Guardian Readers' 10 "best" feminists. I don't like the language of 10 best, but I do like that Angela Davis and Laverne Cox are on the list.
Disturbing Facts For Women Of The World
"66% of adult women worldwide are illiterate. - That's nearly twice the amount of illiterate men worldwide. UN studies have shown that increasing the literacy rate of women by 1% saves more children than increasing the amount of doctors 1%. This is why I'm a feminist."
Libération de Paris. Août 1944. Les gamins.
An Article About Black Women Shouldn't Have To Come With A Warning Label
An Article About Black Women Shouldn't Have To Come With A Warning Label | "What it is that prevents people from seeing themselves in us? What is it that you see in us that so easily precludes this precious relatability?"
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"I am a woman, but I will not be ignored or set aside because of my gender. I have a voice, and I will be heard." -George Sand
“There's this youth culture […] it really discards people once they reach a certain age. I actually think that people are so powerful and interesting — women, especially — when they reach my age. We've got so much to say, but popular culture is so reductive that we just talk about whether we've got wrinkles, or whether we've put on weight or lost weight, or whether we’ve changed our hairstyle. I just find that so shallow." — Annie Lennox, turning 60
Suffragettes ~ 1911 - thank goodness for these brave women!
"Our culture is fearful of ageing," said Franklin, "and especially ageing women. I say, 'Stop apologising for getting older. Embrace it.' I want young women to see that beauty ages beautifully and there is no need to feel that getting older is something that has to be medicated, managed with surgery or be obsessed about."
“They said, 'You are a savage and dangerous woman.' I am speaking the truth. And the truth is savage and dangerous.” Nawal El Saadawi (Arabic: نوال السعداوى, born October 27, 1931) is an Egyptian feminist writer, activist, physician and psychiatrist. She has written many books on the subject of women in Islam, paying particular attention to the practice of female genital cutting in her society.
Margaret Sanger, an author and social reformer, gives up nursing to devote herself full-time to the cause of birth control, a term she is credited with originating. In 1914 she flees to Europe when indicted for sending obscene materials through the mails. She returns the following year and opens the first U.S. birth control clinic in Brooklyn. In 1921, she establishes the American Birth Control League which later mergers with other groups and becomes the Planned Parenthood Federation in…