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

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Author : Jane Austen
Source : Persuasion

2. “She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city”

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Author : Roman Payne
Source : The Wanderess

3. “When I touched her body,I believed she was God.In the curves of her formI found the birth of Man,the creation of the world,and the origin of all life.”

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Author : Roman Payne

4. “Women are the nourishing power of the Universe. Whoever has deep respect for women of the world, will remain free from diseases.”

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Author : Amit Ray

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

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Source : Jane Eyre

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

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Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

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

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Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

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

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Source : Sophie's World

9. “I raise up my voice-not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard...we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.”

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10. “There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.”

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11. “These days, however, I am much calmer - since I realised that it’s technically impossible for a woman to argue against feminism. Without feminism, you wouldn’t be allowed to have a debate on women’s place in society. You’d be too busy giving birth on the kitchen floor - biting down on a wooden spoon, so as not to disturb the men’s card game - before going back to quick-liming the dunny. This is why those female columnists in the Daily Mail - giving daily wail against feminism - amuse me. They paid you £1,600 for that, dear, I think. And I bet it’s going in your bank account, and not your husband’s. The more women argue loudly, against feminism, the more they both prove it exists and that they enjoy its hard-won privileges.”

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Author : Caitlin Moran
Source : How to Be a Woman

12. “No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you. We are victims of evil customs. It is a crime against humanity that our women are shut up within the four walls of the houses as prisoners. There is no sanction anywhere for the deplorable condition in which our women have to live.”

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13. “Of all the evils for which man has made himself responsible, none is so degrading, so shocking or so brutal as his abuse of the better half of humanity; the female sex.”

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14. “No nation can ever be worthy of its existence that cannot take its women along with the men. No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men. There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.”

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15. “Blindness separates people from things;deafness separates people from people.”

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Author : Helen Keller

16. “When anesthesia was developed, it was for many decades routinely withheld from women giving birth, since women were "supposed" to suffer. One of the few societies to take a contrary view was the Huichol tribe in Mexico. The Huichol believed that the pain of childbirth should be shared, so the mother would hold on to a string tied to her husband's testicles. With each painful contraction, she would give the string a yank so that the man could share the burden. Surely if such a mechanism were more widespread, injuries in childbirth would garner more attention.”

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Source : Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

17. “With guns you can kill terrorists, with education you can kill terrorism.”

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

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Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

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

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Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

20. “Reproductive freedom is critical to a whole range of issues. If we can’t take charge of this most personal aspect of our lives, we can’t take care of anything. It should not be seen as a privilege or as a benefit, but a fundamental human right.”

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21. “The scriptures present a God who delights in genocide, rape, slavery, and the execution of nonconformists, and for millennia those writings were used to rationalize the massacre of infidels, the ownership of women, the beating of children, dominion over animals, and the persecution of heretics and homosexuals. Humanitarian reforms such as the elimination of cruel punishment, the dissemination of empathy-inducing novels, and the abolition of slavery were met with fierce opposition in their time by ecclesiastical authorities and their apologists. The elevation of parochial values to the realm of the sacred is a license to dismiss other people’s interests, and an imperative to reject the possibility of compromise.”

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Author : Steven Pinker
Source : The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

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

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Source : Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality

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

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Author : Núria Añó

24. “Every woman in this world wears a little sparkle, some in their dress, and some in their eyes.”

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Author : Shahla Khan
Source : I Want Back My Sparkle!: Breaking the Global Chains of Gender Slavery.

25. “The test of whether or not you can hold a job should not be in the arrangement of your chromosomes”

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Author : Bella Abzug

26. “The only reason that they say, 'Women and children first' is to test the strength of the lifeboats.”

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Author : Jean Kerr

27. “I want to read so I can read the Koran read the signs in the street know the number of the bus I'm supposed to take when I one day leave this house.”

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Author : Eve Ensler
Source : I am an Emotional Creature

28. “[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.”

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Source : The Wives of Henry VIII

29. “Uh.. you'er Sophie?" Mrianda ventured"That's me""How old areyou?"Sophie rolled ker wide brown eyes, "Ahunderd and forty-eight" she relied. "I got to live back when women coulden't vote, isn't that awesome?”

