Intersectional Feminism Quotes

Quotes tagged as "intersectional-feminism" (showing 1-8 of 8)
Audre Lorde
“Some problems we share as women, some we do not. You fear your children will grow up to join the patriarchy and testify against you; we fear our children will be dragged from a car and shot down in the street, and you will turn your backs on the reasons they are dying.”
Audre Lorde

Terese Marie Mailhot
“Nothing is too ugly for this world, I think. It’s just that people pretend not to see.”
Terese Marie Mailhot, Heart Berries: A Memoir

“What would America be like if we loved black people as much as we love black culture?”
Amandla Stenberg

“Bigger than you or me. Discussions are healthy. Ignorance is not.”
Amandla Stenberg

bell hooks
“In a world where positive expressions of sexual longing connect us we will all be free to choose those sexual practices which affirm and nurture our growth. Those practices may range from choosing promiscuity or celibacy, from embracing one specific sexual identity and preference or choosing a roaming uncharted desire that is kindled only by interaction and engagement with specific individuals with whom we feel the spark of erotic recognition no matter their sex, race, class, or even their sexual preference. Radical feminist dialogues about sexuality must surface so that the movement towards sexual freedom can begin again.”
bell hooks

Roxane Gay
“I will keep writing about these intersections as a writer and a teacher, as a black woman, as a bad feminist, until I no longer feel like what I want is impossible. I no longer want to believe that these problems are too complex for us to make sense of them.”
Roxane Gay, Bad Feminist

“So one of my responsibilities, as a white, cis-gendered woman, is to learn how to be a traitor to the 'joys' of patriarchal culture that I experience, however unconsciously.”
Erin Wunker, Notes from a Feminist Killjoy: Essays on Everyday Life

Audre Lorde
“Today, with the defeat of [the Equal Rights Amendment], the tightening economy, and increased conservatism, it is easier once again for white women to believe the dangerous fantasy that if you are good enough, pretty enough, sweet enough, quiet enough, teach the children to behave, hate the right people, and marry the right men, then you will be allowed to co-exist with patriarchy in relative peace, at least until a man needs your job or the neighborhood rapist happens along. And true, unless one lives and loves in the trenches it is difficult to remember that the war against dehumanization is ceaseless.”
Audre Lorde