High school graduate puts feminism, gay rights, and the wage gap in perspective with epic yearbook quote

The Widening Wage Gap Between Men and Women
The Widening Wage Gap Between Men and Women

Caitlyn Cannon, 17, graduated high school on a bold note. Her Oak Hills High School yearbook quote incorporated feminism, gay rights, and the wage gap in one epic sentence. She wrote:

"I need feminism because I intend on marrying rich and I can't do that if my wife and I are making .75 cent for every dollar a man makes."

Yass Caitlyn! This woman is definitely ready to take on the real world. She says that she was inspired by a Tumblr quote she found. Changing the wording to fit her identity resulted in one of the most progressive yearbook quotes of all time.

"I was tired of seeing the same old quotes from popular books and movies and authors, and I wanted to call attention to a problem that women face," she told The Huffington Post.

Cannon's quote hits home for many women fed up with the anti-feminist wage gap prominent in this country. According to an April report from National Partnership for Women & Families, American women earn $0.78 for every dollar a man makes. How can straight men or gay women expect to marry rich when their partners are being denied equal pay to men? The injustice affects us all.

Thankfully, people like Cannon put the problem in perspective. Here's to providing young hopefuls with the opportunity to marry rich women in the near future.

Click through this slideshow to see Twitter reactions to Cannon's epic quote:

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