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  1. TheCovertComic TheCovertComic
    posted a quote
    September 13, 2019 9:34pm EDT
    My daughter says she wants to smash the patriarchy.
    I told her "When you're 21, buy me a bottle of Tanqueray – you'll have the patriarchy smashed in an hour."

  2. opalescent* opalescent*
    posted a quote
    March 5, 2018 8:06pm EST
    Please leave format credit to 1986!
    Atlas wanted to learn what women would have to endure. So he lifted the earth on his shoulders and kept it there for an eternity.

  3. opalescent* opalescent*
    posted a quote
    January 17, 2018 8:46pm EST
    “The true feminine
    I am not sugar and
    spice and everything nice.
    I am music, I am art.
    I am a story. I am a
    church bell, gonging out wrongs
    and rights and normal nights.
    I was baby. I am child. I will
    be mother. I don’t mind being
    considered beautiful, I do not
    allow that to be my
    definition. I am a rich
    pie strong with knowledge. I
    will not be eaten.
    – poem written by a third grade student

  4. mars* mars*
    posted a quote
    December 27, 2017 3:19pm EST
    a woman
    should not have to be
    modest
    in order to be
    respected

  5. opalescent* opalescent*
    posted a quote
    August 15, 2017 3:04pm EDT
    My daughter will have freedom of choice. She will be free to dance, to sing, to be educated in the fields that spark her passion, to marry if she wants, to marry WHO she wants, to remain single, or to fall in love with another woman. She’ll be able to wear what she wants, put on lipstick, and read books that spark debate and expand her mind. She will be loved, protected, respected, and celebrated. All these things that should be, and will be, basic human rights, are a promise to my daughter. —Lena Headey

  6. opalescent* opalescent*
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    June 12, 2017 3:25am EDT
    “If you can’t disagree with a woman without reaching for all those filthy old insults, screw you and your politics.
    “I’m sick of ‘liberal’ men whose mask slips every time a woman displeases them, who reach immediately for crude and humiliating words.
    “When you do this, Mr. Liberal Cool Guy, you ally yourself, wittingly or not, with the men who send women violent p.ornographic images and r.ape threats, who try by every means possible to intimidate women out of politics and public spaces, both real and digital.
    “Every woman I know who has dared express an opinion publicly has endured this kind of abuse at least once, rooted in an apparent determination to humiliate or intimidate her on the basis that she is female.
    “Femaleness is not a design flaw. If your immediate response to a woman who displeases you is to call her a synonym for her v.ulva, or compare her to a p.rostitute, then drop the pretense and own it: you're not a liberal.”
    —J.K. Rowling

  7. opalescent* opalescent*
    posted a quote
    June 2, 2017 8:20pm EDT
    My mother sensed a war in her womb,
    so she raised me to fight.

  8. opalescent* opalescent*
    posted a quote
    May 15, 2017 9:23pm EDT
    I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics. Even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young. They’re still princesses.

  9. opalescent* opalescent*
    posted a quote
    May 15, 2017 9:02pm EDT
    to the men who forgot
    I am half God before I am a woman, did you really believe that I would not choose freedom, sky flavored and sea beloved over the prison you kept me in? Did you really think it was that easy to hold my heart that once wed, you could forget me until I was needed? Did you forget that the blood that runs through my veins is ichor not iron? Did it not strike you, Theseus, Menelaus, Agamemnon, Achilles, and yes, even you Paris, that I would always belong to myself first and that is the only reason I would run?
    Did no one ever teach you, that when you try to touch a Goddess, when you treat her like she is property, you are playing with divine fire and you and everything you love will burn?

  10. opalescent* opalescent*
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    March 25, 2017 3:11am EDT

    the gods are not dead. when men speak to me like i can’t read, i feel athena awaken somewhere in my bone structure. her mouth spits words i had forgotten i memorized, facts from the deep pockets of libraries. she revels in the way they stutter at the quickness of my tongue, whispers, here’s what it feels to be above the cities. i know demeter for the way i feel in dirt, i catch sunlight in my palms and beg people to be disgusted at girl unhaunted by pretty, my hair a mess and my legs hairy and my body thick. i’ve kissed aphrodite, i’ve met her not in l.ust only but in the girl who listens like she is tied to your soul. she comes out and we go dancing, unashamed of our sexuality. i have even been her, once or twice, on rare moons where the stars aligned. i know the rage of artemis. i hunt those who hurt my sisters, i slay demons, i run in night with red lips. and i am persephone, always, goddess of the spring, goddess of the pomegranate, of wanting, of riding her own horse to hades, of being two queens. when men take power from me, i hear her whispering. take it back, she says, tongue sweet, ambrosia in the blood stream, take back your city.
    — the gods are not dead. they live in women. they live in me.

  11. opalescent* opalescent*
    posted a quote
    February 20, 2017 9:03pm EST
    Beauty or brains?
    F.uck that, it’s not a dichotomy. Let’s not act like mascara glues girls eyes so shut that they can’t read a word of Dickens or solve a trig problem. Let’s talk about how no boy has ever been asked if he’d rather get his Bachelor’s or get married; no boy has ever been told that he’s too handsome to run for office. So why cover up my t.its so you can take me seriously? Beauty or brains? I’ll take ‘em all, thanks.

