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    The benefits of feminism have been unequally distributed, because the move toward gender equality and gender neutrality has been countered to a large extent by the increase in economic inequality.
    — Stephanie Coontz
    The historical weight of gender inequality has tended to concentrate women in lower-paid jobs with fewer benefits, at the same time made them primarily responsible for care giving.
    — Stephanie Coontz
    tags: time  women  giving  gender  job  care  historical 
    To Witches, the cosmos is the living body of the Goddess, in whose being we all partake, who encompasses us and is immanent within us. We call her Goddess not to narrowly define her gender, but as a continual reminder that what we value is life brought into the world ... She has infinite names and guises, many of them male.
    — Starhawk
    tags: living  world  value  body  gender  witch 
    I think you pay people based on their work and not based on gender. It's that simple.
    — Stana Katic
    tags: people  work  gender 
    As Baudelaire said it so beautifully, Emma Bovary is an androgynous character. She cannot be reduced to a gender or a sociological type. She represents something bigger than herself. That was the genius of Flaubert: the ability to combine the general and the particular.
    — Sophie Barthes
    tags: character  gender  genius 
    I believe all men, all women, regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic background, you deserve the same rights.
    — Sophia Bush
    tags: men  women  believe  right  gender  race 
    My hope is that I will take the good from my experiences and extrapolate them further into areas with which I am unfamiliar. I simply do not know exactly what that difference will be in my judging. But I accept there will be some based on my gender and my Latina heritage.
    — Sonia Sotomayor
    tags: experience  gender  hope 
    What worries me is that the debate about gender differences still seems to polarize nature vs. nurture, with some in the social sciences and humanities wanting to assert that biology plays no role at all, apparently unaware of the scientific evidence to the contrary
    — Simon Baron-Cohen
    The fact that I'm a woman is as important to my work as a poet as the fact that Ahmad Shāmlu was a man was important to his work as a poet. Basically, gender shouldn't be viewed as an advantage in art. If a poem or a piece of writing is good, what difference does it make whether it's by a woman or a man? And, if it's bad, why should its writer's gender make it good?
    — Simin Behbahani
    tags: men  work  women  gender  bad  facts  writing  poem  poet  advantage 
    Finally I want to say this: If you are a kid and you are out there and you are chubby and not so cute and nerdy and shy and invisible and in pain, whatever your race, whatever your gender, whatever your sexual orientation, I'm standing here to tell you: You are not alone. Your tribe of people, they are out there in the world. Waiting for you.
    — Shonda Rhimes
    tags: people  pain  world  alone  cute  gender  sexual  kids  race 
    Heterosexuality - whichever gender you are - says that the other gender is very important to you.
    — Shirley Geok-lin Lim
    tags: gender 
    Is there a term that one might use rather than say that one is homosexual? Is there a different physical gender and symbolic dimension? I'm thinking of Adrienne Rich's notion of the lesbian spectrum. It's not as if sexual identity is binary: one must be either homo or hetero.
    — Shirley Geok-lin Lim
    From the world of the muse and writing, there will come, hopefully, the book. You're right, for me, that the muse is always female, and the book comes from a separate gender dimension than the concrete male world that, as you pointed out, has been surrounding me since I was an infant.
    — Shirley Geok-lin Lim
    tags: world  right  gender  writing  book 
    Sexuality and gender don't change anyone's performance on the court.
    — Sheryl Swoopes
    tags: sexuality  gender 
    For the record, this isn't a male/female thing. It's a people thing. You talk about men being cold...you should see women from my standpoint. We're talking the Arctic tundra would be warmer. Believe me, you don't want to know my vantage point on your gender. As a man, if I grabbed your breasts, I'd be arrested. Any idea how many women have felt free to grab my crotch at will? (Acheron)
    — Sherrilyn Kenyon
    tags: men  people  women  believe  gender  ideas 
    Radical feminist theorists do not seek to make gender a bit more flexible, but to eliminate it. They are gender abolitionists, and understand gender to provide the framework and rationale for male dominance. In the radical feminist approach, masculinity is the behaviour of the male ruling class and femininity is the behaviour of the subordinate class of women. Thus gender can have no place in the egalitarian future that feminism aims to create.
    — Sheila Jeffreys
    We need to celebrate stories by women, for women, as just one more way to redress gender injustice.
    — Shami Chakrabarti
    tags: women  gender  stories 
    When I get a case about discrimination, I have to think about people in my own family who suffered discrimination because of their ethnic background or because of religion or because of gender. And I do take that into account.
    — Samuel Alito
    tags: people  gender 
    People in love don't see gender, colour or religion. Or age. It's about the other person, the one that you love and who loves you. You don't think of them in terms of a label. You just go with your heart.
    — Sam Taylor-Wood
    tags: people  heart  age  gender 
    There is no religious or any kind of a gender that should separate you from any religious ideas.
