Rich cultures, patriarchal cultures, value thin women, like ours; poor ones value fat women. But all patriarchal cultures value weak women. So for women to become physically strong is very profound.
Being misunderstood by people whose opinions you value is absolutely the most painful.
The problem for all women is we're identified by how we look instead of by our heads and our hearts.
Perfect is boring: Beauty is irregular.
Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.
A gender-equal society would be one where the word 'gender' does not exist: where everyone can be themselves.
The first resistance to social change is to say it's not necessary.
Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It's about making life more fair for women everywhere. It's not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It's about baking a new pie.
God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions. Once we begin to ask them, there's no turning back.
Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
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