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Author : Dianne Sylvan
Source : Queen of Shadows

30. “A PHD is not the end of education. Education exists even among the bees who feed their queen only with the purest”

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31. “Be careful if you make a women cry, because God counts her tears. The woman came out of a man’s ribs. Not from his feet to be walked on, not from his head to be superior, but from his side to be equal, under the arm to be protected, and next to the heart to be loved.”

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Author : Matthew Henry

32. “The emancipation of woman will only be possible when woman can take part in production on a large, social scale, and domestic work no longer claims anything but an insignificant amount of her time.”

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Source : The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State

33. “Legislators, priests, philosophers, writers, ans scientists have striven to show that the subordinate position of woman is willed in heaven and advantageous on earth.”

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Source : The Second Sex

34. “Are women human yet? If women were human, would we be a cash crop shipped from Thailand in containers into New York's brothels...? Would our genitals be sliced out to "cleanse" us...? When will women be human? When? ~ Half The Sky”

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35. “While sports are indisputably a positive source of strength and self-development for girls, they can accomplish this only if the environment in which female athletes throw their javelins, kick their soccer balls, and swim their fast and furious laps is an environment that respects girls and takes them seriously as athletes.”

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36. “Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.”

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Author : Maya Angelou

37. “Social gains are never handed out. They must be seized.”

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Source : Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

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

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Author : Pearl S. Buck

39. “Bah! Suffragettes. I've no time for suffragettes. They made the biggest mistake in history. They went for equality. They should have gone for power!”

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Source : Shadows of the Workhouse

40. “When all you know is pain you don’t know that that is not normal. It is not a woman’s lot to suffer, even if we’ve been raised that way.It is not OK to miss a part of your life because of pain and excessive bleeding.It is not OK to be bed-ridden for two-to-three days a month.It is not OK to pain during sex.It is not OK to have major bloating or nausea."(Address, 2011 Endometriosis Foundation of America Blossom Ball)”

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

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Source : Woman and the New Race

42. “Consent to petting isn't consent to penetration.”

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43. “Do you really think that laws made by men and a justice system maintained by men will ever be fair in cases of rape? Nora Hawks from One Bullet Beyond Justice”

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44. “The Rights Revolutions too have given us ideals that educated people today take for granted but that are virtually unprecedented in human history, such as that people of all races and creeds have equal rights, that women should be free from all forms of coercion, that children should never, ever be spanked, that students should be protected from bullying, and that there’s nothing wrong with being gay. I don’t find it at all implausible that these are gifts, in part, of a refined and widening application of reason.”

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Author : Steven Pinker
Source : The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

45. “That we have the vote means nothing. That we use it in the right way means everything.”

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46. “...empty women, who strive for no good but exist to adorn themselves...These women of majestic pride, fantastic coiffures, outlandish ornament, and necks bound with gold or pearls bear the glittering symbols of their captivity to men.”

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Author : Laura Cereta

47. “I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We've been taught that silence would save us, but it won't.”

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48. “When pockets were first added to women’s clothing in 1913, a Paris reporter wrote, “It’s all over with men’s superiority over women.” Pockets are indeed indispensable, and they come in two types: patch and set-in”

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Source : Sew Any Set-In Pocket

49. “Woman is deprived of rights from lack of education, and the lack of education results from the absence of rights. We must not forget that the subjection of women is so complete, and dates from such ages back that we are often unwilling to recognise the gulf that separates them from us.”

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Author : Leo Tolstoy

50. “Behind tranquillity lies conquered unhappiness.”

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Source : Eleanor Roosevelt: A Personal and Public Life

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

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

52. “...Both Elizabeth [Smart] and Ruby [Jessop] were fourteen when they were kidnapped, raped and "kept captive by polygamous fanatics." The main difference in the girls' respective ordeals...is that "Elizabeth was brainwashed for nine months," while Ruby had been brainwashed by polygamist fanatics "since birth." Despite the similarity of their plights, Elizabeth's abusers were jailed and charged with sexual assault, aggravated burglary, and aggravated kidnapping, while Ruby... "was returned to her abusers, no real investigation was done, no charges brought against anyone" involved.”

