Thursday, October 9, 2014

Quoted: Laurie Penny on being a feminist... or not

I call myself a feminist to fuck with people, and because it's a great way to weed out the creeps in bars, but feminism isn't an identity. Call yourself what you like. The important thing is what you fight for. -- Laurie Penny From Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies, and Revolution
I feel as though I should be deconstructing this, like I should be advocating feminism as an identity because it's a scary word for a lot of women, but I don't care. I had a genuine fist-in-the-air moment when I read this. A feminist fuck you trumps moralizing every time.

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