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    feminism Quotes

    I don't think feminism, as I understand the definition, implies the rejection of maternal values, nurturing children, caring about the men in your life. That is just nonsense to me.
    — Hillary Clinton
    At the demonstration of sixty feminists against the Miss America Pageant in 1968, when the women filled a trash can with bras, girdles, curlers and spike-heeled shoes, the bra-burning myth was launched by the media and, in spite of its inaccuracy and spiteful intent, put radical feminism on the map.
    — Hilda Scott
    Feminism hasn't failed, it's just never been tried.
    — Hilary Mantel
    tags: feminism 
    Feminism is lesbian in the sense that lesbians have always hated the female role and coveted the male role. It is based on Marxist notions of "equality" and class conflict that have no relevance to mystical and biological phenomenon such as love.
    — Henry Makow
    tags: feminism  conflict 
    I feel that faith and feminism have a deep relationship to each other and that both are responses to the deep human yearning for connection and for peace on earth, and that they both have a vision of universal human equity.
    — Helen LaKelly Hunt
    In the end there is nothing more unattractive to men than radical feminism.
    — Helen Fielding
    tags: men  feminism  radical 
    At Brandies I discovered Feminism. And I instantly became a convert... writing brilliant papers in my Myths of Patriarchy class, in which I likened my fate as a woman to other victims throughout the ages.
    — Heather Hart
    tags: fate  women  feminism  age  writing  victim 
    That is why I have called feminism nihilism. It says that being a woman is nothing definite and that the duty of women is to advance that nothingness as a cause.
    — Harvey Mansfield
    tags: women  feminism 
    Before modern feminism, stories of female ambition were silenced or erased; even now, they are told with apology ("Yes, it's a great honor to be a Nobel Prize laureate, but really, what I love best is staying home and being a mother to Kevin and Annie").
    — Harriet Lerner
    My debt to feminism is simply incalculable. Feminism allowed me to see past a 'reality' that I had once taken as a given. It helped me to pay attention to countless voices, my own included, that I had been taught 'don't count.' Feminism allows me to maintain hope.
    — Harriet Lerner
    Feminism was about making women's lives less constrained and giving them more choices.
    — Hanna Rosin
    tags: live  feminism  choice  giving 
    Let's admit that feminism came from liberalism and it was very positive. But then it went dark. Feminism replaced biology with social construct. Like you didn't achieve what you could get because it was your fault. They denied traits that are applied across all cultures. And that's where feminism went wrong is it denied biology and makes them look foolish.
    — Greg Gutfeld
    Really feminism is about being all that you are and not having to trade one thing for another on your way up.
    — Gina Torres
    tags: feminism 
    I am constantly surprised that the simple word 'feminism' raises more eyebrows and initiates more sad-faced head-shaking than any elaborate stream of invective I have ever leveled at either the I.R.S. or the D.M.V ...
    — Gina Barreca
    tags: feminism 
    It's about labeling. For me feminism is bra-burning lesbianism. It's very unglamorous. I'd like to see it rebranded. We need to see a celebration of our femininity and softness.
    — Geri Halliwell
    tags: feminism 
    Feminism liberated women from the natural dignity of their sex and turned them into inferior men.
    — Francis Parker Yockey
    tags: men  women  feminism  dignity  sex 
    Feminism means revolution and I am a revolutionist.
    — Frances Perkins
    He travels fastest who travels alone, and that goes double for she. Real feminism is spinsterhood.
    — Florence King
    tags: travel  feminism  alone  real 
    Spinsterhood is Nature's Own Feminism.
    — Florence King
    tags: nature  feminism 
    Real feminism is spinsterhood. It's time America admitted that old maids give all women a good name.
    — Florence King
    tags: time  women  feminism  real  america 
    Feminists have emphasized for a long time the importance of each woman's individual entity and the necessity of economic independence. Perhaps it was necessary. But now I think we need some emphasis on the instinctive side of life, sex and motherhood.... Life isn't all earning your living. Unfortunately we fall in love and Feminism must take that into consideration.