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Author : Jon Krakauer
Source : Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

53. “I don’t care that it has been going on since the Old Testament. Rape is wrong and I will keep fighting violent men. Everything starts with one person and the determination to see it through. Nora Hawks from One Bullet Beyond Justice.”

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54. “...religions all have the same timeline...First the people feel the need to worship something. The sun or the giant corn of ear. That's the first thing. Then the guys say okay, now that we've got the giant corn thing going, how can we use it to oppress women?”

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Author : Carol Anshaw
Source : Carry the One

55. “It was hard not to feel resentment that men weren't forced into these choices. Some days she felt that she would spend all her time trying to forget her life before children because she loved them too much to be reminded of the heat of Rome in the summer and a beautiful girl who turned heads as she walked down an Italian strada.”

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Author : Whitney Otto
Source : Eight Girls Taking Pictures

56. “A fundamental error that I have noticed within a lot of independent women, is that by default, they must succeed. If not, their self-reflection in stagnation will overcome them. In striving to succeed immediately, they have failed successfully, and have fallen into the ocean of persistence and fluctuation. But it's not all in vain, for hope is a returning daydream. Unknown to them, their opposite is merely sleeping with time, awaiting the impending song of daybreak's bell.”

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Author : Lionel Suggs

57. “I wish he were better at hailing taxis than I am; on the other hand, I realize that expectation is culturally conditioned, utterly foolish, has nothing to do with anything, is exactly the kind of thinking that ought to be got rid of in our society; on still another hand, having that insight into my reaction does not seem to calm my irritation.”

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Author : Nora Ephron
Source : Crazy Salad: Some Things About Women

58. “Women were born to be treasured.”

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59. “I defend the authority of women and explore its meaning for them rather than assume they need to be more accommodating or sensitive.”

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Author : David Bedrick
Source : Talking Back to Dr. Phil: Alternatives to Mainstream Psychology

60. “The stewards, and then the bailiffs, and then finally the lawyers meet. They wrangle, they agree, and we are to be married in June. It is no little decision for me - for the first time in my life I have my own lands in my own hands as a widow; once I become a wife everything becomes Lord Stanley's property. I have to struggle to reserve what I can from the law that rules that a wife has no rights, and I keep what I can, but I know that I am choosing my master.”

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Source : The Red Queen

61. “Napoleon, who had an aversion to the moral laxity of the eighteenth century, which he blamed on the domination of society by women, was determined to reform family life on Roman, or perhaps rather on Corsican, principles. It was with him, not with Queen Victoria, that Victorian morality originated.”

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Source : The Age of Napoleon

62. “However, he did say that a state that does not educate and train women is like a man who only trains his right arm.”

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Source : Sophie's World

63. “Perhaps you'll apprentice to a healer when you're older," Grete suggested. "I'd say you have the gift for it."Hen reddened, then seemed suddenly fascinated with a speck on her shoe. "Be nice to have a gift for something," she said after a moment. "But they don't let girls apprentice, now, do they?"Grete harrumphed. "A bunch of fools, the lot who came up with that system. You lose half the world's brainpower that way.”

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Source : Falling In

64. “The world will change when women reclaim their power as the sane, nurturing hands of love, which are ever reaching to cultivate a world of beauty, safety and harmony.”

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Author : Bryant McGill
Source : Voice of Reason

65. “The extremists are afraid of books and pens, the power of education frightens them. they are afraid of women.”

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

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Source : I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

67. “Wanderess, Wanderess, weave us a story of seduction and ruse. Heroic be the Wanderess, the world be her muse.'...I jot this phrase of invocation in my old leather-bound notebook on a bright, cold morning at the Café **** in Paris, and with it I’m inspired to take the reader back to the time I first met and became acquainted with the girl I call The Wanderess—as well as a famous adventurer named Saul, the Son of Solarus.”