  12. opalescent* opalescent*
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    February 20, 2017 9:02pm EST
    ‘Have some self respect’
    literally has nothing to do with me. It’s about you rating and weighing my behavior against a two-dimensional caricature of a woman that you think deserves basic decency. I respect myself. What you mean is ‘please conform to my personal, rigid beliefs of what I deem acceptable for a woman because it’s up to me to decide who deserves to be treated like a human being or not based entirely on meaningless socialized and sexist values.’

  13. opalescent* opalescent*
    posted a quote
    December 8, 2016 3:28pm EST
    My girlhood was spattered like blood with girls hating each other for being prettier and fighting over a boy who didn’t make any effort for one or the other, character assassinating each other by calling someone well liked a wh.ore, a s.lut, a b.itch and relishing in the fall of female celebrities from their ‘pedestals’.
    My girlhood was a war against my body until it looked just like the girls in the magazine, a war in which I attacked myself with weapons like wax, razors, creams until every part of me looked like it belonged to someone else.
    My girlhood was made of wilting dreams and innocence lost never to be replaced with anything but sad understandings about womanhood.

  14. opalescent* opalescent*
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    November 26, 2016 12:01pm EST
    If he says your body is ruined because it has been touched by another man’s hands before his, ask him how many women’s bodies have his hands ruined and what is wrong, in his mind, with a man’s hands that they only know how to ruin a woman’s body rather than love it?

  15. opalescent* opalescent*
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    November 23, 2016 7:56pm EST
    fit in here, in my palm, in my shadow, don’t be bigger than my idea of you, don’t be more beautiful than i can accept, don’t be more human than i am willing to allow you to be and be quiet, you’re too loud, even your un-belonging is loud. quiet your dreams, your voice, your hair, quiet your skin, quiet your displacement, quiet your longing, your color, quiet your walk, your eyes. who said you could look at me like that? who said you could exist without permission? why are you even here? why aren’t you shrinking? i think of you often. you vibrate. you walk into a room and the temperature changes. i lean in and almost recognize you as human. but, no. we can’t have that.

  16. opalescent* opalescent*
    posted a quote
    November 10, 2016 9:09pm EST
    B.itch
    [noun]
    a reflection of people’s lack of creativity & inability to acknowledge & embrace a powerful woman; a woman who won’t comply.

  17. opalescent* opalescent*
    posted a quote
    November 1, 2016 8:53pm EDT
    Woman.
    You are a thousand stories long,
    with the depth of the ocean
    and an entire constellation
    woven into your soul.
    And you must remember this
    before any man
    tries to convince you
    that you are any less.
    format by irrestible

  18. opalescent* opalescent*
    posted a quote
    November 1, 2016 8:52pm EDT
    GIRL,
    YOU WERE BORN WITH A FIRE INSIDE YOU,
    AND THIS WORLD IS DETERMINED TO STAMP IT OUT.
    YOU WILL SEE IT WHEN YOU STAND UP FOR YOURSELF
    AND YOU ARE TOLD ‘IT ISN’T LADYLIKE TO RAISE YOUR VOICE.’
    YOU WILL HEAR IT WHEN YOU WEAR SOMETHING THAT HUGS YOUR BODY
    AND FEEL THE UNCOMFORTABLE SENSATION OF BEING STRIPPED NAKED
    BY THE EYES OF MEN WHO CALL YOU NAMES YOU ARE STILL TOO YOUNG TO UNDERSTAND.
    YOU WILL KNOW IT WHEN A MAN TRIES TO USE HIS STRENGTH
    TO HAVE HIS WAY WITH YOU THE FIRST TIME,
    AND YOU NEED TO USE YOUR FISTS/TEETH/LEGS TO GET HIM OFF.
    YOU WILL UNDERSTAND IT WHEN YOU SEE
    YOUR MOTHER’S EYES FILLED WITH TERROR
    BECAUSE YOU ARE AN HOUR LATER THAN YOU SAID YOU WILL BE HOME.
    BUT YOU MUST NEVER EVER LET THEM TAKE
    THOSE FLAMES FROM WITHIN YOUR SOUL,
    INSTEAD, YOU MUST BURN BRIGHTER THAN EVER
    BECAUSE YOU ARE A DAUGHTER OF THE SUN,
    AND YOU BELONG ONLY TO YOURSELF, NOT TO THIS WORLD.
    —Nikita Gill, For Girls Filled with Fire

  19. opalescent* opalescent*
    posted a quote
    October 30, 2016 2:17pm EDT
    They won't tell you fairytales
    of how girls can be dangerous and still win.
    They will only tell you stories
    where girls are sweet and kind
    and reject all sin.
    I guess to them
    it's a terrifying thought,
    a red riding hood
    who knew exactly
    what she was doing
    when she invited the wild in.

  20. opalescent* opalescent*
    posted a quote
    October 30, 2016 2:04pm EDT
    stop telling girls with thick thighs that they shouldn’t wear light wash jeans because they’re “unflattering.” stop telling short girls that they shouldn’t wear high-waisted jeans because they make them look shorter. stop telling girls with big thighs to stay away from baggy clothes and boyfriend jeans. stop telling petite girls they can’t wear capris. stop telling tall girls to avoid wearing heels so they won’t “intimidate” people. stop telling skinny girls to only wear tops that give them the illusion of having hips. stop telling girls with big boobs to avoid shirts and dresses without a waist. stop telling chubby girls to stay away from patterns and horizontal stripes. stop telling girls with cellulite to wear long shorts. stop telling short girls to wear heels and vertical stripes to make themselves look taller. stop telling pale girls they can’t wear warm colors and stop telling dark girls they can’t wear cool colors. stop telling girls to be ashamed of their body type.

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