14 Pieces of No Bullsh*t Relationship Advice From Your Favorite Feminists

In 2014, feminists took on some of society's biggest issues, from the gender pay gap and sexism in the video game world or street harassment and domestic abuse. But amid such high-profile debates, women also opened up about something no less important: their personal lives. 

This year brought us refreshingly honest insights on what it's like to date, fall in love, get married, have sex and break up as a woman in the 21st century, from high-profile ladies who didn't shy away from sharing their experiences. Love is not perfect. Being single is not the end of the world. And when your relationship fails or lets you down, you don't allow it to define you. 

These wise words resonated with us not because they came from famous feminists, but because they ring true for any woman who's ever loved, lusted or lost. Here are 14 pieces of no-bullshit relationship advice and wisdom that reminded us feminism isn't just political — it's personal.

On picking a worthy partner:

From a June interview with E!Getty
From Lena Dunham's memoir, 'Not That Kind of Girl.'Getty
From Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's July interview with Katie Couric.Getty
From a May interview on 'The View.'Getty
From Roxane Gay's book 'Bad Feminist.'Flickr

On embracing good sex:

From Beyonce's May 2014 cover story for 'Out' magazine.Getty
From Amy Poehler's memoir, 'Yes Please.'Getty
From Amy Schumer's speech at the Gloria Awards and Gala in May.Getty

On owning your independence:

From an September interview with 'Flare' magazine.Getty
From a February interview with the 'Guardian.'Getty
From an August interview on NBC's 'Today.'Getty
From an Instagram comment to a teen fan.Getty

On real, imperfect love:

From a November 2014 interview with ABC News.Getty
From Caitlin Moran's book, 'How To Build a Girl.'Getty