"We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful otherwise because you would threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I’m expected to aspire to marriage. I’m expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Well marriage can be a good thing— It can be a source of joy and love and mutual support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage when we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors, not for jobs or for accomplishments— which I think can be a good thing— but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are. Feminist: the person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes."
"Violence does not always take visible form, and not all wounds gush blood."