Feminism Quotes

The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.

Why is it that only girls stand on the sides of their feet? As if they’re afraid to plant themselves?

We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons… but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.

Women are not the weak, frail little flowers that they are advertised. There has never been anything invented yet, including war, that a man would enter into, that a woman wouldn’t, too.

All this pitting of sex against sex, of quality against quality; all this claiming of superiority and imputing of inferiority, belong to the private-school stage of human existence where there are “sides,” and it is necessary for one side to beat another side, and of the utmost importance to walk up to a platform and receive from the hands of the Headmaster himself a highly ornamental pot. As people mature they cease to believe in sides or in Headmasters or in highly ornamental pots.

To me, “sexual freedom” means freedom from having to have sex.

Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness.

Nobody objects to a woman being a good writer or sculptor or geneticist if at the same time she manages to be a good wife, a good mother, good-looking, good-tempered, well-dressed, well-groomed, and unaggressive.

Isn’t that the problem? That women have been swindled for centuries into substituting adornment for love, fashion (as it were) for passion?

Whether women are better than men I cannot say — but I can say they are certainly no worse.