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Author : Roman Payne
Source : The Wanderess

68. “Her mother always told her, “If he hits you, then you leave,” but Jack had never hit her, not with his fists.”

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Source : Small Town Demons

69. “A woman brings so much more to the world than birth, for she can birth discovery, intelligence, invention, art, just as well as any man.”

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Source : Small Town Demons

70. “And - as a woman reconciled in her own body - I feel I can argue with anyone's god about my right to end a pregnancy. My first conception - wanted so badly - ended in miscarriage, three days before my wedding. A kind nurse removed my wedding manicure with nail-polish remover, in order to fit a finger-thermometer for the subsequent D&C operation. I wept as I went in to the operating theatre, and wept as I came out. In that instance, my body had decided that the baby was not to be and had ended it. This time, it was my mind that has decided that this baby was not to be. I don't believe one's decision is more valid than the other. They both know me. They are both equally capable of deciding what is right.”

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Author : Caitlin Moran
Source : How to Be a Woman

71. “Its magnificence was indescribable, and its magnitude was inconceivable. She felt overwhelmed in the presence of its greatness. Pg 87”

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72. “If the world is to have a future, it lies in the hands of women. At time of this writing nearly half of all women in the Middle East are illiterate; millions in poor countries are shackled to the most basic daily urgencies of finding water and feeding children; the majority of the world's women exist in various forms of bondage to necessity, to poverty, and to men. (2007)”

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Author : A.C. Grayling
Source : Toward the Light of Liberty: The Struggles for Freedom and Rights That Made the Modern Western World

73. “A little boy, he can play like he's a fireman or a cop--although fewer and fewer are pretending to be cops, thank God--or a deep-sea diver or a quarterback or a spaceman or a rock 'n roll star or a cowboy, or anything else glamorous and exciting (Author's note: What about a novelist, Jellybean?), and although chances are by the time he's in high school he'll get channeled into safer, duller ambitions, the great truth is, he can be any of those things, realize any of those fantasies, if he has the strength, nerve and sincere desire...But little girls? Podner, you know that story as well as me. Give 'em doll babies, tea sets and toy stoves. And if they show a hankering for more bodacious playthings, call 'em tomboy, humor 'em for a few years and then slip 'em the bad news...And the reality is, we got about as much chance of growing up to be cowgirls as Eskimos have got being vegetarians.”

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Author : Tom Robbins
Source : Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

74. “Why do women always feel they have to settle for less?”

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Source : Black Beast

75. “Why are you perpetuating a childhood you grew up despising? Pg 57”

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76. “Confession is good for the soul even after the soul has been claimed” (p. 381).”

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77. “You self-proclaimed "MILF" hunters have it all wrong -- we aren't the prey, YOU are. You are but a Service Male - a SMILF!”

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Author : Delaine Moore
Source : The Secret Sex Life of a Single Mom

78. “We stand hand-clasped, our faces quite blank, as if this were not a nightmare that tells me, as clearly as if it were written in letters of fire, what ending a girl may expect if she defies the rules of men and thinks she can make her own destiny. I am here not only to witness what happens to a heretic. I am here to witness what happens to a woman who thinks she knows more than men.”

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Source : The Lady of the Rivers

79. “Damsels were women unable to do anything more complicated than get themselves captured by overgrown lizards with virgin fetishes.”

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Author : S.E. Zbasnik
Source : The King's Blood

80. “Angelina, I think of you as my friend, the dearest of friends, and it tortures me to go against you, but now is the time to stand with the slave. The time will come for us to take up the woman question, but not yet.""The time to assert one's right is when it's denied!”

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Author : Sue Monk Kidd
Source : The Invention of Wings

81. “Unfortunately, power is something that women abjure once they perceive the great difference between the lives possible to men and to women...”

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Source : Writing a Woman's Life

82. “The formal education of women was rarely considered important. Girls of good birth were taught domestic skills at home or in a convent, and rarely learned to read and write, for it was feared that if they did they would waste their talents writing love letters or reading romances that led to promiscuity.”

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Author : Alison Weir
Source : Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life

83. “Life is not a competition between men and woman. It is a collaboration.”

