Roxane Gay

Bad Feminist

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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 quoted2 years ago
ike most people, I’m full of contradictions, but I also don’t want to be treated like shit for being a woman.
Леночкаhas quoted3 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 quoted2 years ago
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 quoted9 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 quoted9 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 quotedlast year
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 quoted2 years ago
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.
helenchris203has quoted6 days ago
All too often, suffering exists in a realm beyond vocabulary so we navigate that realm awkwardly, fumbling for the right words, hoping we can somehow approximate an understanding of matters that should never have to be un‍
helenchris203has quoted6 days ago
understood by anyone in any place in the world.
helenchris203has quoted9 days ago
it’s dangerous to suggest that the targets of oppression are wholly responsible for ending that oppression.
helenchris203has quoted9 days ago
the more things change, the more they stay the same.
helenchris203has quoted12 days ago
Immovable people will not be moved by testimony.
helenchris203has quoted12 days ago
truth, this is all a symptom of a much more virulent cultural sickness—one where women exist to satisfy the whims of men, one where a woman’s worth is consistently diminished or entirely ignored.
helenchris203has quoted12 days ago
It’s hard to be told to lighten up because if you lighten up any more, you’re going to float the fuck away. The problem is not that one of these things is happening; it’s that they are all happening, concurrently and constantly.
helenchris203has quoted12 days ago
Qui tacet consentire videtur is Latin for “Silence gives consent.” When we say nothing, when we do nothing, we are consenting to these trespasses against us.
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