Amy Richards

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The goal of equality seems to disproportionately burden women, since it's assumed that they have to assume more responsibility, while men can remain the status quo.
- Amy Richards
Collection: Responsibility
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Empowering women isn't for women, but for the world.
- Amy Richards
Collection: Empowering
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I think we all have something in our life's experience that makes us feel different. It's whether we have a gay parent or we have an alcoholic mother or maybe we don't know our father. And it's something that we feel bad about initially because we think we're abnormal. What's abnormal is our assumption that there's something called 'normal.'
- Amy Richards
Collection: Mother
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[T]he presence of feminism in our lives is taken for granted. For our generation, feminism is like fluoride. We scarcely notice we have it - it's simply in the water.
- Amy Richards
Collection: Taken
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The truth is that our democracy is a work in progress. We are all its founders. We are all learning that we are linked and not ranked.
- Amy Richards
Collection: Democracy
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I've been called a "baby killer" and I've been told I should die and that I'm ruining women's lives. Those accusations hurt for sure - and I pause when such labels are applied to me - but because they come from people I don't necessarily respect, I have an easier time moving beyond them.
- Amy Richards
Collection: Baby
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Our world loses out when the leadership doesn't reflect the led - when a minority makes decisions for the majority.
- Amy Richards
Collection: Our World
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As much as younger women are infused with a greater sense of possibility than most women of preceding generations, as a generation we are generally politically disengaged.
- Amy Richards
Collection: Generations
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World change comes from within.
- Amy Richards
Collection: World
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Women have to do all of the catching up. So we are disengaged and overburdened. Sounds like it is time we ditch the complacent fluoride-in-the-tap-water feminism and get reenergized and reinspired.
- Amy Richards
Collection: Water
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In college, a group of guys labelled me a "righteous little beaver." Again, I was slightly pissed because it seemed offensive and misdirected, but when I learned that beavers swim upstream, I realized that maybe it was fitting after all.
- Amy Richards
Collection: College
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Thoughtful, energetic, smart, determined. I tried to own and further those qualities and often mustered them up when they were dormant and something wasn't going my way.
- Amy Richards
Collection: Smart
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I'm motivated by injustice, which is embedded and constant and wrong - not by a vernacular soundboard.
- Amy Richards
Collection: Injustice
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We are linked and not ranked. Ever butty is equal, everyone is the same.
- Amy Richards
Collection: Equal