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

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85. “Education for women is something that has plagued the world for a very long time. When I saw this problem firsthand, I knew I had to write about it.”

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86. “I cannot conceive of a greater loss than the loss of one's self-respect. Decedents of the beautiful women that fought so hard for centuries to be equal and not objects of men's will, only their achievement to die in vain. As today's woman single desire is to be any men's object by any means on her part. Talk about irony...”

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Author : Irena Deneva

87. “I knew somewhere deep in my bones that a revolution was afoot, that the women of this earth were rising up, and that, in some way great or small, I was going to be a part of it.”

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Source : A Year of Biblical Womanhood

88. “Using one’s beauty was the only way a smart girl could get by, at least that’s how it was back then, though even for a smart girl there were really only three professions. You could be a nurse or a teacher or a wife.”

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Source : Small Town Demons

89. “I wrote this book for the Nelson Mandela's of our communities who are willing to stand up for change and people who are oppressed or suppressed from fulfilling their life's purpose”

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90. “The emergency of women is the emergency of the world.”

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Author : Sina Queyras
Source : MxT

91. “Rights and empowerment are interconnected: unless a substantial number of women in a community come to believe that they have rights and demand to exercise them, right remains an abstraction.”

Tags : Empowerment Faith Freedom Religion Women S Rights
Source : Faith and Freedom: Women's Human Rights in the Muslim World

92. “Women’s status in society has become the standard by which humanity’s progress toward civility and peace can be measured.”-Architects of Peace: Visions of Hope in Words and Images”

Tags : Peace Society Women S Rights

93. “This indignation builds up an accumulation of anger over the many ways I am being reminded by the system then and now of my inferiority. This gradual anger over one humiliation after another may be hard for men to understand and even women who have not had the need to seek redress from perpetrators and who have been allowed to grow as I did in my youth unhindered, protected from male dominated themes like the military."47 (47 - paraphrased from Gurko, Miriram, The Ladies of Seneca Falls; the Birth of the Women's Rights Movement, 1974.”

Tags : Anger Humiliation Indignation Inferiority Ladies Of Seneca Falls Male Domination Military Patriarchal Sexism System Women S Rights
Source : Conduct Unbecoming: Rape, Torture, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from Military Commanders

94. “You dig me, don't you? A little boy, he can play like he's a fireman or a cop”

Tags : Women S Rights
Author : Tom Robbins
Source : Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

95. “Feminism has fought no wars. It has killed no opponents. It has set up no concentration camps, starved no enemies, practiced no cruelties. Its battles have been for education, for the vote, for better working conditions, for safety in the streets, for child care, for social welfare, for rape crisis centres, women's refuges, reforms in the law. If someone says, 'Oh, I'm not a feminist', I ask, 'Why? What's your problem?”

Tags : Feminism Feminist Women S Rights
Author : Dale Spender
Source : Man Made Language

96. “Every woman knows what I'm talking about. It’s the presumption that makes it hard, at times, for any woman in any field; that keeps women from speaking up and from being heard when they dare; that crushes young women into silence by indicating, the way harassment on the street does, that this is not their world. It trains us in self-doubt and self-limitation just as it exercises men’s unsupported overconfidence.”

Tags : Arrogance Ignorance Mansplain Mansplaining Men Misogyny Patriarchy Self Doubt Self Doubts Sexual Harrassment Silence Women Women S Rights

97. “One needn't identify as a feminist to participate in the redemptive movement of God for women in the world, The gospel is more than enough. Of course it is! But as long as I know how important maternal health is to Haiti's future, and as long as I know that women are being abused and raped, as long as I know girls are being denied life itself through selective abortion, abandonment, and abuse, as long as brave little girls in Afghanistan are attacked with acid for the crime of going to school, and until being a Christian is synonymous with doing something about these things, you can also call me a feminist.”

