Gay feminist student's yearbook quote goes viral

Why This Girl's Plans to "Marry Rich" Are Going Viral

HESPERIA, Calif. — A California high school senior dropped the mic with her yearbook quote.

Caitlyn Cannon, 17, hit quite a few hot topics including, gay rights, feminism and the wage gap in a single quote.

Her friend, Twitter user, @casualnosebleed tweeted out a photo of the yearbook Tuesday morning. Since then it has been retweeted more than 6,000 time and favorited more than 9,000 times.

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Gay feminist student's yearbook quote goes viral
this is all I honestly care about right now
@casualnosebleed @GlennF what a brilliant twist. . . I laughed out loud.
Do you know how many friend requests I've gotten on Facebook? A lot omg
@casualnosebleed @marcoheichou This is the most amazing thing I've ever seen in my life. This girl rocks so hardcore.
So... I'm gay, now a poor college student, a feminist, and apparently a viral sensation... Can I be on the @TheEllenShow ? 😂😂😂 #JOKING
!?!?! I'm probably going to throw up or something because I don't even know a thousand people 😭🙌

In the quote Cannon said, "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."

Cannon told the Huffington Post she was inspired by a Tumblr post but tweaked it to match her identity.

"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.

The quote has inspired quite a bit of feedback, but Cannon said most of it has been positive.

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