Feminism Quotes

I’ve become this voice for a millennial generation of feminism, which is awesome, but at the same time it’s complicated. We all know I’m a girl, I’m a woman, but it’s difficult to figure out how to talk about it and express how important it is without beating it with a hammer and having it be, “So you’re a girl in music! So you’re a girl in music!” Yes, I’m a girl in music – can we just talk about something else?

What we need is a tough new kind of feminism with no illusions. Women do not change institutions simply by assimilating into them. We need a feminism that teaches a woman to say no – not just to the date rapist or overly insistent boyfriend but, when necessary, to the military or corporate hierarchy within which she finds herself. We need a kind of feminism that aims not just to assimilate into the institutions that men have created over the centuries, but to infiltrate and subvert them.