Roxane Gay

Bad Feminist

Mapúshas quoted3 years ago
Feminism is a choice, and if a woman does not want to be a feminist, that is her right, but it is still my responsibility to fight for her rights
Yatzel Roldánhas quoted2 years ago
We have to be more interested in making things better than just being right, or interesting, or funny.
Juliahas quotedlast year
ike most people, I’m full of contradictions, but I also don’t want to be treated like shit for being a woman.
Леночкаhas quoted2 years ago
My favorite definition of “feminist” is one offered by Su, an Australian woman who, when interviewed for Kathy Bail’s 1996 anthology DIY Feminism, said feminists are “just women who don’t want to be treated like shit.”
Juliahas quotedlast year
e need more. We need pop culture that demonstrates not only the ways people are different but also the ways we are very much alike.
helenchris203has quoted4 months ago
Feminism has given me peace. Feminism has given me guiding principles for how I write, how I read, how I live. I do stray from these principles, but I also know it’s okay when I do not live up to my best feminist self.
Olga Zilberbourghas quoted4 months ago
I’m more interested in a show called Grown Women about a group of friends who finally have great jobs and pay all their bills in a timely manner but don’t have any savings and still deal with sloppy love lives and hangovers on Monday morning at work.
varya321321has quoted6 months ago
I love being with someone who is endlessly interesting because we are so different. Wanting to belong to people or a person is not about finding a mirror image of myself.
Olga Lashkevichhas quotedlast year
Luck and loneliness, it would seem, are very compatible.
Svetlana Gvazavahas quotedlast year
Movies, more often than not, tell the stories of men as if men’s stories are the only stories that matter
Yatzel Roldánhas quoted2 years ago
You don’t necessarily have to do anything once you acknowledge your privilege. You don’t have to apologize for it. You need to understand the extent of your privilege, the consequences of your privilege, and remain aware that people who are different from you move through and experience the world in ways you might never know anything about. They might endure situations you can never know anything about. You could, however, use that privilege for the greater good—to try to level the playing field for everyone, to work for social justice, to bring attention to how those without certain privileges are disenfranchised. We’ve seen what the hoarding of privilege has done, and the results are shameful.
Juliahas quoted2 years ago
Feminism is a choice, and if a woman does not want to be a feminist, that is her right, but it is still my responsibility to fight for her rights.
b0174785621has quoted3 days ago
until they were pointed out to me,
b0174785621has quoted3 days ago
is rare that we ever see ourselves as anything but the sassy black friend or the nanny or the secretary or the district attorney or the magical negro—roles relegated to the background and completely lacking in authenticity, depth, or complexity.
b0174785621has quoted3 days ago
There are few opportunities for people of color to recognize themselves in literature, in theater, on television, and in movies.
b0174785621has quoted3 days ago
People resent nepotism because it reminds us that sometimes success really is whom you know.
b0174785621has quoted3 days ago
A revolution is a sudden, radical, or complete change—a fundamental shift in the way of thinking about or visualizing something.
b0174785621has quoted3 days ago
you want to be with an asshole, get a fresh asshole of your very own. They are abundant.
b0174785621has quoted3 days ago
This shouldn’t need to be said, but it needs to be said.
b0174785621has quoted3 days ago
understand the difference between criticizing constructively and tearing down cruelly.
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