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Feminism Quotes

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Feminism's agenda is basic: It asks that women not
be forced to choose between public justice and private happiness.
- Susan Faludi

Words like feminism or democracy scare me.
They are words with barnacles on them,
and you can't see what's underneath.
- William Collins

Feminism is doomed to failure because it is based on
an attempt to repeal and restructure human nature.
- Phyllis Schlafly

I'm writing a review of three books on feminism and science,
and it's about social constructionism.
So I would say I'm a social constructionist,
whatever that means.
- Clifford Geertz

 

What, do you think that feminism means you hate men?
- Cyndi Lauper

The word, and the concept of feminism,
was a gift because it gave me a sense of identity and
a way of defining how I wished to live my life.
- Betty Buckley

The cornerstone of the political correctness that dominates
campus culture is radical feminism.
- Phyllis Schlafly

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Feminism is sort of like God.
Many people profess to believe in it,
but no one seems to be able to define it to everyone's satisfaction.
- Aaron Allston

Feminism - the word - can give us a handle,
a rallying point, a common ground, and help us build a bridge.
Why not claim the gift of the word as a place to begin?
- Betty Buckley

Feminism is an entire world view or gestalt,
not just a laundry list of women's issues.
- Charlotte Bunch

The left ask people to believe that there is no conflict
between feminism and the family.
- Christopher Lasch

First I would probably place men at the bottom of the food chain.
On a grander scale, I would say they're reacting to change.
Feminism has got to be part of that.
- Neil LaBute

Feminism is a good venue for getting yourself across
as much as for getting your point across.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

I got more and more politically active and just followed
the course of feminism and sexual liberation.
- Susie Bright

One of the greatest gifts of Black feminism to ourselves
has been to make it a little easier simply to be Black and female.
- Barbara Smith

There's a side of me that dislikes feminism.
I think we surrendered something and women were unable
to reveal any kind of vulnerability.
- Rachel Hunter

I think feminism has had a major impact on anthropology.
- Clifford Geertz

It's tragic when people think feminism is a dirty word.
- Siobhan Fahey

My idea of feminism is self-determination,
and it's very open-ended: every woman has the right to become herself,
and do whatever she needs to do.
- Ani DiFranco

My feminism is humanism, with the weakest being those who I represent,
and that includes many beings and life forms,
including some men.
- Sandra Cisneros

Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands,
kill their children, practice witchcraft,
destroy capitalism and become lesbians.
- Pat Robertson

I myself 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

'I hate discussions of feminism that end up with who does the dishes,'
she said.
So do I. But at the end, there are always the damned dishes.
- Marilyn French

Feminism was established to allow unattractive women
easier access to the mainstream.
- Rush Limbaugh

He travels fastest who travels alone,
and that goes double for she.
Real feminism is spinsterhood.
- Florence King

I think Julia is defining a new feminism.
It's the power of the open heart.
And its ok to be sexual.
- Kenny Loggins

Sexual harassment law is very important.
But I think it would be a mistake if the sexual harassment
law movement is the only way in which feminism is known in the media.
- Judith Butler

I used to think feminism was a liberating force -
now I see many of those people are just censors under a different name.
- Lydia Lunch

Feminism is hated because women are hated.
Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny;
it is the political defense of women hating.
- Andrea Dworkin

Feminism is a political mistake.
Feminism is a mistake made by women's intellect,
a mistake which her instinct will recognize.
- Valentine de Saint-Point

Until women learn to want economic independence,
and until they work out a way to get this independence
without denying themselves the joys of love and motherhood,
it seems to me feminism has no roots.
- Crystal Eastman

I am trying to make art that relates to the deepest
and most mythic concerns of human kind and I believe that,
at this moment of history, feminism is humanism.
- Judy Chicago

Sotomayor's vainglorious lecture bromide about herself
as "a wise Latina" trumping white men is a vulgar embarrassment -
a vestige of the bad old days of male-bashing feminism.
- Camille Paglia

To recommend that women become identical to men,
would be simple reversal, and would defeat the whole point of androgyny,
and for that matter, feminism: in both,
the whole point is choice.
- Carolyn Heilbrun

Feminism is dated? Yes, for privileged women like my
daughter and all of us here today,
but not for most of our sisters in the rest of the
world who are still forced into premature marriage,
prostitution, forced labor - they have children that
they don't want or they cannot feed.
- Isabel Allende

Feminism is a socialist, anti-family,
political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands,
kill their children, practice witchcraft,
destroy capitalism and become lesbians.
- Pat Robertson

