Leaning her silly, beautiful, drunken head on my shoulder, she said, “Oh, Esther, I don’t want to be a feminist. I don’t enjoy it. It’s no fun.”"I know," I said. "I don’t either." People think you decide to be a "radical," for God’s sake, like deciding to be a librarian or a ship’s chandler. You "make up your mind," you "commit yourself" (sounds like a mental hospital, doesn’t it?).I said Don’t worry, we could be buried together and have engraved on our tombstone the awful truth, which some day somebody will understand:WE WUZ PUSHED.”
― Joanna Russ, On Strike Against God

And

"I think from now on, I will not trust anyone who isn’t angry."

Leaning her silly, beautiful, drunken head on my shoulder, she said, “Oh, Esther, I don’t want to be a feminist. I don’t enjoy it. It’s no fun.”

"I know," I said. "I don’t either." People think you decide to be a "radical," for God’s sake, like deciding to be a librarian or a ship’s chandler. You "make up your mind," you "commit yourself" (sounds like a mental hospital, doesn’t it?).

I said Don’t worry, we could be buried together and have engraved on our tombstone the awful truth, which some day somebody will understand:

WE WUZ PUSHED.”


― Joanna RussOn Strike Against God

And

"I think from now on, I will not trust anyone who isn’t angry."

"I am passionate about everything in my life - first and foremost, passionate about ideas. And that’s a dangerous person to be in this society, not just because I’m a woman, but because it’s such a fundamentally anti-intellectual, anti-critical thinking society."

"I am passionate about everything in my life - first and foremost, passionate about ideas. And that’s a dangerous person to be in this society, not just because I’m a woman, but because it’s such a fundamentally anti-intellectual, anti-critical thinking society."

"The idea that bisexuals are indiscriminate about their choice of partners also echoes society’s anxiety about subversion of cissexist norms. it is often said that a ‘bisexual is the kind of person who can reach down someone’s pants and be happy with whatever they find’. This emphasizes the fact that we can never actually know what’s ‘down’ anyone’s ‘pants’ .This marks bisexuals as ‘accomplices’ to transgender and genderqueer people, and it connects bisexuality and transgender as two intertwining ideas, both of which deviate society’s rules about normative gender and its enforcement."Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution by Shiri Eisner

"The idea that bisexuals are indiscriminate about their choice of partners also echoes society’s anxiety about subversion of cissexist norms. it is often said that a ‘bisexual is the kind of person who can reach down someone’s pants and be happy with whatever they find’. This emphasizes the fact that we can never actually know what’s ‘down’ anyone’s ‘pants’ .This marks bisexuals as ‘accomplices’ to transgender and genderqueer people, and it connects bisexuality and transgender as two intertwining ideas, both of which deviate society’s rules about normative gender and its enforcement."

Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution by Shiri Eisner

“I do not think I ever opened a book in my life which had not something to say upon woman’s inconstancy. Songs and proverbs, all talk of woman’s fickleness. But perhaps you will say, these were all  written by men.”
"Perhaps I shall. Yes, yes, if you please, no reference to examples in books. Men have had every advantage of  us in telling their own story. Education has been  theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen  has been in their hands. I will not allow  books to prove anything.” 

― Jane Austen, Persuasion

“I do not think I ever opened a book in my life which had not something to say upon woman’s inconstancy. Songs and proverbs, all talk of woman’s fickleness. But perhaps you will say, these were all
written by men.”

"Perhaps I shall. Yes, yes, if you please, no reference to examples in books. Men have had every advantage of
us in telling their own story. Education has been
theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen
has been in their hands. I will not allow
books to prove anything.” 

― Jane AustenPersuasion

"An overwhelming majority of us come from dysfunctional families in which we were taught we were not okay, where we were shamed, verbally and/or physically abused, and emotionally neglected even as we were also taught to believe that we were loved. For most folks it is just too threatening to embrace a definition of love that would no longer enable us to cling to a notion of love that either makes abuse acceptable or at least makes it seem that whatever happened was not that bad."
- bell hooks

"An overwhelming majority of us come from dysfunctional families in which we were taught we were not okay, where we were shamed, verbally and/or physically abused, and emotionally neglected even as we were also taught to believe that we were loved. For most folks it is just too threatening to embrace a definition of love that would no longer enable us to cling to a notion of love that either makes abuse acceptable or at least makes it seem that whatever happened was not that bad."

- bell hooks