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

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

2. “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.”

Tags : Age Empowerment Equality Experience Freedom Gender Independence Men Reason Self Determination Submission Superiority Women Women S Rights
Source : Jane Eyre

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

Tags : Dignity Empowerment Equality Freedom Gender Independence Power Women Women S Rights
Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

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

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

5. “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.”

Tags : Empowerment Equality Freedom Gender Independence Men Reason Self Determination Submission Superiority Women Women S Rights
Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

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

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

7. “She could just pack up and leave, but she does not visualize what's beyond ahead.”

Tags : Domestic Violence Double Standard Dv Eye Opening Feminism Freedom Gender Gender Inequality Hypocrisy Insecurity Integrity Leave Home Leave The Past Misogyny Pain Realism Reason Self Awareness Self Determination Womanhood Women Women S Day Women S Rights
Author : Núria Añó

8. “[In 16th century European society] Marriage was the triumphal arch through which women, almost without exception, had to pass in order to reach the public eye. And after marriage followed, in theory, the total self-abnegation of the woman.”

Tags : Dignity Empowerment Feminism Gender History Independence Inequality Marriage Married Life Matrimony Men Misogyny Perception Self Abnegation Self Determination Social Norms Subjugation Wedlock Women Women S Rights
Source : The Wives of Henry VIII

9. “The world is changing, I said. It is no longer a world just for boys and men.Our women are respected here, said the father. We would never let them tramp the world as American women do. There is always someone to look after the Olinka woman. A father. An uncle. A brother or nephew. Do not be offended, Sister Nettie, but our people pity women such as you who are cast out, we know not from where, into a world unknown to you, where you must struggle all alone, for yourself.So I am an object of pity and contempt, I thought, to men and women alike.Furthermore, said Tashi’s father, we are not simpletons. We understand that there are places in the world where women live differently from the way our women do, but we do not approve of this different way for our children.But life is changing, even in Olinka, I said. We are here.He spat on the ground. What are you? Three grownups and two children. In the rainy season some of you will probably die. You people do not last long in our climate. If you do not die, you will be weakened by illness. Oh, yes. We have seen it all before. You Christians come here, try hard to change us, get sick and go back to England, or wherever you come from. Only the trader on the coast remains, and even he is not the same white man, year in and year out. We know because we send him women.Tashi is very intelligent, I said. She could be a teacher. A nurse. She could help the people in the village.There is no place here for a woman to do those things, he said.Then we should leave, I said. Sister Corrine and I.No, no, he said.Teach only the boys? I asked.Yes, he said, as if my question was agreement.There is a way that the men speak to women that reminds me too much of Pa. They listen just long enough to issue instructions. They don’t even look at women when women are speaking. They look at the ground and bend their heads toward the ground. The women also do not “look in a man’s face” as they say. To “look in a man’s face” is a brazen thing to do. They look instead at his feet or his knees.”

Tags : Education Gender Gender Inequality Gender Stereotypes Men And Women Women Women S Rights
Author : Alice Walker
Source : The Color Purple

10. “Six men control almost all the media in the United States--book publishing, magazines, television, movie studios, newspapers, and radio. They are not friendly toward feminism, which has almost disappeared from the surface of our society. You will almost never see a feminist column on an op-ed page, a feminist article in a magazine, or newspaper, actual (not satirized) feminist ideas on television or in the movies. Only magazines & radio controlled by feminists--and these are few and not well-funded--offer information on the feminist perspective.This might be understandable if feminism were a wild-eyed manic philosophy. But it is a belief, a politics, based on one simple fact: women are human beings who matter as much as men. That is all that feminism claims. As human beings, women have the right to control their own bodies, to walk freely in the world, to train their minds and bodies, and to love and hate at will. Only those who wish to continue to coerce women into a servant/slave class for men cannot accept this principle.”

Tags : Books Feminism Gender Human Rights Inequality Magazines Media Movies Newspapers Politics Preface Radio Sexism Television Women Women S Rights
Source : The Women's Room

11. “Most women are all too familiar with men like Calvin Smith. Men whose sense of prerogative renders them deaf when women say, "No thanks," "Not interested," or even "Fuck off, creep.”

Tags : Assault Assaults Behavior Culture Feminism Gender Gender Roles Men And Women Not Listening Personal Autonomy Personal Experience Personal Space Predators Problems Of Today Problems With Society Saying No Sexual Abuse Sexual Violence Women Women And Men Women S Issues Women S Rights
Author : Jon Krakauer
Source : Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town

12. “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

13. “Anyone could see that this woman is living a nightmare. Except that she goes through her daily life wide awake, knowing that she could make a mistake at any moment.”

Tags : Awake Courage Domestic Violence Dv Feminism Freedom Gender Gender Inequality Hypocrisy Identity Integrity Leave Home Misogyny Mistake Pain Painfully Reason Self Awareness Self Determination Woman Women Women S Day Women S Rights
Author : Núria Añó

14. “Gender Quotes are social disease.”

Tags : Gender Men And Women Women S Rights
Author : nugas

15. “At first, feminists were assumed to be only discontented suburban housewives; then a small bunch of women's "libbers", bra burners, and radicals; then women on welfare; then briefcase carrying imitations of male executives; then unfulfilled women who forgot to have children; then women voters...that really could decide elections. That last was too dangerous, so suddenly we were told we were in a "postfeminist" age...”

Tags : Feminism Gender Women Women S Rights
Source : My Life on the Road

16. “Maybe men who still have the cave-man expectations of women should be sent back into caves. A lot of women will readily volunteer to build such caves free of charge.”

Tags : Feminism Gender Gender Stereotypes Sexism Women Women S Rights
Author : Mawuena Addo
Source : Roses in the Rainbow

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

Tags : Empowerment Equality Gender Men Women Women S Liberation Women S Rights World
Author : Pearl S. Buck
Source : Of Men and Women

18. “It was a fact generally acknowledged by all but the most contumacious spirits at the beginning of the seventeenth century that woman was the weaker vessel; weaker than man, that is. ... That was the way God had arranged Creation, sanctified in the words of the Apostle. ... Under the common law of England at the accession of King James I, no female had any rights at all (if some were allowed by custom). As an unmarried woman her rights were swallowed up in her father's, and she was his to dispose of in marriage at will. Once she was married her property became absolutely that of her husband. What of those who did not marry? Common law met that problem blandly by not recognizing it. In the words of The Lawes Resolutions [the leading 17th century compendium on women's legal status]: 'All of them are understood either married or to be married.' In 1603 England, in short, still lived in a world governed by feudal law, where a wife passed from the guardianship of her father to her husband; her husband also stood in relation to her as a feudal lord.”

Tags : Bonds Common Law Empowerment Fathers Feminism Feudalism Gender Guardianship History Husbands Independence Inequality Marriage Married Life Matrimony Men Misogyny Property Self Determination Social Norms Subjugation Wedlock Women Women S Rights
Source : The Weaker Vessel

19. “I am not an angel,' I asserted; 'and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself. Mr. Rochester, you must neither expect nor exact anything celestial of me - for you will not get it, any more than I shall get it of you: which I do not at all anticipate.”

Tags : Character Empowerment Flaws Freedom Gender Ideal Woman Identity Image Independence Integrity Love Men Realism Romance Self Awareness Self Determination Women
Source : Jane Eyre

20. “Hell, I'll be safest pretending I'm a boy the rest of my life. The frontier ain't for the faint of heart, and it certainly ain't kind to women. Sometimes I think the whole world's 'gainst us.”

