A Quote by Erma Bombeck on womenswisdom, sufferage, womens rights, and equality

We've got a generation now who were born with semiequality. They don't know how it was before, so they think, this isn't too bad. We're working. We have our attache' cases and our three piece suits. I get very disgusted with the younger generation of women. We had a torch to pass, and they are just sitting there. They don't realize it can be taken away. Things are going to have to get worse before they join in fighting the battle.

Erma Bombeck (1927 - 1996)

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A Quote by Gloria Steinem on womenswisdom, behavior, hormones, and men and women

If women are supposed to be less rational and more emotional at the beginning of our menstrual cycle when the female hormone is at its lowest level, then why isn't it logical to say that, in those few days, women behave the most like the way men behave all month long?

Gloria Steinem (1934 -)

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A Quote by Ellen DeGeneres on womenswisdom, funny, and smart

Golden eagles have an interesting way of mating, where they connect in the air while flying at eighty miles an hour and then they start dropping and they don't stop dropping until the act is completed. So it's not uncommon that they both fall all the way to the ground, hit the ground and both of them die. That's how committed they are to this. I thought to myself, 'Boy, don't we feel like wimps for stopping to answer the phone.' I don't know about you, but if I'm one of these two birds, you're getting close to the ground... I would serioulsy consider fakin' it.

Ellen DeGeneres

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A Quote by Pema Chodron on womenswisdom

When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it's bottomless, that it doesn't have any resolution, that this heart is huge, vast, and limitless. You begin to discover how much warmth and gentleness is there, as well as how much space."

Pema Chodron

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A Quote by Robin Morgan on womenswisdom, feminist, and activist

"Women are not inherently passive or peaceful.  We're not inherently anything but human. "

Robin Morgan (1941 -)

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A Quote by Alice Malsenior Walker on womenswisdom, american writer, poet, and activist

It's so clear that you have to cherish everyone. I think that's what I get from these older black women, that every soul is to be cherished, that every flower is to bloom."

Alice Walker (1944 -)

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A Quote by Marion Woodman on womenswisdom, canadian, jungian analyst, and author

Healing depends on listening with the inner ear - stopping the incessant blather, and listening. Fear keeps us chattering - fear that wells up from the past, fear of blurting out what we really fear, fear of future repercussions. It is our very fear of the future that distorts the now  that could lead to a different future if we dared to be whole in the present.

Marion Woodman

Source: The Pregnant Virgin (1998)

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A Quote by Laura Nyro on womenswisdom and american songwriter

Nothing cures like time and love ...

Laura Nyro

Source: "Time and Love" (1970)

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A Quote by Ellen DeGeneres on womenswisdom, comedian, gay rights, funny, and smart

"I was raised around heterosexuals, as all heterosexuals are, that's where us gay people come from... you heterosexuals."

Ellen DeGeneres

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A Quote by Christiane Northrup, M.D. on womenswisdom

Pleasure is a vital nutrient.

Christiane Northrup, M.D.

Source: from a lecture given at the Maine Women's Network annual meeting

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