    — Dora Russell
    Feminism is dead in the world. It comes from another time. I'm a feminist. I want to fight, but I don't see many people with this desire to fight for something. Women don't help each other, especially in fashion.
    — Donatella Versace
    The sexually insatiable woman is to be found primarily, if not exclusively, in the ideology of feminism, the hopes of boys, and the fears of men.
    — Donald Symons
    tags: fear  men  women  feminism  boys  hope 
    When women criticize men it's called feminism. When men criticize women it's called misogyny
    — Dennis Prager
    tags: men  women  feminism 
    Has feminism increased the pool of happy women?
    — Dennis Prager
    tags: feminism 
    Whatever feminists may say about their only advocating choices, everyone knows the truth: Feminism regards work outside the home as more elevating, honorable, and personally productive than full-time mothering and making a home.
    — Dennis Prager
    tags: work  feminism  choice 
    In little more than a generation, feminism has obliterated roles. If you wonder why so many men choose not to get married, the answer lies in large part in the contemporary devaluation of the husband and of the father - of men as men, in other words.
    — Dennis Prager
    Ah, Feminism in the nineties, what a What is yours what is mine field.
    — Dennis Miller
    tags: feminism 
    I came from this very traditional background and I benefited hugely from feminism. I felt privileged going to university and doing a PhD. Most people of my background don't get to do that.
    — Denise Mina
    I certainly wouldn't go back and blame feminism, because all that feminism was really trying to do, which was huge, was to create a new set of expectations, a new set of opportunities for women, and they did.
    — Debora Spar
    It was feminism that made it possible for women to go to the Ivy League and women to be astronauts and women to have their own TV shows. What happened, though, was that the generation after feminism, which is my generation, misunderstood what feminism was saying.
    — Debora Spar
    tags: women  feminism  saying 
    Rather than seeing the opportunities that feminism created they very easy morph into expectations.
    — Debora Spar
    Feminism wasn't supposed to make us miserable. It was supposed to make us free; to give women the power to shape their fortunes and work for a more just world. Today, women have choices that their grandmothers could not have imagined. The challenge lies in recognizing that having choices carries the responsibility to make them wisely, striving not for perfection or the ephemeral all, but for lives and loves that matter.
    — Debora Spar
    Because my work discusses feminism and disapproves of feminism, it is important from the leftist standpoint to destroy Dave Sim as an individual and to ignore his work.
    — Dave Sim
    tags: work  feminism 
    The kind of organic wave, the way that waves move, and I'm not just talking about feminism, the way that a social movement might rise like a wave. It's harder to build any kind of wave now. Things are important to you and then they recede within a day. That's the only thing that keeps me from believing that there's going to be any one organic big wave; although the Americana (music) thing has been happening for a while.
    — Dar Williams
    tags: feminism 
    The meeting [in San Antonio of the National Women's Political Caucus] featured a cattle show at which a herd of Democratic candidates- Glenn, Cranston, Mondale, Hart, and Hollings- pantingly pantomined their fidelity to feminism, stopping just short of a pledge to use nuclear weapons against any states that omit to ratify the Equal Right Amendment.
    — Daniel Seligman
    Owning a gun in America is one way for conservative white males to demonstrate their anger at crime, liberalism, feminism, and modernity.
    — Dan Savage
    Feminism has fought no wars ... killed no opponents ... set up no concentration camps ... starved no enemies ... practiced no cruelty. Its battles have been for education, for the vote, for better working conditions, for safety in the streets ... for reforms in the law.
    — Dale Spender
    As a feminist you feel you have to be actively doing things "¨to relieve women's plight. Actually, feminism is just thinking "¨we should have the same rights as men
    — Evie Wyld
    tags: men  feminism  right  thinking 
    I was a young feminist in the '70s. Feminism saved my life. It gave me a life. But I saw how so much of what people were saying was not matching up with what they were doing. For example, we were talking about sister solidarity, and women were putting each other down. We were talking about standing up for our rights, and women weren't leaving abusive relationships with men. There were just so many disconnects.
    — Eve Ensler
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