Tags : Crossdressing Equal Rights Erin Bowman Feminism Frontier Life Gender Gender Presentation Kate Old West Sex Vengeance Road
Author : Erin Bowman
Source : Vengeance Road

21. “A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty.”

Tags : Accuracy Certainty Gender Guesses Men Women
Source : Plain Tales from the Hills

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

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

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

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

24. “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”

Tags : Character Empowerment Flaws Freedom Gender Identity Image Independence Integrity Realism Self Awareness Self Determination Women
Source : Jane Eyre

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

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

26. “When, however, one reads of a witch being ducked, of a woman possessed by devils, of a wise woman selling herbs, or even of a very remarkable man who had a mother, then I think we are on the track of a lost novelist, a suppressed poet, of some mute and inglorious Jane Austen, some Emily Bronte who dashed her brains out on the moor or mopped and mowed about the highways crazed with the torture that her gift had put her to. Indeed, I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.”

Tags : Anonymous Authorship Dignity Empowerment Feminism Gender History Misogyny Persecution Social Norms Suppression Witches Women Women Writers Writing
Source : A Room of One's Own

27. “Some women tend to bring insults into a little show you put forth to make them laugh, but they later accuse you of some abnormality if you keep them at arms length in order to regain your respect.”

Tags : Accusation Anger Apart Exuberance Fickle Fickleness Gay Girls Insult Insults Loathe Loathsome Love Lunacy Madness Mirth Relationship Reserved Respect Ruin Scandal Single Unfeeling Women

28. “Last night I was seriously considering whether I was a bisexual or not but I don’t think so though I’m not sure if I’d like to be and argh I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that, if you like a person, you like the person, not their genitals.”

Tags : Bisexuality Body Desire Funny Gender Gender Bending Gender Equality Honesty Individuality Lgbt Love Philosophy Relationships Sexuality
Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : Tongue-Tied

29. “Usually when you see females in movies, they feel like they have these metallic structures around them, they are caged by male energy.”

Tags : Cinema Females Feminism Film Gender Men Movies Sexuality Women
Author : Björk

30. “As far as I was concerned men were something you had around the place, not particularly interesting, but quite harmless. I had never shown the slightest feeling for them, and apart from my never wearing a skirt, saw nothing else in common between us.”

Tags : Gender Lesbian Tomboy
Source : Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

35. “[I]f we revert to history, we shall find that the women who have distinguished themselves have neither been the most beautiful nor the most gentle of their sex.”

Tags : Achievement Beauty Clichés Distinction Empowerment Gender Gentleness Greatness History Intelligence Self Determination Stereotypes Women
Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

42. “What we ask is to be human individuals, however peculiar and unexpected. It is no good saying: "You are a little girl and therefore you ought to like dolls"; if the answer is, "But I don't," there is no more to be said.”

Tags : Clichés Dignity Empowerment Freedom Gender Girls Self Determination Stereotypes
Source : Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

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

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

44. “In the statistical gargon used in psychology, p refers to the probability that the difference you see between two groups (of introverts and extroverts, say, or males and females) could have occurred by chance. As a general rule, psychologists report a difference between two groups as 'significant' if the probability that it could have occurred by chance is 1 in 20, or less. The possibility of getting significant results by chance is a problem in any area of research, but it's particularly acute for sex differences research. Supppose, for example, you're a neuroscientist interested in what parts of the brain are involved in mind reading. You get fifteen participants into a scanner and ask them to guess the emotion of people in photographs. Since you have both males and females in your group, you rin a quick check to ensure that the two groups' brains respond in the same way. They do. What do you do next? Most likely, you publish your results without mentioning gender at all in your report (except to note the number of male and female participants). What you don't do is publish your findings with the title "No Sex Differences in Neural Circuitry Involved in Understanding Others' Minds." This is perfectly reasonable. After all, you weren't looking for gender difference and there were only small numbers of each sex in your study. But remember that even if males and females, overall, respond the same way on a task, five percent of studies investigating this question will throw up a "significant" difference between the sexes by chance. As Hines has explained, sex is "easily assessed, routinely evaluated, and not always reported. Because it is more interesting to find a difference than to find no difference, the 19 failures to observe a difference between men and women go unreported, whereas the 1 in 20 finding of a difference is likely to be published." This contributes to the so-called file-drawer phenomenon, whereby studies that do find sex differences get published, but those that don't languish unpublished and unseen in a researcher's file drawer.”

Tags : Brain Imaging Gender Neuroimaging Neurology Research Science
Author : Cordelia Fine
Source : Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference

45. “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 : Affirmative Action Ancestor Ancestors Bless Blessed Consolation Cursed Females Feminism Feminist Feminists Forefather Forefathers Gender Equality Girl Girls Glass Ceiling God Humour Inequality Matriarchy Patriarchy Satire Vagina Vaginas

46. “I looked from one to the other, and realized that Barrons and my dad were having one of those wordless conversations he and I have from time to time. Though the language was, by nature, foreign to me, I grew up in the Deep South where a man’s ego is roughly the size of his pickup truck, and women get an early and interesting education in the not-so-subtle roar of testosterone.”

Tags : Gender Machismo Men
Source : Bloodfever

47. “I can't blame you for trying to categorize me. It's a human instinct. It's why scientists are, to this day, completely flabbergasted by the duck-billed platypus: it's furry like a mammal, but lays eggs like a bird. It defies conventional classification. I AM THE PLATYPUS (Coo coo ka-choo)”

Tags : Categorization Gender Identity
Author : Jeff Garvin
Source : Symptoms of Being Human

48. “Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.”

Tags : Arrogance Empowerment Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Inequality Men Self Importance Women
Source : A Room of One's Own

49. “Division and separation means no harm to the society. It makes everyone unique.”

Tags : Africa Africans America Apartheid Bad Terms Battle Black Code Competition Conflict Danger Discrimination Disunity Division Everyone Gender Harm Hatred Inequality Rage Religion Rivals Separation Special Unique War
Source : Master of Maxims

50. “The feminists had destroyed the old image of woman, but they could not erase the hostility, the prejudice, the discrimination that still remained.”

Tags : Feminism Gender Gender Studies
Author : Betty Friedan
Source : The Feminine Mystique

51. “Gender is like a Rubik’s Cube with one hundred squares per side, and every time you twist it to take a look at another angle, you make it that much harder a puzzle to solve.”

Tags : Feminism Gender Gender Identity Gender Socialisation Gender Studies Genderqueer
Source : The Social Justice Advocate's Handbook: A Guide to Gender

52. “To be called a copy, to be called unreal, is thus one way in which one can be oppressed. But consider that it is more fundamental than that. For to be oppressed means that you already exist as a subject of some kind, you are there as the visible and oppressed other for the master subject as a possible or potential subject. But to be unreal is something else again. For to be oppressed one must first become intelligible. To find that one is fundamentally unintelligible (indeed, that the laws of culture and of language find one to be an impossibility) is to find that one has not yet achieved access to the human. It is to find oneself speaking only and always as if one were human, but with the sense that one is not. It is to find that one's language is hollow, and that no recognition is forthcoming because the norms by which recognition takes place are not in one's favour.”

Tags : Feminism Gender Gender Studies
Author : Judith Butler
Source : Undoing Gender

53. “No, I'm the human here. I'm the life at stake. I'm the one with fingernails, who feels pain.Me.”

