Contrary to (disillusioned) popular belief, feminists are not always exasperated and screaming.
Well, most of the time we are. But when we are not, we are pretty god damn funny.
- “I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a door mat or a prostitute.” – Rebecca West
- “No woman gets an orgasm from shining the kitchen floor.” – Betty Friedan
- “Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.” – Marie Shear
- “I refuse to believe that trading recipes is silly. Tunafish casserole is at least as real as corporate stock.” – Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
- “I think, therefore I’m single.” – Lizz Winstead
- “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” – Coco Chanel
- “Why do people say “grow some balls”? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding.” – Betty White
- “If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: who cares?” – Tina Fey
- “Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” – Timothy Leary
- “A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.” – Gloria Steinem
- “This has always been a man’s world, and none of the reasons that have been offered in explanation have seemed adequate.” – Simone de Beauvoir
- “You know what? Bitches get stuff done.” – Tina Fey
- We need to reclaim the word ‘feminism’. We need the word ‘feminism’ back real bad. When statistics come in saying that only 29% of American women would describe themselves as feminist – and only 42% of British women – I used to think, ‘What do you think feminism IS, ladies? What part of ‘liberation for women’ is not for you? Is it freedom to vote? The right not to be owned by the man you marry? The campaign for equal pay? ‘Vogue’ by Madonna? Jeans? Did all that good shit GET ON YOUR NERVES? Or were you just DRUNK AT THE TIME OF THE SURVEY?’ – Caitlin Moran