Tags : Christianity Feminist Women S Rights
Author : Sarah Bessey
Source : Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible’s View of Women

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

Tags : Equality Inequality Life Lesson Strength Women S Rights Women S Strength Work Hard

99. “In a world where women are commodities, a woman who refuses to sell herself will have the thing she refuses to sell taken away from her by force”

Tags : Commodities Consumerism Domination Force Idealism Passivity Pornography Rape Sexual Abuse Women S Rights
Author : Angela Carter

100. “Our recent history should have made one thing clear. Women's rights are human rights. Any foreign policy that fails to recognize this effectively dehumanizes half the human race.”

Tags : Dehumanization Human Race Women S Rights
Author : Jack Holland
Source : A Brief History of Misogyny: The World's Oldest Prejudice

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

Tags : Empowering Quotes For Women Equality Female Feminism Sally Kempton Women S Rights
Author : Sally Kempton
Source : Meditation for the Love of It: Enjoying Your Own Deepest Experience

102. “Dancing falls into the same category as poetry for a woman – it equals dreaming, which may inspire thoughts about such banned topics as love and desire.”

Tags : Afghanistan Banned Dancing Desire Feminism Love Patriarchy Poetry Women Women S Rights
Source : The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan

103. “For within the very structure of family life, in families that do or did embrace the male religions, are the almost invisibly accepted social customs and life patterns that reflect the one-time strict adherence to the biblical scriptures. Attitudes towards double-standard premarital virginity, double-standard marital fidelity, the sexual autonomy of women, illegitimacy, abortion, contraception, rape, childbirth, the importance of marriage and children to women, the responsibilities and role of women in marriage, women as sex objects, the sexual identification of passivity and aggressiveness, the roles of women and men in work or social situations, women who express their ideas, female leadership, the intellectual activities of women, the economic activities and needs of women and the automatic assumption of the male as breadwinner and protector have all become so deeply ingrained that feelings and values concerning these subjects are often regarded, by both women and men, as natural tendencies or even human instinct.”

Tags : History Pre History Spirituality Women Women S Rights
Author : Merlin Stone
Source : When God Was a Woman

104. “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

105. “The thing about women is that they got liberated too fast. They never learned to be straightforward about life because they had to sneak around for about a thousand years tricking men into doing things they wanted. So they manipulate you instead of telling you what they want, so you never know where the hell you are. And then they get mad at you and bitch.”

Tags : Complain Complaints Liberation Sneaky Tricks Women Women S Lib Women S Liberation Women S Rights
Source : Manhunting

106. “She was a spiky teenager rebelling against the soul-suck mirror reflected back at her in her mother’s blank stare, her question mark of a spine. Determined to beat the odds, she completed high school with distinction. But there was a caveat. Beydan was allowed to roam and educate herself – up to a point. On her eighteenth birthday her Father sat her down and held out his Rolexed wrist. Studded with crystals and flecks of diamond, the watch dazzled in the light. All Beydan could hear, however, was tick-tock-tick-tick-tick-tick - time to neatly fold all her hard work, to parcel up her progress, send it to the attic in her subconscious and let dust gather on her dreams. There was a lump in her throat and a stopwatch in her womb.”

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Author : Diriye Osman

107. “The victim is always morally superior to the master; that is the victim's ambivalent triumph. That is why there have been so few notoriously wicked women in comparison to the number of notoriously wicked men; our victim status ensures that we rarely have the opportunity.”

Tags : Evil Feminism Morality Superiority Virtue Wickedness Women S Rights
Author : Angela Carter

108. “Allow? Shouldn't women decide what they'll allow for their own bodies, not a government acting out an antiquated, unnecessary law?”

Tags : Fighting Wars Government Regulation Women S Rights
Source : Shattered Veil

109. “She who leads with her heart is never forgotten.”

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110. “So now you are a woman. Do you have the least idea of what that means?It means that I am now fit to be wedded and bedded (...) and to bear children for the king.”

Tags : Feminism Patriarchy Queens Women Women S Rights
Source : A Clash of Kings

111. “This is when the pill became widely known as The Pill, perhaps the only product in American history so powerful that it needed no name. Women went to their doctors and said they wanted it. They wanted The Pill. Some of them might still have been uncomfortable talking about birth control. Others might have been unsure of its brand name. But The Pill was The Pill because it was the only one that mattered, the one everyone was talking about, the one they needed.”