Tags : Abortion Bioethics Body Feminism Feminist Fetus Gender Gender Inequality Politics Pregnancy Pro Choice Reproductive Health Reproductive Rights Wendy Davis
Author : Alicen Grey

54. “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

55. “I hated that the soldier doll had my name. I mean, please. I didn't play with him much. He was another Christmas present from my clueless grandparents. One time when they were visiting, my grandpa asked me if G.I. Joe had been in any wars lately. I said, "No, but he and Ken got married last week." Every Christmas since then, my grandparents have sent me a check.”

Tags : Funny Gender Gi Joe Homosexuality
Author : James Howe
Source : Totally Joe

56. “You are not male or female, but a plandeep-set within the heart of man.”

Tags : Androgeny Female Gender Male Male And Female Sex
Source : Complete Poems

57. “The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.”

Tags : Emancipation Empowerment Feminism Gender Men Misogyny Women
Source : A Room of One's Own

58. “It's time to undo Rahim.”

Tags : Arranged Marriage Boy Gender Gender Roles Girl Parenting Rahima Transgender
Author : Nadia Hashimi
Source : The Pearl That Broke Its Shell

59. “Although the terminology implies scientific endorsement, false memory syndrome is not currently an accepted diagnostic label by the APA and is not included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.; American Psychiatric Association, 1994). Seventeen researchers (Carstensen et al., 1993) noted that this syndrome is a "non-psychological term originated by a private foundation whose stated purpose is to support accused parents" (p.23). Those authors urged professionals to forgo use of this pseudoscientific terminology. Terminology implies acceptance of this pseudodiagnostic label may leave readers with the mistaken impression that false memory syndrome is a bona fide clinical disorder supported by concomitant empirical evidence.(85)...... it may be easier to imagine women forming false memories given biases against women's mental and cognitive abilities (e.g., Coltrane & Adams, 1996). 86”

Tags : Accusation Bias Child Abuse Child Sexual Abuse Denial Of Child Abuse Diagnosis False Allegation False Memories False Memory Syndrome Gender Hysterical Incest Memory Wars Mental Health Pedophile Pseudodiagnostic Pseudoscience Pseudoscientifc Rape Recovered Memories Repressed Memories Sexist Sexual Abuse Society Denial Stereotyping

60. “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

61. “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 : Apartheid Aphorist Battle Of The Sexes Clean Cleaner Cleaners Divorces Funny Gender Humor Humour Inequality Jokes Male Chauvinism Marriage Marriages Men Misbeliefs Mislead Patriarch Patriarchal Separatism Sexism Sexist Woman

62. “Whether they regard themselves as pro- or antifeminist, most women want men to do more of the emotional work in relationships. And most men, even those who wholeheartedly support gender equality in the workforce, still believe that emotional work is female labor. Most men continue to uphold the sexist decree that emotions have no place in the work world and that emotional labor at home should be done by females.”

Tags : Emotions Feelings Femininity Feminism Feminist Gender Gender Differences Gender Equality Gender Roles Gender Stereotypes Masculinity Men Sexism Sexist Work Work Ethic Working Together
Author : bell hooks

63. “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

64. “Immodest creature, you do not want a woman who will accept your faults, you want the one who pretends you are faultless – one who will caress the hand that strikes her and kiss the lips that lie to her."(Letter, 17 June 1837)”

Tags : Faults Gender Imperfections Inequality Men Mysogyny Submission Violence Women
Author : George Sand
Source : The Intimate Journal

65. “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

66. “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

67. “Es gibt zwei Sorten von Männern. Die einen verstehen 'etwas von Frauen', die anderen sind solche, die einfach 'Frauen verstehen'. Ich weiß nicht, welche Sorte mir verdächtiger ist.”

Tags : Clichés Empathy Gender Men Mysogyny Prejudice Understanding Women
Author : Sten Nadolny
Source : Netzkarte.

68. “Women have sat indoors all these millions of years, so that by this time the very walls are permeated by their creative force, which has, indeed, so overcharged the capacity of bricks and mortar that it must needs harness itself to pens and brushes and business and politics.”

Tags : Abilities Artists Arts Careers Creativity Empowerment Encroachment Gender Liberation Occupation Restrictions Skills Women Women Writers
Source : A Room of One's Own

69. “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

70. “In the Mars-and-Venus-gendered universe, men want power and women want emotional attachment and connection. On this planet nobody really has the opportunity to know love since it is power and not love that is the order of the day. The privilege of power is at the heart of patriarchal thinking. Girls and boys, men and women who have been taught this way almost always believe love is not important, or if it is, it is never as important as being powerful, dominant, in control, on top-being right. Women who give seemingly selfless adoration and care to the men in their lives appear to be obsessed with 'love,' but in actuality their actions are often a covert way to hold power. Like their male counterparts, they enter relationships speaking the words of love even as their actions indicate that maintaining power and control is their primary agenda.”

Tags : Abuse Affection Bell Hooks Control Feminism Feminist Gender Love Love Quotes Manipulation Mars Men Are From Mars Power Romance Venus Women Are From Venus
Author : bell hooks
Source : All About Love: New Visions

71. “I had a romance novel inside me, but I paid three sailors to beat it out of me with steel pipes.”

Tags : Femininity Gender Humor Masculinity Romance Romance Novels Sailors Violence Writing
Author : Patton Oswalt

72. “Men have sacrificed and crippled themselves physically and emotionally to feed, house, and protect women and children. None of their pain or achievement is registered in feminist rhetoric, which portrays men as oppressive and callous exploiters.”

Tags : Bias Feminism Gender Gender Roles Misandry Patriarchy Reality Relationships Self Knowledge Sexes Sexism Socialism Statism Stereotypes Truth Useful Idiots

73. “We need feminism because degrading phrases like "walk of shame" are commonplace in our social vocabulary, yet these are only applied to women; whereas men in the same situation are praised by their peers and seen as nothing more than " a guy who got lucky", by the rest of society.”

Tags : Body Shaming Feminism Feminist Feminist Quotes Gender Gender Inequality Get Lucky Inequity One Night Stand Relationships Sex Sexual Agency Sexuality Shame Slut Shaming Victim Blaming Walk Of Shame
Source : Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

74. “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

75. “She wanted to hold on to the rosy candlelight glow of romance, rather than have to deal with the bright, sometimes glaring day-to-day life with another person. And who could blame her?”

Tags : Aloneness Equality And Attitude Feminism Gender Love Solitude Woman Women Women Power
Author : Florence Falk

76. “It was true. Men could be with whomever they pleased. But women had to date better, kinder, richer, and bright, bright, bright, or else people got embarrassed.”

Tags : Dating Feminism Feminism Gender Gender Gender Roles Relationships
Author : Lorrie Moore
Source : Birds of America

77. “When you grow up as a girl, it is like there are faint chalk lines traced approximately three inches around your entire body at all times, drawn by society and often religion and family and particularly other women, who somehow feel invested in how you behave, as if your actions reflect directly on all womanhood.”

Tags : Expectations Feminism Feminist Gender Gender Roles Gender Stereotypes Misogynist Misogyny Psychopath Psychopathy Religion Society Sociopath Sociopathy Women
Author : M.E. Thomas
Source : Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight

78. “It is important to note that the relevant factor to sexual harassment in this story is not gender identity but gender perception. Some friends and acquaintances who have experienced harassment do not, in fact, identify as women; they were perceived as women. As I sought support, the key issue was not their gender identity, but the gender signifiers that led them to be perceived as women. If we don’t admit that sexual harassment is a gendered experience, we can never shed light on the sexism implicit in many cases of harassment. However, in addressing these sorts of gendered experiences, we may find that gender identity is not the most useful category.”

