Most of us will remember the first time we read a quote that made us sit up and think.
For me, it was a line by English writer Rebecca West that my mother found on a postcard and wisely sent to me in the post.
"I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a door mat or a prostitute."
Although West (who died in 1983) was writing in a different era, her question will still ring true for modern women today, who continue to resent being labelled as radicals for expecting equality with men at every stage in their lives.
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