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    At my age...I'm going to do what I want and I haven't got time for anything else.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    tags: time 
     
    prostitutes don't sell their bodies, they rent their bodies. Housewives sell their bodies when they get married ...
    — Florynce Kennedy
    tags: body  sell 
     
    A liberation struggle is like a struggle against dirt. No matter what type of bath you takein three weeks you'll smell like you've never seen a bathtub. What we don't understand about a liberation struggle is you never win it, any more than you "win" clean dishes. As soon as you eat on them, the dishes are dirty again.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    tags: struggle 
     
    Now, see there. Just because I'm wearing my Super-Dike sweatshirt, you think I'm a lesbian. I guess if I were wearing a string of pearls, you'd think I was an oyster.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    Don't agonise, organise.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    ... tobacco kills 52,000 people a year from lung cancer, and there's no telling how many lives have been ruined through drinking.But to my knowledge, no one has ever died of a blow job.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    tags: people  live  job  year 
     
    There's no way that I know of to avoid pain absolutely, but suffering is the interpretation we choose to place on the pain we encounter.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    tags: pain  suffering 
     
    Here I am a woman attorney being told I can't practice law in slacks by a judge dressed in drag.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    tags: women  law 
     
    Countermovements among racists and sexists and nazifiers are just as relentless as dirt on a coffee table. . . . Every housewife knows that if you don't sooner or later dust . . . the whole place will be dirty again.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    I'm just a loud-mouthed middle-aged colored lady with a fused spine and three feet of intestines missing and a lot of people think I'm crazy. Maybe you do too, but I never stop to wonder why I'm not like other people. The mystery to me is why more people aren't like me.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    I approve of anyone wearing what the establishment says you must not wear.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    Don't agonize, organize.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    Oppressed people are frequently very oppressive when first liberated. They know but two positions: somebody's foot on their neck or their foot on somebody's neck.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    tags: people 
     
    Nail polish or false eyelashes isn't politics. If you have good politics, what you wear is irrelevant. I don't take dictation from the pig-o-cratic style setters who say I should dress like a middle-aged lady. My politics don't depend on whether my tits are in or out of a bra.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    tags: politics 
     
    The biggest sin is sitting on your ass.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    tags: sin 
     
    You've got to rattle your cage door. You've got to let them know that you're in there, and that you want out. Make noise. Cause trouble. You may not win right away, but you'll sure have a lot more fun.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    tags: right  fun 
     
    I know we're termites. But if all the termites got together, the house would fall down.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    I think we should look forward to death more than we do. Of course everybody hates to go to bed or miss anything, but dying is really the only chance we'll get to rest.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    tags: death  chance  hate  dying 
     
    The question arises whether all lawyers are the same. This is like asking whether everything that gets into a sewer is garbage.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    tags: questions 
     
    Freedom is like taking a bath: You got to keep doing it every day.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    tags: freedom 
     
    It's interesting to speculate how it developed that in two of the most anti-feminist institutions, the church and the law court, the men are wearing the dresses.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    tags: men  law  church  speculate 
     
    Unity in a Movement situation can be overrated. If you were the Establishment, which would you rather see coming in the door: one lion or five hundred mice?
    — Florynce Kennedy
    When a system of oppression has become institutionaliz ed it is unnecessary for individuals to be oppressive
    — Florynce Kennedy
    tags: oppression 
     
    If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    tags: men 
     
    There's a difference between Vaselining the rapee and catching the rapist.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    I think unity is a mistake.... If I were the Establishment and had the big loaded guns of the various oppressive institutions....I would much prefer to see one lion come through the door than 500 mice.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    tags: mistakes 
     
    Trying to help an oppressed person is like trying to put your arm around somebody with a sunburn.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    tags: people  help 
     
    ... anybody with the brains and energy to become a teacher ought to want to become something better.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    tags: energy  brain 
     
    You can't dump one cup of sugar into the ocean and expect to get syrup. If everybody sweetened her own cup of water, then things would begin to change.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    tags: ocean  water 
     
    Everybody's scared for their ass. There aren't too many people ready to die for racism. They'll kill for racism but they won't die for racism.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    tags: people  die  racism 
     
    Any woman who still thinks marriage is a fifty-fifty proposition is only proving that she doesn't understand either men or percentages.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    tags: men  women  marriage 
     
    Unless you are political or intellectual, events like the Depression are seen as personal events. We thought of the Depression as something that made the pipes freeze; we thought it hit us because Daddy didn't move his taxi stand and because he broke his hip. It was only later I found out it was a national phenomenon.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    Being a mother is a noble status, right? Right. So why does it change when you put 'unwed' or 'welfare' in front of it?
    — Florynce Kennedy
    tags: right  mother  noble 
     
    Niggerization is the result of oppression - and it doesn't just apply to the black people. Old people, poor people, and students can also get niggerized.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    tags: people  poor  oppression  black 
     
    The spending of our tax dollars by the Pentagon represents the greatest social disease of our country; I call it Pentagonorrhea.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    tags: tax 
     
    Horizontal hostility may be expressed in sibling rivalry or in competitive dueling which wrecks not only office tranquility or suburban domesticity but also some radical political groups and, it must be sadly said, some women's liberation groups. ... [it is] misdirected anger that rightly should be focused on the external causes of oppression.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    What you must understand is oppression does not end with the niggers. It does not end with the poor people, it doesn't end with the women, or the pregnant women. It goes on up the line to the executive who has his bag searched in the airport.
    — Florynce Kennedy
    tags: people  women  poor  oppression 
     
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    florynce kennedy
    Birth    : February 11, 1916
    Death  : December 22, 2000
    Occupation  : Lawyer

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