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    gender Quotes

    As you become more successful, the gender barrier disappears. The credibility challenges you have during your growing up years starts disappearing when you start demonstrating success.
    — Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
    When feminism does not explicitly oppose racism, and when antiracism does not incorporate opposition to patriarchy, race and gender politics often end up being antagonistic to each other and both interests lose.
    — Kimberle Williams Crenshaw
    I don't love just men. I love people. It's not about a gender. It's just about the spirit that exudes from that other person you're with.
    — Kesha
    tags: men  people  gender  spirit 
    Painting is situational. And my particular situation exists within gender, race, class, sexuality, nation.
    — Kehinde Wiley
    Women are expected to identify gender as a starting point. Ethnicities are expected to identify that as a location. Is it ever possible for the artist to imagine a state of absolute freedom? That was my call to arms.
    — Kehinde Wiley
    tags: women  gender  artist  imagine 
    When it comes to dividing Americans on the basis of their gender, I know a little something about the subject.
    — Kay Bailey Hutchison
    tags: gender  american 
    I'm excited about representing my gender, but at the same time it doesn't matter. I wouldn't say my gender has been a disadvantage.
    — Katy B
    tags: time  gender 
    I believe in gender equality and I love that I can represent strong modern-day women.
    — Katie Cassidy
    Bones tell me the story of a person's life - how old they were, what their gender was, their ancestral background,
    — Kathy Reichs
    tags: gender  stories 
    Gender data is important. If girls don't have a birth certificate, how do we know how many are marrying as children?
    — Kathy Calvin
    tags: girls  gender  birth 
    We don't have a clue what it is to be male or female, or if there are intermediate genders. Male and female might be fields which overlap into androgyny or different kinds of sexual desires. But because we live in a Western, patriarchal world, we have very little chance of exploring these gender possibilities.
    — Kathy Acker
    I have always firmly believed that every director should be judged solely by their work, and not by their work based on their gender. Hollywood is supposedly a community of forward-thinking and progressive people, yet this horrific situation for women directors persists. Gender discrimination stigmatizes our entire industry. Change is essential. Gender neutral hiring is essential.
    — Kathryn Bigelow
    tags: people  work  women  community  gender 
    If there's specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can't change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies.
    — Kathryn Bigelow
    tags: women  gender  movie 
    I can't change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies.
    — Kathryn Bigelow
    tags: gender  movie 
    I'm more interested in a feminism that ends discrimination for all people. It's not just about a woman becoming the CEO of a company or something. It's connected to racism and classism and gender issues that go beyond the binary.
    — Kathleen Hanna
    Defining men as the perpetrators of all violence is a viciously immoral judgment of an entire gender. And defining women as inherently nonviolent condemns us to the equally restrictive role of sweet, meek, and weak.
    — Katherine Dunn
    tags: men  women  violence  gender 
    I hope what I do when I draw from other people's lives is pay tribute. To try to understand what it means in our society to be silenced. To try to understand how class and gender intersect with that. To try to understand how being named and classified within the context of psychiatry can intersect with all that, as well.
    — Kate Zambreno
    tags: society  live  gender  hope 
    I think the key to writing the truth of our existences, so much of this is being incubated online, is examining the conflicts and the messiness, our sometimes dividedness, dealing with gender and other hierarchies, and also our identities outside of them, deeply personal and yet somehow critical and circumspect.
    — Kate Zambreno
    People are more concerned about the economy then these ridiculous concerns as to gender inequity in society, as manifested in marriages, in the mental health system, and then in literature.
    — Kate Zambreno
    We depend on manly characteristics to keep us safe. Every single one of the dead firemen heroes on 9/11 were men. This was one group where liberals didn't ask why there wasn't a more pleasing gender balance, because the Upper West Side is not fireproof. What happens in combat in some distant field is abstract to liberals, but they can understand the need to have strong, brave men in their fire department.
    — Kate O'Beirne
    tags: men  fire  gender  hero  strong  balance 
    You can support trans-positive legislation, tranny artists, and the inclusion of trannies in your neighborhood, schools, place of worship, whatever. For the long term? Join or initiate some good legal battles against the puritanical laws that exist around sex and gender.
    — Kate Bornstein
    tags: law  gender  battle  sex  worship  school  artist 
    The first question we usually ask new parents is : "Is it a boy or a girl ?". There is a great answer to that one going around : "We don't know ; it hasn't told us yet." Personally, I think no question containing "either/or" deserves a serious answer, and that includes the question of gender.
