I don't want to be noble and committed like most women in history were ā€” which invariably seems to involve being burned at the stake, dying of sadness, or being bricked up in a tower by an earl. I don't want to sacrifice myself for something. I don't want to die for something. I don't even want to walk in the rain up a hill in a skirt that's sticking to my thighs for something. I want to live for something, instead ā€” as men do. I want to have fun.

~Caitlin MoranSource: How to Build a Girl