    — Russell Simmons
    tags: gender  religious  ideas 
    Regardless of gender, marital status, or age, individuals can choose to link themselves directly to the Savior, hold fast to the rod of His truth, and lead by the light of that truth. By so doing, they become examples of righteousness to whom others will want to cling.
    — Russell M. Nelson
    tags: truth  age  gender  example 
    What "Make America Great" means is it doesn't mean race, and it doesn't mean gender, and it doesn't mean sexual orientation, and it doesn't mean anything identity politics related that seems to appeal to the Democrat Party. It's about a culture. It's about an identity. It's about an idea - the American idea, the American ideal.
    — Rush Limbaugh
    I'm a sex machine to both genders. It's all very exhausting. I need a lot of sleep.
    — Rupert Everett
    tags: sleep  gender  sex  machine 
    Whatever you proclaim as your identity here in the material realm is also your drag. You are not your religion. You are not your skin color. You are not your gender, your politics, your career, or your marital status. You are none of the superficial things that this world deems important. The real you is the energy force that created the entire universe!
    — RuPaul
    I think in times of fear and hysteria in a culture, gender experimentation as it pertains to men has to go underground because it scares people too much and it's too much for people to take on. Especially when a culture is held hostage by fear and hysteria and fundamentalism.
    — RuPaul
    tags: fear  time  men  people  culture  gender 
    I am very gender-fluid and feel more like I wake up every day sort of gender neutral.
    — Ruby Rose
    tags: gender 
    Gender fluidity is not really feeling like you're at one end of the spectrum or the other.
    — Ruby Rose
    tags: gender 
    For the most part, I definitely don't identify as any gender. I'm not a guy; I don't really feel like a woman, but obviously I was born one.
    — Ruby Rose
    tags: women  gender 
    Homosexual behavior is a ground for divorce, an act of sexual misconduct punishable as a crime in Alabama, a crime against nature, an inherent evil, and an act so heinous that it defies one's ability to describe it. The homosexual conduct of a parent - conduct involving a sexual relationship between two persons of the same gender - creates a strong presumption of unfitness that alone is sufficient justification for denying that parent custody.
    — Roy Moore
    If you're here tonight to support me, you shouldn't be here. This is not about me. This is about something far more important. It transcends race, it transcends politics, it transcends gender. This is about the laws of God.
    — Roy Moore
    tags: law  gender  god  politics  race 
    I would like to believe that most people, regardless of gender, are good and kind. The good men in my stories are the rule. It's the bad men that are the exception and because I tend toward the dark in my fiction, you see more of the exception than the rule.
    — Roxane Gay
    tags: men  people  believe  dark  gender  bad  rules  stories  fiction 
    If you fall in love with someone gay and you're the opposite gender, it's not going to work.
    — Rosie O'Donnell
    tags: work  gender  gay 
    Growing up in a Jewish matriarchal world inside the patriarchal paradise of Salt Lake City, Utah, gave me increased perspective on gender issues, as it also did my gay brother and my lesbian sister. Our younger sister is the perfect Jewish-American wife and mother, and is fiercely proud of that fact.
    — Roseanne Barr
    Although we have not assigned God a sexual orientation, a height, or eye color, we have thought nothing of assigning a gender and a religion (God always belongs to the same one we do).
    — Rosalie Maggio
    tags: thoughts  eyes  gender  sexual  god 
    The social order of things has demanded an emphasis on the differences between gender that do not in my opinion in fact exist. I'm not going to go around putting pronouns on everything. Things are often deeply compromised by the set of assumptions you bring to the world, which is this black or white, this male or female.
    — Roni Horn
    tags: world  gender  facts  opinion  black 
    I have always been interested in gender politics, so I'm not that keen on doing things that don't represent a truth about women.
    — Romola Garai
    tags: truth  women  gender  politics 
    When I go to a great movie, I can live somebody else's life a little bit for a while. I can walk in somebody else's shoes. I can see what it feels like to be a member of a different gender, a different race, a different economic class, to live in a different time, to have a different belief.
    — Roger Ebert
    tags: belief  time  live  gender  movie  economics  race 
    You know, writer can write about the Foreign Legion without ever having been in the Foreign Legion, but that doesn't necessarily mean that what he's written doesn't necessarily reflect the nature of him as an individual - or her. Using the male gender because it's me speaking. I don't mean to put down the female.
    — Rod Serling
    tags: nature  gender  write 
    I appreciate the sentiment that I am a popular woman in computer gaming circles; but I prefer being thought of as a computer game designer rather than a woman computer game designer. I don't put myself into gender mode when designing a game.
    — Roberta Williams
    Feminism is an attack on social practices and habits of thought that keep women and men boxed into gender roles that are harmful.
    — Robert Webb
    tags: men  women  feminism  thoughts  gender 
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