International Womanai??i??s Day
I am not going to lie, I didnai??i??t know today was ai???International Womanai??i??s Dayai??? and to be honest I am a bit surprised that we are only celebrating for one day. On The Laughing Lesbian we celebrate women every single day. I wrote a few drafts for a post today but was not happy with any of them. I do not posses adequate words for how I feel about women: all women and everything we stand for. So, I have decided to let who we are celebrating speak for me instead.
ai???Lock up your libraries if you like, but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that can set upon the freedom of my mind.ai???
ai??i?? Virginia Woolf , writer
ai???People will call me a rebel, but I just feel like Iai??i??m living my life and doing what I want to do. Sometimes people call that rebellion, especially when youai??i??re a woman.ai???
ai??i?? Joan Jett, musician
ai??? I donai??i??t know why people are so reluctant to say theyai??i??re feminists. Could it be any more obvious that we still live in a patriarchal world than when feminism is a bad word?ai???
ai??i?? Ellen Page, actress
ai???At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.ai???
ai??i?? Frida Khalo, artist.
ai???People want to believe gender is something thatai??i??s essential, and people repeat these essentialist ideas all the time. ai???oh, women do thatai??i?? and ai???oh, men do thatai??i?? and the reality is that all women donai??i??t do anything, we are individuals do what we do, you know, and sometimes thatai??i??s informed by gender and sometimes its just who we are. And I think all that just makes people really, really uncomfortable because they donai??i??t want to think about who they are.
– Laverne Cox, actress, activist.
ai???Who would ever think that so much went on in the soul of a young girl?ai???
ai??i?? Anne Frank, writer
ai???The question isnai??i??t whoai??i??s going to let me; itai??i??s who is going to stop me.ai???
-Ayn Rand, writer
ai???A Girl should be two things: who and what she wants.ai???
-Coco Chanel, designer
ai???I donai??i??t want to be remembered as the girl who was shot. I want to be remembered as the girl who stood up.ai???
– Malala Yousafzai, activist
Throughout the day I am going to continue to post quotes from women, and I encourage everyone who reads to leave their own quote in the comments!