Now the floodgates are open. Women are talking publicly about subjects that were once off-limits, and refusing to tolerate the sexual assault and harassment that have been accepted for far too long and there's no going back. As Mom used to say, "You can't unring a bell." It shouldn't be up to women to dismantle the patriarchy, but we can't sit around and hope someone else does it either. Feminist is not a passive label; it means speaking out and standing up for women everywhere, and also for yourself. One woman calling out an injustice is powerful enough; when we raise our voices together, we can shake the status quo to its foundation.
-- Cecile Richards, Make Trouble, p. 262