quote by Alice Walker

Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender.

— Alice Walker

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I’m a feminist so I believe in inhabiting contradictions.

I believe in making contradictions productive, not in having to choose one side or the other side. As opposed to choosing either or, choosing both.

We have to free half of the human race, the women, so that they can help free the other half.

Yes, I'm a feminist, because I see all women as smart, gifted and tough.

As long as women are using class or race power to dominate other women, feminist sisterhood cannot be fully realized.

Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.

I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.

I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself

There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women.

I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.

It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union.... Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less

You are not born racist. You are born into a racist society. And like anything else, if you can learn it, you can unlearn it. But some people choose not to unlearn it, because they're afraid they'll lose power if they share with other people. We are afraid of sharing power. That's what it's all about.

There's really no such thing as the 'voiceless'.

There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.

The best protection any woman can have... is courage.

Of course I am not worried about intimidating men.

The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.

Our religion has defined a position for women (in society): motherhood.

Some people can understand this, while others can't. You cannot explain this to feminists because they don't accept the concept of motherhood.

All sex, even consensual sex between a married couple, is an act of violence perpetrated against a woman.

Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.

Feminists have convinced themselves that any difference between men and women is oppression and that women in the United States are an oppressed minority. This is such a lie. American women are the most fortunate class of people who ever lived on the face of the earth.


I am tired of angry feminists. I like my women happy, gregarious... and bathed.

Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.

None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.

Challenging power structures from the inside, working the cracks within the system, however, requires learning to speak multiple languages of power convincingly.

Feminism means revolution and I am a revolutionist.

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The feminists took me as a role model, as a mother.

It bothers me. I am not interested in being a mother. I am still a girl trying to understand myself.

We must use what we have to invent what we desire.

Postmodernism is an academic theory, originating in academia with an academic elite, not in the world of women and men, where feminist theory is rooted.

A man told me that for a woman, I was very opinionated. I said, 'for a man you're kind of ignorant'.

If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.

Any man will follow any feminine looking thing down any dark alley;

I've always wanted to see a man beaten to a shit bloody pulp with a high-heeled shoe stuffed up his mouth, sort of the pig with the apple; it would be good to put him on a serving plate but you'd need good silver.

Feminist politics aims to end domination, to free us to be who we are - to live lives where we love justice, where we can live in peace. Feminism is for everybody.

Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person.

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.

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