14 Pieces of No Bullsh*t Relationship Advice From Your Favorite Feminists

14 Pieces of No Bullsh*t Relationship Advice From Your Favorite Feminists
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In 2014, feminists took on some of society's biggest issues, from the gender pay gap and sexism in the video game world or street harassment and domestic abuse. But amid such high-profile debates, women also opened up about something no less important: their personal lives. 

This year brought us refreshingly honest insights on what it's like to date, fall in love, get married, have sex and break up as a woman in the 21st century, from high-profile ladies who didn't shy away from sharing their experiences. Love is not perfect. Being single is not the end of the world. And when your relationship fails or lets you down, you don't allow it to define you. 

These wise words resonated with us not because they came from famous feminists, but because they ring true for any woman who's ever loved, lusted or lost. Here are 14 pieces of no-bullshit relationship advice and wisdom that reminded us feminism isn't just political — it's personal.

On picking a worthy partner:

From a June interview with E!
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From Lena Dunham's memoir, 'Not That Kind of Girl.'
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From Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's July interview with Katie Couric.
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From a May interview on 'The View.'
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From Roxane Gay's book 'Bad Feminist.'
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On embracing good sex:

From Beyonce's May 2014 cover story for 'Out' magazine.
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From Amy Poehler's memoir, 'Yes Please.'
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From Amy Schumer's speech at the Gloria Awards and Gala in May.
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On owning your independence:

From an September interview with 'Flare' magazine.
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From a February interview with the 'Guardian.'
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From an August interview on NBC's 'Today.'
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From an Instagram comment to a teen fan.
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On real, imperfect love:

From a November 2014 interview with ABC News.
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From Caitlin Moran's book, 'How To Build a Girl.'
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Gina Vaynshteyn

Gina Vaynshteyn's work has appeared in Bustle, Thought Catalog, The Rumpus, and more. She's currently the weekend editor over at HelloGiggles.

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