Happy Wednesday, Savvy Readers!
Got those post-Valentine’s Day blues? I have just the thing. Having been a long-time fan and enthusiast of feminist literature, I’ve gathered some of my favourite feminist book quotes for your #WednesdayWisdom!
- “Deal with your resentment. Deal with your biases. Vigorously resist the urge to dismiss the gender problem. Make the effort and make the effort and make the effort until you no longer need to, until we don’t need to keep having this conversation. Change requires intent and effort. It really is that simple.” Roxane Gay, Bad Feminist
- “Naming what is happening to us, telling the truth about it – as ugly and uncomfortable as it can be – means that we want it to change. That we know it is not inevitable.” Jessica Valenti, Sex Object
- “I stopped getting mad and started taking notes.” Jessica Bennett, Feminist Fight Club
- “Batman doesn’t have to put up with this sh*t–why should we?” Caitlin Moran, How to Be a Woman
- “As the years went on, I realized that what I really want to be, all told, is a human. Just a productive, honest, courteously treated human.” Caitlin Moran, How to be a Woman
- “Have you any notion how many books are written about women in the course of one year? Have you any notion how many are written by men? Are you aware that you are, perhaps, the most discussed animal in the universe?” Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own
- “Women are not from Venus. Do not fall for categories. Everyone is everything. Every ingredient inside a star is inside you, and every personality that ever existed competes in the theatre of your mind for the main role.” Matt Haig, The Humans
- “That is one very important thing—how you deal with my secretaries. They are not hired help. As I tell my clerks, ‘if push came to shove, I could do your work—but I can’t do without my secretaries.” Irin Carmon, Notorious RBG
- “Their path to advancement might look less like a straight line and more like some of the pressure distributions and orbits they plotted, but they were determined to take a seat at the table.” Margot Lee Shetterly, Hidden Figures
- “I believe it’s perfectly normal to love both lipstick and literature, to be a woman who paints her nails while shouting at Question Time.” Sali Hughes, Pretty Honest
- “You are not alone. You come from a long line of bold, strong, fearless women. Glory in that.” Jason Porath, Rejected Princesses
What are your go-to feminist book quotes?? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @SavvyReader.
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