    — Kate Bornstein
    tags: girls  gender  questions  boys  parent 
    Gender is used as a control mechanism that's just wrong. Gender is never anything to struggle with; gender is something to play with. Once you're free of the rules that all these hierarchical, oppressive systems place on gender, that's the tricky part.
    — Kate Bornstein
    My own take on the word "transgender" is that it's an umbrella term for anyone who breaks any rules, laws, guidelines or protocol of gender. So, to really be an ally, it's important that you recognize and embrace your own transgender nature. Really, I haven't met a single person who doesn't break some rule of gender. In other words, we will assimilate you. Resistance is futile.
    — Kate Bornstein
    tags: nature  people  law  gender  rules 
    Sex is f-king, everything else is gender.
    — Kate Bornstein
    tags: gender  sex 
    It doesn't really matter what a person decides to do, or how radically a person plays with gender. What matters, I think, is how aware a person is of the options. How sad for a person to be missing out on some expression of identity, just for not knowing there are options
    — Kate Bornstein
    Both bisexuality and transgender are fluid notions of identity, while lesbian and gay are fixed identities. Some people believe that means there should be two movements: LG and BT. But then what're ya gonna do about SM players? And intersexed folks who want their own I in the alphabet soup of sex and gender related politics?
    — Kate Bornstein
    tags: people  believe  identity  gender  sex  gay 
    The transgender movement even divides itself up by gender, as many folks stick with their same trans-genders (female-to-male or male-to-female). Additionally, the movement gets strangely subdivided among, for example, male cross-dressers, sissy boys, butch women, femme dykes, drag kings, drag queens, transvestites, intersexed, transsexuals (post-op, pre-op, and non-op).
    — Kate Bornstein
    tags: women  gender  boys  example 
    Drag queen is a gender like no other, and with practice I'd learned to rise to it.
    — Kate Bornstein
    tags: gender 
    I was a lonely, frightened little fat kid who felt there was something deeply wrong with me because I didn't feel like I was the gender I'd been assigned. I felt there was something wrong with me, something sick and twisted inside me, something very very bad about me. And everything I read backed that up.
    — Kate Bornstein
    tags: gender  wrong  bad  read  kids 
    It is somewhat perplexing that fellow Republicans would attack a popular conservative governor of a very conservative state whose overwhelming re-election proved a conservative philosophy can erase the gender gap and attract a record number of minority voters while remaining true to conservative principles.
    — Karen Hughes
    A pronoun, too, will aptly reflect the number of its antecedent: "they" does not refer to one person, no matter how many personalities she or he has, or how eager you are to skirt the gender frays.
    — Karen Elizabeth Gordon
    If supporters of equality for women want to vote for the best candidate, they must look to a person regardless of gender and must disregard the gender of political opponents.
    — Karen DeCrow
    We want to create, never mind the leaders or the bishops or chief rabbis or imams, or Popes. We want to create a grassroots movement where people will become attuned to uncompassionate discourse in the same way as we are now attuned to sort of gender imbalance in our speech.
    — Karen Armstrong
    tags: people  gender  speech  leader  mind 
    It is clear to me that the imbalance of power between the genders is a major part of the world's problems right now. Anything out of balance is going to eventually be bad for us and presently the male energy and the worship of maleness is in fact a major contributor to the decaying state the world finds itself in.
    — Kamala Lopez
    The enemy of feminism isn't men. It's patriarchy, and patriarchy is not men. It is a system, and women can support the system of patriarchy just as men can support the fight for gender equality.
    — Justine Musk
    There's still a massive inequality between the genders. If you look at the trajectory of a male actor's career, there's no hesitation or hiatus. But women after the age of 35 to 40 are rarely placed in the centre of the story.
    — Juliet Stevenson
    tags: women  age  gender  career  stories 
    Call me old-fashioned, but I thought the one battle we feminists won fair and square was to convince at least those left of centre that gender roles are made up. They are not real. We play at them. We develop traditional masculine or feminine traits by being indoctrinated, not because we are biologically programmed to behave in those ways.
    — Julie Bindel
    tags: thoughts  gender  real  battle 
    Gender Benders, Beware," in which she opined that "I don't have a problem with men disposing of their genitals, but it does not make them women, in the same way that shoving a bit of vacuum hose down your 501s does not make you a man.
    — Julie Bindel
    tags: men  women  problem  gender 
    People see America through particular lenses, either their profession, their race or their gender. So the party that speaks to our racial perceptions and offers solutions to the racial difficulties which we face is the party that's going to be rewarded with our votes.
    — Julian Bond
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