Intimidating quotes for fighting
Many womxn have had to relive incredible trauma over the last month. If ever there was a time not to silence yourself, to channel your anger into healthy places and choices, this is it.”—Soraya Chemaly, Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Rage“In Pakistan when women say they want independence, people think this means we don’t want to obey our fathers, brothers or husbands. Nowhere is it written in the Quran that a woman should be dependent on a man.
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But I know that this can’t happen as long as American culture continues to inundate us with gender-role messages that place everyone—men and women—in an unnatural hierarchical order that’s impossible to maintain without strife.
For women to move forward, and for men to break free, we need to overcome the masculinity status quo-together.” —Jessica Valenti, The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women“Women who lead, read.” —Laura Bates“I say no to people who prioritize being cool over being good.
” —Betty Friedan “If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.” —Abigail Adams, The Letters of John and Abigail Adams“My own sex, I hope, will excuse me, if I treat them like rational creatures, instead of flattering their fascinating graces, and viewing them as if they were in a state of perpetual childhood, unable to stand alone.” —Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman“Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke…She will need her sisterhood.” —Gloria Steinem“Feminism involves so much more than gender equality. Feminism must involve a consciousness of capitalism (I mean, the feminism that I relate to. It has to involve a consciousness of capitalism and racism and colonialism and post colonialities and ability and more genders than we can even imagine, and more sexualities than we ever thought we could name.” —Angela Davis, Feminism & Abolition: Theories & Practices for the 21st Century“Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told. We don’t get to decide for Muslim women what does or does not oppress them, no matter how highly we think of ourselves.” —Roxane Gay, Bad Feminist “If men could see us as we really are, they would be a little amazed; but the cleverest, the acutest men are often under an illusion about women: they do not read them in a true light: they misapprehend them, both for good and evil: their good woman is a queer thing, half doll, half angel; their bad woman almost always a fiend.” —Charlotte Brontë, Shirley“[I]t is flagrantly unjust to keep women out, by whatever unconscious means we do so; and we simply cannot afford to do without women’s expertise, whether it is in technology, the economy or social care.
If that means fewer men get into the legislature, as it must do—social change always has its losers as well as its winners—I am happy to look those men in the eye.”—Mary Beard, Women & Power: A Manifesto“You cannot easily fit women into a structure that is already coded as male; you have to change the structure.” —Mary Beard, Women & Power: A Manifesto“Surveillance feeds into rape culture more than drinking ever could.
I say no to misogynists who want to weaponize my body against me.