Feminist Firsts


Taking us back to her prep school days, Miranda July reveals her first feminist action and the fallout.

“I didn’t have a plan beyond this moment. I wasn’t sure anyone would even get it—who and what I was talking about. But they did. Everyone was whispering and soon there was shouting. Boys were forming factions, taking sides, and some girls were crying. I watched in shock, not sure whom to stand next to or where to look. I had assumed that nothing I said or did could ever have an impact on reality.”

(Via The Millions)

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →