"Once upon a time she said, “I’m not afraid” and her enemies became afraid of her.
I need feminism because when I was sexually harassed in front of my brother, he said it was MY FAULT for wearing a shirt that you could see a little bit of my BACK in. The rest of it was like a normal T-shirt. I was wearing long jeans to boot.
i have a body
and I am grateful,
as I find it to be a very useful instrument
for expressing love, strength, flexibility, grace
but, I am not my body…
~Kate Mullane Robertson
"A feminist novel, then, is one that not only deals explicitly with the stories and thereby the lives of women; it is also a novel that illuminates some aspect of the female condition and/or offers some kind of imperative for change and/or makes a bold or unapologetic political statement in the best interests of women."