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1. “I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”

Tags : Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Equality Feminism Flattery Gender Hypocrisy Independence Men Misogyny Rationality Reason Self Determination Social Norms Stereotypes Strength Women Women S Rights
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Persuasion

2. “My own sex, I hope, will excuse me, if I treat them like rational creatures, instead of flattering their fascinating graces, and viewing them as if they were in a state of perpetual childhood, unable to stand alone.”

Tags : Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Equality Feminism Flattery Gender Hypocrisy Independence Men Misogyny Rationality Reason Self Determination Self Sufficiency Social Norms Stereotypes Strength Women Women S Rights
Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

3. “I earnestly wish to point out in what true dignity and human happiness consists. I wish to persuade women to endeavor to acquire strength, both of mind and body, and to convince them that the soft phrases, susceptibility of heart, delicacy of sentiment, and refinement of taste, are almost synonymous with epithets of weakness, and that those beings are only the objects of pity, and that kind of love which has been termed its sister, will soon become objects of contempt.”

Tags : Clichés Contempt Dignity Double Standards Empowerment Equality Feminism Flattery Gender Happiness Hypocrisy Independence Inequality Inferiority Men Misogyny Self Determination Social Norms Stereotypes Strength Weakness Women Women S Rights
Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

4. “An intelligent, energetic, educated woman cannot be kept in four walls — even satin-lined, diamond-studded walls — without discovering sooner or later that they are still a prison cell."(America's Medieval Women, Harper's Magazine, August 1938)”

Tags : Abilites Double Standards Empowerment Inequality Prison Women Women S Liberation Women S Rights
Author : Pearl S. Buck

5. “A man is educated and turned out to work. But a woman is educated — and turned out to grass.”

Tags : Double Standards Education Empowerment Inequality Men Women Women S Liberation Women S Rights
Author : Pearl S. Buck
Source : Of Men and Women

6. “It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.”

Tags : Double Standards Ethics Governments Humor Irony Killing Law Mankind Morality Murder Nationalism Nations War
Author : Voltaire

7. “[T]he infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell.”

Tags : Conscience Cruelty Dishonesty Double Standards Hell Morality
Source : Sceptical Essays

8. “When a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch.”

Tags : Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Misogyny Opinions Speaking Out Stereotypes Women
Author : Bette Davis

9. “As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking.”

Tags : Clichés Dignity Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Intelligence Men Misogyny Self Determination Social Norms Stereotypes Thought Women
Source : Orlando

10. “Wherever you find a great man, you will find a great mother or a great wife standing behind him -- or so they used to say. It would be interesting to know how many great women have had great fathers and husbands behind them.”

Tags : Abilities Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Equality Feminism Feminist Gender Greatness Human Nature Husbands Hypocrisy Integrity Men Men And Women Misogyny Penina Mezei Skills Stereotypes Strong Wives Women
Source : Gaudy Night

11. “Women who love themselves are threatening; but men who love real women, more so.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

12. “Sadly, the signals that allow men and women to find the partners who most please them are scrambled by the sexual insecurity initiated by beauty thinking. A woman who is self-conscious can't relax to let her sensuality come into play. If she is hungry she will be tense. If she is "done up" she will be on the alert for her reflection in his eyes. If she is ashamed of her body, its movement will be stilled. If she does not feel entitled to claim attention, she will not demand that airspace to shine in. If his field of vision has been boxed in by "beauty"--a box continually shrinking--he simply will not see her, his real love, standing right before him.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

13. “Men are visually aroused by women's bodies and less sensitive to their arousal by women's personalities because they are trained early into that response, while women are less visually aroused and more emotionally aroused because that is their training. This asymmetry in sexual education maintains men's power in the myth: They look at women's bodies, evaluate, move on; their own bodies are not looked at, evaluated, and taken or passed over. But there is no "rock called gender" responsible for that; it can change so that real mutuality--an equal gaze, equal vulnerability, equal desire--brings heterosexual men and women together.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

14. “What becomes of a man who acquires a beautiful woman, with her "beauty" his sole target? He sabotages himself. He has gained no friend, no ally, no mutual trust: She knows quite well why she has been chosen. He has succeeded in buying something: the esteem of other men who find such an acquisition impressive.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

15. “A consequence of female self-love is that the woman grows convinced of social worth. Her love for her body will be unqualified, which is the basis of female identification. If a woman loves her own body, she doesn't grudge what other women do with theirs; if she loves femaleness, she champions its rights. It's true what they say about women: Women are insatiable. We are greedy. Our appetites do need to be controlled if things are to stay in place. If the world were ours too, if we believed we could get away with it, we would ask for more love, more sex, more money, more commitment to children, more food, more care. These sexual, emotional, and physical demands would begin to extend to social demands: payment for care of the elderly, parental leave, childcare, etc. The force of female desire would be so great that society would truly have to reckon with what women want, in bed and in the world.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

16. “The beauty myth is always actually prescribing behaviour and not appearance.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

17. “Whatever is deeply, essentially female--the life in a woman's expression, the feel of her flesh, the shape of her breasts, the transformations after childbirth of her skin--is being reclassified as ugly, and ugliness as disease. These qualities are about an intensification of female power, which explains why they are being recast as a diminution of power. At least a third of a woman's life is marked with aging; about a third of her body is made of fat. Both symbols are being transformed into operable condition--so that women will only feel healthy if we are two thirds of the women we could be. How can an "ideal" be about women if it is defined as how much of a female sexual characteristic does not exist on the woman's body, and how much of a female life does not show on her face?”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

18. “I do not think I ever opened a book in my life which had not something to say upon woman's inconstancy. Songs and proverbs, all talk of woman's fickleness. But perhaps you will say, these were all written by men.""Perhaps I shall. Yes, yes, if you please, no reference to examples in books. Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything.”

Tags : Books Clichés Constancy Double Standards Education Feminism Gender Inequality Love Men Misogyny Opportunities Social Norms Stereotypes Women
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Persuasion

19. “Do you really believe ... that everything historians tell us about men – or about women – is actually true? You ought to consider the fact that these histories have been written by men, who never tell the truth except by accident.”

Tags : Clichés Double Standards Feminism Gender History Hypocrisy Men Misogyny Prejudice Slander Social Norms Stereotypes Truth Women
Source : The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men

20. “If men could see us as we really are, they would be a little amazed; but the cleverest, the acutest men are often under an illusion about women: they do not read them in a true light: they misapprehend them, both for good and evil: their good woman is a queer thing, half doll, half angel; their bad woman almost always a fiend.”

Tags : Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Expectations False Belief Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Illusions Misconceptions Misogyny Stereotypes Women
Source : Shirley

21. “A man once asked me ... how I managed in my books to write such natural conversation between men when they were by themselves. Was I, by any chance, a member of a large, mixed family with a lot of male friends? I replied that, on the contrary, I was an only child and had practically never seen or spoken to any men of my own age till I was about twenty-five. "Well," said the man, "I shouldn't have expected a woman (meaning me) to have been able to make it so convincing." I replied that I had coped with this difficult problem by making my men talk, as far as possible, like ordinary human beings. This aspect of the matter seemed to surprise the other speaker; he said no more, but took it away to chew it over. One of these days it may quite likely occur to him that women, as well as men, when left to themselves, talk very much like human beings also.”

Tags : Clichés Conversation Double Standards Feminism Fiction Gender Men Misogyny Natural Prejudice Stereotypes Women Women Writers Writing
Source : Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

22. “Anything may happen when womanhood has ceased to be a protected occupation.”

Tags : Clichés Dignity Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Inequality Misogyny Morality Protectiveness Social Norms Stereotypes Womanhood Women
Source : A Room of One's Own

23. “In reaction against the age-old slogan, "woman is the weaker vessel," or the still more offensive, "woman is a divine creature," we have, I think, allowed ourselves to drift into asserting that "a woman is as good as a man," without always pausing to think what exactly we mean by that. What, I feel, we ought to mean is something so obvious that it is apt to escape attention altogether, viz: (...) that a woman is just as much an ordinary human being as a man, with the same individual preferences, and with just as much right to the tastes and preferences of an individual. What is repugnant to every human being is to be reckoned always as a member of a class and not as an individual person.”

Tags : Classification Clichés Dignity Discrimination Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Individuality Misogyny Self Determination Social Norms Stereotypes Women
Source : Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

24. “It is extraordinarily entertaining to watch the historians of the past ... entangling themselves in what they were pleased to call the "problem" of Queen Elizabeth. They invented the most complicated and astonishing reasons both for her success as a sovereign and for her tortuous matrimonial policy. She was the tool of Burleigh, she was the tool of Leicester, she was the fool of Essex; she was diseased, she was deformed, she was a man in disguise. She was a mystery, and must have some extraordinary solution. Only recently has it occrurred to a few enlightened people that the solution might be quite simple after all. She might be one of the rare people were born into the right job and put that job first.”

Tags : Abilities Achievements Career Clichés Double Standards Feminism Gender Good Governance Government History Hypocrisy Misogyny Queen Elizabeth I Reign Skills Stereotypes Success Women
Source : Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

25. “The rule seemed to be that a great woman must either die unwed ... or find a still greater man to marry her. ... The great man, on the other hand, could marry where he liked, not being restricted to great women; indeed, it was often found sweet and commendable in him to choose a woman of no sort of greatness at all.”

Tags : Abilities Choice Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Greatness Hypocrisy Inequality Marriage Matrimony Men Misogyny Skills Social Norms Stereotypes Women
Source : Gaudy Night

26. “There is no deception on the part of the woman, where a man bewilders himself: if he deludes his own wits, I can certainly acquit the women. Whatever man allows his mind to dwell upon the imprint his imagination has foolishly taken of women, is fanning the flames within himself -- and, since the woman knows nothing about it, she is not to blame. For if a man incites himself to drown, and will not restrain himself, it is not the water's fault.”

