Gay Feminist High School Senior Nails Her Yearbook Quote
One of the great regrets of my life is that I didn’t make better use of my high school yearbook senior quote. After all, back then, I had no idea that I would grow up to be a blogger with unlimited internet space for spewing my opinions and musings. Those few characters below my vaguely miserable 17-year-old face were all I had to express my worldview and/or crack a solid joke, and instead I blew it by offering up a lame quote from the last page of a book about Henry David Thoreau (not even by Thoreau, ughhh) which is both stupidly lame and unbearably pretentious.
Oak Hills, California, high school senior Caitlyn Cannon will never experience this regret. Her senior quote quite cleverly makes a solid feminist statement. Behold:
this is all I honestly care about right now pic.twitter.com/5J0YauhezN
— lil snowball (@casualnosebleed) May 26, 2015
“I was tired of seeing the same old quotes from popular books and movies and authors,” Cannon told Huffington Post about reworking a quote about pay inequality so that it suit her gender and sexual identity. “I wanted to call attention to a problem that women face.” Nailed it! [Huffington Post]