Julie Pagano

Quotables

I wanted a place on the blog to store random quotable things that I adore, so I’m doing that here. It’s a tad cliché, but it makes me happy, so deal with it. I will update this as I see fit.

Feminism

MY FEMINISM WILL BE INTERSECTIONAL OR IT WILL BE BULLSHIT!
Flavia Dzodan

Intent is not fucking magic!
–unknown (I think this post from Genderbitch is one of the first resources on the phrase that has since been used elsewhere)

Let’s say that fighting sexism is like a chorus of people singing a continuous tone. If enough people sing, the tone will be continuous even though each of the singers will be stopping singing to take a breath every now and then. The way to change things is for more people to sing rather than for the same small group of people to try to sing louder and never breathe.
firecat

I’m not offended; I’m contemptuous.
Melissa McEwan (related reading from Hoyden about Town)

There can be nothing more willful than the refusal to be aspirational.
Sara Ahmed

Literature

Many people need desperately to receive this message: “I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people don’t care about them. You are not alone.”
– Kurt Vonnegut in Timequake