Tags : Cause And Effect Clichés Deceit Delusion Discrimination Double Standards Expectations Gender Inequality Men Misogyny Perception Prejudice Self Deception Social Norms Stereotypes Women
Author : John Gower
Source : Confessio Amantis

27. “Yet if women are so flighty, fickle, changeable, susceptible, and inconstant (as some clerks would have us believe), why is it that their suitors have to resort to such trickery to have their way with them? And why don't women quickly succumb to them, without the need for all this skill and ingenuity in conquering them? For there is no need to go to war for a castle that is already captured. (...)Therefore, since it is necessary to call on such skill, ingenuity, and effort in order to seduce a woman, whether of high or humble birth, the logical conclusion to draw is that women are by no means as fickle as some men claim, or as easily influenced in their behaviour. And if anyone tells me that books are full of women like these, it is this very reply, frequently given, which causes me to complain. My response is that women did not write these books nor include the material which attacks them and their morals. Those who plead their cause in the absence of an opponent can invent to their heart's content, can pontificate without taking into account the opposite point of view and keep the best arguments for themselves, for aggressors are always quick to attack those who have no means of defence. But if women had written these books, I know full well the subject would have been handled differently. They know that they stand wrongfully accused, and that the cake has not been divided up equally, for the strongest take the lion's share, and the one who does the sharing out keeps the biggest portion for himself.”

Tags : Clichés Deceit Defenselessness Double Standards Fickleness Gender Hypocrisy Inequality Injustice Men Misogyny Misrepresentation Morality One Sidedness Perception Prejudice Received Opinion Seduction Social Norms Stereotypes Suppression Unfairness Women
Source : Der Sendbrief vom Liebesgott / The Letter of the God of Love

28. “It is time to effect a revolution in female manners - time to restore to them their lost dignity - and make them, as a part of the human species, labour by reforming themselves to reform the world. It is time to separate unchangeable morals from local manners.”

Tags : Clichés Dignity Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Manners Misogyny Morality Reform Social Norms Stereotypes Women
Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

29. “What’s the worst possible thing you can call a woman? Don’t hold back, now.You’re probably thinking of words like slut, whore, bitch, cunt (I told you not to hold back!), skank.Okay, now, what are the worst things you can call a guy? Fag, girl, bitch, pussy. I’ve even heard the term “mangina.”Notice anything? The worst thing you can call a girl is a girl. The worst thing you can call a guy is a girl. Being a woman is the ultimate insult. Now tell me that’s not royally fucked up.”

Tags : Double Standards Eye Opening Feminism Gender Inequality Insults Men Names Sexism Woman Womanhood Women
Source : Full Frontal Feminism

30. “It was worth it," Faye says after school while she walks me to my car. "It's not fair that you take all the shit for this while the guys get to walk around like nothing happened. They're just as much to blame.""I'm the one who started it," I say, kicking a beer cap across the parking lot with my shoe. "If I hadn't started it, nothing would have happened."Don't let them off the hook so easily," Faye snaps. "They were coming to you. It takes two to have sex. So don't defend them.”

Tags : Cheat Cheating Double Standards Feya Friendship Mercedes Other Women Sex Slut Shaming Unfairness
Source : Firsts

31. “Yes, Latinos dream more. When you live in poverty, when your president is imposed upon you, when they kill someone and no one gets indicted, and when only a few get rich, of course you dream more. It's no coincidence that magic realism happens in Latin America, because for us dreams and aspirations are part of life.”

Tags : Double Standards Dreams Justice Latin America Latin American Politics Magical Realism Oligarchy Poor Poor People
Author : Jorge Ramos

32. “Eating a twin banana does not necessarily mean that you are enjoying a double portion.”

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Author : Hanimoz Obey

33. “Wish we have a gadget within everyone's budget to let the people know as what actually one thinks in own mind while wishing others the heartiest greetings on the special or any day.”

Tags : Birthday Bases Birthday Wishes Character Congratulations Conspiracy Crafty Double Standards Dual Speak Greetings Happiness Hatred Ill Intention Inspirational Inspiring Jealous Jealousy Materialistic Mind Money Minded Motivational Own Benefits People Nature Plagiarism Success
Author : Anuj Somany

34. “A person can always know the character of the people by their face, but it is possible perhaps only to one who says only what he means and ,therefore, remains often on the life's challenging phase.”

Tags : Actuality Challenging Character Cheating Copycat Double Life Double Standards Factual Fooling Humanity Humble Hypocrite Inspiring Author Intellectual Jealous Living Standard Motivational Quotes Original Originality Ostentatious People Nature Plagiariser Quote Of The Day Self Proclaimed Master Selfish Simplicity Spiritual Master Thoughts Wisdom Quote
Author : Anuj Somany

35. “There could be nothing more scary scene in public relationship than the fact as how most people spend time together without having any liking for one another especially in the corridors of wealth power.”

Tags : Actors Affluent Business Mind Business Party Celebrity Conference Congregation Convocation Crook Get Together High Profile Meetings Humanity Inspirational Leaders Lust Materialism Money Muscle Party Rally Rich Self Proclaimed Master Sycophants True Mentor
Author : Anuj Somany

36. “We always blame the woman when a man falls in love, as though no man had the courage of his inclinations.”

Tags : Double Standards Men And Women Mysogyny
Author : Samuel Taylor
Source : Sabrina Fair

37. “Beauty provokes harassment, the law says, but it looks through men's eyes when deciding what provokes it.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

38. “Women could probably be trained quite easily to see men first as sexual things. If girls never experienced sexual violence; if a girl's only window on male sexuality were a stream of easily available, well-lit, cheap images of boys slightly older than herself, in their late teens, smiling encouragingly and revealing cuddly erect penises the color of roses or mocha, she might well look at, masturbate to, and, as an adult, "need" beauty pornography based on the bodies of men. And if those initiating penises were represented to the girl as pneumatically erectible, swerving neither left nor right, tasting of cinnamon or forest berries, innocent of random hairs, and ever ready; if they were presented alongside their measurements, length, and circumference to the quarter inch; if they seemed to be available to her with no troublesome personality attached; if her sweet pleasure seemed to be the only reason for them to exist--then a real young man would probably approach the young woman's bed with, to say the least, a failing heart.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

39. “A man is unlikely to be brought within earshot of women as they judge men's appearance, height, muscle tone, sexual technique, penis size, personal grooming, or taste in clothes--all of which we do. The fact is that women are able to view men just as men view women, as objects for sexual and aesthetic evaluation; we too are effortlessly able to choose the male "ideal" from a lineup and if we could have male beauty as well as everything else, most of us would not say no. But so what? Given all that, women make the choice, by and large, to take men as human beings first.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

40. “What are other women really thinking, feeling, experiencing, when they slip away from the gaze and culture of men?”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

41. “What editors are obliged to appear to say that men want from women is actually what their advertisers want from women.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

42. “The surgeons' market is imaginary, since there is nothing wrong with women's faces or bodies that social change won't cure; so the surgeons depend for their income on warping female self-perception and multiplying female self-hatred.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

43. “The maturing of a woman who has continued to grow is a beautiful thing to behold.Or, if your ad revenue or your seven-figure salary or your privileged sexual status depend on it, it is an operable condition.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

44. “The surgeons are playing on the myth's double standard for the function of the body. A man's thigh is for walking, but a woman's is for walking and looking "beautiful." If women can walk but believe our limbs look wrong, we feel that our bodies cannot do what they are meant to do; we feel as genuinely deformed and disabled as the unwilling Victorian hypochondriac felt ill.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Eating Disorders Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Self Esteem Sexual Violence Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

45. “She may resent Playboy because she resents feeling ugly in sex--or, if "beautiful," her body defined and diminished by pornography. It inhibits in her something she needs to live, and gives her the ultimate anaphrodisiac: the self-critical sexual gaze. Alice Walker's essay "Coming Apart" investigates the damage done: Comparing herself to her lover's pornography, her heroine "foolishly" decides that she is not beautiful.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

46. “Self-denial can lock women into a smug and critical condescension to other, less devout women.According to Appel, cult members develop..."an attitude of moral superiority, a contempt for secular laws, rigidity of thought, and the diminution of regard for the individual." A premium is placed on conformity to the cult group; deviation is penalized. "Beauty" is derivative; conforming to the Iron Maiden [an intrinsically unattainable standard of beauty that is then used to punish women physically and psychologically for failure to achieve and conform to it] is "beautiful." The aim of beauty thinking, about weight or age, is rigid female thought. Cult members are urged to sever all ties with the past: "I destroyed all my fat photographs!"; "It's a new me!”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

47. “Beauty" and sexuality are both commonly misunderstood as some transcendent inevitable fact; falsely interlocking the two makes it seem doubly true that a woman must be "beautiful" to be sexual. That of course is not true at all. The definitions of both "beautiful" and "sexual" constantly change to serve the social order, and the connection between the two is a recent invention.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

48. “Where woman do not fit the Iron Maiden [societal expectations/assumptions about women's bodies], we are now being called monstrous, and the Iron Maiden is exactly that which no woman fits, or fits forever. A woman is being asked to feel like a monster now though she is whole and fully physically functional. The surgeons are playing on the myth's double standard for the function of the body. A man's thigh is for walking, but a woman's is for walking and looking "beautiful." If women can walk but believe our limbs look wrong, we feel that our bodies cannot do what they are meant to do; we feel as genuinely deformed and disabled as the unwilling Victorian hypochondriac felt ill.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Eating Disorders Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Self Esteem Sexual Violence Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

49. “Sexual satisfaction eases the stranglehold of materialism, since status symbols no longer look sexual, but irrelevant. Product lust weakens where emotional and sexual lust intensifies. The price we pay for artificially buoying up this market is our heart's desire. The beauty myth keeps a gap of fantasy between men and women. That gap is made with mirrors; no law of nature supports it. It keeps us spending vast sums of money and looking distractedly around us, but its smoke and reflection interfere with our freedom to be sexually ourselves.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

50. “In a sexual double standard as to who receives consumer protection, it seems that if what you do is done to women in the name of beauty, you may do what you like. It is illegal to claim that something grows hair, or makes you taller, or restores virility, if it does not. It is difficult to imagine that the baldness remedy Minoxidil would be on the market if it had killed nine French and at least eleven American men. In contrast, the long-term effects of Retin-A are still unknown--Dr. Stuart Yusps of the National Cancer Institute refers to its prescription as "a human experiment"--and the Food and Drug Administration has not approved it yet dermatologists are prescribing it to women at a revenue of over $150 million a year.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

51. “Spokespeople sell women the Iron Maiden and name her "Health": if public discourse were really concerned with women's health, it would turn angrily upon this aspect of the beauty myth.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

52. “I find it easier to claim that I am friends with a monkey rather than with a man.”

