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    The Young Women's Christian Association is nourished by its roots in Christianity and, at the same time, over the years, it's been enriched by beliefs and values from all kinds of places, even, in fact, strengthened by our diversity.
    — Patricia Ireland
    the two major parties too often present us with a choice of the evil of two lessers.
    — Patricia Ireland
    tags: evil  present  choice 
     
    Here I am.... You get the parts of me you like and also the parts that make you uncomfortable. You have to understand that other people's comfort is no longer my job. I am no longer a flight attendant.
    — Patricia Ireland
    tags: comfort  job 
     
    I just have that sense this is the reason we got Sandra Day O'Connor on the Court in the first place is because Ronald Reagan was running for President.
    — Patricia Ireland
    tags: running 
     
    Extremely strong, effective, tenacious, and powerful political networks can be built when you fight losing battles as well as when you win.
    — Patricia Ireland
    And of course we are familiar with the English common law rule of thumb that said a man could in fact use a stick no bigger than his thumb to discipline his wife and family.
    — Patricia Ireland
    tags: men  law  discipline  facts  rules  wife 
     
    There are a lot of people who worked extremely hard in the election who are still organized who know how to do door to door and phone canvassing, who know how to raise money.
    — Patricia Ireland
    tags: people  money 
     
    Some of us may just, in one-on-one conversations with our family, with our friends, over the back fence with our neighbors, talk about the reality of our lives and realize that we're not alone, that we have a right to be physically safe and emotionally safe in our own homes.
    — Patricia Ireland
    tags: reality  live  friends  alone  right 
     
    Violence may be a good focus to organize around, but we have to look at women's lives in our entirety.
    — Patricia Ireland
    tags: live  focus  violence 
     
    Whatever Congress decides to do, in all fairness the only ones who should vote on this issue are members who themselves have never had sex outside of marriage and never lied about their sex lives either denying or exaggerating!
    — Patricia Ireland
    tags: live  sex  marriage  congress 
     
    Advice and consent does not mean rubber stamp in the Senate.
    — Patricia Ireland
    tags: advice 
     
    Jesus never said anything about homosexuality.
    — Patricia Ireland
    tags: jesus 
     
    I come from a Christian faith. I am not going to give you insight into my particular beliefs.
    — Patricia Ireland
    Women are called upon to defend every bit of progress we have made against particularly virulent attack. But we must also hold out a vision, put forth a positive agenda of what women need and want and then move forward toward that dream.
    — Patricia Ireland
    Most of us see Justice O'Connor as something of an icon, although we do not agree with all of her decisions.
    — Patricia Ireland
    tags: justice  decision 
     
    Some campaigns are not worth waging if you can't win; others have to be fought on grounds of principle regardless of the chances for success.
    — Patricia Ireland
    tags: chance  success  worth 
     
    My answer to those who oppose my appointment as CEO is that this is really a decision of the YWCA. They want to strengthen their grassroots to advocate on behalf of women's and children's empowerment and ending racism.
    — Patricia Ireland
    More than 10,000 ballots in Miami-Dade County have been rejected by some machine without any opportunity for a human being to take a look. That is just not right.
    — Patricia Ireland
    Some of those men in power, we just have to change their faces because we're not going to change their minds.
    — Patricia Ireland
    tags: men  power  mind 
     
    I want to reach young women and to get them involved in the mission of the YWCA, economic empowerment of women and girls, and ending racism.
    — Patricia Ireland
    When I hear traditional family values raised, I hear that effort once again to re-establish the man as head and master of his family. Who had the, not only the right, but the obligation to discipline his wife and children to keep them in line?
    — Patricia Ireland
    I want to organize so that women see ourselves as people who are entitled to power, entitled to leadership.
    — Patricia Ireland
    I don't think you lead by pessimism and cynicism. I think you lead by optimism and enthusiasm and energy.
    — Patricia Ireland
    tags: energy 
     
    Is a woman raped every three minutes or every six minutes? It is far too much, whatever it is.
    — Patricia Ireland
    tags: women 
     
    The Violence Against Women Act is so important. It provides money to train the cop on the beat, to train the judges that this is a new day, that we won't tolerate this violence and to know how to deal with it.
    — Patricia Ireland
    tags: women  violence  money 
     
    In any grass-roots campaign, building an ongoing base of support is as important as winning the ultimate goal.
    — Patricia Ireland
    tags: winning  goal 
     
    Stewardesses are still paid so little that in many cases, new hires qualify for food stamps.
    — Patricia Ireland
    tags: food 
     
    We have to stop this violence. We have to make the political nature of the violence clear, that the violence we experience in our own homes is not a personal family matter, it's a public and political problem. It's a way that women are kept in line, kept in our places.
    — Patricia Ireland
    The way to be a man if you're a little boy is to be willing to throw your weight around.
    — Patricia Ireland
    tags: men  boys 
     
    When I started law school I was shocked to learn that our legal system traditionally had the man as the head and master of the family. As late as the '70s and '80s when we were fighting for the Equal Rights Amendment, states like Louisiana still had a head and master law.
    — Patricia Ireland
    tags: men  master  law  right  fighting  school  learn 
     
    The opposition has moved from a blaming the victim to blaming the victim's advocate's statistics. Irrespective of what the numbers are, it's far too many.
    — Patricia Ireland
    tags: victim 
     
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