Quotes by Caitlin Moran

Caitlin Moran

Caitlin Moran

English journalist, author, and broadcaster

Alive from: 1975-

Category: Media | Writers (Contemporary)

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    As far as I'm concerned, you're a feminist by default if you're born in the Western world right now.
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    Every woman who chooses - joyfully, thoughtfully, calmly, of their own free will and desire - not to have a child does womankind a massive favour in the long term.
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    Feminism means something - legislation, cultural change - but 'Girl Power' meant nothing more than being friends with your friends.
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    Flyaway, problem hair is the enemy of feminism, and was probably invented by the Man to crush Susan Sontag.
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    If every woman who's had an abortion took tomorrow off in protest, America would grind to a halt. And that would be symbolic: because women grind to a halt if they are not in control of their fertility.
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    If you can find a frock you look nice in and can run up three flights of stairs, you're not fat.
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    In the early '90s, it was grunge; everybody was fully clothed. Alanis Morissette was one of the biggest artists in the world, never wore makeup, wearing Doc Marten boots, and then the Spice Girls turn up, and suddenly it all looks a bit burlesque; suddenly they're the biggest band in the world.
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    It used to be if you wanted something nice to wear, you would sew it yourself for your body type. Women before the 20th century didn't have this problem. Now, it seems we're all squeezed into random designs. They're designed for no one.
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    Most women I know love the idea of fashion, but the practicalities that go with it are just distressing.
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    One of the great things about being a writer/journalist is that my boss loves me to go out and do features on being someone else. I did a feature on Kate Middleton, where I went to an incredible fancy state home in the countryside, put on a wedding dress and posed for engagement pictures with a fake Prince William.
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    Our world is afflicted by poverty. Don't spend all this money on clothes!
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    Over-eating is the addiction choice of carers, and that's why it's come to be regarded as the lowest-ranking of all the addictions.
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    People get really scared when women reclaim words, talk about themselves honestly and also make jokes because it's a really unstoppable combination.
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    Simultaneously, my two biggest heroes are Susan Sontag and Morticia Addams from 'The Addams Family.'
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    Telly never has any smart, amusing intellectuals living on a council estate.
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