Tags : Assault Double Standards Faith Feminism Friendship Friendship Between Men And Women Hook Up Culture Inspiration Loyalty Monkey Rape Sex
Author : Shahla Khan
Source : Friends With Benefits: Rethinking Friendship, Dating & Violence

53. “They are all innocent until proven guilty. But not me. I am a liar until I am proven honest.”

Tags : Double Standards Rape Rape Culture Sexism
Source : Asking For It

54. “The Victorian woman became her ovaries, as today's woman has become her "beauty.”

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

55. “Their [girls] sexual energy, their evaluation of adolescent boys and other girls goes thwarted, deflected back upon the girls, unspoken, and their searching hungry gazed returned to their own bodies. The questions, Whom do I desire? Why? What will I do about it? are turned around: Would I desire myself? Why?...Why not? What can I do about it?The books and films they see survey from the young boy's point of view his first touch of a girl's thighs, his first glimpse of her breasts. The girls sit listening, absorbing, their familiar breasts estranged as if they were not part of their bodies, their thighs crossed self-consciously, learning how to leave their bodies and watch them from the outside. Since their bodies are seen from the point of view of strangeness and desire, it is no wonder that what should be familiar, felt to be whole, become estranged and divided into parts. What little girls learn is not the desire for the other, but the desire to be desired. Girls learn to watch their sex along with the boys; that takes up the space that should be devoted to finding out about what they are wanting, and reading and writing about it, seeking it and getting it. Sex is held hostage by beauty and its ransom terms are engraved in girls' minds early and deeply with instruments more beautiful that those which advertisers or pornographers know how to use: literature, poetry, painting, and film.This outside-in perspective on their own sexuality leads to the confusion that is at the heart of the myth. Women come to confuse sexual looking with being looked at sexually ("Clairol...it's the look you want"); many confuse sexually feeling with being sexually felt ("Gillete razors...the way a woman wants to feel"); many confuse desiring with being desirable. "My first sexual memory," a woman tells me, "was when I first shaved my legs, and when I ran my hand down the smooth skin I felt how it would feel to someone else's hand." Women say that when they lost weight they "feel sexier" but the nerve endings in the clitoris and nipples don't multiply with weight loss. Women tell me they're jealous of the men who get so much pleasure out of the female body that they imagine being inside the male body that is inside their own so that they can vicariously experience desire. Could it be then that women's famous slowness of arousal to men's, complex fantasy life, the lack of pleasure many experience in intercourse, is related to this cultural negation of sexual imagery that affirms the female point of view, the culture prohibition against seeing men's bodies as instruments of pleasure? Could it be related to the taboo against representing intercourse as an opportunity for a straight woman actively to pursue, grasp, savor, and consume the male body for her satisfaction, as much as she is pursued, grasped, savored, and consumed for his?”

Tags : Advertising Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

56. “We do not have to spend money and go hungry and struggle and study to become sensual; we always were. We need not believe we must somehow earn good erotic care; we always deserved it. Femaleness and its sexuality are beautiful. Women have long secretly suspected as much. In that sexuality, women are physically beautiful already; superb; breathtaking.Many, many men see this way too. A man who wants to define himself as a real lover of women admires what shows of her past on a woman's face, before she ever saw him, and the adventures and stresses that her body has undergone, the scars of trauma, the changes of childbirth, her distinguishing characteristics, the light is her expression. The number of men who already see in this way is far greater than the arbiters of mass culture would lead us to believe, since the story they need to tell ends with the opposite moral.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Eating Disorders Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

57. “Why should her lover, just because he is male, be in a position to judge her against other women? Why must she need to know her position and hate needing to, and hate knowing? Why should his reply have such exaggerated power? And it does. He does not know that what he says will affect the way she feels when they next make love. She is angry for a number of good reasons that may have nothing to do with this particular man's intentions. The exchange reminds her that, in spite of a whole fabric of carefully woven equalities, they are not equal in this way that is so crucial that its snagged thread unravels the rest.”

Tags : Advertising Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Equality Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

58. “Is the beauty myth good to men? It hurts them by teaching them how to avoid loving women. It prevents men from actually seeing women. It does not, contrary to its own professed ideology, stimulate and gratify sexual longing. In suggesting a vision in place of a woman, it has a numbing effect, reducing all senses but the visual, and impairing even that.”

Tags : Advertising Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf

59. “Cosmetic surgery processes the bodies of woman-made women, who make up the vast majority of its patient pool, into man-made women.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Eating Disorders Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

60. “Men who read it [beauty pornography] don't do so because they want women who look like that. The attraction of what they are holding is that it is not a woman, but a two-dimensional woman-shaped blank. The appeal of the material is not the fantasy that the model will come to life; it is precisely that she will not, ever. Her coming to life would ruin the vision. It is not about life.Ideal beauty is ideal because it does not exist; The action lies in the gap between desire and gratification. Women are not perfect beauties without distance. That space, in a consumer culture, is a lucrative one. The beauty myth moves for men as a mirage, its power lies in its ever-receding nature. When the gap is closed, the lover embraces only his own disillusion.”

Tags : Advertising Beauty Body Image Consumer Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Equality Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

61. “Our society does reward beauty on the outside over health on the inside. Women must not be blamed for choosing short-term beauty "fixes" that harm our long-term health, since our life spans are inverted under the beauty myth, and there is no great social or economic incentive for women to live a long time. A thin young woman with precancerous lungs [who smokes to stay thin] is more highly rewarded socially that a hearty old crone. Spokespeople sell women the Iron Maiden [an intrinsically unattainable standard of beauty used to punish women for their failure to achieve and conform to it]and name her "Health": if public discourse were really concerned with women's health, it would turn angrily upon this aspect of the beauty myth.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Eating Disorders Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

62. “The beauty myth sets it up this way: A high rating as an art object is the most valuable tribute a woman can exact from her lover. If he appreciates her face and body because it is hers, that is next to worthless. It is very neat: The myth contrives to make women offend men by scrutinizing honest appreciation when they give it; it can make men offend women merely by giving them honest appreciation. It can manage to contaminate the sentence "You're beautiful," which is next to "I love you" in expressing a bond of regard between a woman and a man. A man cannot tell a woman that he loves to look at her without risking making her unhappy. If he never tells her, she is destined to be unhappy. And the "luckiest" woman of all, told she is loved because she's "beautiful," is often tormented because she lacks the security of being desired because she looks like who she lovably is.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Eating Disorders Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

63. “Health makes good propaganda.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Health Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Propaganda Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

64. “When [beauty pornography is] aimed at men, its effect is to keep them from finding peace in sexual love. The fleeting chimera of the airbrushed centerfold, always receding before him, keeps the man destabilized in pursuit, unable to focus on the beauty of the woman--known, marked, lined, familiar—-who hands him the paper every morning.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

65. “Young women today feel vulnerable to judgment; if a harsh sentence is passed (or even suspected or projected), it is not her reputation that suffers so much as the stability of her moral universe. They did not have long to explore the sexual revolution and make it their own. Before the old chains had grown cold, while young women were still rubbing the circulation back into their ankles and taking tentative steps forward, the beauty industries levied a heavy toll on further investigations, and beauty pornography offered them designer bondage.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Eating Disorders Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

66. “There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much destructive feeling as 'moral indignation,' which permits envy or hate to be acted out under the guise of virtue.”

Tags : Dishonesty Double Standards Envy Hate Indignation Morality Vice Virtue
Author : Erich Fromm
Source : Man for Himself: An Inquiry into the Psychology of Ethics

67. “Does a rake deserve to possess anything of worth, since he chases everything in skirts and then imagines he can successfully hide his shame by slandering [women in general]?”

Tags : Clichés Double Standards Gender Hypocrisy Immorality Men Misogyny Promiscuity Seduction Sexuality Shame Slander Social Norms Stereotypes Women
Source : Der Sendbrief vom Liebesgott / The Letter of the God of Love

68. “A slut is someone, usually a woman, who’s stepped outside of the very narrow lane that good girls are supposed to stay within. Sluts are loud. We’re messy. We don’t behave. In fact, the original definition of “slut” meant “untidy woman.” But since we live in a world that relies on women to be tidy in all ways, to be quiet and obedient and agreeable and available (but never aggressive), those of us who color outside of the lines get called sluts. And that word is meant to keep us in line.”

Tags : Consent Double Standards Equality Female Empowerment Female Liberation Feminism Freedom Of Expression Rape Culture Slut Slut Shaming Social Norms Societal Standards Society

69. “Leaders scan the future so it can be free of doubts and fear. They do so by not living a double standard life in the present.”

