Women’s History Month: quotes on feminism

The result is that we all know what feminists are. They are shrill, overly aggressive, man-hating, ball-busting, selfish, hairy, extremist, deliberately unattractive women with absolutely no sense of humor who see sexism at every turn.
Susan Douglas, Where the Girls Are

I told the women I did not believe in women’s rights or men’s rights but in human rights.
–Mary Harris Jones

Women want the seemingly impossible: that men treat them with the respect and fair-mindedness with which they treat most men.
— Joyce Carol Oates

I define as “feminist” any attempt to improve the lot of any group of women through female solidarity and a female perspective.
–Marilyn French, The War Against Women

Never met a wise man
If so it’s a woman

–Kurt Cobain

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is; I only know that people cal me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that distinguish me from a doormat.
–Rebecca West

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