Tuesday, December 23, 2008


While sexism hurts women most intimately, it also damages men severely.
--- Kathleen Hanna

I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.
--- Gloria Steinem

To understand how any society functions you must first understand the relationship between the men and the women.
--- Angela Davis

The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, "It's a girl."
--- Shirley Chisholm

The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.
--- Roseanne Barr

It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union.... Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.
--- Susan B. Anthony

I am working for the time when unqualified blacks, browns, and women join the unqualified men in running our government.
--- Cissy Farenthold

A woman reading Playboy feels a little like a Jew reading a Nazi manual.
--- Gloria Steinem

Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man.
--- Margaret Mead

Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.
--- Mary Wollstonecraft

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
--- Maya Angelou

Men weren't really the enemy - they were fellow victims suffering from an outmoded masculine mystique that made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no bears to kill.
--- Betty Friedan

Men define intelligence, men define usefulness, men tell us what is beautiful, men even tell us what is womanly.
--- Sally Kempton

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
--- Abraham Lincoln

My address is like my shoes. It travels with me. I abide where there is a fight against wrong."
--— Mother Jones

It's so clear that you have to cherish everyone. I think that's what I get from these older black women, that every soul is to be cherished, that every flower is to bloom."
--— Alice Walker

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