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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.”

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Author : Jane Austen
Source : Persuasion

2. “Sensitive people care when the world doesn't because we understand waiting to be rescued and no one shows up. We have rescued ourselves, so many times that we have become self taught in the art of compassion for those forgotten.”

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3. “We are all equal in the fact that we are all different. We are all the same in the fact that we will never be the same. We are united by the reality that all colours and all cultures are distinct & individual. We are harmonious in the reality that we are all held to this earth by the same gravity. We don't share blood, but we share the air that keeps us alive. I will not blind myself and say that my black brother is not different from me. I will not blind myself and say that my brown sister is not different from me. But my black brother is he as much as I am me. But my brown sister is she as much as I am me.”

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Author : C. JoyBell C.

4. “I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience.”

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Source : Jane Eyre

5. “I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.”

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Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

6. “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.”

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Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

7. “A state that does not educate and train women is like a man who only trains his right arm.”

Tags : Education Equality Women Women S Rights
Source : Sophie's World

8. “I love man as my fellow; but his scepter, real, or usurped, extends not to me, unless the reason of an individual demands my homage; and even then the submission is to reason, and not to man.”

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Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

9. “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.”

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Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

10. “Societies in which women have lots of autonomy and authority tend to be decidedly male-friendly, relaxed, tolerant, and plenty sexy. Got that, fellas? If you're unhappy at the amount of sexual opportunity in your life, don't blame the women. Instead, make sure they have equal access to power, wealth and status. Then watch what happens.”

Tags : Equality Human Sexuality Women S Rights
Source : Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality

11. “Woman must have her freedom, the fundamental freedom of choosing whether or not she will be a mother and how many children she will have. Regardless of what man’s attitude may be, that problem is hers — and before it can be his, it is hers alone. She goes through the vale of death alone, each time a babe is born. As it is the right neither of man nor the state to coerce her into this ordeal, so it is her right to decide whether she will endure it.”

Tags : Birth Control Equality Freedom Motherhood Women Women S Rights
Source : Woman and the New Race

12. “His sisters -- my aunts -- did not go to school at all, just like millions of girls in my country. Education had been a great gift for him. He believed that lack of education was the root of all of Pakistan's problems. Ignorance allowed politicians to fool people and bad administrators to be re-elected. He believed schooling should be available for all, rich and poor, boys and girls. The school that my father dreamed of would have desks and a library, computers, bright posters on the walls and, most important, washrooms.”

Tags : Dream Education Equality Hope Ignorance Pakistan Women S Rights
Source : I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

13. “It is difficult to exaggerate the adverse influence of the precepts and practices of religion upon the status and happiness of woman. Owing to the fact that upon women devolves the burden of motherhood, with all its accompanying disabilities, they always have been, and always must be, at a natural disadvantage in the struggle of life as compared with men....With certain exceptions, women all the world over have been relegated to a position of inferiority in the community, greater or less according to the religion and the social organisation of the people; the more religious the people the lower the status of the women...”

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14. “Clearly it's not easy for women in modern society, no matter where they live. We still have to go the extra mile to prove that we are equal to men. we have to work longer hours and make more sacrifices. And we must emotionally protect ourselves from unfair, often vicious attacks made on us via the male members of our family.”

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15. “When men imagine a female uprising, they imagine a world in which women rule men as men have ruled women.”

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Author : Sally Kempton
Source : Meditation for the Love of It: Enjoying Your Own Deepest Experience

16. “With the way a lot of men function, I'd say "single" womyn are a threat to society. In fact, I'd go as single womyn are a threat to the system. As a womyn, if you aren't spending all your time looking for what you were socialized to, you're doing something productive. I'd say that scares a hell of a lot of people.”

Tags : Anarchism Empowerment Equality Feminism Freedom Independence Liberation Women Women S Rights Women S Strength

17. “The battles over women's bodies can be won only by a revolution of the mind”

Tags : Equality Feminism Gender Revolution Women Women S Rights
Author : Mona Eltahawy
Source : Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution

18. “She was simply Asha, a woman on her own. Had the situation been otherwise, she might not have come to know her own brain.”

Tags : Equal Rights Equality Feminism Feminism Gender Feminist Power Woman Womanhood Women Power Women S Rights
Author : Katherine Boo

19. “Pay equality is not going to happen because we scream and yell about it, it's going to happen when we start demanding it."(On Beauty: Susan Sarandon, Vogue, January 8, 2016)”

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20. “The thing they wanted they called the Vote, but that demand so hollow, so eyeless, had all the terrifying effect of a mask. Behind that mask was a formless invincible discontent with the lot of womanhood. It wanted, — it was not clear what it wanted, but whatever it wanted, all the domestic instincts of mankind were against admitting there was anything it could want.”

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Author : H.G. Wells
Source : The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman

21. “Men and women should own the world as a mutual possession.”

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Author : Pearl S. Buck
Source : Of Men and Women

22. “The solution to women’s issues can only be achieved in a free and democratic society in which human energy is liberated, the energy of both women and men together. Our civilization is called human civilization and is not attributed only to men or women.”

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23. “There is no female mind. The brain is not an organ of sex. As well speak of a female liver.”

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Source : Women and Economics

24. “A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.”

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25. “For the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. They may allow us to temporarily beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change. Racism and homophobia are real conditions of all our lives in this place and time. I urge each one of us here to reach down into that deep place of knowledge inside herself and touch that terror and loathing of any difference that lives here. See whose face it wears. Then the personal as the political can begin to illuminate all our choices.”

Tags : Change Civil Rights Discrimination Equality Fear Homophobia Political Prejudice Racism
Author : Audre Lorde

26. “I'm a supporter of gay rights. And not a closet supporter either. From the time I was a kid, I have never been able to understand attacks upon the gay community. There are so many qualities that make up a human being... by the time I get through with all the things that I really admire about people, what they do with their private parts is probably so low on the list that it is irrelevant.”

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Author : Paul Newman

27. “It takes no compromise to give people their rights...it takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression.”

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Author : Harvey Milk

28. “If Christians are all loving and full of God's grace (like some of us really are), do they truly love their neighbor? Would they catch a grenade for one of us (like some of us would for them because we truly have love in our hearts)?”

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29. “Not all gays respond to the same stuff. Would Alexander the Great have loved Auntie Mame?”

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Author : Bruce Bawer

30. “I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.”

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Author : Audre Lorde

31. “The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law.”

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Author : Aristotle

32. “No man is above the law, and no man is below it.”

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33. “You're not under attack when others gain rights and privileges you've always had.”

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34. “ThoughtOf equality- as if it harm'd me, giving others the same chancesand rights as myself- as if it were not indispensable to my own rights that others possess the same.”

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Author : Walt Whitman
Source : Leaves of Grass

35. “Urging an organization to be inclusive is not an attack. It's progress.”

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36. “I have received the favor of your letter of August 17th, and with it the volume you were so kind as to send me on the Literature of Negroes. Be assured that no person living wishes more sincerely than I do, to see a complete refutation of the doubts I have myself entertained and expressed on the grade of understanding allotted to them by nature, and to find that in this respect they are on a par with ourselves. My doubts were the result of personal observation on the limited sphere of my own State, where the opportunities for the development of their genius were not favorable, and those of exercising it still less so. I expressed them therefore with great hesitation; but whatever be their degree of talent it is no measure of their rights. Because Sir Isaac Newton was superior to others in understanding, he was not therefore lord of the person or property of others. On this subject they are gaining daily in the opinions of nations, and hopeful advances are making towards their reestablishment on an equal footing with the other colors of the human family.”

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Source : Letters of Thomas Jefferson

37. “The fundamental premise that all are equal under and before the law and all are entitled to the equal protection and the equal benefit of the law and when that is put in place, the law enforcement becomes manageable because just laws foster compliance, do not require coercion.”