The young women in my classes are feisty and clever and believe,
often with the passion of youthful optimism,
that feminism is a battle already won.
I worry for them - and for my daughters,
too.
- Louise Brown

Even now, after whatever gains feminism has made in
involving fathers in the rearing of their children,
I still think virtually all of us spend the most formative
years of our lives very much in the presence of women.
- Reynolds Price

People have accepted the media's idea of what feminism is,
but that doesn't mean that it's right or true or real.
Feminism is not monolithic.
Within feminism, there is an array of opinions.
- Judy Chicago

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

Has feminism made us all more conscious? I think it has.
Feminist critiques of anthropological masculine bias
have been quite important,
and they have increased my sensitivity to that kind of issue.
- Clifford Geertz

And the first commandment of feminism is:
I am woman;
thou shalt not tolerate strange gods who assert that
women have capabilities or often choose roles that
are different from men's.
- Phyllis Schlafly

Out with stereotypes, feminism proclaims.
But stereotypes are the west's stunning sexual personae,
the vehicles of art's assault against nature.
The moment there is imagination, there is myth.
- Camille Paglia

It was critical to finding a way out.
I had assumed young women knew the history of feminism
and must have felt gratitude to the movement for the
opportunities that the work we have done has afforded them.
- Betty Buckley

I do have a political agenda.
It's to have as few regulations as possible.
- Dan Quayle

The common agenda both sides seem to share is:
Whatever works.
- Gwen Ifill

A President doesn't have a terribly long time to talk
to people who are not really on the agenda.
- Erich Leinsdorf

President Obama instituted the most anti-growth,
anti-investment, anti-jobs measures that we have seen in our lifetime.
Now he called his agenda ambitious, I call it reckless.
- Mitt Romney

What pleases me most is that sustainable development
is on almost everybody's agenda now.
- Maurice Strong

This liberal progressive agenda...
is the antithesis of who we are as a constitutional republic.
- Allen West

To me, if a heterosexual has a right to do it,
then I have a right to do it.
And if it's important to the gay youth -
who are now setting the agenda -
then its important to me.
- Harvey Fierstein

I liked the fact that there were so many different
representations of black women and black men in the movie.
It wasn't like we all had the same agenda.
- Sanaa Lathan

I always went with my agenda, I just couldn't execute it.
- Jackie DeShannon

Any political agenda and organization which doesn't
begin with personal responsibility is just half the argument.
It's just not going to succeed.
- Peter Coyote

I think that this liberal progressive agenda is not
the thing that the American people want and it's antithesis
to who we are as a constitutional republic.
- Allen West

I didn't have any agenda or plan when I started writing stuff.
- David Byrne

On the other hand, we have in Israel,
an Israeli government which has been elected by the Israeli people.
Their political agenda is not for peace.
They are from the camp anti-peace.
- Rafik Hariri

There is no one right now in my judgment that can unite
the Black electorate in such a way to present our agenda
to a nominee to have them forthrightly address our concerns.
- Louis Farrakhan

Last week in the Homeland Security Committee,
Republicans were against port security;
and today,
one week after Democrats unveiled our Real Security Agenda,
they're for it.
- Jim Clyburn

Time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse
proportion to the sum involved.
- C. Northcote Parkinson

Bringing democratic control to the conduct of foreign
policy requires a struggle merely to force the issue onto the public agenda.
- Eric Alterman

Unfortunately I'm not a smoker, so cigars have never
been a part of my agenda.
- Bobby Sherman

Democrats have no agenda, no plan for the future,
and no sense of leadership.
- Jeff Miller

So many Christian leaders have been so tepid or downright
silent on the advance of the homosexual agenda.
- Randall Terry

One item on my agenda is simply planning trips,
setting them as goals, something to look forward to.
- Paul Parker

It is hard to see Judge Roberts as a judicial activist
who would place ideological purity or a particular
agenda above or ahead the need for thoughtful legal reasoning.
- Ron Wyden

Design is so critical it should be on the agenda of
every meeting in every single department.
- Tom Peters

The President and the Democrats on Congress have exploited
the financial crisis to advance their socialist big government tax,
spend and borrow agenda.
- Bradley A. Blakeman

So what I was essentially doing was,
I compromised the confidentiality of their proprietary
software to advance my agenda of becoming the best
at breaking through the lock.
- Kevin Mitnick

I had an agenda.
It was a very smooth transition.
- Frank Press

Ringo is one of the world's true humans.
The only one out those four guys, who did not have an agenda.
Ringo was just into the music.
- Peter Tork


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