A Quote by Gloria Steinem on women, men, babies, failure, and success

This idea of doing it all is the enemy of equality, not the path to do it.  It's impossible to do two full-time jobs, and an impossible definition of success is just another way of making women feel like failures... Any definition of success has to include social policies that honor families and men who raise babies as much as women do.

Gloria Steinem (1934 -)

Contributed by: Mary_C

A Quote by Robert Anson Heinlein on women, cats, men, and dogs

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.

Robert Heinlein (1907 - 1988)

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A Quote by Chuck Palahniuk on sex and women


We don't need women. There are plenty other things in the world to have sex with, just go to a sexaholics meeting and take notes. There's microwaved watermelons. There's the vibrating handles of lawn mowers right at crotch level. There's vacuum cleaners and beanbag chairs. Internet sites. All those old chat room sex hounds pretending to be sixteen-year-old girls. For serious, old FBI guys makes the sexiest cyberbabes.

Chuck Palahniuk

Source: Choke, Pages: 205

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A Quote by Caroline Knapp on appetite, women, desire, and connecting to the body

I steered the boat into the dock and sat for a moment looking out at the water, a wide ribbon of blue, glassy as a mirror in patches, rippled and glinting with diamonds of sunlight in others.  I thought about that young woman with her cat and her pile of blankets, and I thought about how sculling had served a similar purpose, reintroducing me to beauty and grace, reframing the body as a source of pleasure.  Defining desire in new ways is achingly complicated, painstaking work; it requires developing a vision that runs counter to consumerism, counter to a corporate an political culture that's still tightly structured to meet male needs, perhaps even counter one's own deeply-ingrained assumptions...But new visions do get forged, and if they're not political in a large social sense, they certainly involve shifts in personal politics, in defining what works, what fits, what matters...The public battlefields may be private ones today, but the dynamics are largely the same.  Anything that connects you--to the body, to the self, to other women--can free.  Anything that frees may also feed.

Caroline Knapp

Source: Appetites: Why Women Want, Pages: 161

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A Quote by Agatha Christie on women, intution, and the subconscious mind

Women observe subconsciously a thousand little details, without knowing they are doing so. Their subconscious mind adds these little things together- and they call it intuition.

Agatha Christie (1891 - 1976)

Source: Beliefnet.com

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A Quote by Maxine Hong Kingston on change, women, character, learning, logic, words, truth, and manifestation

Be careful what you say. It comes true. It comes true. I had to leave home in order to see the world logically, logic the new way of seeing. I learned to think that mysteries are for explanation. I enjoy the simplicity. Concrete pours out of my mouth to cover the forests with freeways and sidewalks. Give me plastics, periodical tables, TV dinners with vegetables no more complex than peas mixed with diced carrots. Shine floodlights into dark corners: no ghosts.

Maxine Hong Kingston

Contributed by: Katie

A Quote by Cheyenne Proverb on women, society, feminine sacred, nation, war, and weapons

A nation is not conquered until the hearts of its women are on the ground.
Then it is done. No matter how brave its warriors or how strong its weapons.

Cheyenne Proverb

Contributed by: StellaMaris Center

A Quote by Gloria Steinem on men, women, advice, marriage, and career

"I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career."

Gloria Steinem (1934 -)

Contributed by: Harmony

A Quote by Gloria Steinem on daughters, sons, courage, and women

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

Gloria Steinem (1934 -)

Contributed by: Harmony

A Quote by Sojourner Truth on women and rights

"If women want any rights more than they's got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it."

Sojourner Truth (1797? - 1883)

Contributed by: Harmony

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