“My view of feminism is all encompassing and empowering. My view of feminism means that you can go in there with the boys and you are just as powerful and you command respect, not that you have to separate from them to get your respect. Cause then they don’t see it. If you’re away from them, they have no way to learn anything.”
Joan Jett, Queens of Noise: the Real Story of the Runaways by evelynmcdonnell
Getting to know her was the most interesting thing for me — I was fully intimidated, and totally ready to prove to her that I could absolutely step into her shoes and I could fucking take it. She is very precious.
Joan Jett on being brought to tears by a standing ovation from Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, and the entire Public Hall audience, backstage after being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Class of 2015