Quotes from “Bad Feminist” by Roxane Gay

Mapús
Mapúshas quoted2 years ago
Feminism is a choice, and if a woman does not want to be a feminist, that is her right, but it is still my responsibility to fight for her rights
Yatzel Roldán
Yatzel Roldánhas quotedlast year
We have to be more interested in making things better than just being right, or interesting, or funny.
Julia
Julia has quoted9 months ago
e need more. We need pop culture that demonstrates not only the ways people are different but also the ways we are very much alike.
Olga Lashkevich
Olga Lashkevichhas quoted5 months ago
Luck and loneliness, it would seem, are very compatible.
Julia
Julia has quoted9 months ago
ike most people, I’m full of contradictions, but I also don’t want to be treated like shit for being a woman.
Svetlana Gvazava
Svetlana Gvazavahas quotedlast year
Movies, more often than not, tell the stories of men as if men’s stories are the only stories that matter
Yatzel Roldán
Yatzel Roldánhas quotedlast year
You don’t necessarily have to do anything once you acknowledge your privilege. You don’t have to apologize for it. You need to understand the extent of your privilege, the consequences of your privilege, and remain aware that people who are different from you move through and experience the world in ways you might never know anything about. They might endure situations you can never know anything about. You could, however, use that privilege for the greater good—to try to level the playing field for everyone, to work for social justice, to bring attention to how those without certain privileges are disenfranchised. We’ve seen what the hoarding of privilege has done, and the results are shameful.
Julia
Julia has quotedlast year
Feminism is a choice, and if a woman does not want to be a feminist, that is her right, but it is still my responsibility to fight for her rights.
Леночка
Леночкаhas quoted2 years ago
My favorite definition of “feminist” is one offered by Su, an Australian woman who, when interviewed for Kathy Bail’s 1996 anthology DIY Feminism, said feminists are “just women who don’t want to be treated like shit.”
Sofie Romo
Sofie Romohas quoted9 hours ago
mbrace the label of bad feminist because I am human. I am messy. I’m not trying to be an example. I am not trying to be perfect. I am not trying to say I have all the answers. I am not trying to say I’m right. I am just trying—trying to support what I believe in, trying to do some good in this world, trying to make some noise with my writing while also being myself: a woman who loves pink and likes to get freaky and sometimes dances her ass off to music she knows, she knows, is terrible for women and who sometimes plays dumb with repairmen because it’s just easier to let them feel macho than it is to stand on the moral high ground.
Sofie Romo
Sofie Romohas quoted9 hours ago
I openly embrace the label of bad feminist. I do so because I am flawed and human. I am not terribly well versed in feminist history. I am not as well read in key feminist texts as I would like to be. I have certain … interests and personality traits and opinions that may not fall in line with mainstream feminism, but I am still a feminist.
Diana Calderón
Diana Calderónhas quoted3 days ago
They said I stood up for them even when they were wrong and that I was family, which did nicely explain our relationship—unconditional but complicated.
Diana Calderón
Diana Calderónhas quoted5 days ago
I enjoyed the sense of control I felt by being good at school when there were other parts of my life that were desperately out of control.
Diana Calderón
Diana Calderónhas quoted5 days ago
I love being with someone who is endlessly interesting because we are so different. Wanting to belong to people or a person is not about finding a mirror image of myself.
Diana Calderón
Diana Calderónhas quoted5 days ago
Women of color, queer women, and transgender women need to be better included in the feminist project.
Diana Calderón
Diana Calderónhas quoted5 days ago
Feminism is a choice, and if a woman does not want to be a feminist, that is her right, but it is still my responsibility to fight for her rights.
Diana Calderón
Diana Calderónhas quoted5 days ago
I was called a feminist, and what I heard was, “You are an angry, sex-hating, man-hating victim lady person.” This caricature is how feminists have been warped by the people who fear feminism most, the same people who have the most to lose when feminism succeeds.
Diana Calderón
Diana Calderónhas quoted5 days ago
Feminism has helped me believe my voice matters, even in this world where there are so many voices demanding to be heard.
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b1544323910has quoted7 days ago
I was so thrilled by the exquisite badness.
Valentina Winocur
Valentina Winocurhas quoted8 days ago
For whatever reason, we hold feminism to an unreasonable standard where the movement must be everything we want and must always make the best choices. When feminism falls short of our expectations, we decide the problem is with feminism rather than with the flawed people who act in the name of the movement
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