Tags : Gender Harassment
Source : Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation

79. “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

80. “The self-esteem of western women is founded on physical being (body mass index, youth, beauty). This creates a tricky emphasis on image, but the internalized locus of self-worth saves lives. Western men are very different. In externalizing the source of their self-esteem, they surrender all emotional independence. (Conquest requires two parties, after all.) A man cannot feel like a man without a partner, corporation, team. Manhood is a game played on the terrain of opposites. It thus follows that male sense of self disintegrates when the Other is absent.”

Tags : Body Image Boys Center Centre Conquest Femininity Gender Gender Roles Gender Stereotypes Girls Inward Focus Masculinity Men Self Esteem Sense Of Self Women
Source : The Eclipse: A Memoir of Suicide

81. “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

82. “[O]nce we give up on the idea that only heterosexuality is normal and that all human bodies are clearly either male or female, more and more kinds of bodies and desires will come into view. Perhaps also, one body may, in one lifetime, move through many identities and desires. The use of,queer’ then, is a deliberate political move, which underscores the fluidity (potential and actual) of sexual identity and sexual desire. The term suggests that all kinds of sexual desire and identifications are possible, and all these have socio-cultural and historical co-ordinates.”

Tags : Gender Identity Queer Queer Politics Sexuality
Source : Seeing Like a Feminist

83. “It's like chess, you know. The Queen saves the King.”

Tags : Discworld Gender Kings Queens
Source : The Shepherd's Crown

84. “I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason.”

Tags : Gender Gender Stereotypes Men And Women Trust

85. “Finally, the dirty little secret about sexual objectification is that it is an act that cannot be performed with any attention to its ethical meaning. Experientially —from the point of view of a man who is sexually objectifying—sexual objectification and ethical self awareness are mutually exclusive. A man cannot reflect on what he is doing and its real consequences for real people and at the same time fully accomplish the act of sexual objectifying. There's no way it can be done, because hos own subjective reality is too contingent upon the unreality of someone else. All that can be left "out there" in his field of awareness is the other person's sexedness—an abstract representation of a gender—in comparison with which his own sexedness may flourish and engorge. So it is that a man shuts off his capacity for ethical empathy—whatever capacity he may ever had—in order to commit an act of despersonalization that is "gratifying" essentially because it functions to fulfill his sense of an identity that is authentically male.”

Tags : Gender Gender Inequality Sex Sexual Abuse

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

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

87. “The militancy of men, through all the centuries, has drenched the world with blood, and for these deeds of horror and destruction men have been rewarded with monuments, with great songs and epics.”

Tags : Feminism Gender Suffrage Suffragette War
Source : My Own Story

88. “Every man with a vote was considered a foe to woman suffrage unless he was prepared to be actively a friend.”

Tags : Feminism Gender Men Suffrage Suffragette Voting Rights
Source : My Own Story

89. “Most men fear getting laughed at or humiliated by a romantic prospect while most women fear rape and death.”

Tags : Death Fear Feminism Gender Men Rape Sexism Women
Source : The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

90. “...remember the ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands. Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the Ladies we are determined to foment a Rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation.”

Tags : Gender Gender Equality Gender Politics Law Men Politics Women Womens Rights
Author : Abigail Adams

91. “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

92. “When the Majority of jokes made at the expense of trans people center on "men wearing dresses" or "men who want their penises cut off" that is not transphobia- it is trans-misogyny. When the majority of violence and sexual assaults omitted against trans people is directed at trans women, that is not transphobia- it is trans-misogyny.”

Tags : Femminism Gender Gender Equality Misogyny Transgender Transsexual
Author : Julia Serano
Source : Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity

93. “The tape measures and weighing scales of the Victorian brain scientists have been supplanted by powerful neuroimaging technologies, but there is still a lesson to be learned from historical examples such as these. State-of-the-art brain scanners offer us unprecedented information about the structure and working of the brain. But don't forget that, once, wrapping a tape measure around the head was considered modern and sophisticated, and it's important not to fall into the same old traps. As we'll see in later chapters, although certain popular commentators make it seem effortlessly easy, the sheer complexity of the brain makes interpreting and understanding the meaning of any sex differences we find in the brain a very difficult task. But the first, and perhaps surprising, issue in sex differences research is that of knowing which differences are real and which, like the intially promising cephalic index, are flukes or spurious.”

Tags : Gender Gender Equality Men Psychology Science Thought Provoking Women
Author : Cordelia Fine
Source : Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference

94. “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

95. “This pre-eminence is something [men] have unjustly arrogated to themselves. And when it's said that women must be subject to men, the phrase should be understood in the same sense as when we say we are subject to natural disasters, diseases, and all the other accidents of this life: it's not a case of being subjected in the sense of obeying, but rather of suffering an imposition, not a case of serving them fearfully, but rather of tolerating them in a spirit of Christian charity, since they have been given to us by God as a spiritual trial.”

Tags : Dignity Empowerment Feminism Gender Inequality Men Misogyny Pre Eminence Self Esteem Social Norms Subjection Subjugation Superiority Women
Source : The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men

96. “There are certain phrases potent to make my blood boil -- improper influence! What old woman's cackle is that?""Are you a young lady?""I am a thousand times better: I am an honest woman, and as such I will be treated.”

Tags : Empowerment Expectations Gender Honesty Independence Influence Integrity Love Marriage Matrimony Propriety Respect Self Determination Self Respect Uprightness Women
Source : Shirley

97. “I am anchored on a resolve you cannot shake. My heart, my conscience shall dispose of my hand -- they only. Know this at last.”

Tags : Choice Conscience Courtship Dignity Empowerment Feminism Gender Independence Integrity Love Marriage Matrimony Self Determination Social Norms Women Wooing
Source : Shirley

98. “I am not an angel," I asserted; "and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself.”

Tags : Character Empowerment Flaws Freedom Gender Ideal Woman Identity Image Independence Integrity Realism Self Awareness Self Determination Women
Source : Jane Eyre

99. “One of the best ways you can fight discrimination is by taking good care of yourself. Your survival is not just important; it's an act of revolution.”

Tags : Bias Biases Discriminating Discrimination Gay Rights Gender Gender Inequality Homophobia Lgbt Lgbt Rights Lgbtq Patriarchy Prejudice Race Race And Racism In America Race In America Race Relations Racism Sexism

100. “...While many who have debated the image of female sexuality have put "explicit" and "self-objectifying" on one side and "respectable" and "covered-up" on the other, I find this a flawed means of categorization. [...] There is a creative possibility for liberatory explicitness because it may expand the confines of what women are allowed to say and do. We just need to refer to the history of blues music—one full of raunchy, irreverent, and transgressive women artists— for examples. Yet the overwhelming prevalence of the Madonna/whore dichotomy in American culture means that any woman who uses explicit language or images in her creative expression is in danger of being symbolically cast into the role of whore regardless of what liberatory intentions she may have.”

Tags : Feminism Gender Gender Inequality Hip Hop Lil Kim Music Rap Stereotypes Women
Author : Imani Perry
Source : Prophets of the Hood: Politics and Poetics in Hip Hop

101. “It’s ridiculous – a girl steps out, goes dancing, gets her hair cut, decides to spend the summer in Italy and it’s a scandal. A chap does it and no one bats an eyelid.”

