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When women hold off from marrying men,
by Warren Farrell

When women hold off from marrying men,
we call it independence.
When men hold off from marrying women,
we call it fear of commitment.
- Warren Farrell

Nobody really believes in equality anyway.
- Warren Farrell

The only men who aren't in fear of women's reactions
are usually men who aren't born or who are dead.
- Warren Farrell

Men's competitive team sports focus on the balance
between individual achievement and team achievement
with the emphasis on team achievement.
- Warren Farrell

 

Feminists have confused opportunity with outcome.
- Warren Farrell

When a man is able to connect with his feelings,
he is able to care more.
- Warren Farrell

So we've moved from an era when women's biology was
women's destiny to today,
which is an era in which men's biology is men's destiny.
- Warren Farrell

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Men don't oppress women any more than women oppress men.
- Warren Farrell

All women's issues are to some degree men's issues
and all men's issues are to some degree women's issues
because when either sex wins unilaterally both sexes lose.
- Warren Farrell

And then in 1956 or 1957 my family went over to Europe
and I moved over with them,
and immediately people in Europe thought my perspective
on that issue was 100% correct.
- Warren Farrell

I started to get very well recognized in the early
seventies as the only man in the United States who
had been elected three times to the board of NOW in New York City.
- Warren Farrell

Men are often a lot less vindictive than women are,
because we are rejected constantly every day.
- Warren Farrell

You could make a case that women addicted men to their
sexuality and then withdrew their sexuality until we
provided them with a source of income.
- Warren Farrell

In fact, the socialization gives us the tools to fill our evolutionary roles.
They are our building blocks.
- Warren Farrell

For example, the equivalent of a woman being treated
as a sex object is a man being treated as a success object.
- Warren Farrell

It evolved from my experience in the fifties,
growing up during the McCarthy era, and hearing a lot
of assumptions that America was wonderful and Communism was terrible.
- Warren Farrell

And we reduce almost all male-female problems by working
on both the female and the male.
And that usually means having both sexes take responsibility.
- Warren Farrell

The Myth of Male Power dealt much more with the political issues,
the legal issues, sexual harassment,
date rape,
women who kill, and those issues were very much more
interfaced with the agendas of feminism.
- Warren Farrell

Our main reasons for fearing males having sex with
males is that you really had to construct a more powerful
social role to keep men in their place than you did
to keep women in their place.
- Warren Farrell

Throughout my life I have always been amazed that people
couldn't listen to other people,
that they couldn't hear their best intent,
that there seemed to be an enormous need to demonize.
- Warren Farrell

In America and in most of the industrialized world,
men are coming to be thought of by feminists in very
much the same way that Jews were thought of by early Nazis.
The comparison is overwhelmingly scary.
- Warren Farrell

One can make a case that says that since 85% of children
being brought up in single family homes are being brought
up by women that about 85% of elementary school teachers
should be males to balance out the feminization that
the boys and girls receive.
- Warren Farrell

I don't think there's anything that is a greater area
of discrimination against women today than the fact
that nowhere in the world is there a female role model
in team sports that more than half of a general audience would recognize.
- Warren Farrell

And with the rape, I was showing why the rape statistics are exaggerated,
and saying that date rape was much more complex than
the way feminists had portrayed it,
as men oppressing women.
- Warren Farrell

We Can Do It!
- WW II US Government Poster

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

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

Women are like teabags.
We don't know our true strength
until we are in hot water!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

All successful people men and women are big dreamers.
They imagine what their future could be,
ideal in every respect,
and then they work every day toward
their distant vision,
that goal or purpose.
- Brian Tracy

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

The difference between men friends and women friends
is that men tend to do things together,
women tend to just be together.
- Art Jahnke

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
- Marilyn Monroe

Men kick friendship around like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Whenever a man or women is truly inspired,
it is because the same One Universal Spirit
is doing the inspiring.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship is not possible between two women
one of whom is very well dressed.
- Laurie Colwin

I want to live darkly and richly in my femaleness.
- Anais Nin

The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Love men and women not for their strength
but their softness,
not for their fullness but their hunger,
not for their plenty but their need.
- Anais Nin
(paraphrase)

Women don't want to hear what you think.
Women want to hear what they think -
in a deeper voice.
- Bill Cosby

Women must pay for everything.
They do get more glory than men for comparable feats,
but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.
- Amelia Earhart

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

To a philosopher all news,
as it is called, is gossip,
and they who edit and read it
are old women over their tea.
- Henry David Thoreau

I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason.
- Stanley Baldwin

I'm always rather nervous about how you talk
about women who are active in politics,
whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.
- John F. Kennedy

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure.
I make mistakes, I am out of control
and at times hard to handle.
But if you can't handle me at my worst,
then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe

Men and women belong to different species and communications
between them is still in its infancy.
- Bill Cosby

Women are the only exploited group in history to have
been idealized into powerlessness.
- Erica Jong

I married beneath me, all women do.
- Nancy Astor

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

There's three things men always talk about -
women,
sports, and cars.
- Mario Lopez

Like many women my age, I am 28 years old.
- Mary Schmich

Faithful women are all alike, they think only of their fidelity,
never of their husbands.
- Jean Giraudoux

There are only three things women need in life:
food,
water, and compliments.
- Chris Rock

Women have a lot to say about how to advance women's rights,
and governments need to learn from that,
listen to the movement and respond.
- Charlotte Bunch

Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
- Groucho Marx

Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause,
does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.
- Hesiod

Man can never be a woman's equal
in the spirit of selfless service
with which nature has endowed her.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There are practical little things in housekeeping
which no man really understands.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Men have a much better time of it than women.
For one thing, they marry later; for another thing,
they die earlier.
- H. L. Mencken

Not only is women's work never done,
the definition keeps changing.
- Bill Copeland

If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
- Aristotle Onassis

When women love us, they forgive us everything,
even our crimes; when they do not love us,
they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.
- Honore de Balzac

My sisters and mom raised me to respect women and open doors for them.
- Milo Ventimiglia

I want to organize so that women see ourselves as people
who are entitled to power,
entitled to leadership.
- Patricia Ireland

I have thought a sufficient measure of civilization
is the influence of good women.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Women's rights is not only an abstraction,
a cause; it is also a personal affair.
It is not only about us; it is also about me and you.
Just the two of us.
- Toni Morrison

I want for myself what I want for other women,
absolute equality.
- Agnes Macphail


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