Quotation Explorer - 'Feminist'

I'm not a feminist. Many of those who carry its flag are as selfish as male chauvinists. They want privileges but not responsibilities. Bullies hiding under a fine cause. - Prince-Alex Iwu
I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black; it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect. - June Jordan
Communist until you get rich. Feminist until you get married. Atheist until the airplane starts falling. - juanda brahma metta
A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men. - Gloria Steinem
When at 15, my girlfriends started dropping out of their beloved sports teams, because they didn’t want to appear muscle-y, when at 18, my male friends were unable to express their feelings, I decided that I was a feminist. - Emma Watson
...One of the reasons so many women say "I'm not a feminist but..." (and then put forward a feminist position), is that in addition to being stereotyped as man-hating Amazons, feminists have also been cast as antifamily and antimotherhood. - Susan J. Douglas
Feminism is dead in the world. It comes from another time. I'm a feminist. I want to fight, but I don't see many people with this desire to fight for something. Women don't help each other, especially in fashion. - Donatella Versace
People call me feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute. - Rebecca West
I am a feminist because in every woman I can see reflection of my mother. - Debasish Mridha
a feminist is just someone who recognizes power structures that keep people from having the fullest life they can. - Lauren Groff
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 doormat. - Rebecca West
Feminism is the radical notion that women are people."[Reviewing A Feminist Dictionary by Cheris Kramarae and Paula A Treichler in New Directions for Women (1986)] - Marie Shear
I think every woman in our culture is a feminist. They may refuse to articulate it, but if you were to take any woman back forty years and say, 'Is this a world you want to live in?' they would say, 'No. - Helen Mirren
A feminist is a woman lover not a man hater - Srividya Srinivasan
Gentle With Them Thar Spurs'—a sequel to 'Riders of the Purple Sau-Sage.' Spurs was the feminist novel of its day…which was Tuesday." —Bats 2015 - Fred Barnett
Feminist movement is pro-family. - bell hooks
People call me a feminist whenever I express statements that distinguish me from a doormat. - Rebecca West
I merged those two words, black and feminist, because I was surrounded by black women who were very tough and and who always assumed they had to work and rear children and manage homes. - Toni Morrison
...Mary, fresh with feminist appropriations, has the potential to undergird women’s reformations. - Sue Monk Kidd
The feminist movement taught women to see themselves as victims of an oppressive patriarchy....Self-imposed victimhood is not a recipe for happiness. - Phyllis Schlafly
I just thought: Oh goodness, you can wear nice clothes and get your hair done and still be a feminist and a serious intellectual. - Jacqueline Rose
Women saying, 'I'm not a feminist' is my greatest pet peeve. Do you believe that women should be paid the same for doing the same jobs? Do you believe that women should be allowed to leave the house? Do you think that women and men both deserve equal rights? Great, then you're a feminist. - Lena Dunham
Feminism is a way of thinking and being, not a way of dressing. You know a feminist by her gaze, not her neckline. - Sophia Amoruso
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 doormat. - Rebecca West
A lot of people call you a feminist painter.""What indeed," I say. "I hate party lines, I hate ghettos. Anyway. I'm too old to have invented it and you're too young to understand it, so what's the point of discussing it at all? - Margaret Atwood
But the true feminist deals out of a lesbian consciousness whether or not she ever sleeps with women. - Audre Lorde
People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute. - Rebecca West
I became a feminist as an alternative to becoming a masochist. - Sally Kempton
Anyone that insults my country, my intelligence, my feminist ideals, all women in general, and a favorite childhood food, and refers to both himself and me in the third person in one sentence automatically gets an honorary spot on my Hate With Every Fiber of My Being For All Time list. - J. T. Geissinger
I...have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is. I only know that people call me a feminist when I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat, or a prostitute. - Rebecca West
A feminist is any woman who tells the truth about her life. - Virginia Woolf
Yeshua was a feminist. A feminist is a person who is in favor of, and promotes, the equality of women with men, who advocates and practices treating women primarily as human persons (as men are so treated) and willingly contravenes social customs in so acting. - Leonard Swidler
My Dad has been a feminist, way before I learnt how to spell the word. - Shahla Khan
I milked my typical persona as a gritty, intellectual sex-positive feminist that men loved to conquer, toss aside, and shove into their conquest collection in the dusty backs of their closets. - Maggie Young
I became a feminist upon the realization that, whether physical, mental, or emotional, everything involved in obtaining love and approval from men required some form of self-mutilation. - Maggie Young
Men have sacrificed and crippled themselves physically and emotionally to feed, house, and protect women and children. None of their pain or achievement is registered in feminist rhetoric, which portrays men as oppressive and callous exploiters. - Camille Paglia
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