Tags : Double Standard Gender Inequality
Author : Sara Sheridan
Source : London Calling

102. “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

103. “[M]en, though they know full well how much women are worth and how great the benefits we bring them, nonetheless seek to destroy us out of envy for our merits. It's just like the crow, when it produces white nestlings: it is so stricken by envy, knowing how black it is itself, that it kills its own offspring out of pique.”

Tags : Crows Dignity Empowerment Envy Feminism Gender Hypocrisy Imagery Inequality Jealousy Men Merits Misogyny Suppression Ugliness Women Worth
Source : The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men

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

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

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

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

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

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

107. “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

108. “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

109. “Men were created before women. ... But that doesn't prove their superiority – rather, it proves ours, for they were born out of the lifeless earth in order that we could be born out of living flesh. And what's so important about this priority in creation, anyway? When we are building, we lay foundations on the ground first, things of no intrinsic merit or beauty, before subsequently raising up sumptuous buildings and ornate palaces. Lowly seeds are nourished in the earth, and then later the ravishing blooms appear; lovely roses blossom forth and scented narcissi.”

Tags : Birth Building Dignity Empowerment Flowers Gender Men Ornament Priority Roses Self Esteem Superiority Women
Source : The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men

110. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

115. “She sang, as requested. There was much about love in the ballad: faithful love that refused to abandon its object; love that disaster could not shake; love that, in calamity, waxed fonder, in poverty clung closer. The words were set to a fine old air -- in themselves they were simple and sweet: perhaps, when read, they wanted force; when well sung, they wanted nothing. Shirley sang them well: she breathed into the feeling, softness, she poured round the passion, force: her voice was fine that evening; its expression dramatic: she impressed all, and charmed one.On leaving the instrument, she went to the fire, and sat down on a seat -- semi-stool, semi-cushion: the ladies were round her -- none of them spoke. The Misses Sympson and the Misses Nunnely looked upon her, as quiet poultry might look on an egret, an ibis, or any other strange fowl. What made her sing so? They never sang so. Was it proper to sing with such expression, with such originality -- so unlike a school girl? Decidedly not: it was strange, it was unusual. What was strange must be wrong; what was unusual must be improper. Shirley was judged.”

Tags : Devotion Empathy Expectations Expression Faithfulness Feeling Gender Hypocrisy Jealousy Judgment Love Morality Passion Preconceptions Prejudice Propriety Rejection Singing Social Norms Society Talent Understanding
Source : Shirley

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

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

117. “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

118. “I was not ladylike, nor was I manly. I was something else altogether. There were so many different ways to be beautiful.”

Tags : Gender
Source : A Home at the End of the World

119. “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

120. “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

121. “A girl’s got to use what she’s given and I’m not going to make a guy drool the way a Britney video does. So I take it to extremes. I don’t say I dress sexily on stage - what I do is so extreme. It’s meant to make guys think: ‘I don’t know if this is sexy or just weird.”

Tags : Britney Spears Fashion Feminism Gender Humor Sexy Weird
Author : Lady Gaga

122. “Women and fiction remain, so far as I am concerned, unsolved problems.”

Tags : Empowerment Fiction Gender On Fiction Problems Women Women Writers
Source : A Room of One's Own

123. “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

124. “People say I'm not much of a girl either," Tiger Lily said.She thought of Tik Tok, who was fond of saying that people were all bits of each thing, boy and girl.”

Tags : Boy Gender Girl Tiger Lily
Source : Tiger Lily

125. “We were there too, the other geeks and weird kids whose lives were hellish at school, who escaped into books and computers, who stayed up all night scanning obscure forums, looking for transcendence, dreaming of elsewhere. We were there too, but you didn’t see us, because we were girls. And the costs of being the geek were the same for us, right down to the sexual frustration, the yearning, the being laughed at, the loneliness. […] We had to fight the same battles you did, only harder, because we were women and we also had to fight sexism, some of it from you, and when we went looking for other weird kids to join our gang, we were told we weren’t ‘real geeks’ because we were girls.”

Tags : Feminsm Geeks Gender Internet Sexism
Author : Laurie Penny
Source : Cybersexism: Sex, Gender and Power on the Internet

126. “What tale do you like best to hear?' 'Oh, I have not much choice! They generally run on the same theme - courtship; and promise to end in the same catastrophe - marriage.”

Tags : Choice Courtship Discord Disharmony Empowerment Gender Inequality Irony Love Marriage Matrimony Sarcasm Storytelling Subjection Women
Source : Jane Eyre

127. “Of all the nasty outcomes predicted for women's liberation...none was more alarming than the suggestion that women would eventually become just like men.”

Tags : Feminism Gender Men Women Women S Liberation

128. “The material world is all feminine. The feminine engergy makes the non-manifest, manifest. So even men (are of the feminine energy). We have to relinquish our ideas of gender in the conventional sense. This has nothing to do with gender, it has to do with energy. So feminine energy is what creates and allows anything which is non-manifest, like an idea, to come into form, into being, to be born. All that we experience in the world around us, absolutely everything (is feminine energy). The only way that anything exists is through the feminine force.”

Tags : Animism Autonomy Bhakti Freedom Gender Stereotypes Independence Initiation Inspiration Jivanmukti Left Hand Path Magic Outcasts Revolutionary Self Esteem Self Examination Shamanism Shapeshifter Spiritual Journey Subversion Taboo Breaking Tantra Tantric Buddhism Unconventional Women Warriors
Author : Zeena Schreck

129. “Women speak because they wish to speak, whereas a man speaks only when driven to speak by something outside himself-like, for instance, he can't find any clean socks.”

Tags : Clothes Conversation Gender Humor Language Men Socks Speaking Women
Author : Jean Kerr

130. “Woah,' I said, blocking the doorway. 'You can't come in here. This is the girls' room.' Even as it came out of my mouth, I knew it sounded dumb. Dumb, I thought and maybe even wrong.You...are a boy, aren't you?' I asked. 'I mean, don't take that the wrong way or anything -' J.Lo is a boy, yes.' I let that go.So...you Boov have boys and girls...just like us?' Of course,' said J.Lo. 'Do not be ridicumlous.' I smiled a wan little smile. 'Sorry.' The Boov have seven magnificent genders. There is boy, girl, girlboy, boygirl, boyboy, boyboygirl, and boyboyboyboy.' I had absolutely no response to this.”

Tags : Alien Gender Humor Politeness
Author : Adam Rex
Source : The True Meaning of Smekday

131. “It may be a man's world, but men are easily controlled by women.”

Tags : Control Equality Gender Man Men World Power Sex Sexism Woman Women

132. “…gender is not sane. It's not sane to call a rainbow black and white.”

Tags : Gender Rainbow Sanity

133. “If a woman tells a man the god favor him, everybody says she's far-minded.' The broom halted mid-sweep and the slave turned to Hild. 'But let a woman do what the gods tell her, without asking a man's permission first? Then she's possessed.' Unwen punctuated her words with her broom, jabbing it into the corner.”

Tags : Gender Women And Men
Source : Peaceweaver

134. “If art is not to be life-enhancing, what is it to be? Half the world is feminine--why is there resentment at a female-oriented art? Nobody asks The Tale of Genji to be masculine! Women certainly learn a lot from books oriented toward a masculine world. Why is not the reverse also true? Or are men really so afraid of women's creativity (because they are not themselves at the center of creation, cannot bear children) that a woman writer of genius evokes murderous rage, must be brushed aside with a sneer as 'irrelevant'?”

Tags : Creativity Femininity Gender Masculine Feminine Women Writers
Author : May Sarton
Source : Journal of a Solitude

135. “On ne naît pas femme: on le devient.”

