Feminism The Best Quotes About Feminism  

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I didn't fight to get women out from behind vacuum cleaners to get them onto the board of Hoover. Germaine Greer

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The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love. See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed. Maya Angelou

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A good part -- and definitely the most fun part -- of being a feminist is about frightening men. Julie Burchill

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When an individual is kept in a situation of inferiority, the fact is that he does become inferior. Simone de Beauvoir

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Merely external emancipation has made of the modern woman an artificial being. Now, woman is confronted with the necessity of emancipating herself from emancipation, if she really desires to be free. Emma Goldman

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Ah, I fancy it is just the same with most of what you call your emancipation. You have read yourself into a number of new ideas and opinions. You have got a sort of smattering of recent discoveries in various fields -- discoveries that seem to overthrow certain principles which have hitherto been held impregnable and unassailable. But all this has only been a matter of intellect, Miss West -- superficial acquisition. It has not passed into your blood. Henrik Ibsen

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I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black: it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect. June Jordan

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Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us. Andrea Dworkin

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The freedom that women were supposed to have found in the Sixties largely boiled down to easy contraception and abortion; things to make life easier for men, in fact. Julie Burchill

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The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself. Virginia Woolf

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

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Just because we're sisters under the skin doesn't mean we've got much in common. Angela Carter

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Feminism was recognized by the average man as a conflict in which it was impossible for a man, as a chivalrous gentleman, as a respecter of the rights of little nations (like little Belgium), as a highly evolved citizen of a highly civilized community, to refuse the claim of this better half to self-determination. Wyndham Lewis

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Women have been taught that, for us, the earth is flat, and that if we venture out, we will fall off the edge. Some of us have ventured out nevertheless, and so far we have not fallen off. It is my faith, my feminist faith, that we will not. Andrea Dworkin

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The sight of women talking together has always made men uneasy; nowadays it means rank subversion. Germaine Greer

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I owe nothing to Women's Lib. Margaret Thatcher

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In the battle of the sexes, woman gains her greatest victory by surrendering.

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People call me feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute. Rebecca West

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The most important thing women have to do is to stir up the zeal of women themselves. John Stuart Mill

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Feminism is hated because women are hated. Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny; it is the political defense of women hating. Andrea Dworkin

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Women's liberation, if it abolishes the patriarchal family, will abolish a necessary substructure of the authoritarian state, and once that withers away Marx will have come true willy-nilly, so let's get on with it. Germaine Greer

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There has come into existence, chiefly in America, a breed of men who claim to be feminists. They imagine that they have understood what women want and that they are capable of giving it to them. They help with the dishes at home and make their own coffee in the office, basking the while in the refulgent consciousness of virtue. Such men are apt to think of the true male feminists as utterly chauvinistic. Germaine Greer

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As a result of the feminist revolution, feminine becomes an abusive epithet. Wyndham Lewis

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Male supremacy has kept woman down. It has not knocked her out. Clare Boothe Luce

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I am blackly bored when they are at large and at work; but somehow I am still more blackly bored when they are shut up in Holloway and we are deprived of them. Henry James

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The feminist anti-pornography movement, no less than the feminist movement of a century ago, encourages the assumption that male and female sexuality, and possibly morality, are as unlike as yin and yang. Barbara Ehrenreich

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I am a staunch feminist, in spite of all women's magazines. Gerhard Kocher

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We need a new kind of feminism, one that stresses personal responsibility and is open to art and sex in all their dark, unconsoling mysteries. The feminist of the fin de si?cle will be bawdy, streetwise, and on-the-spot confrontational, in the prankish Sixties way. Camille Paglia

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The suffering of either sex -- of the male who is unable, because of the way in which he was reared, to take the strong initiating or patriarchal role that is still demanded of him, or of the female who has been given too much freedom of movement as a child to stay placidly within the house as an adult -- this suffering, this discrepancy, this sense of failure in an enjoined role, is the point of leverage for social change. Margaret Mead

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Women's Liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's the men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one's likely to do anything about that. Golda Meir

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It’s women’s rights, South Park style. The message was sound: men and women are equal. The delivery: disturbingly hilarious.

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I don't think I've ever seen a better argument for feminism on mainstream television. Aemilia Scott

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The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad, wicked folly of Woman's Rights with all its attendant horrors on which her poor, feeble sex is bent, forgetting every sense of womanly feeling and propriety. Queen Victoria

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Such hubris could only come from a man’s mouth. Janet Morris

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The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet. Adrienne Rich

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Everything in woman hath a solution. It is called pregnancy. Friedrich Nietzsche

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Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior. Socrates

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The people I'm furious with are the Women's Liberationists. They keep getting up on soapboxes and proclaiming women are brighter than men. That's true, but it should be kept quiet or it ruins the whole racket. Anita Loos

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A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after. Gloria Steinem

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Men now monopolize the upper levels depriving women of their rightful share of opportunities for incompetence. Laurence J. Peter