Tags : Afraid Disbelief Double Double Standards Doubts Fear Food For Thought Free Fright Future Future Leaders Futurist Leader Leaders Leadership Life Living Past Personal Development Present Scan Scan The Future Self Improvement Standard
Source : Leaders' Ladder

70. “The next time believers tell you that 'separation of church and state' does not appear in our founding document, tell them to stop using the word 'trinity.' The word 'trinity' appears nowhere in the bible. Neither does Rapture, or Second Coming, or Original Sin. If they are still unfazed (or unphrased), by this, then add Omniscience, Omnipresence, Supernatural,Transcendence, Afterlife, Deity, Divinity, Theology, Monotheism, Missionary, Immaculate Conception, Christmas, Christianity, Evangelical, Fundamentalist, Methodist, Catholic, Pope, Cardinal, Catechism, Purgatory, Penance, Transubstantiation, Excommunication, Dogma, Chastity, Unpardonable Sin, Infallibility, Inerrancy, Incarnation, Epiphany, Sermon, Eucharist, the Lord's Prayer, Good Friday, Doubting Thomas, Advent, Sunday School, Dead Sea, Golden Rule, Moral, Morality, Ethics, Patriotism, Education, Atheism, Apostasy, Conservative (Liberal is in), Capital Punishment, Monogamy, Abortion, Pornography, Homosexual, Lesbian, Fairness, Logic, Republic, Democracy, Capitalism, Funeral, Decalogue, or Bible.”

Tags : Double Standards Religion Scripture Separation Of Church And State
Author : Dan Barker
Source : Losing Faith in Faith: From Preacher to Atheist

71. “Those who plead their cause in the absence of an opponent can invent to their heart's content, can pontificate without taking into account the opposite point of view and keep the best arguments for themselves, for aggressors are always quick to attack those who have no means of defence.”

Tags : Argument Deceit Defenselessness Double Standards Falsehood Hypocrisy Inequality Injustice Misrepresentation One Sidedness Strength Unfairness Weakness
Source : Der Sendbrief vom Liebesgott / The Letter of the God of Love

72. “When you hear men talking," said Cornelia, "all they ever do is speak ill of women. ... And I don't quite know how they managed to make this law in their favour, or who exactly it was who gave them a greater license to sin than is allowed to us; and if the fault is common to both sexes (as they can hardly deny), why should the blame not be as well? What makes them think they can boast of the same thing that in women brings only shame?”

Tags : Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Inequality Men And Women Misogyny Morality Preconceptions Self Perception Sin Social Norms Stereotypes Vice
Source : The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men

73. “[W]hen I see men callously and cheerfully denying women the full use of their bodies, while insisting with sobs and howls on the satisfaction of their own, I simply can't find it heroic, or kind, or anything but pretty rotten and feeble.”

Tags : Conduct Of Life Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Inequality Men Misogyny Morality Sexuality Social Norms Women
Source : The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers. Vol. 1, 1899-1936: The Making of a Detective Novelist

74. “Now, it is frequently asserted that, with women, the job does not come first. What (people cry) are women doing with this liberty of theirs? What woman really prefers a job to a home and family? Very few, I admit. It is unfortunate that they should so often have to make the choice. A man does not, as a rule, have to choose. He gets both. Nevertheless, there have been women ... who had the choice, and chose the job and made a success of it. And there have been and are many men who have sacrificed their careers for women ... When it comes to a choice, then every man or woman has to choose as an individual human being, and, like a human being, take the consequences.”

Tags : Career Choice Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Freedom Gender Inequality Misogyny Self Determination Stereotypes Women
Source : Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

75. “It is vain to expect virtue from women till they are in some degree independent of men.”

Tags : Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Freedom Gender Hypocrisy Independence Misogyny Morality Self Determination Social Norms Virtue Women
Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

76. “Some people's blameless lives are to blame for a good deal.”

Tags : Blame Conduct Of Life Double Standards Hypocrisy Morality Social Norms
Source : Gaudy Night

77. “In fact, there is perhaps only one human being in a thousand who is passionately interested in his job for the job's sake. The difference is that if that one person in a thousand is a man, we say, simply, that he is passionately keen on his job; if she is a woman, we say she is a freak.”

Tags : Career Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Men Misogyny Passion For Work Self Determination Social Norms Stereotypes Women
Source : Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

78. “Wine and women make wise men dote and forsake God's law and do wrong." However, the fault is not in the wine, and often not in the woman. The fault is in the one who misuses the wine or the woman or other of God's crations. Even if you get drunk on the wine and through this greed you lapse into lechery, the wine is not to blame but you are, in being unable or unwilling to discipline yourself. And even if you look at a woman and become caught up in her beauty and assent to sin [= adultery; extramarital sex], the woman is not to blame nor is the beauty given her by God to be disparaged: rather, you are to blame for not keeping your heart more clear of wicked thoughts. ... If you feel yourself tempted by the sight of a woman, control your gaze better ... You are free to leave her. Nothing constrains you to commit lechery but your own lecherous heart.”

Tags : Adultery Beauty Clichés Double Standards Drunkenness Gender Greed Hypocrisy Immorality Lust Men Misogyny Sexuality Social Norms Stereotypes Temptation Wine Women
Author : Anonymous
Source : Dives And Pauper

79. “[Y]ou are not ashamed of your sin [in committing adultery] because so many men commit it. Man's wickedness is now such that men are more ashamed of chastity than of lechery. Murderers, thieves, perjurers, false witnesses, plunderers and fraudsters are detested and hated by people generally, but whoever will sleep with his servant girl in brazen lechery is liked and admired for it, and people make light of the damage to his soul. And if any man has the nerve to say that he is chaste and faithful to his wife and this gets known, he is ashamed to mix with other men, whose behaviour is not like his, for they will mock him and despise him and say he's not a real man; for man's wickedness is now of such proportions that no one is considered a man unless he is overcome by lechery, while one who overcomes lechery and stays chaste is considered unmanly.”

Tags : Adultery Clichés Crimes Double Standards Fidelity Gender Hypocrisy Immorality Manhood Manliness Men Misogyny Perception Promiscuity Social Norms Women
Source : Sermons 1-19

80. “God bids you not to commit lechery, that is, not to have sex with any woman except your wife. You ask of her that she should not have sex with anyone except you -- yet you are not willing to observe the same restraint in return. Where you ought to be ahead of your wife in virtue, you collapse under the onset of lechery. ... Complaints are always being made about men's lechery, yet wives do not dare to find fault with their husbands for it. Male lechery is so brazen and so habitual that it is now sanctioned [= permitted], to the extent that men tell their wives that lechery and adultery are legitimate for men but not for women.”

Tags : Adultery Clichés Double Standards Fidelity Gender Hypocrisy Marriage Men Misogyny Morality Sexuality Social Norms Stereotypes Wives Women
Source : Sermons 1-19

81. “A woman knows very well that, though a wit sends her his poems, praises her judgment, solicits her criticism, and drinks her tea, this by no means signifies that he respects her opinions, admires her understanding, or will refuse, though the rapier is denied him, to run through the body with his pen.”

Tags : Criticism Dignity Double Standards Empowerment Equality Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Judgment Men Misogyny Poetry Respect Women Writing
Source : Orlando

82. “For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit.”

Tags : Crime Double Standards Hypocrisy Politics Power War Crimes
Author : Noam Chomsky
Source : Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post-9/11 World

83. “If a man is highly sexed he's virile. If a woman is, she's a nymphomaniac. With them it's power but with us it's a disease! Even the act of sex is called penetration! Why don't they call it enclosure?”

Tags : Double Standards Sex Terminology

84. “A beast is always going to enjoy the feast in a land full of sheeps and wolves doing the hard work the least.”

Tags : Anarchy Character Crafty Cunning Famous Quote Hypocrite Insight Inspirational Inspiring Facts Inspiring Thoughts Introspection Laggard Leacherous Malingerer Materialist Original Plagiarism Pretender Quote Of The Day Reliability Self Centered Selfishness Shrewd Traitors Truism Undeniable Truth Universal Fact Universal Truth Wisdom Quote
Author : Anuj Somany

85. “a crooked truth is far straight than a straight lie”

Tags : Decision Making Decision Quotes Disappointment Dishonesty Double Mindedness Double Standards Facts Of Life Food For Thought Honesty Inspirational Quotes Ponder Realities The Truth Wisdom Quotes Words Of Wisdom

86. “A great difference between the womb and the tomb is the w and the t! We waist great and precious time as we journey from the womb to the tomb; in the end we shall remember the w and the t! Hmm! The wasted time!”

Tags : Attitude Quotes Double Standards Food For Thought Indecisiveness Inspirational Quotes Life Make Each Day Count Planning Life Regrets Regrets Of The Past The Essence Of Life The Essence Of Time The Journey Of Life The Value Of Time Thought Time Time Management Quotes Waisted Time Words Of Wisdom

87. “A real value of our lives is in how we use our time as we journey from the womb to the tomb. A great difference between the womb and the tomb is the w and the t! Wasted time! We waste great and precious time as we journey from the womb to the tomb; in the end, we remember the w and the t in a simple statement of regret, 'had I known' ! The wasted time!”

Tags : Attitude Quotes Double Standards Food For Thought Indecisiveness Inspirational Quotes Life Make Each Day Count Planning Life Regrets Regrets Of The Past The Essence Of Life The Essence Of Time The Journey Of Life The Value Of Time Thought Time Time Management Quotes Wasted Time Words Of Wisdom

88. “It has been acknowledged by many that an actor often plays the character in a reel life better than other contenders only if that projected picture role or image is opposite to his/her actual nature in a real life. It is usually a good method to know the true identity of a Cine and TV personality.”

Tags : Artists Audience Cine Personality Cinestar Correct Image Famous Personality Ground Situation Hidden Face Identity Inspiring Kindness Legend Motivational Movie Movie Heroies Portrayal Real Image Respect Spectator Trustworthy Universal Fact Universal Truth Unraveling Villion
Author : Anuj Somany

89. “A sage person says his thoughts with own heart feeling for he knows that this only gives it a real meaning and the connection with the people; while the foolish minds assume that it can be achieved through only words rhyming.”

