"The cultural associations of mind with masculinity and body with femininity are well documented within the fields of philosophy and feminism. As a result, any uncritical reproduction of the mind/body distinction ought to be rethought for the implicit gender hierarchy that the distinction has conventionally produced, maintained, and rationalized."
Judith Butler, Gender Trouble (via suddenlysamuel)
"My idea of feminism is self-determination, and it’s very open-ended: every woman has the right to become herself and do whatever she needs to do."
Ani DiFranco (via lizzfest)
This is mine as well. I think too many see “feminism” as a dirty word because they think that it calls for only one way to be a “woman”, and that just isn’t the case. If anything, that’s part of what feminists are fighting against.