Gay feminist student’s yearbook quote goes viral

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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.

https://twitter.com/casualnosebleed/status/603085032744493056

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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