Tags : Awakening Charlatan Compassion Fake People Foolish Genuine Heart Feelings Hypocrisy Inspiring Thoughts Materialist Minds Naysayers Real Rhyming Sage Spiritual Master Thought Leadership Thought Of The Day True Connection
Author : Anuj Somany

90. “If a person listens routinely to the sermon but doesn’t show the commensurate good change in own daily action, then the fact is s/he is actually not hearing anything of the spiritual master’s oration.”

Tags : Actuality Advisers Crafty Dependability Discourse Factual Gospel Truth Humanity Inspiring Leader Inspiring Words Life And Living Listening Living Standards Masses Motivational Quotes Observation Oration Practice Practitioner Preaching Punctuality Reality Reliability Sermon Sycophants True Face True Mentor True Motivational Speaker Truth
Author : Anuj Somany

91. “[J]ust the sight of this book, even though it was of no authority, made me wonder how it happened that so many different men – and learned men among them – have been and are so inclined to express both in speaking and in their treatises and writings so many wicked insults about women and their behaviour. Not only one or two ... but, more generally, from the treatises of all philosophers and poets and from all the orators – it would take too long to mention their names – it seems that they all speak from one and the same mouth. Thinking deeply about these matters, I began to examine my character and conduct as a natural woman and, similarly, I considered other women whose company I frequently kept, princesses, great ladies, women of the middle and lower classes, who had graciously told me of their most private and intimate thoughts, hoping that I could judge impartially and in good conscience whether the testimony of so many notable men could be true. To the best of my knowledge, no matter how long I confronted or dissected the problem, I could not see or realise how their claims could be true when compared to the natural behaviour and character of women.”

Tags : Behaviour Books Character Clichés Conduct Double Standards Empowerment Expectations Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Impartiality Inequality Insults Men Misogyny Morality Preconceptions Prejudice Reality Check Slander Social Norms Stereotypes Women
Source : The Book of the City of Ladies

92. “The moral world has no particular objection to vice, but an insuperable repugnance to hearing vice called by its proper name.”

Tags : Bigotry Dishonesty Double Standards Morality Vice
Source : Vanity Fair

93. “Causing any damage or harm to one party in order to help another party is not justice, and likewise, attacking all feminine conduct [in order to warn men away from individual women who are deceitful] is contrary to the truth, just as I will show you with a hypothetical case. Let us suppose they did this intending to draw fools away from foolishness. It would be as if I attacked fire -- a very good and necessary element nevertheless -- because some people burnt themselves, or water because someone drowned. The same can be said of all good things which can be used well or used badly. But one must not attack them if fools abuse them.”

Tags : Abuse Argument Clichés Conduct Damage Danger Double Standards Fire Foolishness Gender Generalizations Harm Hypocrisy Individuality Misogyny Misrepresentation Morality One Sidedness Perceptions Prejudice Social Norms Stereotypes Truth Water Women
Source : The Book of the City of Ladies

94. “The man or the woman in whom resides greater virtue is the higher; neither the loftiness nor the lowliness of a person lies in the body according to the sex, but in the perfection of conduct and virtues.”

Tags : Clichés Conduct Double Standards Empowerment Equality Gender Hypocrisy Men Misogyny Morality Perception Prejudice Social Norms Superiority Virtue Women
Source : The Book of the City of Ladies

95. “There is no indisputable proof for the big bang," said Hollus. "And there is none for evolution. And yet you accept those. Why hold the question of whether there is a creator to a higher standard?”

Tags : Atheism Big Bang Darwinism Double Standards Id Intelligent Design Macro Evolution Macroevolution Materialism Naturalism Religious Science Fiction Science Theism Theistic Science Fiction
Source : Calculating God

96. “For the first time in history, children are growing up whose earliest sexual imprinting derives not from a living human being, or fantasies of their own; since the 1960s pornographic upsurge, the sexuality of children has begun to be shaped in response to cues that are no longer human. Nothing comparable has ever happened in the history of our species; it dislodges Freud. Today's children and young men and women have sexual identities that spiral around paper and celluloid phantoms: from Playboy to music videos to the blank females torsos in women's magazines, features obscured and eyes extinguished, they are being imprinted with a sexuality that is mass-produced, deliberately dehumanizing and inhuman.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Eating Disorders Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

97. “A private organisation may not have sufficient apple or other essential ingredients in its monthly stock, but its top brass will only talk about individual’s performance pie i.e. achievement vs target of apple-pie sales in the meeting.”

Tags : Appraisal Business Development Client Relationship Crafty Double Standards Drama Duffers Dumbass Functional Head Humiliation Inhuman Treatment Inspiring Inspiring Quote Inspiring Words Insulting Market Marketing Marketing Team Money Minded Motivational Quote Pretenders Private Entity Private Workplace Production Sales Team Stock Torture Wisdom Quote
Author : Anuj Somany

98. “In general, opinions contrary to those commonly received can only obtain a hearing by studied moderation of language, and the most cautious avoidance of unnecessary offence, from which they hardly ever deviate even in a slight degree without losing ground: while unmeasured vituperation employed on the side of the prevailing opinion, really does deter people from professing contrary opinions, and from listening to those who profess them.”

Tags : Censorship Conformity Double Standards Freedom Of Speech Self Censorship
Source : On Liberty

99. “My Lady, you certainly tell me about wonderful constancy, strength and virtue and firmness of women, so can one say the same thing about men? (...)Response [by Lady Rectitude]: "Fair sweet friend, have you not yet heard the saying that the fool sees well enough a small cut in the face of his neighbour, but he disregards the great gaping one above his own eye? I will show you the great contradiction in what the men say about the changeability and inconstancy of women. It is true that they all generally insist that women are very frail [= fickle] by nature. And since they accuse women of frailty, one would suppose that they themselves take care to maintain a reputation for constancy, or at the very least, that the women are indeed less so than they are themselves. And yet, it is obvious that they demand of women greater constancy than they themselves have, for they who claim to be of this strong and noble condition cannot refrain from a whole number of very great defects and sins, and not out of ignorance, either, but out of pure malice, knowing well how badly they are misbehaving. But all this they excuse in themselves and say that it is in the nature of man to sin, yet if it so happens that any women stray into any misdeed (of which they themselves are the cause by their great power and longhandedness), then it's suddenly all frailty and inconstancy, they claim. But it seems to me that since they do call women frail, they should not support that frailty, and not ascribe to them as a great crime what in themselves they merely consider a little defect.”

Tags : Clichés Constancy Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Firmness Frailty Gender Hypocrisy Inequality Men Misogyny Morality Preconceptions Prejudice Sin Slander Social Norms Stereotypes Strength Of Character Vice Virtue Women
Source : The Book of the City of Ladies

100. “[I]f you seek in every way to minimise my firm beliefs by your anti-feminist attacks, please recall that a small dagger or knife point can pierce a great, bulging sack and that a small fly can attack a great lion and speedily put him to flight.”

Tags : Attacks Beliefs Clichés Convictions Dignity Double Standards Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Insults Men Misogyny Preconceptions Prejudice Repartee Self Esteem Self Importance Slander Stereotypes Wit Women
Source : Le Débat Sur Le Roman De La Rose

101. “[S]ince you are angry at me without reason, you attack me harshly with, "Oh outrageous presumption! Oh excessively foolish pride! Oh opinion uttered too quickly and thoughtlessly by the mouth of a woman! A woman who condemns a man of high understanding and dedicated study, a man who, by great labour and mature deliberation, has made the very noble book of the Rose, which surpasses all others that were ever written in French. When you have read this book a hundred times, provided you have understood the greater part of it, you will discover that you could never have put your time and intellect to better use!" My answer: Oh man deceived by willful opinion! I could assuredly answer but I prefer not to do it with insult, although, groundlessly, you yourself slander me with ugly accusations. Oh darkened understanding! Oh perverted knowledge ... A simple little housewife sustained by the doctrine of Holy Church could criticise your error!”

Tags : Attacks Beliefs Clichés Convictions Dignity Double Standards Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Insults Men Misogyny Preconceptions Prejudice Repartee Self Esteem Self Importance Slander Stereotypes Wit Women
Source : Le Débat Sur Le Roman De La Rose

102. “It would be great if a person could state with indisputable facts & figures as how many people have ever got a job or a business opportunity by liking an online thought/post of a rich businessperson.”

Tags : Business Minded Businessman Businesswoman Cheap Chief Creditable Double Standards Duffers Fake Fake Followers Followers Fooling Oneself Friendship Inspirational Inspiring Job Seekers Lifestyle Living Standards Mean Minded Mentality Opportunist Original People Nature Reliability Social Media Networking Trust Trustworthy
Author : Anuj Somany

103. “Honesty is also about doubting the credibility of a person who claims to be true to oneself and yet gains the support of the around people always in plenty.”

Tags : Be Oneself Character Crafty Double Standards Doubtful Person Fake Supporter Followers Ground Reality Hidden Agenda Hidden Face Hidden Intention Honesty Individuality Inspiring Knowing Mask Off Motivational Motivational Quote Pretender Reality Sincerity True To Oneself Untrustworthy
Author : Anuj Somany

104. “A self-seeker may resist anything except the temptation of showing often own bigger face beside everything that s/he says as big thoughts.”

Tags : Character Cosmetic Crafty Cunning Double Standards Face Face Over Says Inspirational Inspiring Luxury Lover Materialist Motivational Notable People Personality Pretender Pretentious Quotes Reality Self Centered Self Seeker Selfishness Thoughts True Face True Motivational Speaker
Author : Anuj Somany

105. “A simple, sober guy who is often very shy is always relatively reliable than the people who usually wish to drive, fly or try different means to bring around oneself the crowd.”