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38. “[The wives of powerful noblemen] must be highly knowledgeable about government, and wise – in fact, far wiser than most other such women in power. The knowledge of a baroness must be so comprehensive that she can understand everything. Of her a philosopher might have said: "No one is wise who does not know some part of everything." Moreover, she must have the courage of a man. This means that she should not be brought up overmuch among women nor should she be indulged in extensive and feminine pampering. Why do I say that? If barons wish to be honoured as they deserve, they spend very little time in their manors and on their own lands. Going to war, attending their prince's court, and traveling are the three primary duties of such a lord. So the lady, his companion, must represent him at home during his absences. Although her husband is served by bailiffs, provosts, rent collectors, and land governors, she must govern them all. To do this according to her right she must conduct herself with such wisdom that she will be both feared and loved. As we have said before, the best possible fear comes from love. When wronged, her men must be able to turn to her for refuge. She must be so skilled and flexible that in each case she can respond suitably. Therefore, she must be knowledgeable in the mores of her locality and instructed in its usages, rights, and customs. She must be a good speaker, proud when pride is needed; circumspect with the scornful, surly, or rebellious; and charitably gentle and humble toward her good, obedient subjects. With the counsellors of her lord and with the advice of elder wise men, she ought to work directly with her people. No one should ever be able to say of her that she acts merely to have her own way. Again, she should have a man's heart. She must know the laws of arms and all things pertaining to warfare, ever prepared to command her men if there is need of it. She has to know both assault and defence tactics to insure that her fortresses are well defended, if she has any expectation of attack or believes she must initiate military action. Testing her men, she will discover their qualities of courage and determination before overly trusting them. She must know the number and strength of her men to gauge accurately her resources, so that she never will have to trust vain or feeble promises. Calculating what force she is capable of providing before her lord arrives with reinforcements, she also must know the financial resources she could call upon to sustain military action. She should avoid oppressing her men, since this is the surest way to incur their hatred. She can best cultivate their loyalty by speaking boldly and consistently to them, according to her council, not giving one reason today and another tomorrow. Speaking words of good courage to her men-at-arms as well as to her other retainers, she will urge them to loyalty and their best efforts.”

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Source : The Treasure of the City of Ladies

39. “The advantages of natural folly in a beautiful girl have been already set forth by the capital pen of a sister author; and to her treatment of the subject I will only add, in justice to men, that though to the larger and more trifling part of the sex, imbecility in females is a great enhancement of their personal charms, there is a portion of them too reasonable and too well informed themselves to desire anything more in woman than ignorance.”

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Author : Jane Austen
Source : Northanger Abbey

40. “Whatever is my right as a man is also the right of another; and it becomes my duty to guarantee as well as to possess.”

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Author : Thomas Paine
Source : Rights of Man

41. “All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.”

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Author : Douglas Adams
Source : The Salmon of Doubt

42. “I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.”

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43. “I, too, sing America.I am the darker brother.They send me to eat in the kitchenWhen company comes,But I laugh,And eat well,And grow strong.Tomorrow,I'll be at the tableWhen company comes.Nobody'll dareSay to me,"Eat in the kitchen,"Then.Besides,They'll see how beautiful I amAnd be ashamed--I, too, am America.”

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44. “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.”

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Source : Gaudy Night

45. “Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No I’m not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder and burn another poor nation simply to continue the domination of white slave masters of the darker people the world over. This is the day when such evils must come to an end. I have been warned that to take such a stand would cost me millions of dollars. But I have said it once and I will say it again. The real enemy of my people is here. I will not disgrace my religion, my people or myself by becoming a tool to enslave those who are fighting for their own justice, freedom and equality. If I thought the war was going to bring freedom and equality to 22 million of my people they wouldn’t have to draft me, I’d join tomorrow. I have nothing to lose by standing up for my beliefs. So I’ll go to jail, so what? We’ve been in jail for 400 years.”

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Author : Muhammad Ali

46. “We Are All Human"It should not matterThat we grew upOn opposite banks,On opposite streets,On the oppositeSide of the tracks, Or on opposite endsOf social ranks.It should not matterWhat your father does for workOr what race is in his blood,As long as you are goodAnd full of love.It should not matterThat you have more than meOr that I know more than youOr what my job isOr where I went to school –For we are all equalAnd it's only our polaritiesThat make each man unique,Resourceful,And every human useful.It should not matterThat the media wants toKeep dividing usBy constantly reminding us That we are from different sects,With labeled and typecasted Stereotypical characteristics And racial defects,And that there are rulesFor every age,Religion, class and sex."Sign over here.Put an X in the box.Then step to the leftSo I can see Who's next."Nobody should ever feelLike just another statistic.And nobody should ever feelAbove or below the rest.Remember to stand up for yourselfBefore you stand up to rip the test.Stand up for all that's fairAnd always speak out for what's right And best.It should not matterIf you are Chinese,Arab, Israeli or Cuban.If you seriously do realizeThat we are all just human.”

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Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

47. “As a citizen of the world, I will not confine myself within the gates of one nation or religion. I will not identify with only one species, sex, class or race; for I am a complete being, and that means that I embrace all of humanity, all of nature, every star and universe within the greater universe as a part of me. If we were all created in the image of God, and his love is unconditional, then why can't we love all living things with the same eyes as God? How can anybody say that one race is more superior than another, when we were all created in God's reflection?”

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Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

48. “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

49. “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

50. “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

51. “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

52. “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.”

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

53. “The downfall of the attempts of governments and leaders to unite mankind is found in this- in the wrong message that we should see everyone as the same. This is the root of the failure of harmony. Because the truth is, we should not all see everyone as the same! We are not the same! We are made of different colours and we have different cultures. We are all different! But the key to this door is to look at these differences, respect these differences, learn from and about these differences, and grow in and with these differences. We are all different. We are not the same. But that's beautiful. And that's okay.In the quest for unity and peace, we cannot blind ourselves and expect to be all the same. Because in this, we all have an underlying belief that everyone should be the same as us at some point. We are not on a journey to become the same or to be the same. But we are on a journey to see that in all of our differences, that is what makes us beautiful as a human race, and if we are ever to grow, we ought to learn and always learn some more.”

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Author : C. JoyBell C.

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

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Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

55. “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

56. “When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you. The public library is a great equaliser.”

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57. “Once upon a time they was two girls," I say. "one girl had black skin, one girl had white."Mae Mobley look up at me. She listening."Little colored girl say to little white girl, 'How come your skin be so pale?' White girl say, 'I don't know. How come your skin be so black? What you think that mean?'"But neither one a them little girls knew. So little white girl say, 'Well, let's see. You got hair, I got hair.'"I gives Mae Mobley a little tousle on her head."Little colored girl say 'I got a nose, you got a nose.'"I gives her little snout a tweak. She got to reach up and do the same to me."Little white girl say, 'I got toes, you got toes.' And I do the little thing with her toes, but she can't get to mine cause I got my white work shoes on."'So we's the same. Just a different color', say that little colored girl. The little white girl she agreed and they was friends. The End."Baby Girl just look at me. Law, that was a sorry story if I ever heard one. Wasn't even no plot to it. But Mae Mobley, she smile and say, "Tell it again.”

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Source : The Help

58. “People shouldn't be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.”

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Author : Alan Moore
Source : V for Vendetta

59. “When I look at a person, I see a person - not a rank, not a class, not a title.”

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Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

60. “As he once wrote of Kipling, his own enduring influence can be measured by a number of terms and phrases—doublethink, thought police, 'Some animals are more equal than others'—that he embedded in our language and in our minds. In Orwell's own mind there was an inextricable connection between language and truth, a conviction that by using plain and unambiguous words one could forbid oneself the comfort of certain falsehoods and delusions. Every time you hear a piece of psychobabble or propaganda—'people's princess,' say, or 'collateral damage,' or 'peace initiative'—it is good to have a well-thumbed collection of his essays nearby. His main enemy in discourse was euphemism, just as his main enemy in practice was the abuse of power, and (more important) the slavish willingness of people to submit to it.”

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61. “...[G]reat progress was evident in the last Congress of the American 'Labour Union' in that among other things, it treated working women with complete equality. While in this respect the English, and still more the gallant French, are burdened with a spirit of narrow-mindedness. Anybody who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without the feminine ferment. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex (the ugly ones included).”

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Author : Karl Marx
Source : Selected Letters: The Personal Correspondence 1844-1877

62. “Choose a leader who will invest in building bridges, not walls. Books, not weapons. Morality, not corruption. Intellectualism and wisdom, not ignorance. Stability, not fear and terror. Peace, not chaos. Love, not hate. Convergence, not segregation. Tolerance, not discrimination. Fairness, not hypocrisy. Substance, not superficiality. Character, not immaturity. Transparency, not secrecy. Justice, not lawlessness. Environmental improvement and preservation, not destruction. Truth, not lies.”

