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Feminism Quotes

Men now monopolize the upper levels… depriving women of their rightful share of opportunities for incompetence.

Author: Laurence J. Peter


There must be a world revolution which puts an end to all materialistic conditions hindering woman from performing her natural role in life and driving her to carry out man's duties in order to be equal in rights.

Author: Colonel Muhammar Qaddafi (1942)

Profession: Libyan Political and Military Leader

The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.

Author: Adrienne Rich (1929)

Profession: American Poet

Feminism is a political mistake. Feminism is a mistake made by women's intellect, a mistake which her instinct will recognize.

Author: Valentine De Saint-Point


Feminism is doomed to failure because it is based on an attempt to repeal and restructure human nature.

Author: Phyllis Schlafly (1924)

Profession: American Author and Political Activist

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.

Author: Socrates

Profession: Greek Philosopher of Athens

Liberation is an ever shifting horizon, a total ideology that can never fulfill its promises. It has the therapeutic quality of providing emotionally charged rituals of solidarity in hatred -- it is the amphetamine of its believers.

Author: Arianna Stassinopoulos (1950)

Profession: Greek Author

Whether we regard the Women's Liberation movement as a serious threat, a passing convulsion, or a fashionable idiocy, it is a movement that mounts an attack on practically everything that women value today and introduces the language and sentiments of political confrontation into the area of personal relationships.

Author: Arianna Stassinopoulos (1950)

Profession: Greek Author

A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after.

Author: Gloria Steinem (1934)

Profession: American Feminist Writer, Editor

Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.

Author: Gloria Steinem (1934)

Profession: American Feminist Writer, Editor

I owe nothing to Women's Lib.

Author: Margaret Thatcher (1925)

Profession: British Stateswoman, Prime Minister (1979-90)

If I were a woman, I would never trust men who say they are feminists. Either they are acting out of guilt, trying to establish credentials, or they think they might be able to pick up more girls. If I were a woman, I would say, go away and have your first period. Then come back and tell me you are a feminist.

Author: David Thomas

Profession: American Businessman, Founder of Wendy's Restaurants

One of the things about equality is not just that you be treated equally to a man, but that you treat yourself equally to the way you treat a man.

Author: Marlo Thomas


In the battle of the sexes, woman gains her greatest victory by surrendering.

Author: Source Unknown


The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad, wicked folly of ''Woman's Rights'' with all its attendant horrors on which her poor, feeble sex is bent, forgetting every sense of womanly feeling and propriety.

Author: Queen Victoria (1819-1901)

Profession: Queen of Great Britain