Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Favorite Feminist Quotes

I am following in Amelia's lead and asking for tattoo idea help ;) I'm looking to get another tat, this one i want to be text. What's your favorite feminist/equality quote? Or inspirational quote about equal rights, activism, strength, or progress...

I'm looking for something meaningful but on the shorter side, i can't tattoo a whole novel on my foot ;)

Leave your quotes and suggestions in comments!! Thanks in advance for your help :)

11 comments:

frau sally benz said...

I have entirely too many to remember right now. I love basically any quote by Audre Lorde, especially "Your silence will not protect you" and "It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences" - though I suppose that's a bit long.

Have you considered a visual representation of your favorite quote? My guy went to an awesome tattoo artist with one of his favorite quotes, and together they designed a great image. Perhaps something like your fish with a bicycle necklace?

I love feminism, quotes, and tattoos, so I could go on for days.

phd in yogurtry said...

Aw damn, frau beat me to it. I was thinking of a fish with it's back turned toward a bicycle. Score me F on originality : (

Amanda said...

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams"
I want to say Eleanor Roosevelt said that but Im not 100% sure.

Love your blog, btw. =]

Ojibway Migisi Bineshii said...

How about these one...

"Decolonize thy mind."

"Heal thy self."

Or better yet get a tattoo of an infinity symbol. I have one of those!

:-)

Amelia said...

"...People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat." - Rebecca West

My other favorite quotes have already been mentioned. I might come up with more. Hope I can help!

David Schraub said...

"We cannot live without our lives" -- Barbara Deming

Cha-cha heels said...

I have the following poem written on my back. It's called "Stationary" by Agha Shahid Ali.


The moon did not become the sun.

It just fell on the desert

in great sheets, reams

of silver handmade by you.

The night is your cottage industry now,

the day is your brisk emporium.

The world is full of paper.

Write to me.

Famous Quotes said...

"We cannot live without our lives" -- Barbara Deming

lee said...

"Failure is Impossible"
-susan b. anthony

that's my future tattoo.

Singerdiva said...

Feminism is memory. - Gloria Steinem

Anonymous said...

"Feminism is the radical notion that women are people".