Tags : Biology Birth Education Gender Gender Realization Upbringing Women
Source : Le deuxième sexe II

136. “It's my choice to be beautiful. It's my choice to be ugly. And it's my choice to decided what those words actually mean.”

Tags : Beauty Body Image Choice Feminism Feminist Gender Gender Roles Ideals Society Sociology Women

137. “Now? I'm just another female faking orgasms to make a man not feel so inadequate.”

Tags : Experience Experience Mistakes Wisdom Experiences Gender Love Men And Women Orgasm Sex Sexual Sexuality
Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : Kylie

138. “Both men and women experience pressure to conform to social standards of attractiveness. Men to look strong and be tough, women to look pretty and soft. Men to be masculine, women to be feminine. Men get judged for being "too feminine", women get criticized for being "too masculine". Gender policing affects us all.”

Tags : Feminine Feminism Feminist Gender Gender Issues Gender Norms Gender Policing Gender Stereotypes Genre Policing Man Enough Manly Masculine Masculinity Men Pressure Prett Sexuality Social Issues Social Norms Society Soft Tough
Source : Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

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

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

140. “A major assumption that underlies this selection is that it is only within work that is progressive, experimental or avant-garde that staid, old-fashioned images and ideas about gender can be challenged and alternatives imagined. I have never seen a ballet performance that has not disappointed me.”

Tags : Avant Garde Ballet Dance Experimental Gender Progressive
Author : Ramsay Burt
Source : The Male Dancer: Bodies, Spectacle and Sexuality

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

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

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

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

143. “Short men are happy, for they can pass easily through the door. Tall men are happy, for they can stand erect and pluck oranges with their hands. Again, short men are angry, for they cannot stand erect and pluck oranges with their hands. Again, tall men are angry, for they cannot pass easily through the door.”

Tags : Amusement Animals Contradiction Country Crack Your Ribs Deficiency Detriment Difference Disability Epigram Food For Thought Homo Sapiens Inadiquacy Irony Negative Opposition Satire Satisfaction Similarity Story Truth Paradox Witticism

144. “Marriage should be between a spouse and a spouse, not a gender and a gender.”

Tags : Gender Homophobia Homosexuality Marriage Same Sex Marriage

145. “We are one at the root - we just part at the branch”

Tags : Age Branch Class Colour Conciousness Creed Difference Different Perspective Gender Human Condition Human Nature Humanity And Society Humanity Quotes Language Mankind Motivational Quotes Nature Non Duality Oneness People Relations Rasheed Ogunlaru Rasheed Ogunlaru Quotes Relationships Root The Tree Of Life Understanding Oneself And Others Wisdom

146. “So please, for the love of gender- go bloom. Or water someone else while they do.”

Tags : Gender Lgbtq
Source : The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You

147. “I see fashion as a proclamation or manifestation of identity, so, as long as identities are important, fashion will continue to be important. The link between fashion and identity begins to get real interesting, however, in the case of people who don't fall clearly into a culturally-recognized identity.”

Tags : Androgyny Gender Queer
Source : Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us

148. “Anyhow, with their extraordinary gift for, and experience in, affairs of the heart from the double point of view, both of the man and of the woman it is not difficult to see that these people have a special work to do as reconcilers and interpreters of the two sexes to each other.”

Tags : Emotion Gender Heterosexuality Homosexuality Homosexuals Love Men Sexuality Uranians Women
Source : The Intermediate Sex: A Study of Some Transitional Types of Men and Women

149. “There is abundant scholarship which establishes that the delegitimation of homosexual desire and the production of the naturally heterosexual, properly bi-gendered (unambiguously male or female) population of citizens, with the women respectably desexualized, is a process that is central to nation formation all over the globe.”

Tags : Gender Heterosexuality Nation Nationalism Sexuality
Source : Seeing Like a Feminist

150. “There was no single gay point of view. Like skin color or gender or any of those arbitrary, sometimes artificial, difference sexual orientation didn't make us all the same. But it did affect us. It had to.”

Tags : Acceptance Differences Diversity Gender Race Sexual Orientation Similarities
Source : Eating Fire: My Life as a Lesbian Avenger

151. “It occurred to me that as a man I could do anything, everything I wanted.”

Tags : Crossdressing Gender Inequality Sex
Author : Sara Sheridan
Source : The Secret Mandarin

152. “[T]he full and complete development of a country, the welfare of the world and the cause of peace require the maximum participation of women on equal terms with men in all fields."[Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (1979)]”

Tags : Civil Rights Discrimination Empowerment Equal Rights Gender Human Rights Inequality Welfare Women

153. “Perhaps eggs are like neurons, which also are not replenished in adulthood: they know too much. Eggs must plan the party. Sperm need only to show up- wearing top hat and tails, of course. ”

Tags : Biology Gender Science Sex
Source : Woman: An Intimate Geography

154. “Possibility is not a luxury; it is as crucial as bread.”

Tags : Gender Inspirational Possibility
Author : Judith Butler
Source : Undoing Gender

155. “I have become very aware how under-represented are the stories of the underprivileged and undervalued. Our records are, in general, very male and if not always the material of the rich, certainly (for obvious reasons) the material of the literate.”

Tags : Barrier Class Gender Literacy Privilege Records Representation Stories Value
Author : Sara Sheridan

156. “I quit because I was good, and when you’re good and a girl at something, you should be suspicious.’‘Of what?’‘Of what part of yourself you didn’t know you were selling.”

Tags : Gender Talent Women
Source : Sleight

157. “Maimed, mad, and sexually different people were believed to possess supernatural powers by primal cultures' magico-religious thinking. For them, abnormality was the price a person had to pay for her or his extraordinary gift.”

Tags : Abnormal Gender Gift Inner Beauty Queer Race Sexuality Strangeness

158. “Cosmopolitanism seeks a _we_ that does not rely on the exclusion of _others_ but, instead, recognizes and confirms each other as part of the planetary _we_. The cosmopolitan _we_ is not grounded in a monolithic sameness but in a constant alterity and _ethical singularity_ of each individual human person regardless of one's national origin and belonging, religious affiliation, gender, race and ethnicity, class ability, or sexuality.”

Tags : Ability Agency Alterity Christianity Class Cosmopolitan Cosmopolitanism Disability Ethics Ethnicity Feminism Gender Lgbtq Race Sexuality Theology
Author : Namsoon Kang
Source : Cosmopolitan Theology: Reconstituting Planetary Hospitality, Neighbor-Love, and Solidarity in an Uneven World

159. “It is as though they simply cannot contemplate the notion of a short, slight man who dresses and moves like a popular (mis)conception of a homosexual being attractive to millions of women.”

Tags : Gender Music Prince Sexuality
Author : Dave Hill
Source : Prince: A Pop Life

160. “There were things that Pumpkin Head—now not Pumpkin Head anymore—had to do to be a girl. He had to be careful how he dressed, and how he acted. He had to be careful how he talked, and he always had to be calm. He was very frightened of what would happen if he didn't stay calm. For his face was really just a wonderful plastic one. The real Pumpkin Head was still inside, locked in, waiting to come out.”

Tags : Agender Gender Halloween Lgbtq Pumpkin Pumpkin Head Pumpkins Samhain Trans Transexual Transsexual
Source : 13 Horrors of Halloween

161. “That’s the funny thing,” she said. “Men always want to die for something. For someone. I can see the appeal. You do it once and it’s done. No more worrying, not knowing, about tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow. I know you all think it sounds brave, but I’ll tell you something even braver. To struggle and fight for the ones you love today. And then do it all over again the next day. Every day. For your whole life. It’s not as romantic, I admit. But it takes a lot of courage to live for someone, too.”

