleasure rather than procreation are sluts.”
Leora Tanenbaum

Oriana Fallaci
“একজন পুরুষ মানে সম্মুখভাগে লেজবিশিষ্ট একটি মানুষ নয়- একজন পুরুষ মানে একজন ব্যক্তি।”
Oriana Fallaci, Letter to a Child Never Born

“But a girl’s love is not a woman’s love; above all, it is not a modern woman’s love. I, at thirty, cannot accept your views, adopt your methods, and believe your heresies, as you might be able to teach me to do if I were eighteen, - and if I loved you. I have found out my own life-truths, and they do not accord with yours.”
Florence Converse, Diana Victrix

Maggie Nelson
“Misogyny, when expressed or explored by men, remains a timeless classic.”
Maggie Nelson, The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning

Oscar Wilde
“Outside the family circle, papa, I'm glad to say, is entirely unknown. I think that is quite as it should be. The home seems to me to be the proper sphere for the man.”
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

Danielle Valenilla
“We all know the protocol. But more powerful than our protocol is our grooming to believe in something more.”
Danielle Valenilla, Fun Dip & Other Misfortunes

Amy Poehler
“I often look to men to model behavior," she goes on after a pause. "Not because I want to squelch what’s feminine about me, but because sometimes I want a little more action, a little less feeling in my interactions. I’ve been doing this thing lately where I try to talk slower at meetings. I take a lot of meetings with women and we all talk really fast. But every guy talks so much slower. Maybe there’s a scientist who could tell me why, but I think men are just a little bit more comfortable taking up conversational real estate. So I’ve been seeing how slow I can tolerate talking. I’m doing it now. Let me tell you, it’s really hard for me.”
Amy Poehler

“I will not send you [Raimondo], they might murder you, but I do not think they will do anything to Catherine - she is a woman and they have great respect for her.”
Pope Gregory XI

“If you can't tell from my rap lyrics already, yes I am a feminist. And when I'm saying "hoe" or "bitch" I am actually referring to men. ...That sounded bad, in someway. But at the end of the day, I'm sick of rappers using "bitches" and "hoes" as terms towards women. Feminists are NOT a hate group. Feminists are not all female. Nor has it got an anti-male agenda. It's about equality! I've had a weird, special bond with women since I was a kid. And it's just a shame really that I'm gay.”
scott mcgoldrick

Miya Yamanouchi
“Centuries of social conditioning has created a generational fear among women of being perceived as masculine.This is where all the shaming and labels come into play, which perpetuate the oppression of girls and women. As a society we shame girls with deep voices or masculine features and we shame boys with soft voices or effeminate gestures. Girls get called "too manly" and boys get called "too girly". The only solution I can think of is to be unashamedly "you". If that means challenging stereotypes and gender norms, go right ahead!”
Miya Yamanouchi, Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

Maggie Young
“Your true passion in life is what you’d be doing if somebody handed you 100 million dollars.”
Maggie Young

Kim Gordon
“I spent a lot of time vacillating between wanting to be seen as attractive, being terrified by too much attention, and wanting to succeed and fit in without anyone's noticing me.”
Kim Gordon

“After a while, when she has forgotten him a little, when she realizes that her life and her are more to her than any man, she will tell me about it.”
Florence Converse, Diana Victrix

“And her work! Oh, the thought of being deprived of that! With only his love in return, his love and his amiable domestic tyranny!”
Florence Converse, Diana Victrix

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