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Catharine MacKinnon Quotes and Sayings

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Can postmodernism hold the perpetrators of genocide accountable?
- Catharine MacKinnon

What postmodernism gives us instead is a multicultural
defense for male violence -
a defense for it wherever it is,
which in effect is a pretty universal defense.
- Catharine MacKinnon

So the idea that there is nothing essential,
in the sense that there are no human universals,
is dogma.
Ask most anyone who is going to be shot at dawn.
- Catharine MacKinnon

In not having an appointment at Harvard,
I'm in the company of a great many people whose work I admire tremendously,
in particular women of color.
- Catharine MacKinnon

 

Politically, I call it rape whenever a woman has sex and feels violated.
- Catharine MacKinnon

Postmodernism is an academic theory,
originating in academia with an academic elite,
not in the world of women and men, where feminist theory is rooted.
- Catharine MacKinnon

If you want to know who is being hurt in this society,
go see what is being done and to whom in pornography
and then go look for them other places in the world.
- Catharine MacKinnon

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In a society in which equality is a fact,
not merely a word, words of racial or sexual assault
and humiliation will be nonsense syllables.
- Catharine MacKinnon

Men who are in prison for rape think it's the dumbest
thing that ever happened...
they were put in jail for something very little different
from what most men do most of the time and call it sex.
The only difference is they got caught.
It may also be true.
- Catharine MacKinnon

To be a prisoner means to be defined as a member of
a group for whom the rules of what can be done to you,
of what is seen as abuse of you, are reduced as part
of the definition of your status.
- Catharine MacKinnon

Postmodernism is among other things a sick joke at
the expense of revolutionary avant-gardism.
- Terry Eagleton

There's this expression called postmodernism,
which is kind of silly, and destroys a perfectly good word called modern,
which now no longer means anything.
- Twyla Tharp

Postmodernism refuses to privilege any one perspective,
and recognizes only difference, never inequality,
only fragments, never conflict.
- Elizabeth Wilson

Postmodernism surely requires an even greater grasp of symbolism,
as it's increasingly an art of gesture alone.
- Andrew Eldritch

A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern.
Postmodernism thus understood is not modernism at its
end but in the nascent state,
and this state is constant.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Postmodernism cost literature its audience.
- Scott Turow

In Modernism, reality used to validate media.
In Postmodernism, the media validate reality.
If you don't believe this, just think how many times
you've described some real event as being 'just like a movie.'
- Brad Holland

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen

I have found that among its other benefits,
giving liberates the soul of the giver.
- Maya Angelou

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

While they were saying among themselves
it cannot be done, it was done.
- Helen Keller

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Shoot for the moon.
Even if you miss,
you'll land among the stars.
- Les Brown

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Science merely quantifies and documents
the relationships among miracles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The signs of outstanding leadership
appear primarily among the followers.
Are the followers reaching their potential?
Are they learning? Serving?
Do they achieve the required results?
Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?
- Max De Pree

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men
is primarily based on mutual trust
and only secondarily on institutions
such as courts of justice and police.
- Albert Einstein

Real friendships among men are so rare
that when they occur they are famous.
- Clarence Day

Nobody cares how much you know,
until they know how much you care.
- attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, among others,
but probably earlier and anonymous

I renounce all assumptions and expectations.
I thoughtfully consider all possibilities,
and CHOOSE among them with consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Instead of comparing our lot with that
of those who are more fortunate than we are,
we should compare it with the lot
of the great majority of our fellow men.
It then appears that we are among the privileged.
- Helen Keller

I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize.
The first is gentleness;
the second is frugality;
the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others.
Be gentle and you can be bold;
be frugal and you can be generous;
avoid putting yourself before others
and you can become a leader among men.
- Lao Tzu

The Eye-of-the-Storm.
Surrounded by the winds and the rain,
yet peaceful in its own unworldly way -
an unnatural ruddy-cloudy misty-bright kind of way.
Whatever comes next, the eye of the storm is
a moment of serenity among the challenge -
a time for repose and contemplation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody, as long as he moves about
among the chaotic currents of life,
is without trouble.
- Carl Jung

"But I don't want to go among mad people," said Alice.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here."
- Lewis Carroll

