Roxane Gay

Bad Feminist

Mapúshas quoted3 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 Roldánhas quoted2 years ago
We have to be more interested in making things better than just being right, or interesting, or funny.
Juliahas quoted2 years ago
ike most people, I’m full of contradictions, but I also don’t want to be treated like shit for being a woman.
Леночкаhas quoted3 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.”
Juliahas quoted2 years 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.
helenchris203has quoted8 months ago
Feminism has given me peace. Feminism has given me guiding principles for how I write, how I read, how I live. I do stray from these principles, but I also know it’s okay when I do not live up to my best feminist self.
Olga Zilberbourghas quoted8 months ago
I’m more interested in a show called Grown Women about a group of friends who finally have great jobs and pay all their bills in a timely manner but don’t have any savings and still deal with sloppy love lives and hangovers on Monday morning at work.
varya321321has quoted10 months 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.
Olga Lashkevichhas quotedlast year
Luck and loneliness, it would seem, are very compatible.
Svetlana Gvazavahas quoted2 years ago
Movies, more often than not, tell the stories of men as if men’s stories are the only stories that matter
Yatzel Roldánhas quoted2 years ago
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.
Juliahas 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.
Ale Mendozahas quoted1 hour ago
I don’t save lives, but I try not to ruin them.
Ale Mendozahas quoted2 hours ago
We need to get to a place where we discuss privilege by way of observation and acknowledgment rather than accusation.
Alicia Reyeshas quoted18 hours ago
I do not understand the unspoken rules of trigger warnings. I cannot write the way I want to write and consider using trigger warnings. I would second-guess myself, temper the intensity of what I have to say. I don’t want to do that. I don’t intend to ever do that.

Writers cannot protect their readers from themselves, nor should they be expected to.
Alicia Reyeshas quoted19 hours ago
It has gotten better over the years.

It gets better until it doesn’t.
Мария Подрядчиковаhas quoted2 days ago
Every woman has a series of episodes about her twenties, her girlhood, and how she came out of it.
Ale Mendozahas quoted2 days ago
I no longer want to believe these problems are too complex for us to make sense of them.
Мария Подрядчиковаhas quoted3 days ago
My go-to explanation is “I am dating an asshole because I’m lazy.” You are welcome to borrow it.
Дарья Бодроваhas quoted3 days ago
This is the truth of my trouble with trigger warnings: there is nothing words on the screen can do that has not already been done. A visceral reaction to a trigger is nothing compared to the actual experience that created the trigger.
Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once)