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Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

63. “human beings are human beings, just treat everyone like that.”

Tags : Equality Human Rights Lgbt Lgbt Rights

64. “At times there's something so precise and mathematically chilling about nationalism.Build a dam to take away water AWAY from 40 million people. Build a dam to pretend to BRING water to 40 million people. Who are these gods that govern us? Is there no limit to their powers?”

Tags : Arundhati Roy Capitalism Corporations Dam Economics Environmental Degradation Equality Exploitation False Gods Government Government Corruption Human Rights India Inspirational Narmada Valley Nationalism Reality Truth Women
Author : Arundhati Roy
Source : The Cost of Living

65. “Someday there will be girls and women whose name will no longer mean the mere opposite of the male, but something in itself, something that makes one think not of any complement and limit, but only life and reality: the female human being.”

Tags : Empowerment Equality Females Girls Human Beings Women
Source : Letters to a Young Poet

66. “Making God a man is the consolation prize that our forefathers gave themselves for not being the ones who were each blessed with a vagina.”

Tags : Bless Blessed Consolation Prize Console Curse Female Females Feminism Feminists Forefather Forefathers Gender Gender Equality Gender Gap Girl Girls Glass Ceiling Humour Inequality International Women S Day Matriarchy Satire Vagina Woman Women S Day

67. “The religious right sees every group trying to achieve equality with them as a threat, because obviously if they become equal to them, THEY won't be able to abuse their human rights anymore.”

Tags : Abuse Achieve Equal Equality Group Human Rights Obviously Religious Right Threat
Source : All That Remains

68. “The religious right sees every group trying to achieve equality with them as a threat, because if they become equal to them, THEY won't be able to abuse their human rights anymore. Giving other people equality WITH THEM, in their minds takes something away from THEM - POWER - and that TERRIFIES them. It scares them shitless.”

Tags : Abuse Equal Equality Group Human Rights Power Religious Right Scares Terrifies Threat
Source : Inanna Rising: Women Forged in Fire

69. “To become a true global citizen, one must abandon all notions of 'otherness' and instead embrace 'togetherness'. The world is no longer white, black, yellow and brown. Through love, tribes have been intermixing colors to reveal a new rainbow world. And as more time passes, this racial and cultural blending will make it harder for humans to side with one race, nation or religion over another. Therefore, practical wisdom should be used to abandon any cultural, social, religious, tribal, and national beliefs of alterity altogether. This is the only way mankind will truly evolve. Segregation is a word of the past. Unity is the key to a peaceful future.”

Tags : Alterity Betterment Bigotry Citizen Cultural Differences Equality Evolution Global Human Humanist Humanity Mankindtribalism Progress Racism Segragation Social Change Superiority Together Tribal Wisdom Woirld World Worldly
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

70. “To become a true global citizen, one must abandon all notions of 'otherness' and instead embrace 'togetherness'.”

Tags : Betterment Cultural Cultures Different Embrace Equality Evolution Evolve Global Global Citizen Globalization Harmony Human Humanity Ideologies Ideology Joining Life Peaceful Perception Progress Racism Religion Segragation Unity Wisdom World
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

71. “Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere alikuwa baba kwa familia yake. Kwa Tanzania alikuwa mlezi; wa ndoto ya haki, amani, uzalendo, ujamaa, na uhuru.”

Tags : African Socialism Azimio La Arusha Dream Equality Family Father Father Of The Nation Hero Heroism Icon Julius Julius Nyerere Kambarage Leader Leadership Mwalimu Nationalism Nyerere Oneness Patriotism Perseverance Politician Politics President Self Reliance Seventy Seven Socialism Ujamaa Unity

72. “If there were something that Mother Nature or God could do with money, She or He would have sold immortality to the rich a long time ago.”

Tags : Bribery Corrupt Dead God Gods Graft Humor Hush Money Immortal Materialism Money Mortality Mother Nature Nature Palm Greasing Payola Poverty Rich Sell Subornation Unfair Unfairness Wealthy

73. “Race, gender, religion, sexuality, we are all people and that's it. We're all people. We're all equal.”

Tags : Equality Lgbt Lgbtqia Positivity Youtube
Author : Connor Franta

74. “The only opinion I have is that I could never look someone in the eye and tell them that they didn’t love someone that they know they love. It’s not my job to judge and it’s not a job I’d want. I love people a lot. All kinds. If we were meant to be the same then we wouldn’t be human.”

Tags : Equality Gay Marriage Lgbt

75. “In some rare cases, a friendship between two people benefits both of them, and what’s more, in some rarer cases, it benefits both of them equally.”

Tags : Advantage Benefit Charity Compassion Empathy Equality Friend Friendship Genes Ghandi Humanity Humor Mahatma Ghandi Mate Mates Mercy Nelson Mandela Philosophy Relationship Relationships Reward Satire Satirist Selfishness Selfless Selflessness Unfair Unfairness
Source : The Selfish Genie: A Satirical Essay on Altruism

76. “I am an educated black woman in a time when educated black people will be called upon to risk everything for the rights of black people everywhere.”

Tags : Black People Black Women Civil Rights Educated Women Equal Rights Equality Independent Women
Source : Paris in April

77. “All blood runs red.”

Tags : Black History Equality Unifying World War I

78. “When Pope Pius XII died, LIFE magazine carried a picture of him in his private study kneeling before a black Christ. What was the source of their information? All white people who have studied history and geography know that Christ was a black man. Only the poor, brainwashed American Negro has been made to believe that Christ was white, to maneuver him into worshiping the white man. After becoming a Muslim in prison, I read almost everything I could put my hands on in the prison library. I began to think back on everything I had read and especially with the histories, I realized that nearly all of them read by the general public have been made into white histories. I found out that the history-whitening process either had left out great things that black men had done, or some of the great black men had gotten whitened.”

Tags : American Black History Black Nationalism Christ Equality History Malcolm X Racism Truth White Supremacy
Author : Malcolm X

79. “No, there is plenty wrong with Negroes. They have no society. They’re robots, automatons. No minds of their own. I hate to say that about us, but it’s the truth. They are a black body with a white brain.”

Tags : Alex Haley Black History Discrimination Equality Interview Malcolm X Nationalism Negro Racism White Supremacy
Author : Malcolm X

80. “The power structure understands that Black folks have been hungry for so long, fixing us a plate now that's the same size as theirs would do nothing for our hunger. After all, they're pretty full and fat.They know we now require a much bigger plate than theirs to quiet the stomach rumblings.They see us and know what it looks like to be less powerful. They are fighting to never FEEL it.”

Tags : African Americans Black People Equality Government Power Race Relations Racism Systematic Racism

81. “If you see a group of people struggling over generations and you attribute those struggles to bad character, then you do not truly believe we are all created equally.”

Tags : African Americans Equality Race Race And Racism In America Race Relations Racism

82. “Women are no longer victims. They have become leaders. They are at the forefront of the demonstrations. We will share a role in all aspects of life, side by side with men.”

Tags : Equality Life Men Nobel Peace Prize Tawakkul Karman Women

83. “LEONATOWell, niece, I hope to see you one day fitted with a husband.BEATRICENot till God make men of some other metal than earth. Would it not grieve a woman to be overmastered with a pierce of valiant dust? to make an account of her life to a clod of wayward marl? No, uncle, I'll none: Adam's sons are my brethren; and, truly, I hold it a sin to match in my kindred.”

Tags : Bachelorhood Empowerment Equality Freedom Happiness Husbands Independence Marriage Matrimony Men Self Determination Singles
Source : Much Ado About Nothing

84. “But somehow things took a sinister turn, and the division of labor came to be understood as the demarcation of a social hierarchy. Women kept busy with numerous domestic responsibilities while their male counterparts' sole duty was tending to the flocks. Men had time to think critically, form political infrastructures, and ultimately, network with other men. Meanwhile, women were kept too busy to notice that somewhere along the line, they had become inferior. This is approximately when shit hit the fan.”

