Student’s feminist yearbook quote gets national attention

Posted: 8:09 AM, May 29, 2015
Updated: 2015-05-29 08:12:29-04

OAK HILLS, Calif. (Tribune Media Wire) -- A California high school senior's yearbook quote has garnered national attention while striking a chord with people for a slew of reasons.

When it comes to yearbook quotes, it is common to find Bible verses and movie references. However, Caitlyn Cannon wanted to talk about real issues that are affecting women today.

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 a lot of feedback, and Cannon said the response has mostly been positive.