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    My political views have definitely changed over the years. Maybe a better way of saying it is that I have grown into my convictions; the values and ideas of radical feminism that I started to articulate in my late teens feel more internalized or "second nature."
    — Kathleen Hanna
    Since I loved underground music, I tried to carve a space for feminism within it. Those were my hopes.
    — Kathleen Hanna
    tags: feminism  space  music  hope 
     
    My original goal in the '90s, after I found feminism and I was the first generation in my family to go to college, was to spread this information that feminism was still very much alive, and that you can't believe the media telling you that it doesn't need to exist and that it doesn't exist.
    — Kathleen Hanna
    I think that feminism is in cycle. Feminism rotates between backlash and interest.
    — Kathleen Hanna
    tags: feminism 
     
    I'm more interested in a feminism that ends discrimination for all people. It's not just about a woman becoming the CEO of a company or something. It's connected to racism and classism and gender issues that go beyond the binary.
    — Kathleen Hanna
    Young girls getting into feminism.
    — Kathleen Hanna
    tags: feminism  young  girls 
     
    I don't appreciate it when women - or men - bandy about these stupid stereotypes about feminism that are age-old, and that are meant to keep people turned off from it. It's like, "All you have to do is Wikipedia feminism to know that it's not about man-hating - so shut up." That makes me annoyed.
    — Kathleen Hanna
    There are people who view their feminism in different ways. I used to beat myself up if I didn't react to things like I was supposed to.
    — Kathleen Hanna
    tags: people  feminism 
     
    I'm not a goddess, for crying out loud. I'm a regular person who took feminism - which I have a deep connection to - and mixed it with music, which I really love to do.
    — Kathleen Hanna
    tags: people  feminism  crying  music 
     
    Gay marriage! That's a huge change and a huge win-win for feminism.
    — Kathleen Hanna
    tags: feminism  gay 
     
    What I've heard from younger women and women my age is that the albums changed their lives or it was the first time they had heard feminism that they could relate to. So that's great.
    — Kathleen Hanna
    tags: time  women  live  feminism  age 
     
    Thanks to feminism, women can now acquire status in two ways: through marriage or their own achievements. Cure cancer or marry the man who does, either way society will applaud. Unless he marries into the British royal family, it doesn't work that way for men. Wives shed no glory on their husbands. Having tea with Nancy Reagan is an honor; having tea with Denis Thatcher is a joke.
    — Katha Pollitt
    One of the very important ideas of feminism for me has always been women helping and supporting each other.
    — Katha Pollitt
    tags: women  feminism  ideas 
     
    A feminist is a person who answers 'yes' to the question 'Are women human?' Feminism is not about whether women are better than, worse than or identical with men...It's about justice, fairness, and access to the broad range of human experience.
    — Katha Pollitt
    Like Broadway, the novel, and G-d, feminism has been declared dead many times
    — Katha Pollitt
    tags: time  feminism  novel 
     
    For many people, feminism is one of those words of which, as St. Augustine said about time, they know the meaning as long as no one is asking.
    — Katha Pollitt
    tags: time  people  feminism  meaning 
     
    The complete destruction of traditional marriage and the nuclear family is the 'revolutionary or utopian' goal of feminism.
    — Kate Millett
    Feminism is such an incredibly awkward word for us these days, isnt it? Not to be feminist would be bizarre, wouldnt it?
    — Kate Atkinson
    tags: feminism 
     
    The way I view feminism - and I know there are a lot of different things going on - but, at its purest form, to me, it's a very positive, supportive, nurturing, empowerment thing. I mean, God, who isn't a feminist? If you don't think women are as good as men, you're not a good person. I like to think that most of the population of people worth being friends with are feminists, if that's what feminism means.
    — Kat Dennings
    The enemy of feminism isn't men. It's patriarchy, and patriarchy is not men. It is a system, and women can support the system of patriarchy just as men can support the fight for gender equality.
    — Justine Musk
    It certainly wasn't taught in school beyond the idea of "girls can do anything that boys can do" - I understood that kind of pop culture feminism. I did not understand anything else about feminism.
    — June Diane Raphael
    tags: feminism  culture  boys  school  ideas 
     