Tags : Feminism Pill Science Women S Rights
Author : Jonathan Eig
Source : The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution

112. “He has usurped the prerogative of Jehovah himself, claiming it as his right to assign for her a sphere of action, when that belongs to her conscience and to her God. He has endeavored in every way that he could to destroy her confidence in her own powers, to lessen her self-respect, and to make her willing to lead a dependent and abject life.”

Tags : Feminism Limitations Women S Rights
Source : Declaration of Sentiments

113. “With her courage and determination, Malala has shown what terrorists fear most: a girl with a book.”

Tags : Al Quaeda Courage Education Women S Rights
Author : Ban Ki-Moon

114. “The meanest girl who dances and dresses becomes something higher when her children look up into her face and ask her questions. It is the only education we have and which they cannot take from us”

Tags : Women S Rights
Source : The Story of an African Farm

115. “[D]emanding wages for housework (…) forced recognition of the fact that the domestic work which women do has economic value. But many feminists feel that this demand leaves untouched the sexual division of labour - indeed, measures like paid maternity leave (…) can be seen as a form of’wages for motherhood’ but(…) it fixes women more rigidly into work defined as ‘women’s work’.”

Tags : Gender Equality Labour Labour Rights Women S Rights
Source : Seeing Like a Feminist

116. “When female stories are muted, we are teaching our kids that their dignity is second class and the historical accounts of their lives [are] less relevant. This lowered value carries over when women face sexual objectification and systemic brutalization from inside and outside the community.”

Tags : Black History Month Feminism Oppression Self Worth Sexual Objectification Subjugation Women S Rights Womens Rights Womens Studies
Author : Aurin Squire

117. “[The] women's movement has been a blessing in many ways. [But] even as we have gained more physical and social opportunities, we are more spiritually and emotionally enslaved than ever in other arenas. Why? Because Satan has cleverly switched one form of oppression -- the undervaluing of women by men -- for another and perhaps more devastating form-- the undervaluing of women by themselves.”

Tags : Men Women Women S Rights
Author : Wendy C. Top
Source : Getting Past the Labels: How the Truth Makes Women Free

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

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

119. “Any place where women are not respected or provided enough opportunities to grow and develop, cannot be a progressive place.”

Tags : Equal Opportunity Organisational Culture Progress Women Women S Rights
Author : Tapan Singhel

120. “When my brother,…, was a young boy learning the Chinese classics, I was in the habit of listening with him and I became unusually proficient at understanding those passages that he found too difficult to grasp and memorize. Father a most learned man, was always regretting the fact: ’Just my luck!’ he would say. ’What a pity she was not born a man!’ But then I gradually realized that people were saying ’It’s bad enough when a man flaunts his Chinese learning; she will come to no good,’ and since I have avoided writing the simplest character.”

Tags : Education Feminism Murasaki Murasaki Shikibu Women S History Women S Rights Women Writers

121. “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

122. “The strongest drug for a human being is another human being!”

Tags : Leadership Nucleus Women S Rights
Source : Nucleus: Power Women: Lead from the Core

123. “The battle with Men Who Explain Things has trampled down many women — of my generation, of the up-and-coming generation we need so badly, here and in Pakistan and Bolivia and Java, not to speak of the countless women who came before me and were not allowed into the laboratory, or the library, or the conversation, or the revolution, or even the category called human.”

Tags : Arrogance Mansplain Mansplaining Men Patriarchy Women Women S Liberations Women S Rights

124. “Every single man who is too stupid enough to realize how beautiful is God's creation through WOMEN and continuously lay his hand on them, he is not man enough to be classified with the rest of us.”