Tags : Equality Feminism Feminist Gender Roles Gender Studies History
Source : A Little F'd Up: Why Feminism Is Not a Dirty Word

85. “A leader should always be open to criticism, not silencing dissent. Any leader who does not tolerate criticism from the public is afraid of their dirty hands to be revealed under heavy light. And such a leader is dangerous, because they only feel secure in the darkness. Only a leader who is free from corruption welcomes scrutiny; for scrutiny allows a good leader to be an even greater leader.”

Tags : Big Business Corruption Democrat Division Education Equality Freedom Guide Hands Human Condition Humanity Pick A Leader Race Scrutiny Security Sly Strong Teachers
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

86. “A great leader must serve the best interests of the people first, not those of multinational corporations. Human life should never be sacrificed for monetary profit. There are no exceptions. In addition, a leader should always be open to criticism, not silencing dissent. Any leader who does not tolerate criticism from the public is afraid of their dirty hands being revealed under heavy light. And such a leader is dangerous, because they only feel secure in the darkness. Only a leader who is free from corruption welcomes scrutiny; for scrutiny allows a good leader to be an even greater leader.”

Tags : Administration Bipartisan Blood Conservation Doctor Educators Elections Environment Farmer Guide Human Life Humble Jobs Monetary Peace Race Society Street Level Vote Voting War
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

87. “Pregnancy and childbirth are not only physical and medical experiences, after all. They are also social experiences that, in modern America, just as when abortion was criminalized in the 1870s, serve to restrict women's ability to participate in society on equal footing with men.”

Tags : Equality Feminism Feminist Gender Gender Equality Pro Choice Reproductive Rights
Author : Katha Pollitt

88. “If we want truth and justice to rule our global village, there must be no hypocrisy. If there is no truth, then there will be no equality. No equality, no justice. No justice, no peace. No peace, no love. No love, only darkness.”

Tags : Corruption Darkness Equal Evil Evils Global Good Human Rights Humanity Hypocrisy Hypocrites Inequality Injustice Judgement Judicial System Justice Light New World Peace Peace On Earth Racism Righteous Rule Ruling Society Society Problem Truth Virtues World World Peace
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

89. “So get up, pretty woman!And from your beautifully shaped body don’t be ashamedFor we are meant to be different,Rounded shapes and squaredWe come in a small, medium and a large sizeAnd to each there is still a wide rangeThis is to create a beautiful portrait for the eyesAnd we are not supposed to please the “media-thinking” and change!So woman up!Whether your size is infinity-X large or infinity-X SmallIn love with “you” you should fallDon’t let them and their meaningless words or shallow looksMake you lose it allAs to this nature you belong,The beach, the mountains, the oceansAnd the colorful life this mother earth has to giveSo embrace this with your body and soulNo matter how they evolve…For as long as you live!”

Tags : Beach Body Image Equality Inspirational Women Women S Strength
Author : Abeer Allan

90. “There is strength in kindness.”

Tags : Astarryeyedparil Beauty Equality Gentle Goodvibes Humanity Humanrights Humans Instagram Kindness Leaders Leadership Love Mom Positivity Spokenword Starryeyedapril Writer

91. “To every guy who tries to say that we have already achieved equality for the sexes, if this were true, you wouldn't be told to "man up", "be a man", "stop being a p*#%y", "harden the fuck up", "toughen up", "boys don't cry", "don't be such a girl", "stop being a wimp". As long as this type of language still exists in our society, then gender equality, my friends, has in fact not been achieved after all.”

Tags : Alpha Male Be A Man Equality Feminism Feminist Gender Equality Gender Equity Gender Norms Gender Stereotypes Masculinity Sexism Sexist Society Tough Toughen Up
Source : Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

92. “Dear Men Everywhere,Please don't think that being a feminist means we hate you or don't need you. -We absolutely love you and couldn't live without you! ...We are just on a mission to be treated equally and with respect. No hard feelings. With love, Feminists of the World xoxoox P.S. Yes we do shave our legs!”

Tags : Beauty Empowering Women Equal Rights Equality Feminism Feminist Feminist Quotes Gender Love Men Men And Women Mission Miya Yamanouchi Respect Sexism Sexist Sexuality Social Activism Society
Source : Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

93. “Some men are so indoctrinated that they sincerely believe that other than cooking and cleaning the only thing that a woman can do better than them is being a woman.”

Tags : Battle Of The Sexes Cleaner Equality Funny Gender Gender Inequality Household Households Humor Indoctrinated Indoctrination Joke Jokes Marriages Misbeliefs Patriarch Patriarchal Propaganda Satire Separatism Sexism Sexist Women

94. “In a patriarchal society, one of the most important functions of the institution of the family is to make feel like a somebody whenever he is in his own yard a man who is a nobody whenever he is in his employer’s yard.”

Tags : Boy Boys Corporate Ladder Critical Employment Equality Father Father S Day Fatherhood Fences Girlhood Girls Hierarchy Historic Serious Importance Jobs Material Matriarch Matriarchy Momentous Neighbor Neighbour Neighbours Office Offices Pivotal Power Premise Premises Sexist Vital Weighty Women Yard

95. “A man's level of "toughness" (as assessed by other men), will determine whether or not his girlfriend will get hit on by other guys right in front of him in public places. If you're deemed a "p*#%y" by other guys and they want your girlfriend, even in your company she'll be considered "fair game".”

Tags : Alpha Male Boys Equality Fair Game Feminism Feminist Gender Girlfriend Guy Guys Hit On Man Masculine Masculinity Men Pick Up Picking Up Picking Up The Ladies Sexism Sexist Tough Tough Guy Tough Guy Talk
Source : Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

96. “Why aren’t you asking a hundred other guys why they don’t write strong women characters? I believe that what I’m doing should not be remarked upon, let alone honoured… Because equality is not a concept. It’s not something we should be striving for. It’s a necessity. Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women. And the misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition. It is life out of balance, and that imbalance is sucking something out of the soul of every man and woman who is confronted with it. We need equality. Kinda now. 'So, why do you write these strong female characters?' Because you’re still asking me that question."[Equality Now speech, May 15, 2006]”

Tags : Empowerment Equality Gender Mysogyny Strong Female Characters Women
Author : Joss Whedon

97. “Now say, have women worth, or have they none? Or had they some, but with our Queen is’t gone? Nay Masculines, you have thus tax’d us long, But she, though dead, will vindicate our wrong. Let such as say our sex is void of reason Know ‘tis a slander now, but once was treason."(In Honour of that High and Mighty Princess, Queen Elizabeth)”

Tags : Clichés Elizabeth I Empowerment Equality Gender Mysogyny Stereotypes Women
Source : The Works of Anne Bradstreet

98. “If it were customary to send little girls to school and teach them the same subjects as are taught to boys, they would learn just as fully and would understand the subtleties of all arts and sciences.”

Tags : Arts Boys Education Empowerment Equality Gender Girls Knowledge Learning Opportunities School Sciences
Source : The Book of the City of Ladies

99. “Some women do not masturbate for pleasure; they masturbate to make a political statement: to remind us that women do not really need men (or at least not as much and as frequently as every single male chauvinist and every single misogynist believes).”

Tags : Bj Chauvinism Chauvinist Chauvinists Church Essay Essays Fake Family Planning Fellatio Feminism Feminists Gender Equality Hiv Aids Humor Humour Masturbate Misogynist Misogynists Misogyny Orgasms Political Statement Political Statements Satire Self Abuse Sex Sexuality
Source : On Masturbation: A Satirical Essay

100. “The world will become only as great a place to live in as we make it. And, for that, the world needs us. It needs us to get invested. It needs us to be more grateful. It needs us to take things personally! And, I know together we can make it happen. I know wherever you’ll go; you’ll stand for change, for peace, for justice, for equality, for each other, and for a better tomorrow. You’ll put in your brick. I know. I know.”

Tags : Better Change Equality Inspirational Justice Peace Personally Place Sharad Sagar Sharad Vivek Sagar Tomorrow World

101. “I know I could’ve been on the other side of the line too. I refuse to accept injustice and inequality because I know it can be against any one of us, our brothers and sisters and friends and family. I know it’s personal. I know this is our only chance, our only planet, our only shot. And, I know this is my brick.”