Tags : Gender Motherhood
Source : The Devil in Silver

162. “All men have parties and are pals who never let each other down. A pal can say terrible things which are forgotten the next day. A pal never forgives, he just forgets, and a woman forgives but never forgets. That's how it is. That's why women aren't allowed to have parties. Being forgiven is very unpleasant.”

Tags : Forgiveness Gender Humor Parties
Author : Tove Jansson
Source : A Winter Book

163. “No matter your race, level of education, gender, age, religion, cultural beliefs, physical appearance, social status, financial status and more, always remember that you are as important as everyone else.”

Tags : Age Cultural Beliefs Edmond Mbiaka Financial Status Gender Level Of Education No Matter Where You Are In Life Physical Appearance Race Religion Social Status You Are Important

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

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

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

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

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

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

167. “O woman, father says natural is beautifulso why do you redden your cheeks and blacken your eyes?Why do you remove the hair on your legsand draw them into your brows?Why do you hold your breathlest your stomach showand hold your fartlest they knowthat you’re a human? O woman, father says natural is beautifulso why do you straighten your hairto curl it nextand pretend to orgasm so they think you enjoyed the sex?Why do you dumb yourself downand push your breasts up?Why do you smile when you’re told toand love when you don’t want to?When? When will you stop, woman? Father says natural is beautifulbut that is doubtfulfor what does father knowhe’s only a fellow.”

Tags : Act Beautiful Blacken Breasts Brows Doubtful Eyes Fake Fart Fellow Funny Poem Humor Kojouri Men Natural Nature Quote Sex Stomach Superficial Vanity Women

168. “The role of gender in society is the most complicated thing I’ve ever spent a lot of time learning about, and I’ve spent a lot of time learning about quantum mechanics.”

Tags : Gender Nerd Society

169. “I was not really surprised by what he was saying. A lot of people felt that way. Especially men. There was a quantity of things that men hated. Or had no use for, as they said. And that was exactly right. They had no use for it, so they hated it. Maybe it was the same way I felt about algebra- I doubted very much that I would ever find any use for it. But I didn't go so far as to want it wiped off the face of the earth for that reason.”

Tags : Gender Usefulness
Author : Alice Munro
Source : Dear Life: Stories

170. “Woman" in the abstract is young, and, we assume, charming. As they get older they pass off the stage, somehow, into private ownership mostly, or out of it altogether.”

Tags : Age Gender Womanhood Women Youth
Source : Herland

171. “Sometimes I hear the world discussed as the realm of men. This is not my experience. I have watched men fall to the ground like leaves. They were swept up as memories, and burned. History owns them. These men were petrified in both senses of the word: paralyzed and turned to stone. Their refusal to express feeling killed them. Anachronistic men. Those poor, poor boys.”

Tags : Anachronism Boys Death Emotion Gender History Loss Masculinity Men Suicide
Source : The Eclipse: A Memoir of Suicide

172. “When colleges, both within the Hudson Valley and throughout the country, encouraged women to do little beyond attaining their Mrs. degree in Husbandry, Annandale offered rigorous and prestigious degrees irrespective of gender.”

Tags : College Gender Hudson Valley Marriage Women
Source : Flies to Wanton Boys

173. “There are three stupids:A woman who thinks she does not deserve more, a man who believes he is superior, and a God who considers himself always right.”

Tags : Gender God Man Religion Stupid Superior Woman Women Rights
Source : LOVE, HATRED AND MADNESS

174. “People who think with their epidermis or their genitalia or their clan are the problem to begin with. One does not banish this specter by invoking it. If I would not vote against someone on the grounds of 'race' or 'gender' alone, then by the exact same token I would not cast a vote in his or her favor for the identical reason. Yet see how this obvious question makes fairly intelligent people say the most alarmingly stupid things.”

Tags : 2008 Barack Obama Bigotry Gender Hillary Clinton Identity Politics Race Racism Sexism Skin Colour Tribalism United States Elections 2008

175. “Bodies are not only biological phenomena but also complex social creations onto which meanings have been variously composed and imposed according to time and space.”

Tags : Gender Gender Identity Human Biology Identity Politics Intersex Intersexuality Medicine Social Constructs Womens Health Womens Rights
Source : Fixing Sex: Intersex, Medical Authority, and Lived Experience

176. “Literalness, however, is not the substance from which human culture is made.”

Tags : Anthropology Culture Gender Northern Ireland Politics Resistance

177. “Drag queen is a gender like no other, and with practice I'd learned to rise to it.”

Tags : Drag Drag Queen Gender
Source : A Queer and Pleasant Danger: The True Story of a Nice Jewish Boy Who Joins the Church of Scientology and Leaves Twelve Years Later to Become the Lovely Lady She is Today

178. “Nature has made a mistake in the choice of my sexuality and I must do a life-long penance for it, for the moral power to suffer the unavoidable with dignity is lost.”

Tags : Dignity Gender Homosexuality Lesbianism Morality Nature Psychopathology Sexuality
Source : Psychopathia Sexualis: The Case Histories

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

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

180. “Auf dem allerersten Foto, das von mir geschossen wurde, liege ich auf der Säuglingsstation, eingewickelt in eine gelbe Decke. Nicht blau, wie all die anderen Jungen, und auch nicht rosa wie die Mädchen. Es war eine gelbe Decke, und ich habe sie mein Leben lang aufgehoben. Ich schlief jede Nacht damit. Selbst als es mir peinlich wurde, weil ich zu alt dafür war, liebte ich diese Decke. Aber ich habe eben immer Sachen geliebt, die meine Liebe nicht erwiderten.Ich habe mich immer gefragt, ob die Leute, die mich und meine gelbe Decke zwischen den anderen Babys sahen, mich für einen Jungen oder ein Mädchen hielten. Ob es überhaupt eine Rolle spielte. Ob ich an meinem ersten Tag auf dieser Erde vielleicht keins von beidem war. Ich war einfach nur schön.”

Tags : Being Different Gender Gender Roles Identity Love
Author : Raziel Reid
Source : Movie Star

181. “The instant that you forget about the consequences of your actions on other people, is the moment that you are about to lose your humanity. We all are related, no matter, what skin color, sexual orientation, gender or religion we hold. We all like rosary beads. Our existence is depended to the rest, if one bead falls apart, the rest of us will do too. Our humanity defines by how we accept, respect and support each other, otherwise we are simply a bunch of animals acting according to our instinct and killing one another to survive.”

Tags : Animals Bead Beads Consequences Depended Existence Gender Humanity Killing Related Religion Rosary Rosary Beads Sexual Orientation Skin Color Survive

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

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

183. “Pink is female - but why? Are girls any more pink than boys? Are boys any more blue than girls? It's something that has been sold to us, mostly so other things can be sold to us.”

Tags : Enculturation Gender Marketing
Source : Two Boys Kissing

184. “I learned a lot about systems of oppression and how they can be blind to one another by talking to black men. I was once talking about gender and a man said to me, "Why does it have to be you as a woman? Why not you as a human being?" This type of question is a way of silencing a person's specific experiences. Of course I am a human being, but there are particular things that happen to me in the world because I am a woman. This same man, by the way, would often talk about his experience as a black man. (To which I should probably have responded, "Why not your experiences as a man or as a human being? Why a black man?")”

