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Feminism Quotes

The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love. See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed.

Author: Maya Angelou (1928)

Profession: African-American poet, Writer, Performer

Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.

Author: Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906)

Profession: American Social Reformer and Women's Suffrage Leader

The true Republic: men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.

Author: Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906)

Profession: American Social Reformer and Women's Suffrage Leader

Women get more unhappy the more they try to liberate themselves.

Author: Brigitte Bardot (1934)

Profession: French Film Actress

When an individual is kept in a situation of inferiority, the fact is that he does become inferior.

Author: Simone De Beauvoir (1908-1986)

Profession: French Novelist, Essayist

Feminism is an entire world view or gestalt, not just a laundry list of women's issues.

Author: Charlotte Bunch

Profession:

The freedom that women were supposed to have found in the Sixties largely boiled down to easy contraception and abortion; things to make life easier for men, in fact.

Author: Julie Burchill

Profession: British Journalist, Writer

A good part -- and definitely the most fun part -- of being a feminist is about frightening men.

Author: Julie Burchill

Profession: British Journalist, Writer

Just because we're sisters under the skin doesn't mean we've got much in common.

Author: Angela Carter (1940-1992)

Profession: British Author

Let us rise in the moral power of womanhood; and give utterance to the voice of outraged mercy, and insulted justice, and eternal truth, and mighty love and holy freedom.

Author: Maria Weston Chapman

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One of the reasons for the failure of feminism to dislodge deeply held perceptions of male and female behavior was its insistence that women were victims, and men powerful patriarchs, which made a travesty of ordinary people's experience of the mutual interdependence of men and women.

Author: Rosalind Coward

Profession:

The fundamental impulse of the movement is neither masturbatory nor concretely lesbian -- although it of course offers warm house to both these possibilities; it is an impulse to maidenhood -- to that condition in which a woman might pretend to a false fear or loathing of the penis in order to escape from any responsibility for the pleasure and well-being of the man who possesses it.

Author: Midge Decter (1927)

Profession: American Author, Editor, Social Critic

The embattled gates to equal rights indeed opened up for modern women, but I sometimes think to myself: ''That is not what I meant by freedom -- it is only social progress. ''

Author: Helene Deutsch (1884-1982)

Profession: American Psychiatrist

Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us.

Author: Andrea Dworkin (1946)

Profession: American Feminist Critic

Women have been taught that, for us, the earth is flat, and that if we venture out, we will fall off the edge. Some of us have ventured out nevertheless, and so far we have not fallen off. It is my faith, my feminist faith, that we will not.

Author: Andrea Dworkin (1946)

Profession: American Feminist Critic