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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Feminism:

Women are the only oppressed group in our society that lives in intimate association with their opressors.
~ Evelyn Cunningham.

Be plain in dress, and sober in your diet;
In short, my deary, kiss me, and be quiet.
~ Mary Wortley Montagu, A Summary of Lord Lyttelton's Advice.

Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, "She doesn't have what it takes." They will say, "Women don't have what it takes."
~ Clare Boothe Luce.

Women belong in the house... and the Senate.
~ Author Unknown.

Women have been taught that, for us, the earth is flat, and that if we venture out, we will fall off the edge.
~ Author Unknown.

Women must understand that simply attacking or hating men is just another form of disempowerment. A woman has to realize that when she makes a man crawl it doesn't give her power.
~ Tori Amos.

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
~ Timothy Leary.

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.

You don't have to signal a social conscience by looking like a frump. Lace knickers won't hasten the holocaust, you can ban the bomb in a feather boa just as well as without, and a mild interest in the length of hemlines doesn't necessarily disqualify you from reading Das Kapital and agreeing with every word.
~ Elizabeth Bibesco.

You know, when I first went into the movies Lionel Barrymore played my grandfather. Later he played my father and finally he played my husband. If he had lived I'm sure I would have played his mother. That's the way it is in Hollywood. The men get younger and the women get older.
~ Lillian Gish.

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.

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.

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.

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