Tags : Brick Brothers Chance Equality Families Friends Inequality Injustice Inspirational Journeys Justice Leadership Personal Planet Sharad Sagar Sharad Vivek Sagar Shot Sisters

102. “…We had spiritually marked ourselves. This marking began…when the counterculture of political correctness began, and the assault on Christian values and traditions began. At first it seemed so ridiculous that it was harmless, kind of like a disease to which we were all immune. Soon, however, it was recolored to equal compassion, fairness, acceptance, tolerance, and equality. From there it evolved into a power with the ability to take any truth and repaint it as a lie, to take any lie and relabel it as truth.”

Tags : Acceptance Christian Values Equality Fairness Mark Of The Beast Political Correctness Tolerance Truth
Author : John Pontius

103. “FORGET FERES DOCTRINE And the military has immunity! Yes! The feres doctrine! It states “the Government is not liable under the Federal Tort Claims Act for injuries to servicemen where injuries arise out of or are in the course of activity incident to service” (U.S. Supreme Court 1950). Federal law and our Supreme Court shield acts of rape and sexual brutality in the military as proven by its subsequent ruling on a 2001 case that denied a plaintiffs right to file a civil suit against her accusers. Yet when women report the crime, it is handled internally Commanders are given the discretion to resolve complaints. The report may not go beyond his office. Many times he's part of the problem or a sympathizer with the offender. This certainly was my case! Our Supreme Court ruled as recently as 2001 that rape is an injury incident to the course of activity in the service! THE HEINOUS CRIME OF RAPE IS ACCEPTABLE AND CONDONED BY OUR SUPREME COURT! WOMEN ARE FAIR GAME FOR RAPE AND HARRASSMENT, ACCORDING TO OUR SUPREME COURT! CONGRESS IS NO BETTER! NO LAWS ARE PASSED TO PROTECT US IN THE MILITARY AGAINST THE STATUTE OF LIMITATION FOR THE FELONY OF RAPE!”

Tags : Abuse Of Authority Air Force Army Colonels Comrades Court Coverup Federeal Felony Feres Government Harrassment Legislation Military Military Sexual Assault Racism Rape Rape Culture Sexism Sexual Assault Sexual Harassment Soldiers Statute Of Limitations Supreme Court United States Women In The Military
Source : Conduct Unbecoming: Rape, Torture, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from Military Commanders

104. “I heard Mr. Ingersoll many years ago in Chicago. The hall seated 5,000 people; every inch of standing-room was also occupied; aisles and platform crowded to overflowing. He held that vast audience for three hours so completely entranced that when he left the platform no one moved, until suddenly, with loud cheers and applause, they recalled him. He returned smiling and said: 'I'm glad you called me back, as I have something more to say. Can you stand another half-hour?' 'Yes: an hour, two hours, all night,' was shouted from various parts of the house; and he talked on until midnight, with unabated vigor, to the delight of his audience. This was the greatest triumph of oratory I had ever witnessed. It was the first time he delivered his matchless speech, 'The Liberty of Man, Woman, and Child'.I have heard the greatest orators of this century in England and America; O'Connell in his palmiest days, on the Home Rule question; Gladstone and John Bright in the House of Commons; Spurgeon, James and Stopford Brooke, in their respective pulpits; our own Wendell Phillips, Henry Ward Beecher, and Webster and Clay, on great occasions; the stirring eloquence of our anti-slavery orators, both in Congress and on the platform, but none of them ever equalled Robert Ingersoll in his highest flights.{Stanton's comments at the great Robert Ingersoll's funeral}”

Tags : Admiration America Chicago Delight England Equality Honor Ingersoll Liberty Of Man Woman And Child Matchless Oratory Praise Respect Rights Robert G Ingersoll Robert Green Ingersoll Robert Ingersoll Smile Speech Triumph

105. “A man does not have to feel less than human to realize his sin; oppositely, he has to realize that he gets no special vindication for his sin.”

Tags : Confession Confronting Problems Degrading Demeaning Equal Equality Exceptions Excuses Forgiveness Human Insulting Normal Normality Realization Repentance Ridicule Salvation Sin Sinner Special Torture Vindication
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

106. “You can try to defend discrimination on grounds that people are acting according to their conscience, but never forget that those same people may find it conscionable to discriminate against you next.”

Tags : Bias Biased Biases Bigot Bigotry Conscience Conscience And Attitude Discriminate Discriminating Discrimination Equality Freedom Of Religion Lgbt Lgbt Rights Lgbtq Lgbtqia Perception Perceptions Prejudice Prejudices Race Racism Religious Freedom

107. “We live in a system that espouses merit, equality, and a level playing field, but exalts those with wealth, power, and celebrity, however gained.”

Tags : Democracy Equality Ethics Injustice Meritocracy Prosperity Social Justice Success Systematic Oppression
Source : Ethical Ambition: Living a Life of Meaning and Worth

108. “Genuine equality means not treating everyone the same, but attending equally to everyone’s different needs.”

Tags : Communism Equality Marxism Social Justice Socialism
Source : Why Marx Was Right

109. “The ugliest thing in America is greed, the lust for power and domination, the lunatic ideology of perpetual Growth - with a capital G. 'Progress' in our nation has for too long been confused with 'Growth'; I see the two as different, almost incompatible, since progress means, or should mean, change for the better - toward social justice, a livable and open world, equal opportunity and affirmative action for all forms of life. And I mean all forms, not merely the human. The grizzly, the wolf, the rattlesnake, the condor, the coyote, the crocodile, whatever, each and every species has as much right to be here as we do.”

Tags : Equality Greed Growth Progress Social Justice
Author : Edward Abbey
Source : Postcards from Ed: Dispatches and Salvos from an American Iconoclast

110. “I would argue that a truly developed country would be beyond Presidents and Kings. In a world with some semblance of equality, each liberal-minded woman, each gay person, and indeed almost every person could be their own President. In a world of equals, what real service does a ruler provide?”

Tags : Equality Social Change
Author : Isaac Asimov

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

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

112. “Self respect by definition is a confidence and pride in knowing that your behaviour is both honorable and dignified. When you harass or vilify someone, you not only disrespect them, but yourself also.Street harassment, sexual violence, sexual harassment, gender-based violence and racism, are all acts committed by a person who in fact has no self respect. -Respect yourself by respecting others.”

Tags : Abuse Behavior Confidence Equality Feminism Gender Based Violence Pride Racial Vilification Racism Respect Respect Others Respect Yourself Respectful Respecting Self Respect Sexual Harassment Sexual Violence Street Harassment Vilification Vilify Violence Against Women
Source : Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

113. “Una mujer puede tener igualdad de derechos y ser verdaderamente libre sólo en un mundo de trabajo socializado, de armonía y justicia.”

Tags : Equality Feminist Quotes Gender Women
Source : Mujer y lucha de clases

114. “It still remains unrecognised, that to bring a child into existence without a fair prospect of being able, not only to provide food for its body, but instruction and training for its mind, is a moral crime, both against the unfortunate offspring and against society; and that if the parent does not fulfil this obligation, the State ought to see it fulfilled, at the charge, as far as possible, of the parent.”

Tags : Charge Children Education Equality Government Liberalism Morality Offspring Parenting Politics Socialism State
Source : On Liberty

115. “Fear of the mob is a superstitious fear. It is based on the idea that there is some mysterious, fundamental difference between rich and poor, as though they were two different races, like Negroes and white men. But in reality there is no such difference. The mass of the rich and the poor are differentiated by their incomes and nothing else, and the average millionaire is only the average dishwasher dressed in a new suit. Change places, and handy dandy, which is the justice, which is the thief? Everyone who has mixed on equal terms with the poor knows this quite well. But the trouble is that intelligent, cultivated people, the very people who might be expected to have liberal opinions, never do mix with the poor. For what do the majority of educated people know about poverty?”

Tags : Capitalism Communism Equality Marxism Orwell Poverty Rich Socialism
Author : George Orwell
Source : Down and Out in Paris and London

116. “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.”

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

117. “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 Sexual Violence Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

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

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

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

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Conformity Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry 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

120. “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.”

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

121. “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.”

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 Sexual Violence Sexuality Society
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The Beauty Myth

122. “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

123. “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.”

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

124. “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!”

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

125. “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.”

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

126. “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

127. “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.”

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

128. “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.”

