Yes,” she continued to applause, “it is hard to believe that even here at home, we have to stand up for women’s rights and reject efforts to marginalize any one of us, because America needs to set an example for the entire world.
— Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
It’s International Women’s Day tomorrow. Let’s celebrate women’s achievements and continue to fight patriarchy across the globe. Holler.
Let me have a moment here with those of you who have no idea the price your First and Second Wave Sisters paid so you could enjoy the benefits of saying you are not a feminist. Need I remind you that less than 40 years ago a woman could not get a credit card unless her husband cosigned for it. It has been less than 30 years since women have been admitted to graduate programs…sister, someone cleared that path for you and paid dearly for it…Do the right thing at your next gig, your next gallery show, your next art house screening, your next rock opera premier, the birth of your baby, or at the b’ris of your son and raise your first, your glass, or your voice to the women who cut a swathe through this jungle for us so we could saunter along in their clear path and dare to say we aren’t feminists.
— P.J. Goodman, Pirate Jenny zine (via onemoondance
The purity myth is the lie that women’s sexuality has some bearing on who we are and how good we are…because really I think we all know that young women are so much more than whether or not they have sex.
— Jessica Valenti
Being called a feminist is not an insult.
Stomp & Holler, Northampton MA. October 22, 2011.
Slutwalk in my current “home” town.