'I myself have never able to find out precisely what a feminist is. I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.'
—Rebecca West, 1913. (I’m writing my senior exit on womens suffrage and found this while i was researching.)
While I felt a particular anguish throughout my entire viewing of 12 Years a Slave, Philomena spoke to the white girl in me and left a lingering ache.