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

129. “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.”

Tags : Advertising Aging Beauty Body Image Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetics Culture Diet Industry Diets 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

130. “Girls can be athletic. Guys can have feelings. Girls can be smart. Guys can be creative. And vice versa. Gender is specific only to your reproductive organs (and sometimes not even to those), not your interest, likes, dislikes, goals, and ambitions.”

Tags : Equality Gender Gender Roles Gender Stereotypes
Author : Connor Franta
Source : A Work in Progress

131. “If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves?”

Tags : Disrespect Equality Feminism Free Freedom Inequality Men Opression Slaves Women
Author : Mary Astell

132. “The eye of true equality often seems to have some degree of disrespect for the supposedly accomplished, privileged high and lofty to the supposedly accomplished, privileged high and lofty, although in reality, it's simply irrespectiveness.”

Tags : Accomplished Disrespect Entitlement Equality Inequality Irrespectiveness Lofty Privilege Respect
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

133. “No body wishes more than I do to see such proofs as you exhibit, that nature has given to our black brethren, talents equal to those of the other colors of men, and that the appearance of a want of them is owing merely to the degraded condition of their existence, both in Africa & America.”

Tags : Africa America Equality Nature Nature Vs Nurture
Source : Letters of Thomas Jefferson

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

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

135. “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

136. “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

137. “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

138. “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

139. “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

140. “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

141. “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

142. “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

143. “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

144. “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

145. “Liberty will never yield equality. Freewill produces a mess that you either accept or reject in favor of slavery.”

Tags : Conservative Equal Opportunity Equality Freedom Freewill Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty
Author : A.E. Samaan

146. “Be that kind of girl who smiles when you walk past other girls instead of casting a dirty look. Don't buy into the notion of female competition that society so heavily promotes.”

Tags : Competition Competitiveness Dirty Look Equality Female Competition Feminism Feminist Feminists Friendly Gender Girl Girls Jealousy Objectification Sexual Objectification Smile Society Women Women S Issues
Source : Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

147. “Millions of tears have fallen for black sons, brothers, lovers, and friends whose assailants took or maimed their lives and then simply went on their way.”

Tags : African American Men African Americans Antiracism Black History Month Darren Hunt Equality Eric Garner George Zimmerman Human Rights Day Justice Kajieme Powell Killing Of Black Men In America Michael Brown Multiculturalism Post Racial America Race And Racism In America Race Relations Racism Tamir Rice Trayvon Martin
Author : Aberjhani
Source : Illuminated Corners: Collected Essays and Articles Volume I.

148. “Dominator culture teaches all of us that the core of our identity is defined by the will to dominate and control others. We are taught that this will to dominate is more biologically hardwired in males than in females. In actuality, dominator culture teaches us that we are all natural-born killers but that males are more able to realize the predator role. In the dominator model the pursuit of external power, the ability to manipulate and control others, is what matters most. When culture is based on a dominator model, not only will it be violent but it will frame all relationships as power struggles.”

Tags : Domination Equality Justice Men Relationships Women
Author : bell hooks

149. “Since men are not equals in white supremacist, capitalist, patriarchal class structure, which men do women want to be equal to?”

Tags : Capitalism Equality Feminism Feminist Movement Justice Men Patriarchy Racism White Supremacy Women
Author : bell hooks

150. “Our freedoms are vanishing. If you do not get active to take a stand now against all that is wrong while we still can, then maybe one of your children may elect to do so in the future, when it will be far more riskier — and much, much harder.”

Tags : Action Censorship Civil Rights Control Corrupt Democracy Democratic Elections Freedom Freedom Of Speech Future Government Human Rights Politics Public Rebellion Regulations Revolt Revolution Risk Riskier Social Change Social Justice Stand Up Suppress System United
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

151. “In my judgment, the woman is the equal of the man. She has all the rights I have and one more, and that is the right to be protected. That is my doctrine. You are married; try and make the woman you love happy. Whoever marries simply for himself will make a mistake; but whoever loves a woman so well that he says 'I will make her happy,' makes no mistake. And so with the woman who says, 'I will make him happy.' There is only one way to be happy, and that is to make somebody else so.”

Tags : Doctrine Empathy Equal Equality Happiness Love Marriage Rights Selflessness
Source : The Liberty of Man, Woman and Child

152. “If all men are made in God's reflection, then why do some people continue to acknowledge only what is in their part of the mirror? If every man was created equal and in the image of God, then how can any man claim that one race is better than another?”

Tags : Blind Faith Creator Equal Equality God God S Image God S Likeness Image Image Of God Mirror People Race Racism Religion Spirituality Suzy Kassem
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

153. “Have you ever seen a demonstrable example of equality in your entire life? Can it be glimpsed in any dog show or classroom? In any ping pong game or chess match? Of course not. It is a philosophical abstraction, something nowhere to be found in nature.”

Tags : Equal Equality Noremorse Race
Author : Boyd Rice
Source : NO

154. “I'm convinced that not all units of time are equal.”

Tags : Equal Equality Inequality Life Time
Author : Crystal Woods
Source : Better to be able to love than to be loveable

155. “No one man should be viewed as having more to offer the world than another. We are all equals and every human being has something of value in their composition which makes them unique – just as every country has their own unique resources to share with the world. Never discount somebody based on material wealth, true wealth is what cannot be seen. Never discount a country by their size or resources, while their resources may greatly benefit other lands in need.”

Tags : Benefit Different Earth Equals Fair Fairness Global Citizen Global Village God Humanism Humanity Man Mankind Material Wealth Merit Need People Society Unique Value Wealth Weight World World Peace
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

156. “We are all part of the same rainbow. We are all reflections of each other. As unique and diverse as we are in character and skills, the source of all creation is as multidimensional as we are.”

Tags : Character Colors Cosmic Creation Different Equal Global Citizen Heart Human Human Nature Humanism Humanity Rainbow Reflections Same Unique Unity Universe World Citizen
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

157. “For there to be harmony and peace, everything must be balanced. And for there to be balance, there must be equality. And where there is equality, there will be justice. And where justice is honored and preserved, there will always be truth. Eliminate the concept of division by class, skills, race, income, and nationality. We are all equals with a common pulse to survive. Every human requires food and water. Every human has a dream and desire to be happy. Every human responds to love, suffering and pain. Every human bleeds the same color and occupies the same world. Let us recognize that we are all part of each other. We are all human. We are all one.”

Tags : Blood Class Dream Equal Equality Food Happiness Harmonic Harmony Honor Human Income Needs Occupy Peace Race Requirements Segegation Skills Space Survival Survive Truth World
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

158. “We will never know peace and stability in the world without balance. And we will never know balance without justice for all. Yet, justice exists only where there is fairness and equality -- when every man and country is treated and viewed equally. No country should be given power over another. In addition, no country should be granted privileges that are denied to others. No one country has the authority to decide which country will be embargoed, denied to protect itself, and will be favored based on the weight of their resources. Eliminate the hypocrisy.”

Tags : Authority Balance Corruption Country Embargo Equality Equally Fair Fairness Greediness Humanism Humanity Quotes Imbalance Justice Leadership Nation Peace People Profit Race Racism Resources Stability World Peace
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

159. “We are the same, you and I. Whether samurai or night-hawk, the Suruga Dainagon or member of the Toudouza, it makes no difference. My sword is the proof....”

Tags : Class Equality Overcoming Obstacles Status
Source : シグルイ 15

160. “We are the same, you and I. Whether samurai or night-hawk, the Suruga Dainagon or member of the Toudouza, it makes no difference. My sword is the proof...."These words, wrung from the very depths of his soul, surprised even Seigen himself. He had not risen in the world merely in order to satisfy his ambition, but in order to repudiate hierarchical society and the fixed class system.”

Tags : Class Equality Hierarchy Overcoming Obstacles Purpose Society Status
Source : シグルイ 15

161. “The American flag doesn't give her glory on a peaceful, calm day. It's when the winds pick up and become boisterous, do we see her strength. When she unfolds her hand, and shows her frayed fingers, where we see the stretch of red-blood lines of man that fought for this land. The purity of white stripes that strips our sins, and the stars of Abraham's covenant, broad in a midnight blue sky. The rights our forefathers established. As it waves high in the currents of freedom, where the Torch of Liberty shines over the sea, does she give meaning to unity. When we strive as one nation, or when it drops half-mast, to a fallen soldier.”

