Quotes from “Bad Feminist” by Roxane Gay

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
We have to be more interested in making things better than just being right, or interesting, or funny.
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.
Luck and loneliness, it would seem, are very compatible.
ike most people, I’m full of contradictions, but I also don’t want to be treated like shit for being a woman.
Movies, more often than not, tell the stories of men as if men’s stories are the only stories that matter
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.
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.”
how little privacy we have, how cavalier we can be with our privacy, and how unthinkingly we might infringe on the privacy of others.
There are many ways we have surrendered privacy in the information age. We willingly disclose what we’ve eaten for breakfast, where we spent last night and with whom, and all manner of trivial information
People with high public profiles are allowed very few boundaries. In exchange for the erosion of privacy, they receive fame and/or fortune and/or power. Is this a fair price?
as if the right to privacy and the right to determine if and when to come out is only afforded to those who are infallible
feminism is flawed because it is a movement powered by people and people are inherently flawed
Mafer
Maferhas quoted6 days ago
In the world of the Internet, no one is alone in his or her interests
People who are placed on pedestals are expected to pose, perfectly.
Mafer
Maferhas quoted9 days ago
Feminism can be pluralistic so long as we respect the different feminisms we carry with us, so long as we give enough of a damn to try to minimize the fractures among us
Mafer
Maferhas quoted9 days ago
It was easy to embrace feminism when I realized it was advocating for gender equality in all realms, while also making the effort to be intersectional, to consider all the other factors that influence who we are and how we move through the world
Mafer
Maferhas quoted9 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.
Mafer
Maferhas quoted9 days ago
understand and hope someday we will live in a culture where we don’t need to distance ourselves from the feminist label, where the label doesn’t make us afraid of being alone, of being too different, of wanting too much
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