Choice Quotes: Feminism

“Am I a feminist? Absolutely. The problem is the media men of the 60s set the definition of feminist as someone who hates men and wants to cut their dicks off. And that’s just not true. . . The definition of a feminist is someone who wants equal. That’s all it is, it’s equal. And there’s nothing wrong with asking for equal.”

Tamara Mellon, founder and former creative director of Jimmy Choo– Guardian, November 25, 2013

Tamara Mellon founder of Jimmy Choo

“I just didn’t want any male authorities telling people what good music was. I didn’t want men to validate me. And it was really a fine line of having my husband be in it, and having the story about “Smells Like Teen Spirit” be in it. I don’t want to ever be viewed in context of “She’s the ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ girl” or “She married Ad-Rock from the Beastie Boys.” But at the same time, it’s a movie about me and my life – am I going to leave the ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ thing out? Really? That’s crazy. And my love story with my husband is like . . . I’m really proud to be associated with him, he’s fucking wonderful, and I think he’s really funny in the movie. At first I didn’t think he should be in it. And then I saw it, and I felt like, how we actually are was portrayed perfectly –what our relationship is. I thought it was really beautiful, and maybe because it’s me, but I really like the love story. I’m a sucker for that shit.”

Kathleen Hanna, Rolling Stone, 12/1/2013


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