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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Feminism:

I refuse to believe that trading recipes is silly. Tunafish casserole is at least as real as corporate stock.
~ Barbara Grizzuti Harrison.

I see my body as an instrument, rather than an ornament.
~ Alanis Morissette.

I think it's about time we voted for senators with breasts. After all, we've been voting for boobs long enough.
~ Clarie Sargent, Arizona senatorial candidate.

I think, therefore I'm single.
~ Lizz Winstead.

I was the first woman to burn my bra - it took the fire department four days to put it out.
~ Dolly Parton Quotes.

I was told that whistling wasn't ladylike, but I knew even then that women were simply not supposed to be that happy.
~ Anonymous, quoted in Kindling the Spirit by Lois P. Frankel.

I wish someone would have told me that, just because I'm a girl, I don't have to get married.
~ Marlo Thomas.

I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
~ Anaïs Nin.

I would have girls regard themselves not as adjectives but as nouns.
~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Our Girls.

If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves?
~ Mary Astell.

I'm just a person trapped inside a woman's body.
~ Elaine Boosler.

Instead of getting hard ourselves and trying to compete, women should try and give their best qualities to men - bring them softness, teach them how to cry.
~ Joan Baez, Sexism Seen but not Heard, Los Angeles Times, 1974.

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've left Bethlehem, and I feel free. I've left the girl I was supposed to be, and some day I'll be born.
~ Paula Cole, Tiger, This Fire.

I've yet to be on a campus where most women weren't worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I've yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing.
~ Gloria Steinem.

Man endures pain as an undeserved punishment; woman accepts it as a natural heritage.
~ Author Unknown.

Men are taught to apologize for their weaknesses, women for their strengths.
~ Lois Wyse.

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 will often admit other women are oppressed but not you.
~ Sheila Rowbotham.

Most women are one man away from welfare.
~ Gloria Steinem.

My advice to the women's clubs of America is to raise more hell and fewer dahlias.
~ James Whistler McNeill.

Never let the hand you hold, hold you down.
~ Author Unknown.

No woman is required to build the world by destroying herself.
~ Rabbi Sofer.

Nobody objects to a woman being a good writer or sculptor or geneticist if at the same time she manages to be a good wife, a good mother, good-looking, good-tempered, well-dressed, well-groomed, and unaggressive.
~ Marya Mannes.

Nobody will ever win the Battle of the Sexes. There's just too much fraternizing with the enemy.
~ Henry Kissinger.

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