Welcome back to Bookish Quotes here at Bookmark Chronicles where every other Saturday I share a quote that is either from a book or about books! Feel free to share some of your favorites as well on your own blog or even in a guest post!
“For women, we talk about glass ceilings; for Black people, there’s often an iron gate. For Black women, well, we’ve got a glass ceiling with iron reinforcements.”
I’m Judging You: The Do Better Manual by Luvvie Ajayi
Keeping with the theme of Black History Month I feel like this is a concept that so many people don’t understand. And by “don’t understand” I mean that they choose to ignore it.
This quote is the embodiment of why feminism needs to be intersectional. Saying you fight for equality means equality for everyone, not just the people who look like you. Often times the experiences of women of color (not just black women) are completely written off as if they don’t exist.
If you follow me on social media then you know that I have been talking about intersectionality a lot this past week. Now more than ever this is a concept that needs to be understood because there is no way that we can climb out of the hole that we’ve dug for ourselves if we’re all climbing on top of each other trying to get out. We need to communicate with each other and work on moving us all forward. Otherwise, we’re stuck.
Do you have any favorite quotes about feminism or intersectionality? Let me know!
I’ll share another quote on Saturday March 4th, until then let me know what some of your favorite bookish quotes are!