“I’m a child of an immigrant and a child from poverty. I’m a woman who’s been through various forms of abuse. I know that those mind games of making something beautiful out of ugly is what I do for a living. I want the world to feel that.”
“Prosecutors’ decisions—which crimes to prioritize, what charges to bring, whether to offer plea bargains—are essentially unreviewable. The argument is that elections hold District Attorneys accountable, but that’s a political solution to a legal question.”
“You need to have a regular and intense exposure of the people to the same information and messaging. Let them reflect, let them speak, let them think about it. It takes weeks and months to change their vision.”
“We need to understand that style and adornment have always been central to a feminist project and how feminists have defined themselves or pushed back against normative readings of the body.”
“We’re here for the duration. We have to continue, we have to keep going. We have to lift people up with our thoughts, actions, our work.”
The Netflix series “She’s Gotta Have It” broadens the narrative of the 1986 film by Lee of the same name. Radha Blank, one of the show’s writers and producers, helped steer that expansion.
“Making our nation and world fit for all our children and grandchildren is a task for marathoners—not sprinters or dabblers here today and gone tomorrow. Transformative change is a complex, long-term and never-ending struggle that must be pursued with urgency and persistence.”
“How do I take science and by solving a problem in science, address a problem that disproportionately affects women all over planet Earth? That’s my feminist agenda.”
Carrie Goldberg proudly “sues the hell out of tech companies, schools and powerful sexual predators.” In her new book, “Nobody’s Victim,” she charts her own journey from survivor to pioneering advocate against revenge porn, digital stalking and online harassment.
“None of us are talking about the 74 percent of women who say that having a baby right now will be very disruptive to their family, their work, their education. The 73 percent who say they can’t afford a baby right now. The 48 percent who say they don’t want to be a single parent or to have a baby with this partner. The cases we discuss the most are the ones that happen the least.”