Tags : Bumptious Cheat Crafty Double Standards Generousity Humanity Hypocrite Inspirational Quotes Inspiring Motivational Originality Plagiarism Reality Reliability Self Seeker Selfish Simplicity True Mentor True Motivational Speaker Trustworthy Universal Fact Universal Truth Wisdom
Author : Anuj Somany

106. “One should always maintain a safe distance from the people who like a person’s online post but refrain to do so the same for the same post on others social media account UNDER IDENTICAL CONDITION.”

Tags : Attitude Behavior Business Minded Character Charlatan Comment Crafty Cunning Double Standards Dual Life Fake Friends Fooling Hypocrisy Hypocrite Inspirational Inspiring Like Living Standards Motivational Pretentious Quote Of The Day Quotes Shrewd Thought Of The Day True Mentor
Author : Anuj Somany

107. “The President is also captured in a well-worn TV news clip, making a boilerplate response to a question on terrorism and then asking the reporters to watch his drive. Well, that's what you get if you catch the President on a golf course. If Eisenhower had done this, as he often did, it would have been presented as calm statesmanship. If Clinton had done it, as he often did, it would have shown his charm.”

Tags : Bill Clinton Charm Double Standards Dwight D Eisenhower George W Bush Golf Hypocrisy Statesmanship Television Terrorism United States War On Terror
Source : Christopher Hitchens and His Critics: Terror, Iraq, and the Left

108. “Of course, he showed me this one afternoon when he was skipping class. When trolls cut classes, you think they are losers. When the beautiful and/or reasonably erudite do the same thing to sit on the library steps and read poetry, you think they are on to something deep. You see only deep brown wavy hair and strong legs, well honed by years of Ultimate Frisbee. You see that book of T. S. Eliot poems held by the hand with the long, graceful fingers, and you never stop to think that it shouldn't take half a semester to read one book of poems... that maybe he is not so much reading as getting really high every morning and sleeping it off on the library steps, forcing the people who actually go to class to step or trip over him.”

Tags : College Double Standards Skipping Class
Source : Zombies Vs. Unicorns

109. “Morality is what the queen expects from the hive, not from herself.”

Tags : Double Standards Elitism Hypocrisy Morality
Author : Marty Rubin

110. “It was the 'Are the boys doing it?' basis on which I finally decided I was against women wearing burkas. Yes, the idea is that it protects your modesty, and ensures that people regard you as a human being, rather than just a sexual object (...) But who are you being protected from? Men. And who - so long as you play by the rules, and wear the correct clothes - is protecting you from the men? Men. And who is it that is regarding you as a sexual object, instead of another human being, in the first place? Men. Well. This all seems like quite a man-based problem, really. (...) I don't know why we're suddenly having to put things on our heads to make it better.”

Tags : Double Standards Feminism Misogyny Modesty Mindsets Objectification Of Women Oppression Oppressive Body Coverings Patriarchy
Author : Caitlin Moran
Source : How to Be a Woman

111. “[O]ne person's 'barbarian' is another person's 'just doing what everybody else is doing.”

Tags : Barbarians Civilization Culture Double Standards Morality Normalcy Perception Perspective Prejudice Society Standards
Author : Susan Sontag
Source : Regarding the Pain of Others

112. “He was a chicken in the outside world that turned into a lion on entering the house.”

Tags : Courage Cruel Cruelty Double Standards Family Issues Personality
Author : Pawan Mishra
Source : Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

113. “What'll Geoffrey do when you pull off your First, my child?" demanded Miss Haydock."Well, Eve -- it will be awkward if I do that. Poor lamb! I shall have to make him believe I only did it by looking fragile and pathetic at the viva.”

Tags : Abilities Academia Academic Degrees Achievements Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Intellectual Success Intelligence Misogyny Prejudice Skills Stereotypes Women
Source : Gaudy Night

114. “We cannot negotiate with people who say what's mine is mine and what's yours is negotiable."[ The Berlin Crisis: Radio and Television Address to the American People (The White House, July 25, 1961)]”

Tags : Double Standards Egotism Greed Negotiation

115. “[Women] complain about many clerks who attribute all sorts of faults to them and who compose works about them in rhyme, prose, and verse, criticizing their conduct in a variety of different ways. They then give these works as elementary textbooks to their young pupils at the beginning of their schooling, to provide them with exempla and received wisdom, so that they will remember this teaching when they come of age ... They accuse [women] of many ... serious vice[s] and are very critical of them, finding no excuse for them whatsoever.This is the way clerks behave day and night, composing their verse now in French, now in Latin. And they base their opinions on goodness only knows which books, which are more mendacious than a drunk. Ovid, in a book he wrote called Cures for Love, says many evil things about women, and I think he was wrong to do this. He accuses them of gross immorality, of filthy, vile, and wicked behaviour. (I disagree with him that they have such vices and promise to champion them in the fight against anyone who would like to throw down the gauntlet ...) Thus, clerks have studied this book since their early childhood as their grammar primer and then teach it to others so that no man will undertake to love a woman.”

Tags : Books Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Falsehood Gender Hypocrisy Instruction Love Men Misogyny Misrepresentation Morality Perception Prejudice Received Opinion Slander Social Norms Stereotypes Teaching Women
Source : Der Sendbrief vom Liebesgott / The Letter of the God of Love

116. “Sometimes opinions should kept to ones self, but not in appropriate situations. Be the judge of the appropriate situation, and be prepared for backfire. Moral of the story; if everyone doesn't agree, then prepare for them to lash out in disagreement.”

Tags : Double Standards Opinions
Author : Liam McGrath

117. “Chastity ... has, even now, a religious importance in a woman's life, and has so wrapped itself round with nerves and instincts that to cut it free and bring it to the light of day demands courage of the rarest.”

Tags : Chastitiy Dignity Double Standards Empowerment Encroachment Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Liberty Misogyny Morality Self Determination Sexuality Social Norms Suppression Women
Source : A Room of One's Own

118. “[T]he more clamour we make about 'the women's point of view', the more we rub it into people that the women's point of view is different, and frankly I do not think it is -- at least in my job. The line I always want to take is, that there is the 'point of view' of the reasonably enlightened human brain, and that this is the aspect of the matter which I am best fitted to uphold.”

Tags : Brain Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Equality Feminism Gender Intellect Intelligence Misogyny Perspective Point Of View Prejudice Stereotypes Women
Source : The Letters of Dorothy L. Sayers. Vol. 1, 1899-1936: The Making of a Detective Novelist

119. “double mindedness; the mid way between dreams and realities”

Tags : Confusion Confusion And Attitude Do It Now Double Minded Double Mindedness Double Standards Dreams Quotes Life Motivational Quotes Real Life Realities Of Life Thought Wisdom Quotes

120. “Never did seem right to me. S'pose Curley jumps a big guy an' licks him. Ever'body says what a game guy Curley is. And s'pose he does the same thing and gets licked. Then ever'body says the big guy oughtta pick somebody his own size, and maybe they gang up on the big guy. Seems like Curley ain't givin' nobody a chance.”

Tags : Double Standards Inferiority Complex
Source : Of Mice and Men

121. “But why do some people support [the heretics]?" "Because it serves their purposes, which concern the faith rarely, and more often the conquest of power." "Is that why the church of Rome accuses all its adversaries of heresy?" "That is why, and that is also why it recognizes as orthodoxy any heresy it can bring back under its own control or must accept because the heresy has become too strong.”

Tags : Double Standards Heresy Orthodoxy Power
Author : Umberto Eco
Source : The Name of the Rose

122. “I look at Kitty, who's braiding Chris's hair in microbraids. She's being extra quiet so we forget she's here and don't kick her out. 'I think that as long as you're ready and it's what you want to do and you're protecting yourself, then it's okay and you should do what you want to do.'Margot says, 'Society is far too caught up in shaming a woman for enjoying sex and applauding a man. I mean, all of the comments are about how Lara Jean is a slut, but nobody's saying anything about Peter, and he's right there with her. It's a ridiculous double standard.”

Tags : Double Standards Feminism Scandal Slut Shaming
Author : Jenny Han
Source : P.S. I Still Love You

123. “I didn't think she was that kind of girl." I scampered up onto the ledge and strained to listen. "I overheard two of my students talking about her in homeroom yesterday. I never would have thought Natalie would do something like that. Then again, she's been acting out big-time. Fraternizing with that Spencer girl." I closed my eyes to stop the room from spinning. What would have ever made me think that teachers wouldn't hear about this, too? After all, it was all over the school. Another teacher agreed. "Natalie always seemed like such a nice girl." But I am a nice girl, I wanted to scream.”

Tags : Double Standards Feminism Slut Shaming Stereotypes

124. “Today a woman must ignore her reflection in the eyes of her lover, since he might admire her, and seek it in the gaze of the God of Beauty, in whose perception she is never complete.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Eating Disorders Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

125. “Cosmetic surgery is not "cosmetic," and human flesh is not "plastic." Even the names trivialize what it is. It's not like ironing wrinkles in fabric, or tuning up a car, or altering outmoded clothes, the current metaphors. Trivialization and infantilization pervade the surgeons' language when they speak to women: "a nip," a "tummy tuck."...Surgery changes one forever, the mind as well as the body. If we don't start to speak of it as serious, the millennium of the man-made woman will be upon us, and we will have had no choice.”

Tags : Advertising Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Eating Disorders Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

126. “Healthy" and "diseased," as Susan Sontag points out...are often subjective judgments that society makes for its own purposes. Women have long been defined as sick as a means of subjecting them to social control.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

127. “At least a third of a woman's life is marked with aging; about a third of her body is made of fat. Both symbols are being transformed into operable condition--so that women will only feel healthy if we are two thirds of the women we could be. How can an "ideal" be about women if it is defined as how much of a female sexual characteristic does not show on her body, and how much of a female life does not show on her face?”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

128. “Patriotism is nothing but just a fight against materialism. More a person can do, more patriotic he or she is.”