Tags : Character Citizenship Civil Rights Covenant Of Abraham Equality Fight Glory Half Mast History Independence Mourning Oneness Opportunity Power Privilege Sea Soldier Strength Unity War

162. “Our way would seem quite familiar to the Romans, more by far than the Greek way. Socrates in the Symposium, when Alcibiades challenged him to drink two quarts of wine, could have done so or not as he chose, but the diners-out of Horace's day had no such freedom. He speaks often of the master of the drinking, who was always appointed to dictate how much each man was to drink. Very many unseemly dinner parties must have paved the way for that regulation. A Roman in his cups would've been hard to handle, surly, quarrelsome, dangerous. No doubt there had been banquets without number which had ended in fights, broken furniture, injuries, deaths. Pass a law then, the invariable Roman remedy, to keep drunkenness within bounds. Of course it worked both ways: everybody was obliged to empty the same number of glasses and the temperate man had to drink a great deal more than he wanted, but whenever laws are brought in to regulate the majority who have not abused their liberty for the sake of the minority who have, just such results come to pass. Indeed, any attempt to establish a uniform average in that stubbornly individual phenomenon, human nature, will have only one result that can be foretold with certainty: it will press hardest on the best.”

Tags : Alcibiades Decadence Drinking Drunkenness Equality Horace Managerial Elite Managerial State Prohibition Regulations Roman Life Rome Symposium
Source : The Roman Way

163. “Your life depends on a random stranger who could kill you, will probably disrespect you, and will most likely pay you much less than you deserve. But even those prospects are better than the ones you used to have. This is the life of los jornaleros – the day laborers.”

Tags : Equality Immigration Jobs Mexican
Source : Ask a Mexican

164. “Often men who have been emotionally neglected and abused as children by dominating mothers bond with assertive women, only to have their childhood feelings of being engulfed surface. While they could not 'smash their mommy' and still receive love, they find that they can engage in intimate violence with partners who respond to their acting out by trying harder to connect with them emotionally, hoping that the love offered in the present will heal the wounds of the past. If only one party in the relationship is working to create love, to create the space of emotional connection, the dominator model remains in place and the relationship just becomes a site for continuous power struggle.”

Tags : Abuse Equality Love Men Power Relationships Women
Author : bell hooks

165. “I'm not a concept. Too many guys think I'm a concept or I complete them or I'm going to 'make them alive'…but I'm just a fucked up girl who's looking for my own peace of mind. Don't assign me yours.”

Tags : Equality Feminism Idolizing Male Insecurity Muse Peace Of Mind
Source : Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: The Shooting Script

166. “Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it.”

Tags : Common Sense Equality Feminism Humanism Humor Inspirational Men And Women
Author : George Carlin

167. “He - and if there is a God, I am convinced he is a he, because no woman could or would ever fuck things up this badly.”

Tags : Equality Feminism Feminist George Carlin God Men And Women Religion
Author : George Carlin

168. “The humanitarian philosophies that have been developed (sometimes under some religious banner and invariably in the face of religious opposition) are human inventions, as the name implies - and our species deserves the credit. I am a devout atheist - nothing else makes any sense to me and I must admit to being bewildered by those, who in the face of what appears so obvious, still believe in a mystical creator. However I can see that the promise of infinite immortality is a more palatable proposition than the absolute certainty of finite mortality which those of us who are subject to free thought (as opposed to free will) have to look forward to and many may not have the strength of character to accept it.Thus I am a supporter of Amnesty International, a humanist and an atheist. I believe in a secular, democratic society in which women and men have total equality, and individuals can pursue their lives as they wish, free of constraints - religious or otherwise. I feel that the difficult ethical and social problems which invariably arise must be solved, as best they can, by discussion and am opposed to the crude simplistic application of dogmatic rules invented in past millennia and ascribed to a plethora of mystical creators - or the latest invention; a single creator masquerading under a plethora of pseudonyms. Organisations which seek political influence by co-ordinated effort disturb me and thus I believe religious and related pressure groups which operate in this way are acting antidemocratically and should play no part in politics. I also have problems with those who preach racist and related ideologies which seem almost indistinguishable from nationalism, patriotism and religious conviction.”

Tags : Acceptance Ancient Dogma Atheism Autobiography Creator Democracy Dogma Freethought Individual Rights Mystical Nobel Laureate Philosophy Politics Racism Religious Conviction Religious Opposition Secular Humanism Separation Of Church And State Strength Superstition

169. “The substance of what I have to say to the disadvantage of the theory and practice of universal suffrage is that it tends to invert what I should have regarded as the true and natural relation between wisdom and folly. I think that wise and good men ought to rule those who are foolish and bad. To say that the sole function of the wise and good is to preach to their neighbors, and that everyone indiscriminately should be left to do what he likes, should be provided with a ratable share of the sovereign power in the shape of the vote, and that the result of this will be the direction of power by wisdom, seems to me the wildest romance that ever got possession of any considerable number of minds.”

Tags : Democracy Equality Republicanism Suffrage

170. “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

171. “Ladies, if someone touches you and you don't want them to, feel free to punch them in the fucking face!”

Tags : Equality Girl Problems Inspiration Rape Culture Sexism

172. “A woman is human.She is not better, wiser, stronger, more intelligent, more creative, or more responsible than a man.Likewise, she is never less.Equality is a given.A woman is human.”

Tags : Equality Female Feminism Feminist Gender Gender Equality Genders Mantra March 8 Meditation Puzzle Woman Woman S Day Women Women S Day
Author : Vera Nazarian
Source : The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

173. “It really is something ... that men disapprove even of our doing things that are patently good. Wouldn't it be possible for us just to banish these men from our lives, and escape their carping and jeering once and for all? Couldn't we live without them? Couldn't we earn our living and manage our affairs without help from them? Come on, let's wake up, and claim back our freedom, and the honour and dignity that they have usurped from us for so long. Do you think that if we really put our minds to it, we would be lacking the courage to defend ourselves, the strength to fend for ourselves, or the talents to earn our own living? Let's take our courage into our hands and do it, and then we can leave it up to them to mend their ways as much as they can: we shan't really care what the outcome is, just as long as we are no longer subjugated to them.”

Tags : Careers Courage Dignity Empowerment Equality Feminism Freedom Gender Gifts Honour Independence Insults Livelihood Men Personal Finances Respect Self Determination Social Norms Strength Subjugation Talents Women Work
Source : The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men

174. “Above all, it seems to me wrongheaded and dangerous to invoke historical assumptions about environmental practices of native peoples in order to justify treating them fairly. ... By invoking this assumption [i.e., that they were/are better environmental stewards than other peoples or parts of contemporary society] to justify fair treatment of native peoples, we imply that it would be OK to mistreat them if that assumption could be refuted. In fact, the case against mistreating them isn't based on any historical assumption about their environmental practices: it's based on a moral principle, namely, that it is morally wrong for one people to dispossess, subjugate or exterminate another people.”

Tags : Discrimination Dispossession Environment Equality Extermination Morality Native Americans Subjugation Suppression Values
Author : Jared Diamond
Source : Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

175. “There are some who want to get married and others who don't. I have never had an impulse to go to the altar. I am a difficult person to lead.”

Tags : Bachelorhood Empowerment Equality Freedom Independence Marriage Matrimony Preference Self Determination Self Reliance Self Sufficiency Singles Submission Women
Author : Greta Garbo
Source : Greta and Cecil

176. “My husband would do anything for me ...' It's degrading. No human being ought to have such power over another.""It's a very real power, Harriet.""Then ... we won't use it. If we disagree, we'll fight it out like gentlemen. We won't stand for matrimonial blackmail.”

Tags : Blackmail Devotion Dignity Disagreements Domestic Life Equality Fight Married Life Matrimony Quarrel
Source : Busman's Honeymoon

177. “I believe that there will be ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those who do the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the system of exploitation. I believe that there will be that kind of clash, but I don't think it will be based on the color of the skin...”