I CHOOSE with Thoughtful Consideration:
I renounce all assumptions and expectations,
and declare that I will thoughtfully consider
all possibilities and CHOOSE among them with consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

I seldom think about my limitations,
and they never make me sad.
Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times;
but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.
- Helen Keller

Virtue can only flourish among equals.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor
in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
- Khalil Gibran

Prayer:
Lord God, Holy Spirit, Giver of All Light,
Bless and Keep All Those of This World.
Grant Us Your Peace, Your Light, Your Love.
Grant Us Complete Renewal of Body, Mind and Spirit -
Continual Rebirth in Newness of Life.
Let Your Light Shine Upon Us and Be Gracious to Us.
Grant to Each and Every One of Us:
Health, Comfort, Joy, Peace Within Ourselves,
Peace Within Our Families, Peace Within Our Communities,
and Peace among All those This World.
Grant That I May Be an Instrument of Thy Peace.
Grant That I May Radiate Thy Peace, Thy Light, Thy Love,
Thy Healing, Thy Comfort, Thy Joy,
to All Those Around Me and All Those in My Thoughts
This Day and Ever More. AMEN.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Travelers repose and dream among my leaves.
- William Blake

When I investigate and when I discover that the forces
of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves,
then truly I seem to be living among the gods.
- Leon Battista Alberti

The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look
like independent thinkers.
- Edgar R. Fiedler

The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.
- Khalil Gibran

I live quietly at home among my family and friends.
- Antonio Tabucchi

Adolescents are not monsters.
They are just people trying to learn how to make it
among the adults in the world,
who are probably not so sure themselves.
- Virginia Satir

There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors,
and no slave who has not had a king among his.
- Helen Keller

For myself I hold no preferences among flowers,
so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous.
Bricks to all greenhouses!
Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!
- Edward Abbey

There are not a few among the disciples of charity who require,
in their vocation, scarcely less excitement than the
votaries of pleasure in theirs.
- Charles Dickens

I have lived and slept in the same bed with English
countesses and Prussian farm women...
no woman has excited passions among women more than I have.
- Florence Nightingale

The bourgeoisie and the petty bourgeoisie have armed
themselves against the rising proletariat with,
among other things, 'culture.'
- George Grosz

The real effect of the WTC calamity has been depressed spirits,
anxiety, and uncertainty among publishers,
and of course those emotions are not restricted to publishers.
- Richard Curtis

Unfortunately, goodness and honor are rather the exception
than the rule among exceptional men,
not to speak of geniuses.
- Cesare Lombroso

Although AmeriCorps is making a difference among its
participants and the people they serve,
we must address homelessness and the need for job training among our veterans.
- Cliff Stearns

Just as the individual is not alone in the group,
nor any one in society alone among the others,
so man is not alone in the universe.
- Claude Levi-Strauss

The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is
he who spreads among them bounties,
donations and benefits.
- Plutarch

On the Internet, inside information is currency,
and there will always be counterfeiters among us.
- J. Michael Straczynski

Among peoples who are geographically grouped together
like the peoples of Europe there must exist a sort of federal link.
It is this link which I wish to endeavour to establish.
- Aristide Briand

Words must surely be counted among the most powerful drugs man ever invented.
- Leo Rosten

Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.
- Orson Scott Card

It is a trick among the dishonest to offer sacrifices that are not needed,
or not possible, to avoid making those that are required.
- Ivan Goncharov

But this is a true saying among men:
the gifts of enemies are no gifts and profitless.
- Sophocles

Life in common among people who love each other is the ideal of happiness.
- George Sand

My early wounds were the English school system among other things.
It wasn't merely the discipline, it was the ways in
which boys got what was called the school spirit.
- George Woodcock

I like to move among painters, mathematicians,
psychologists, people who can tell me something.
- George Woodcock

He was a rake among scholars, and a scholar among rakes.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

The House is rooted in the principle of direct elections
and is unique among all branches and bodies of the
federal government as without exception,
the people's voice.
- Charles W. Pickering

In order for the artist to have a world to express
he must first be situated in this world,
oppressed or oppressing, resigned or rebellious,
a man among men.
- Charles Baudelaire

For my own part I think no innocent species of wit
or pleasantry should be suppressed:
and that a good pun may be admitted among the smaller
excellencies of lively conversation.
- James Boswell


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