    I believe I was raised with feminist values, but I don't think I ever heard my Mom call herself a feminist. Before I identified as a feminist myself, I thought of feminism as more of a historical term describing the women's movement in the '70s but didn't know much about what they had done and didn't think it applied to my life at all.
    — Julie Zeilinger
    The idea of equality is still how I define feminism. I think it's a broad definition that encompasses the variety of experiences women and men have with the word and the movement.
    — Julie Zeilinger
    In terms of feminism, I would just ask young women to keep an open mind about it and try to learn about it before they write it off or believe the negative stereotypes that surround it. Feminism can help you on a personal level, it can offer you an incredible community of brilliant and impassioned people, and can change the way you see the world if you just open yourself up to it. I think that goes for all causes as well.
    — Julie Zeilinger
    When I grew up, feminism wasn't something that was really talked about. There's a really negative stereotype about feminism in the media. That really plays badly for young women understanding the movement. Maybe people don't want to identify themselves as feminists because of the label. But people need to understand what feminism means and educate themselves before they reject it.
    — Julie Zeilinger
    My favourite spectator sport is watching people who should know better searching for something (and often claiming to find it) where it never could be. Women claiming to find feminism in Islam is a good one.
    — Julie Burchill
    Sadly, a lot of what passes for feminism these days is just moaning about men, congratulating ourselves on nothing in particular, and mocking them for being big kids while doing everything we can to keep them that way.
    — Julie Burchill
    tags: men  feminism  kids 
     
    When I started at the Guardian, though, I couldnt think of anything we saw eye to eye on, except feminism, and even this would soon be arguable as Guardian writers queued up to drool over Eminem.
    — Julie Burchill
    tags: feminism  eyes 
     
    Feminism seeks to turn the biggest, bloodiest carnivore in the world - passion - into a right-on cud-chewing vegan. It can never work. Sex was never meant to be that way. Sex, on the whole, was meant to be short, nasty and brutish. If what you want is cuddling, you should buy a puppy.
    — Julie Burchill
    tags: work  world  feminism  sex  passion 
     
    It is not enough to call yourself a feminist because you are a strong woman. Thatcher was an enemy to feminism, as is Nadine Dorries. Like other liberation movements, feminism has an ideology and a goal. It is not about personal liberty and freedom, but the emancipation from oppression and tyranny for ALL women, whatever our race or class.
    — Julie Bindel
    I certainly embrace all the movement that's going on these days about equality for women and equal rights. In general, I would apply that to all nationalities and all races. I think we do need more awareness, generosity, and compassion than we have right now. But in terms of feminism, I embrace it wholeheartedly. Not in a kind of militant way, but I've always known that it matters.
    — Julie Andrews
    Literature has done great work for feminism - writing and reading are a practice of empathy - and great literature will continue to do so.
    — Julianna Baggott
    Sweden is the Saudi Arabia of feminism,
    — Julian Assange
    tags: feminism 
     
    I fell into a hornets' nest of revolutionary feminism.
    — Julian Assange
    tags: feminism 
     
    People have accepted the media's idea of what feminism is, but that doesn't mean that it's right or true or real. Feminism is not monolithic. Within feminism, there is an array of opinions.
    — Judy Chicago
    tags: people  feminism  true  right  real  opinion  ideas 
     
    I believe in art that is connected to real human feeling, that extends itself beyond the limits of the art world to embrace all people who are striving for alternatives in an increasingly dehumanized world. I am trying to make art that relates to the deepest and most mythic concerns of human kind and I believe that, at this moment of history, feminism is humanism.
    — Judy Chicago
    Long before feminism made fashion a guilty pleasure, my first experience of the sisterhood among strangers took place in a communal dressing room.
    — Judith Thurman
    For most women being other-directed, focused on how other people feel and nurturing them, was (and can still be) a quality that girls were (are) heavily pressured to become. The unselfish or Self-less woman was (is) seen as ideal. The realization and articulation that the cultural ideal of the perfect woman was someone who had no sense of Self and was a key part of the angry energy that drove Feminism to its swift success.
    — Judith M Bardwick
    Sexual harassment law is very important. But I think it would be a mistake if the sexual harassment law movement is the only way in which feminism is known in the media.
    — Judith Butler
    tags: feminism  law  mistakes  sexual  media 
     
    I am much more open about categories of gender, and my feminism has been about women's safety from violence, increased literacy, decreased poverty and more equality.
    — Judith Butler
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