“I say no to my own instinct to stay quiet.
I will do this;
I will not do that.
I don’t have to be nice to you.”
Lindy West (2016)

“Women if you want to realize yourselves-you are on the eve of devastating psychological upheaval. The only method is Absolute Demolition. […] You are glossing over Reality. Is that all you want? […] The mistress & the mother. Destruction of virginity. […] Women must destroy in themselves, the desire to be loved”
Mina Loy (1914)


“This woman should stop cleaning up shit, everyone should clean up their own shit. We should join this woman in cleaning up human excrement, so this woman would be our equal, and it should be done in concrete actions, not just in words.”
Françoise Vergès (2019)

“My problem is the problem of a woman.”
Ewa Partum (1980)

“Your anger is a gift you give to yourself and the world that is yours. In anger, I have lived more fully, freely, intensely, sensitively, and politically. If ever there was a time not to silence yourself, to channel your anger into healthy places and choices, this is it.”
Soraya Chemaly (2018)

“No woman gets an orgasm from shining the kitchen floor.
Betty Friedan (1963)

“They say it is love. We say it is unwaged work. They call it  frigidity. We call it absenteeism. Every miscarriage is a work accident. More smiles? More Money.”
Silvia Federici (1975)

“A woman must have money and a room of her own.”
Wirginia Wolf (1929)

“A radical femininity can only break, shatter, crush, tear apart all that weighs on her and restrains her. Can only invent and explode.
Ripping her inventions from the depths of her own guts. Giving birth to her own identity. A radical femininity can only be a harmony between so called feminine and masculine traits. Can only bring together contradictory and/yet complementary Pulsions. A radical femininity can only be a whole – neither fragment nor lack of deficiency. A yogini manifesting a serpentine energy out of her vulva.”
Maria Klonaris & Katerina Thomadaki (1977)

“In this culture women is near-absent. Unknown. Ignored. Mute. Imprisoned. Despised. Deformed. Enigmatic. Inaccessible. In this culture, femininity is but a male projection. A feminine culture can only be rupture from dominant culture. Can only be be the negation of dominant language. Can only reject the processes of dominant art.Can only let arise all that is oppressed by social order: body, desire, sexuality, unconscious, singularities. Can only let the rebellion of the repressed fracture the norms of expression.”
Maria Klonaris & Katerina Thomadaki (1977)

“Where is the ebullient, infinite woman who, immersed as she was in he naivete, kept in the dark about herself, led into self-disdain by the great arm of parental-conjugal phallocentrism, hasn’t been ashamed of her strength?”
Helene Cixous (1975)

“First we need to calm down, breathe, and get over ourselves.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2014)

“We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains”
Ursula K. LeGuin (1989)

“We need more love
not from men
but from ourselves
and each other”
Rupi Kaur (2017)