feminism

A Quote by Susan J. Douglas on feminism and feminists

We all know what feminists are. They are shrill, overly aggressive, man-hating, ball-busting, selfish, hairy, extremist, deliberately unattractive women with absolutely no sense of humor who see sexism at every turn. They make men’s testicles shrivel up to the size of peas, they detest the family and think all children should be deported or drowned.

Susan Douglas

Source: Where the Girls Are: Growing up Female With the Mass Media, New York: Times Books, 1995.

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A Quote by Emma Goldman on feminism, marriage, and women

Nora leaves her husband, not--as the stupid critic would have it--because she is tired of her responsibilities or feels the need of woman's rights, but because she has come to know that for eight years she had lived with a stranger and borne him children.  Can there be anything more humiliating, more degrading than a life-long proximity between two strangers?  No need for the woman to know anything of the man, save his income.  As to the knowledge of the woman--what is there to know except that she has a pleasing appearance? 

Emma Goldman (1869 - 1940)

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A Quote by Dame Rebecca West on feminism

I have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.

Rebecca West (1892 - 1983)

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A Quote by Betty Rollin on sex, women, and feminism

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

Betty Rollin

Source: http://www.people.ubr.com

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A Quote by Xilonem Garcia, Grandmother on holarchy, economics, sustainability, household, world, leadership, and feminism

Anyone who knows how to run a household, knows how to run a world.

Xilonem Garcia

Source: Elisabet Sahtouris, Ph.D.

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A Quote by Jimmy Carter on women, feminism, military, and equaltiy

“My decision to register women confirms what is already obvious throughout our society-that women are now providing all types of skills in every profession. The military should be no exception.”

Jimmy Carter (1924 -)

Source: Thinkexist.com

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A Quote by Jimmy Carter on service, feminism, women, equality, society, military, and jimmy carter

“My decision to register women confirms what is already obvious throughout our society-that women are now providing all types of skills in every profession. The military should be no exception.”

Jimmy Carter (1924 -)

Source: Thinkexist.com

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A Quote by Betty Naomi Friedan on prejudice, gender equality, and feminism

One shouldn't expect privileges because of her sex. Neither should she adjust to prejudice.

Betty Naomi Friedan (1921 -)

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A Quote by Susan Faludi on culture, feminism, force, happiness, identity, justice, men, privacy, time, and women

Feminism's agenda is basic: it asks that women not be forced to "choose" between public justice and private happiness. It asks that women be free to define themselves--instead of having their identity defined for them, time and again, by their culture and their men.

Susan Faludi (1959 -)

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A Quote by Sally Kempton on feminism

I became a feminist as an alternative to becoming a masochist.

Sally Kempton (1943 -)

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