Tags : Black Men Blind Experiences Gender Human Being Oppression Question Silencing Systems Talking Woman World
Source : We Should All Be Feminists

185. “Let us not make a procrustean bed of trans issues and force deities of the past onto it, let us instead awaken trans and other gender-variant deities from their own beds! There is no possibility of blasphemy against existing powers and their human followers if the deities in question are our own, and we never have to "take them back," because they have always been ours to begin with!”

Tags : Blasphemy Deities Gender Religion Trans Transgender
Source : All-Soul, All-Body, All-Love, All-Power: A TransMythology

186. “Milton's Eve! Milton's Eve! ... Milton tried to see the first woman; but Cary, he saw her not ... I would beg to remind him that the first men of the earth were Titans, and that Eve was their mother: from her sprang Saturn, Hyperion, Oceanus; she bore Prometheus" --"Pagan that you are! what does that signify?""I say, there were giants on the earth in those days: giants that strove to scale heaven. The first woman's breast that heaved with life on this world yielded the daring which could contend with Omnipotence: the stregth which could bear a thousand years of bondage, -- the vitality which could feed that vulture death through uncounted ages, -- the unexhausted life and uncorrupted excellence, sisters to immortality, which after millenniums of crimes, struggles, and woes, could conceive and bring forth a Messiah. The first woman was heaven-born: vast was the heart whence gushed the well-spring of the blood of nations; and grand the undegenerate head where rested the consort-crown of creation. ...I saw -- I now see -- a woman-Titan: her robe of blue air spreads to the outskirts of the heath, where yonder flock is grazing; a veil white as an avalanche sweeps from hear head to her feet, and arabesques of lighting flame on its borders. Under her breast I see her zone, purple like that horizon: through its blush shines the star of evening. Her steady eyes I cannot picture; they are clear -- they are deep as lakes -- they are lifted and full of worship -- they tremble with the softness of love and the lustre of prayer. Her forehead has the expanse of a cloud, and is paler than the early moon, risen long before dark gathers: she reclines her bosom on the ridge of Stilbro' Moor; her mighty hands are joined beneath it. So kneeling, face to face she speaks with God. That Eve is Jehova's daughter, as Adam was His son.”

Tags : Creation Empowerment Eve Gender God Godliness Greatness Independence Nature Self Determination Strength Superiority Titans Women
Source : Shirley

187. “The most essential requirement for leaders is neither age nor gender. It is neither certificates nor positions. It is the character that reveals trust and exemplary life.”

Tags : Age Attitude Behaviour Certificates Character Essential Example Exemplary Food For Thought Gender Good Behaviour Important Leader Leaders Leadership Life Personal Development Positions Trust
Source : Leaders' Ladder

188. “It is impossible to credit one gender with every good and perfect gift without slighting the other. That’s what extreme diversity does to us.”

Tags : And Credit Diversity Does Every Extreme Gender Gift Good Impossible One Other Perfect Slighting The To Us With Without
Source : Life on the Edge: The Next Generation's Guide to a Meaningful Future

189. “You arranged everything according to your own taste, and so I got the same tastes as you - or else I pretended to. I am really not quite sure which - I think sometimes the one and sometimes the other.”

Tags : Classics Drama Feminism Gender Gender Roles Opinions Opinions Of Others Personality Plays Pretend Taste
Author : Henrik Ibsen
Source : A Doll's House

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

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

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

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

192. “It’s illegal to deny people their records due to race or gender. Adoptees deserve the same rights and protections.”

Tags : Adopt Adopted Adoptee Adoptee Rights Adoptees Adoption Month Adoptive Parents Birth Birth Certificate Civil Rights Gender National Adoption Month Race Racism Sexism Social Change Social Problems

193. “It seems to me that the greatest triumph of any human rights movement, be it fighting for racial, religious, sexual or gender equality – is to achieve that moment where eyes are opened so wide that a sort of blindness sets in. I don’t care if someone is black, white, gay or straight. I don’t care if a woman has children or no – I just want to know who they are. [...] At the end of the day, gender differences seem to me to be just a tiny, tiny drop in the great expanse of things that make people unique. Unique, not ‘different’, not ‘other’ merely another piece of that great teaming mass that makes up the wonderfully rich, thrillingly varied definition of ‘humanity’."[Playing Butch: Blog entry, February 24, 2014]”

Tags : Awareness Civil Rights Equality Gender Human Rights Humanity Identity Individuality Race Religion Uniqueness
Author : Kate Griffin

194. “Excessive praise arises from the same bigotry matrix as excessive criticism.”

Tags : Blacks Feminism Feminist Freedom Gender Logic Male Patronizing Philosophy Privilege Psychology Race Races Racist Rational Relations Self Knowledge Sexism Society Trigger Truth Warning Whites

195. “they all think men are obsolete. useless. as if we're just some sexual appendix.”

Tags : Gender Men Sexy Humor
Source : Choke

196. “Much popular self-help literature normalizes sexism. Rather than linking habits of being, usually considered innate, to learned behavior that helps maintain and support male domination, they act as those these difference are not value laden or political but are rather inherent and mystical. In these books male inability and/or refusal to honestly express feelings is often talked about as a positive masculine virtue women should learn to accept rather than a learned habit of behavior that creates emotional isolation and alienation.... Self-help books that are anti-gender equality often present women's overinvestment in nurturance as a 'natural,' inherent quality rather than a learned approach to caregiving. Much fancy footwork takes place to make it seem that New Age mystical evocations of yin and yang, masculine and feminine androgyny, and so on, are not just the same old sexist stereotypes wrapped in more alluring and seductive packaging.”

Tags : Gender Love Misogyny Mysticism New Age Patriarchy Self Esteem Self Help Book Self Help Self Improvement Sexism Yin And Yang
Author : bell hooks
Source : All About Love: New Visions

197. “The mirror of life shows you woman or man,But in the heart of the Soul you are neither. This is why Love is blind.”

Tags : Gay Gender Homosexuality Love Love Is Blind Man Men Woman Women
Author : C.C. Campbell
Source : The Stolen Light of Women: A Quest for Spiritual Truth Beyond Religion

198. “Centuries of social conditioning has created a generational fear among women of being perceived as masculine.This is where all the shaming and labels come into play, which perpetuate the oppression of girls and women. As a society we shame girls with deep voices or masculine features and we shame boys with soft voices or effeminate gestures. Girls get called "too manly" and boys get called "too girly". The only solution I can think of is to be unashamedly "you". If that means challenging stereotypes and gender norms, go right ahead!”

Tags : Feminine Feminism Feminist Quotes Gender Identity Masculine Miya Yamanouchi Oppression Social Conditioning Societal Norms Stereotypes
Source : Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

199. “A gyenge férfiak szeretik megalázni a nőket, különösen a kiváló nőket, akik mellett egyébként alsóbbrendűnek érzik magukat.”

Tags : Gender Hungarian Weak Men Women
Author : Brent Weeks
Source : The Blinding Knife

200. “Oh! What honour for the female sex! It is perfectly obvious that God has special regard for it when all these wretched people who destroyed the whole Kingdom – now recovered and made safe by a woman, something that 5000 men could not have done – and the traitors [have been] exterminated. Before the event they would scarcely have believed this possible.”

Tags : Courage Empowerment Feminism Freedom Gender Joan Of Arc Leadership Men Oppression Respect Salvation Strength Victory War Women
Source : Ditié de Jehanne d'Arc