Tags : Brilliant Character Characteristic Of A Leader Double Standards Fact Fact Of The Matter Famous Quote Greedy Hearty Inspirational Quote Inspiring Intellectual Intelligent Leader Living Standards Materialist Mindset Motivational Quote Nation Building Personality Pretender Pretentious Quote Of The Day Sage Sayings Self Proclaimed Master Soul Searching Thought Of The Day True Motivational Speaker
Author : Anuj Somany

129. “Apparently when it's two people, it's quirky and funny, but when it's a person doing the same stuff on her own, it's rebellious and antisocial.”

Tags : Double Standards Getting In Trouble Mischief Rebel Rebellion Troublemaker
Author : Katie Alender
Source : Bad Girls Don't Die

130. “Why does the social order feel the need to defend itself by evading the fact of real women, our faces and voices and bodies, and reducing the meaning of women to these formulaic and endlessly reproduced "beautiful" images? Though unconscious personal anxieties can be a powerful force in the creation of a vital lie, economic necessity practically guarantees it. An economy that depends on slavery needs to promote images of slaves that "justify" the institution of slavery. Western economies are absolutely dependent now on the continued underpayment of women. An idealogy that makes women feel "worth less" was urgently needed to counteract the way feminism had begun to make us feel worth more. This does not require a conspiracy; merely an atmosphere. The contemporary economy depends right now on the representation of women within the beauty myth.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Eating Disorders Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

131. “Never," enjoins a women's magazine, "mention the size of his [penis] in public...and never, ever let him know that anyone else knows or you may find it shrivels up and disappears, serving you right." That quotation acknowledges that critical sexual comparison is a direct anaphrodisiac when applied to men; either we do not yet recognize that it has exactly the same effect on women, or we do not care, or we understand on some level that right now that effect is desirable and appropriate.A man is unlikely to be brought within earshot of women as they judge men's appearance, height, muscle tone, sexual technique, penis size, personal grooming, or taste in clothes--all of which we do. The fact is that women are able to view men just as men view women, as objects for sexual and aesthetic evaluation; we too are effortlessly able to choose the male "ideal" from a lineup and if we could have male beauty as well as everything else, most of us would not say no. But so what? Given all that, women make the choice, by and large, to take men as human beings first.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

132. “Modern cosmetic surgeons have a direct financial interest in a social role for women that requires them to feel ugly. They do not simply advertise for a share of a market that already exists: Their advertisements create new markets. It is a boom industry because it is influentially placed to create its own demand through the pairing of text with ads in women's magazines. The industry takes out ads and gets coverage; women get cut open. They pay their money and they takes their chances. As surgeons grow richer, they are able to command larger and brighter ad spaces.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Double Standards Eating Disorders Equality Fashion Industry Feminism Images Magazines Marketing Mass Culture Objectification Plastic Surgery Pornography Self Esteem Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

133. “Saying others the fools does not make one a wise unless and until the same person eschews own words of advice to others and displays the world of action that is nice to enrich only the good character people's lives.”

Tags : Advise Character Characteristic Crafty Disloyal Humanity Hypocrite Inspirational Motivational Notable People Quack Self Proclaimed Guru True Motivational Speaker True To Oneself Wise You
Author : Anuj Somany

134. “That’s not me.That’s my duality!”

Tags : Dark Double Standards Dualism Dualities Duality Myself Myself Quotes Not Six Word Memoirs Six Word Story Spirituality
Author : Munia Khan

135. “No weakness of the human mind has more frequently incurred animadversion, than the negligence with which men overlook their own faults, however flagrant, and the easiness with which they pardon them, however frequently repeated.”

Tags : Censure Character Flaws Criticism Double Standards Faults
Source : The Rambler

136. “We have never had a class on how to say no to men while simultaneously never saying no to them.”

Tags : Consent Contradictory Expectations Double Standards Madonna Whore
Source : Only Ever Yours

137. “A person tends to say to the people anything with the word 'YOU' in own voice, only when one wants merely others to DO often excluding oneself from that very same thought.”

Tags : Actor Adviser Author Character Cheat Crafty Double Standards Fake Fictitious Hidden Agenda Hypocrisy Inspiring Inspiring Quote Inspiring Thoughts Motivational Preacher Public Speaker Quack Quote Quote Of The Day Self Proclaimed Spiritual Master Speaker Thought Thought Of The Day True Mentor True Motivational Speaker Writer You Is An Advice
Author : Anuj Somany

138. “He humphed and grabbed a carton of milk, then chugged directly from the cardboard spout. Mallory and I watched him, the same grimace on both our faces. Sure, I did the same thing with OJ, but he was a boy, and it was milk. That was just gross.”

Tags : Catcher Double Standards Humor Mallory Merit
Author : Chloe Neill
Source : Friday Night Bites

139. “[on Purgatory] It is, of course, open to anyone to say that the whole idea is morbid and exaggerated--open even to those who think nothing of queuing for twenty-four hours in acute discomfort to see the first night of a musical comedy, which lasts three hours at most, which they are not sure of liking when they get there, and which they could see any other night with no trouble at all.”

Tags : Double Standards Purgatory
Source : Purgatorio

140. “We met at a local restaurant.She tweeted from her Smartphone ,"Socializing is so liberating compared to being hung on Social media all the time".I liked her tweet and asked for the Bill.”

Tags : Double Standards Irony Sarcasm Social Media Addiction

141. “There can have been no doubt in Eleanor's mind as to what was expected of her as a wife. In her day, women were supposed to be chaste both inside and outside marriage, virginity and celibacy being highly prized states. When it came to fornication, women were usually apportioned the blame, because they were the descendants of Eve, who had tempted Adam in the Garden of Eden, with such dire consequences. Women, the Church taught, were the weaker vessel, the gateway to the Devil, and therefore the source of all lechery. St. Bernard of Clairvaux wrote: "To live with a woman without danger is more difficult than raising the dead to life." Noblewomen, he felt, were the most dangerous so fall. Women were therefore kept firmly in their place in order to prevent them from luring men away from the paths of righteousness. Promiscuity--and its often inevitable consequence, illicit pregnancy--brought great shame upon a woman and her family, and was punishable by fines, social ostracism, and even, in the case of aristocratic and royal women, execution. Unmarried women who indulged in fornication devalued themselves on the marriage market. In England, women who were sexually experienced were not permitted to accuse men of rape in the King's court. Female adultery was seen as a particularly serious offence, since it jeopardized the laws of inheritance. Men, however, often indulged in casual sex and adultery with impunity. Because the virtue of high-born women was jealously guarded, many men sought sexual adventures with lower-class women. Prostitution was common and official brothels were licensed and subject to inspection in many areas. There was no effective contraception apart from withdrawal, and the Church frowned upon that anyway: this was why so many aristocratic and royal bastards were born during this period.”

Tags : Double Standards Equality History Promiscuity Purity Sexism Sexuality Virginity
Author : Alison Weir
Source : Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life

142. “In Alabama, even though 65 percent of all homicide victims were black, nearly 80 percent of the people on death row were there for crimes against victims who were white.”

Tags : Double Standards Racial Injustice Statistics
Source : Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

143. “Sylvia quotes Dick as telling her: "I am afraid the demands of wifehood and motherhood would preoccupy you too much to allow you to do the painting and writing you want." Dick was sharp enough to understand that the bright flame that drew him to Sylvia disqualified her from his future. He would not allow Sylvia- or any woman- to outshine him.”

Tags : Double Standards Feminism Patriarchy Sexism
Source : Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953

144. “Now, just to understand better what's going on, let's imagine the shoe on the other foot. Let's imagine that hundreds of thousands of badly-educated Americans, white Americans, were pouring across the boarder into Mexico. And let's imagine that they were insisting on instruction in school in English rather than Spanish. Let's imagine they were asking for ballot papers in English rather than Spanish, they were celebrating Fourth of July rather than Sinco de Mayo, buying up newspapers, publishing in English, television stations, radios, all publishing and broadcasting in English ,and that there were so many of them coming in that they threatened to reduce Mexicans to minority. Do you think the Mexicans could possibly be tricked into thinking that this was enrichment, this was diversity, that this was great? No. No. They wouldn’t stand for it for a moment. This would be to them an impossible unacceptable invasion of their country. And you would find the same reaction in any non-white country anywhere in the world. Can you imagine say, the Japanese or the Nigerians, the Pakistanis, the Costa Ricans accepting this kind of wholesale demographic change that would change their country, transform their country, and reduce them to a minority? No. These things are impossible to imagine.”

Tags : Double Standards Immigration Mexico Unacceptable
Author : Jared Taylor

145. “The idiom 'Larger than life image' does not mean a person to put own photo image larger than own or others thought on the poster uploaded on social media.”

Tags : Character Crafty Crook Cunning Double Standards Duffers Hypocrite Inspiring Inspiring Quote Popularity Pretender Pretentious Publicity Seeker Publicity Stunt Reality Sanity Self Centered Person Self Seeker Sensible Serenity Showy True Leader True Mentor Unreliable Untrustworthy
Author : Anuj Somany

146. “[Mo] sapeva che a Caterina, Cecilia e Maria, quando avessero messo piede su Deneb, nessuno avrebbe chiesto di compilare un modulo sbarrando la F. e non la M. per relegarle di conseguenza in uno scompartimento di seconda categoria.”

