You want to shout it from the rooftops, but you also have to decide, every day, how much rage you accommodate and still go about your day. That’s life under patriarchy. — Anne Helen Peterson
Contemporary feminism is too confused to be of worth. In fact, it’s so confused as to be harmful. It’s unfocused. It’s hysterical. It’s too emotional. It’s unnecessary. It shouldn’t be wielded in public. If those criticisms sound familiar, it’s because they’re the same ones used against women in general, especially women advocating for themselves or others in public. But by the ‘90s, it was no longer acceptable to so those things about women. So instead you said it about feminism — what had become, for many women, their primary means of advocacy.