When “Manifesta” was first released in 2000, it was a groundbreaking account of feminist struggles at the turn of the millennium. Now it’s an essential feminist text. In recognition of the 20th anniversary edition, we talked to Jennifer and Amy about their lives, “Manifesta” and feminism across the past twenty years.
Coming out doesn’t make you at home in the world; nor, certainly, does sex. You need bonds beyond sex: a community, a culture, a shared set of obsessions. “Love on the March,” Alex Ross, The New Yorker 11/12/12 When I was a young lesbian in rural New Jersey in the ‘70s, I was completely lost […]
“Just because you don’t know what feminism means doesn’t mean you’re not a feminist. You have an education. You can leave the house without permission and get whatever job you want. You didn’t have that before. Feminism is about women demanding to have equal rights with men. That’s it!”
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“We see who’s on the Supreme Court. So for me it puts fear in my heart, and I know it puts fear into many others’ as well. That fear ends up turning into a passion and I’m hoping that people see our passion and our hard work, and know that we’re not going to stop.”
The gender gap is now a firmly established factor in U.S. elections, driving the outcome of races from local city councils and county boards to Congress and the presidency.
“I think the future of black feminism will either help to change the world or how we deal with the end of the world as we know it. And maybe these two things aren’t antithetical.”
“I think people who dismiss her as somehow being a lightweight or a pretty girl with some lucky breaks—as if you can create at that level without thinking critically!—that is actually just another sign of misogyny and how women are discounted for what they create. When we make exquisite things, people assume there are fairies in the night who do it with magic dust instead of looking at the work and the research and the effort that goes into it.”
“If I’m being totally honest, I wrote this book for myself. Like I keep saying: I am an immigrant and a woman of color and I’ve got some stuff to work through.”