Tags : Equality Exploitation Freedom Justice Malcolm X Oppression
Author : Malcolm X

178. “Indeed, girls can be so in need of social approval that they confuse harassment for acceptance--thinking that any attention is better than none. Since many girls as well as boys buy the idea that sexual aggression and exploitation is normal masculine behavior, it may not even occur to them to demand to be treated as equals.”

Tags : Double Standard Equality Exploitation Femininity Masculinity Rape Rape Culture Sexuality
Source : Slut!: Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation

179. “As we got older, their mischiefs continued to be shrugged off, but mine were not, and I knew from that point that I was measured from a different stick than my brothers.”

Tags : Double Standard Equality
Source : The Kiss of Deception

180. “Only two things matter in the reproductive health debate: the medical opinions of doctors, and the will of women. Also, feminism is intricately connected with all aspects of our society, including health, but also labor and the economy. A woman can't be an equal player in our society until she has total autonomy, and that includes determining the destiny of her own body.”

Tags : Equality Feminism Reproductive Rights

181. “No: I shall not marry Samuel Fawthrop Wynne.""I ask why? I must have a reason. In all respects he is more than worthy of you."She stood on the hearth; she was pale as the white marble slab and cornice behind her; her eyes flashed large, dilated, unsmiling."And I ask in what sense that young man is worthy of me?”

Tags : Choice Courtship Dignity Empowerment Equality Feminism Gender Independence Inferiority Integrity Marriage Marriage Proposal Matrimony Men Self Awareness Self Determination Social Norms Suitability Women Wooing Worthiness
Source : Shirley

182. “The claim to equality, outside of the strictly political field, is made only by those who feel themselves to be in some way inferior.”

Tags : Equality Inferiority
Author : C.S. Lewis
Source : The Screwtape Letters

183. “And wasn't it this bright boy you selected for beating and tortures after hours? Of course it was. We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal. Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for their are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against. So! A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it. Take the shot from the weapon. Breach man's mind. Who knows who might be the target of the well-read man? Me? I won't stomach them for a minute. And so when houses were finally fireproofed completely, all over the world (you were correct in your assumption the other night) there was no longer need of firemen for the old purposes. They were given the new job, as custodians of our peace of mind, the focus of our understandable and rightful dread of being inferior: official censors, judges and executors. That's you, Montag, and that's me.”

Tags : Censorship Equality Fahrenheit 451 Fear Happiness Inferiority Peace Ray Bradbury
Author : Ray Bradbury
Source : Fahrenheit 451

184. “We like to stress the commonness of heroes. Essences seem undemocratic. We feel oppressed by the call to greatness. We regard an interest in glory or perfection as a sign of mental unhealthiness, and have decided that high achievers, who are called overachievers, owe their surplus ambition to a defect in mothering (either too little or too much). We want to admire but think we have a right not to be intimidated. We dislike feeling inferior to an ideal. So away with ideals, with essences. The only ideals allowed are healthy ones -- those everyone may aspire to, or comfortably imagine oneself possessing.”

Tags : Achievement Ambition Democracy Egalitarianism Equality Essence Glory Greatness Heroes Ideals Inferiority Intimidation Jealousy Mediocrity Overachievers Perfection Pettiness Success
Author : Susan Sontag
Source : The Volcano Lover: A Romance

185. “We need to eliminate the concept of division by class, skills, race, income, religion, and nationality. Every human requires food and water to survive and every human has a heart that bleeds, loves, and grieves.”

Tags : Blood Child Class Divide Division Education Equality Ethnicity Grief Grieves Heart Human Income Love Loves Man Nation Nationality Race Skills Suzy Kassem Unite United Woman
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

186. “Democracy is in the blood of the Muslims, who look upon complete equality of mankind, and believe in fraternity, equality, and liberty.”

Tags : Democracy Equality Freedom Islam Jinnah Muslims Pakistan

187. “You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of Islamic democracy, Islamic social justice and the equality of manhood in your own native soil.”

Tags : Ali Corruption Education Equality Faith Guard Islam Justice Leader Life Love Maintenance Manhood Morals Muhammad Pakistan Peace Power Soil System Thinking Values

188. “I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, they are far superior and always have been.”

Tags : Empowerment Equality Gender Men Superiority Women
Source : Lord of the Flies

189. “Men know that women are an overmatch for them, and therefore they choose the weakest or the most ignorant. If they did not think so, they never could be afraid of women knowing as much as themselves.”

Tags : Abilities Equality Fear Gender Intelligence Men Misogyny Skills Strength Superiority Suppression Weakness Women
Source : A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

190. “Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.”

Tags : Equality Superiority Women
Author : Socrates

191. “Miss Jenkyns wore a cravat, and a little bonnet like a jockey-cap, and altogether had the appearance of a strong-minded woman; although she would have despised the modern idea of women being equal to men. Equal, indeed! she knew they were superior.”

Tags : Equality Men Strength Of Character Superiority Women
Source : Cranford

192. “Quoting Samuel Johnson: "Men know that women are an overmatch for them, and therefore they choose the weakest or the most ignorant. If they did not think so, they never could be afraid of women knowing as much as themselves.”

Tags : Abilities Equality Fear Gender Intelligence Men Misogyny Skills Strength Superiority Suppression Weakness Women
Author : James Boswell
Source : Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

193. “We are not sheep or cows. God didn’t create fences for us or boundaries to contain our nationalities. Man did. God didn’t draw up religious barriers to separate us from each other. Man did. And on top of that, no father would like to see his children fighting or killing each other. The Creator favors the man who spreads loves over the man who spreads hate. A religious title does not make anyone more superior over another. If a kind man stands by his conscience and exhibits truth in his words and actions, he will stand by God regardless of his faith. If mankind wants to evolve, we must learn from our past mistakes. If not, our technology will evolve without us.”

Tags : Barriers Blind Faith Borders Boundaries Conscience Cultures Evolution Faith Father Fighting Followers God Hate Humanism Humanity Kindess Learn Man Mistakes Mother Peace Religion Seperated Stand Superiority Technology Truth Words
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

194. “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

195. “To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man's injustice to woman. If by strength is meant brute strength, then, indeed, is woman less brute than man. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man's superior. Has she not greater intuition, is she not more self-sacrificing, has she not greater powers of endurance, has she not greater courage? Without her, man could not be. If nonviolence is the law of our being, the future is with woman. Who can make a more effective appeal to the heart than woman?"[To the Women of India (Young India, Oct. 4, 1930)]”

Tags : Empowerment Equality Feminist Gandhi Gender Inspirational Men Strength Women

196. “If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.”

Tags : Abilities Empowerment Equality Gender Instruction Jobs Men Skills Women Work
Author : Plato
Source : The Republic

197. “I told you in the course of this paper that Shakespeare had a sister; but do not look for her in Sir Sidney Lee's life of the poet. She died young--alas, she never wrote a word. She lies buried where the omnibuses now stop, opposite the Elephant and Castle. Now my belief is that this poet who never wrote a word and was buried at the crossroads still lives. She lives in you and in me, and in many other women who are not here tonight, for they are washing up the dishes and putting the children to bed. But she lives; for great poets do not die; they are continuing presences; they need only the opportunity to walk among us in the flesh.”

Tags : Aspirations Dignity Dreams Empowerment Equality Feminism Fiction Gender Opportunities Poetry Self Determination Social Norms Women Women Writers
Source : A Room of One's Own

198. “Equality is not a concept. It's not something we should be striving for. It's a necessity. Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women, and the misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition. It is life out of balance, and that imbalance is sucking something out of the soul of every man and woman who's confronted with it. We need equality. Kinda now.”

Tags : Equality Fairness Feminism Freedom Of Choice Inspirational Truth
Author : Joss Whedon

199. “As man develops, he places a greater value upon his own rights. Liberty becomes a grander and diviner thing. As he values his own rights, he begins to value the rights of others. And when all men give to all others all the rights they claim for themselves, this world will be civilized.”

Tags : Development Equal Rights Equality Human Rights Liberty Progress Value
Source : The Liberty of Man, Woman and Child

200. “We can either emphasize those aspects of our traditions, religious or secular, that speak of hatred, exclusion, and suspicion or work with those that stress the interdependence and equality of all human beings. The choice is yours. (22)”

Tags : Beliefs Choice Equality Exclusion Hatred Inclusion Interdependence Religion Suspicion Tradition
Source : Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life