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    I was raised to be a very strong and independent woman without anybody ever saying the word feminist or having any political conversation.

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    I wish someone would have told me that, just because I'm a girl, I don't have to get married.

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    I worshipped Ethel Merman and I worshipped Ethel Merman a lot. It's incredible - Ethel Merman was a conventional singer. Her naming her child Ethel Merman, Jr., was, to me, one of the coolest feminist things.

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    I would love to see more women directors because they represent half of the population and gave birth to the whole world. Without them the rest [of the world] are not getting to know the whole story.

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    I would much rather be the obnoxious feminist girl than be complicit in my own dehumanization.

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    I would love to say that I'm a humanist, but I think the word "feminist" still needs to exist to acknowledge that there's still a problem. It's a statement; we're not equal yet. There's still a fight to be fought.

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    I wish that I had bridged the feminist movement and the anti-war movement better than I did.

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    I was reading everything under the sun from music history to feminist literature to Shakespeare, which is why I'm not a complete idiot at this time.

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    I was raised by a hardcore feminist.

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    I work toward the liberation of women, but I'm not feminist. I'm just a woman.

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    I wouldn't go so far as to say I am a feminist, that can come off as a negative connotation. But I am a strong female.

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    I would rather be handsome for an hour than pretty for a week.

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    I would say that each of us has only one thing to gain from the feminist movement: Our whole humanity. Because gender has wrongly told us that some things are masculine and some things are feminine... which is bullshit.

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    I would say there have been different stages of my feminist awakening. The more layers you peel back and the more things you're made aware of, you're like, "Oh my God.

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    I wouldn’t want to be labelled unless it was something much broader and inclusive such as an ecological artist or a visionary artist, but there’s a constraint in the definition of a feminist artist, you’re an artist and you’re a feminist.

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    I wouldn't say I'm a feminist, but I don't like girls pretending to be stupid because it's easier.

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    Kurt [Cobain ]was a feminist. A lot of the bashing against Courtney [Love] I think has to deal with gender bias and the media, and I think that he liked that she was taking the attention off of him.

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    Jerry Falwell says, on Pat Robertson's program, that the reason we got attacked on 9/11 is that we were accommodating the ACLU and abortion and homosexuals and feminists in America, so God smacked us down.

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    Lesbian feminists, for all their ideals of sisterhood and solidarity, can treat each other with a fickleness, a parasitic exploitativeness, and vicious spite that have to be seen to be believed.

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    Ladies: Anne Hathaway is a feminist and she has amazing teeth. Let's save our bad attitudes for the ones who aren't advancing the cause.

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    Let's all go and be feminists in the pub.

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    Just because you have political beliefs or feminist beliefs, you don't have to like everybody, you don't have to like everything.

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    Let women issue a declaration of independence sexually, and absolutely refuse to cohabit with men until they are acknowledged as equals in everything, and the victory would be won in a single week.

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    Life in this society being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of society being at all relevant to women, there remains to civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking females only to overthrow the government, eliminate the money system, institute complete automation, and destroy the male sex.

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    Let’s take this figure of the feminist killjoy seriously. Does the feminist kill other people’s joy by pointing out moments of sexism? Or does she expose the bad feelings that get hidden, displaced, or negated under public signs of joy? Does bad feeling enter the room when somebody expresses anger about things, or could anger be the moment when the bad feelings that circulate through objects get brought to the surface in a certain way?

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    Let us, while never forgetting our womanhood, drop all emphasis on sex, and put it on being public servants.

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    Life is only limited by our prejudices. Destroy them, and you cease to be at the mercy of yourself.

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    Looking back Little Lulu was an early feminist, but at the time I just thought she was a really feisty developed comic strip character.

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    Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution.

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    Madonna is a feminist and has been doing more for the cause than all the grumpy feminists, who are giving nothing back by being grumpy.

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    Maybe there's something about the outsiderness of being Jewish that makes for a fiery feminist type.

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    Like art, revolutions come from combining what exists into what has never existed before.

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    Many feminists in the academy and in the major women's groups are knocking down open doors. It's 2016, not 1950. But you wouldn't know that if you looked through a typical women's studies textbook or website.

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    Men have been adjudicating on what women are, and how they should behave, for millennia through the institutions of social control such as religion, the medical profession, psychoanalysis, the sex industry. Feminists have fought to remove the definition of what a woman is from these masculine institutions and develop their own understandings.

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    Men use the night to erase us.

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    Men take what women make and claim it as their own.Men don’t love childrenThey kill them in a heartbeat to hurt a woman

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    Men should stop treating feminists like ladies, and instead treat them like the men they say they want to be.

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    Men are irrelevant. Women are happy or unhappy, fulfilled or unfulfilled, and it has nothing to do with men.

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    Militant feminists, I take my hat off to them, they don't like that.

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    Most of the well-known American feminists of the 19th century did not come out against the institution of marriage.

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    Most women's magazines simply try to mold women into bigger and better consumers.

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    My hope for the future, not just in the music industry, but in every young girl I meet…is that they all realize their worth and ask for it.

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    My feminist view - that gender is on a continuum and we are all better off dropping a lot of those binary notions - is one that is shared by the more recent generation of trans activists and theorists.

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    My mother was a feminist and a divorcee who worked. She was very smart.

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    Ninety-five percent of women's experiences are about being a victim. Or about being an underdog, or having to survive... women didn't go to Vietnam and blow things up. They are not Rambo.

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    No, not a feminist. I'm a humanist. I'm neither one side nor the other.

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    ... not all black women have silently acquiesced in sexism and misogyny within the African-American community. Indeed, many writers, activists, and other women have voiced their opposition and paid the price: they have been ostracized and branded as either man- haters or pawns of white feminists, two of the more predictable modes of disciplining and discrediting black feminists.

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    No, what Great Aunt Winifred was suffering from was the persecution every happily single woman suffers: the predictable social condemnation of her independence and childlessness. Dorothy reminded herself of what she'd learned during a university course on feminist history (with a strong Marxist slant): spinsters are a threat to patriarchy.

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    Of all the nasty outcomes predicted for women's liberation... none was more alarming, from a feminist point of view, than the suggestion that women would eventually become just like men.

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    Once you've got a big feminist and political justification for talking about how you went round to Benedict Cumberbatch's house and did period all over his sofa, then there's no reason not to tell that anecdote in the middle of a dinner party.