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The woman is the home. That's where she used to be, and that's where she still is. You might ask me, What if a man tries to be part of the home -- will the woman let him? I answer yes. Because then he becomes one of the children.

Author: Marguerite Duras (1914)

Profession: French Author, Filmmaker

Women are an enslaved population -- the crop we harvest is children, the fields we work are houses. Women are forced into committing sexual acts with men that violate integrity because the universal religion -- contempt for women -- has as its first commandment that women exist purely as sexual fodder for men.

Author: Andrea Dworkin (1946)

Profession: American Feminist Critic

Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others.

Author: Amelia Earhart (1897-1937)

Profession: American Aviator, Author

Given the cultural barriers to intersex conversation, the amazing thing is that we would even expect women and men to have anything to say to each other for more than ten minutes at a stretch. The barriers are ancient -- perhaps rooted, as some paleontologist may soon discover, in the contrast between the occasional guttural utterances exchanged in male hunting bands and the extended discussions characteristic of female food-gathering groups.

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich (1941)

Profession: American Author, Columnist

Upscale young men seem to go for the kind of woman who plays with a full deck of credit cards, who won't cry when she's knocked to the ground while trying to board the six o clock Eastern shuttle, and whose schedule doesn't allow for a sexual encounter lasting more than twelve minutes.

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich (1941)

Profession: American Author, Columnist

Where women love each other, men learn to smother their mutual dislike.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

And when a woman's will is as strong as the man's who wants to govern her, half her strength must be concealment.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

I should like to know what is the proper function of women, if it is not to make reasons for husbands to stay at home, and still stronger reasons for bachelors to go out.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

I tell you there isn't a thing under the sun that needs to be done at all, but what a man can do better than a woman, unless it's bearing children, and they do that in a poor make-shift way; it had better ha been left to the men.

Author: George Eliot (1819-1880)

Profession: British Novelist

Let us treat the men and women well: treat them as if they were real: perhaps they are.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Women lie about their age; men lie about their income.

Author: William Feather (1888-1918)

Profession: American Writer, Businessman

The most important thing in a relationship between a man and a woman is that one of them must be good at taking orders.

Author: Linda Festa


When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart's the last part moves, her last, the tongue.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

Whatever they may be in public life, whatever their relations with men, in their relations with women, all men are rapists and that's all they are. They rape us with their eyes, their laws, their codes.

Author: Marilyn French (1929)

Profession: American Author, Critic

Woman submits to her fate; man makes his.

Author: Emile Gaboriau