Tags : Double Standards Empowerment Equality Gender Independence Opportunities Social Norms Women
Source : Extraterrestre alla pari

147. “Women, for their part, are always complaining that we raise them only to be vain and coquettish, that we keep them amused with trifles so that we may more easily remain their masters; they blame us for the faults we attribute to them. What stupidity! And since when is it men who concern themselves with the education of girls? Who is preventing the mothers from raising them as they please? There are no schools for girls—what a tragedy! Would God, there were none for boys! They would be raised more sensibly and more straightforwardly. Is anyone forcing your daughters to waste their time on foolish trifles? Are they forced against their will to spend half their lives on their appearance, following your example? Are you prevented from instructing them, or having them instructed according to your wishes? Is it our fault if they please us when they are beautiful, if their airs and graces seduce us, if the art they learn from you attracts and flatters us, if we like to see them tastefully attired, if we let them display at leisure the weapons with which they subjugate us? Well then, decide to raise them like men; the men will gladly agree; the more women want to resemble them, the less women will govern them, and then men will truly be the masters.”

Tags : Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Misogyny Patriarchy Rape Culture Stereotypes Women
Source : Emile or On Education

148. “Why do you consult [women's] words when it is not their mouths that speak? Consult their eyes, their colour, their breathing, their timid manner, their slight resistance, that is the language nature gave them for your answer. The lips always say 'No,' and rightly so; but the tone is not always the same, and that cannot lie. Has not a woman the same needs as a man, but without the same right to make them known? Her fate would be too cruel if she had no language in which to express her legitimate desires except the words which she dare not utter.”

Tags : Clichés Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Misogyny No Means Yes Patriarchy Rape Culture Stereotypes Women
Source : Emile

149. “It isn't chic for women to be drunk. Men drunks are more excusable, more easily absolved, but why? It must be thought they have better reasons.”

Tags : Alcohol Double Standards Gender Men Women
Source : Cat's Eye

150. “[spurious].”

Tags : Double Standards

151. “Some folks in the office said I should explain in my complaint that I was a civil rights attorney working on police misconduct cases. It seemed to me that no one should need those kinds of credentials to complain about misconduct by police officers.”

Tags : Double Standards Police Misconduct
Source : Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

152. “The pleasure and pride is in receiving the award, reward and prize from the hands of a true master and not servant who might be sitting on a very high, powerful position.”

Tags : Award Award Function Character Characteristics Of A Leader Citation Crafty Double Standards Inspirational Quote Inspiring Inspiring Words Intellectual International Award Leadership Liars Master Materialist Motivational Quote Owner Pleasure Pretender Pride Prize Reliable Selfish Servant True Mentor Wisdom
Author : Anuj Somany

153. “Beauty works perfect miracles. All inner shortcomings in a beauty, instead of causing repugnance, become somehow extraordinarily attractive; vice itself breathes comeliness in them; but if it were to disappear, then a woman would have to be twenty times more intelligent than a man in order to inspire, if not love, at least respect.”

Tags : Beauty Double Standards Respect
Author : Nikolai Gogol
Source : The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol

154. “Relations are by product of Money(mostly), keep your finances in line and rest all is taken care" This is a fact, which would be rarely accepted by people, but inside everyone knows that...Those who've not yet experienced it would still say, money cannot buy love, respect bla bla bla...”

Tags : Double Standards Love Money Relation People Relationship Advice Respect Transactional Relationship Wise Words
Author : honeya

155. “They were streetwalkers, women who sold themselves for money to men- good, God-fearing men who went to church with their wives the following Sunday without a care.”

Tags : Double Standards This Is What Society Is
Source : The Last of the Spirits

156. “It is not my purpose here to document the destruction caused by war [...] The point is to ask ourselves why these accounts have not had greater effect. [...] Why is it that many of us are deeply moved by visual art, fiction, and firsthand accounts of destruction and yet accept war as a means of resolving conflict or defending ourselves?”

Tags : Destruction Double Standards Lessons Of History Peace War Art
Author : Nel Noddings
Source : Peace Education: How We Come to Love and Hate War

157. “[A]s often happens to assertive women, the men in the federation considered her abrasive, overbearing. They whispered privately that she was 'emotionally volatile' and did not have a 'second gear' in her public manner. Strong men are considered fiery, strong women are volatile.”

Tags : Double Standards Lauren Gregg Women S Soccer
Author : Jere Longman
Source : The Girls of Summer: The U.S. Women's Soccer Team and How It Changed the World

158. “I firmly believe in my heart that the U.S. must lead women's soccer and create change on the field and socially.' But, referring to American coaches, he said, 'The whole men's side doesn't respect the women's game,' believing it to be on a level of teenage boys. 'There may be some jealousy,' he said, adding that the men's national team was competing against 200 other countries, most with superior soccer cultures, while the American women were competing 'against five other countries.'This was a frequently made, but entirely specious, argument against the American women. First of all, only seven countries have ever won a men's World Cup, and only 11 have ever reached the finals in 70 years of competition. The power in the men's game is just as concentrated as it is in the women's game. A lack of competition was used to diminish the achievements of the American women, but of course it was a double standard. No one complained about the weak tournament fields when UCLA began its basketball dynasty or when the San Francisco 49ers won a handful of Super Bowls after playing against execrable regular-season competition in the NFC West division.”

Tags : Double Standards Women S Soccer
Author : Jere Longman
Source : The Girls of Summer: The U.S. Women's Soccer Team and How It Changed the World

159. “If you look at anybody who's been marketed, it's been somebody who has been drop-dead hot and gorgeous,' Milbrett said. 'For men, you just have to be good. It doesn't matter what the hell you look like. For women, you have to be good and you have to be gorgeous. Maybe you're not even the best one on your team. Just as long as you look good, you're marketed. People's opinions are that this team is gorgeous. That doesn't bother me. What bothers me is the double standard in society and athletics.”

Tags : Double Standards Tiffeny Milbrett Women S Soccer
Author : Jere Longman
Source : The Girls of Summer: The U.S. Women's Soccer Team and How It Changed the World

160. “The men on the show have it easy, in part because men on TV have uniforms: There’s the jacket, in black, blue, or gray. There’s the shirt, the pants. I can never tell whether Tom is gaining or losing weight beneath his boxy suits. He always looks the same. Tom also has the benefit of being Tom, a decorated veteran of the restaurant kitchen. Like so many chefs, he is practiced at the taste-of-this, taste-of-that eating regimen. I’m the one who has to look like a glorified weathergirl, with formfitting dresses and all, which, don’t get me wrong, I love—at least until I don’t.”

Tags : Double Standards Feminism Sexism
Author : Padma Lakshmi
Source : Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir

161. “People that criticize the harshest usually are the ones who would trade places the fastest”

Tags : Common Sense Criticism Double Standards Energy Healing Enlightenment God Higher Self Holy Spirit Inspirational Obvious Oneness Spiritual Growth Spirituality
Author : Gary Hopkins

162. “[N]o language has ever had a word for a virgin man.”

Tags : Double Standards Sexism Virginity
Author : Will Durant
Source : Our Oriental Heritage

163. “So here's the deal: I speak up in class, I get sent to office. Megan speaks up in class, she's a "strong, assertive model student."I post a few flyers saying that the vending machines on school property are a sign that our school has sold out to corporate-industrial establishment, I get (what else?) Saturday detention. Megan starts a campaign to serve local foods in the lunchroom (oh, and can we please maybe get rid of the soda machines?) and the local newspaper does a write-up about her.She's like me, only not. Not like me at all. She's the golden girl and I'm...tarnished. So forgive me if I hate her a little.”

Tags : Discrimnation Double Standards Golden Girl Popularity School
Author : Katie Alender
Source : Bad Girls Don't Die

164. “It galls me that seeking out the seedy, the sordid, the sexual, and the deviant is the expected (if not altogether acceptable) behavior of male writers; it would surely benefit me, as a writer, if I had the courage to seek out more of the seedy, the sordid, the sexual, and the deviant myself. But women who seek out such things are made to feel ashamed, or else they sound stridently ridiculous in defending themselves -- as if they're bragging. ... Yet there are subjects that remain off-limits for women writers. It's not unlike that dichotomy which exists regarding one's sexual past: it is permissible, even attractive, for a man to have had one, but if a woman has had a sexual past, she'd better keep quiet about it.”

Tags : Double Standards Sex Writing Life
Author : John Irving
Source : A Widow for One Year

165. “It is always best and wise to be not fooled by a person's words that look good & nice; and much better to know as how trustworthy and sound s/he is by the type of people, good or bad, who often surround her/him on the ground.”

Tags : Crafty Double Standards Fake Friends Foolish Hidden Character Humanity Identity Inspirational Inspiring Introspect Knowing Materialist Materialistic Nature Mentality Mindset Motivational Personality Pretender Real Identity Reality Sane Sanity Self Praise Self Seeker Selfish Serenity Supporter Wisdom
Author : Anuj Somany

166. “Societies that have condoned male cheating and condemned female cheating are simply male-dominated cultures. Cheating is cheating, no matter who is doing it. It’s wrong.”

Tags : Cheating Double Standards Male Domination Men Right And Wrong Society Women
Source : The Bimbo Has Brains: And Other Freaky Facts

167. “We could choose to celebrate our differences, rather than over-analyze them. This might help us become more realistic about the generalizations to which we subscribe. For example, consider this. If women are the overemotional ones, why do so many bar fights break out between men? Such brawls do not spring from logical, calm places.”

Tags : Differences Double Standards Emotional Emotions Fight Men Stereotypes Women
Source : The Bimbo Has Brains: And Other Freaky Facts

168. “More a person loves to have online likes on own face, Less should be believed on whatever s/he says.”

Tags : Cheat Cosmetics Double Face Face Hidden Intention Hypocrisy Hypocrite Inspiring Materialism Money Minded Revealing Identity Self Centered Self Seeker Selfish Selfishness Sycophants True Mentor Unreliable Wisdom
Author : Anuj Somany