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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Feminism:

One does not have to sleep with, or even touch, someone who has paid for your meal. All those obligations are hereby rendered null and void, and any man who doesn't think so needs a quick jab in the kidney.
~ Cynthia Heimel, Sex Tips for Girls, 1983.

One of the things about equality is not just that you be treated equally to a man, but that you treat yourself equally to the way you treat a man.
~ Marlo Thomas.

Prostitution reinforces all the old dumb clichés about women’s sexuality; that they are not built to enjoy sex and are little more than walking masturbation aids, things to be DONE TO, things so sensually null and void that they have to be paid to indulge in fornication, that women can be had, bought, as often as not sold from one man to another. When the sex war is won prostitutes should be shot as collaborators for their terrible betrayal of all women.
~ Julie Burchill.

Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels.
~ Faith Whittlesey.

Resolved, that the women of this nation in 1876, have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776.
~ Susan B. Anthony.

Scratch most feminists and underneath there is a woman who longs to be a sex object. The difference is that is not all she wants to be.
~ Betty Rollin.

Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours.
~ Grover Cleveland, 1905.

Sexual liberation, as a slogan, turns out to be another kind of bondage. For a woman it offers orgasm as her ultimate and major fulfillment; it's better than motherhood.
~ Victoria Billings.

Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.
~ Gloria Steinem.

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

The test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your chromosomes.
~ Bella Abzug.

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

The world has never yet seen a truly great and virtuous nation because in the degradation of woman the very fountains of life are poisoned at their source.
~ Lucretia Mott.

There are very few jobs that actually require a penis or vagina. All other jobs should be open to everybody.
~ Florynce Kennedy.

There is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women.
~ Madeleine K. Albright.

To tell a woman everything she may not do is to tell her what she can do.
~ Spanish Proverb.

We have to have faith in ourselves. I have never met a woman who, deep down in her core, really believes she has great legs. And if she suspects that she might have great legs, then she's convinced that she has a shrill voice and no neck.
~ Cynthia Heimel.

We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.
~ Gloria Steinem.

When I see the elaborate study and ingenuity displayed by women in the pursuit of trifles, I feel no doubt of their capacity for the most Herculean undertakings.
~ Julia Ward Howe.

When modern woman discovered the orgasm, it was, combined with modern birth control, perhaps the biggest single nail in the coffin of male dominance.
~ Eva Figes.

When two people marry they become in the eyes of the law one person, and that one person is the husband.
~ Shana Alexander, State-by-State Guide to Women's Legal Rights, 1975.

Whether women are better than men I cannot say - but I can say they are certainly no worse.
~ Golda Meir.

Why is it that men can be bastards and women must wear pearls and smile?
~ Lynn Hecht Schafren.

Women are not inherently passive or peaceful. We're not inherently anything but human.
~ Robin Morgan.

Women are not the weak, frail little flowers that they are advertised. There has never been anything invented yet, including war, that a man would enter into, that a woman wouldn't, too.
~ Will Rogers Quotes.

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