Tags : Abuse Relationships Self Esteem Women S Rights

125. “We teach our girls how not to get raped with a sense of doom, a sense that we are fighting a losing battle. When I was writing this novel, friend after friend came to me telling me of something that had happened to them. A hand up their skirt, a boy who wouldn’t take no for an answer, a night where they were too drunk to give consent but they think it was taken from them anyway. We shared these stories with one another and it was as if we were discussing some essential part of being a woman, like period cramps or contraceptives. Every woman or girl who told me these stories had one thing in common: shame. ‘I was drunk . . . I brought him back to my house . . . I fell asleep at that party . . . I froze and I didn’t tell him to stop . . .’ My fault. My fault. My fault. When I asked these women if they had reported what had happened to the police, only one out of twenty women said yes. The others looked at me and said, ‘No. How could I have proved it? Who would have believed me?’ And I didn’t have any answer for that.”

Tags : Feminism Rape Culture Women S Rights
Source : Asking For It

126. “We live in a country where our young ladies who have recently attained the age of puberty cannot afford sanitary pads, but our men and women in public offices have ipads which they do not even know how to use.”

Tags : Africa African Leaders African Leadership Girl Power Harmon Okinyo Ipad Ipad Vs Everything Leaders Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba Patrick Lumumba Patrick Lumumba Kenya Women S Rights

127. “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 : Assaults Behavior Culture Feminism Gender Roles Harassment Personal Autonomy Personal Experience Personal Space Predatory Behavior Problems In The World Problems Of Today Problems With Society Rape Saying No Sexism Sexual Assault Verbal Abuse Victims Women And Men Women S Experiences Women S Issues Women S Rights
Author : Jon Krakauer
Source : Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town

128. “No woman deserves to be disrespected; to be beaten up, to be called bitches or sluts. Assaulted or insulted. Even if she's a hooker.”

Tags : Disrespect Woman Women S Rights
Author : Imam Shah

129. “O how many noble deeds of women are lost in obscurity!”

Tags : Noble Obscurity Women Women S Rights
Author : Seneca
Source : On the Shortness of Life

130. “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

131. “Women don't like to be told what to do. They like to be the ones telling us what to do. You want her to do something, you're gonna have to go about it a different way.”

Tags : Inspirational Life Lessons Wisdom Women S Rights
Source : #Hater

132. “The revolutionary woman knows the world she seeks to overthrow is precisely one in which love between equal human beings is well nigh impossible. We are still part of the ironical working-out of this, our own cruel contradiction. One of the most compelling facts which can unite women and make us act is the overwhelming indignity or bitter hurt of being regarded as simply ‘the other’, ‘an object’, ‘commodity’, ‘thing’. We act directly from a consciousness of the impossibility of loving or being loved without distortion. But we must still demand now the preconditions of what is impossible at the moment. It is a most disturbing dialectic, our praxis of pain.”

Tags : Consciousness Human Rights Humanity Love Marxism Philosophy Revolution Socialism Woman Women Women S Liberation Women S Rights

133. “For me, the times that I dressed provocatively had been empowering. It felt good. It's those times that I felt comfortable in my own skin. Like really, really comfortable. And let's face it, body self-esteem issues are a hurdle many women struggle to overcome.So when a person tears a woman down for how's she's dressed, they are tearing her down at a moment she feels at the top of her game. That's where the real shame is—not in how a woman is dressed, but in the desire to minimise her self-worth and empowerment. That's not kind, or well meaning. It's rude and cruel.”

Tags : Dress Code Feminism Gender Roles Patriarchy Self Esteem Self Worth Sexuality Society Women S Rights

134. “A woman should have not only equal rights but much more rights than men because she is our sacred and beloved mother.”

Tags : Debasish Debasish Mridha Equal Rights More Rights Than Men Mridha Philosophy Women S Rights

135. “I declare to goodness, I don't know but sometimes I believe in women's rights. If women were voting and making laws, I believe they'd have better sense. (Mrs. McKee to Laura, regarding homesteading laws)”

Tags : Homesteading Voting Women S Rights
Source : These Happy Golden Years

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

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

137. “Woman must be financially independent to be free in love”

Tags : Love Love At First Sight Love Quote Love Quotes Love Quotes And Sayings Love Quotes For Everybody Woman Woman Quotes Woman S Strength Womanhood Women Women Liberation Women Quotes Women S Inspirational Women S Rights Women S Strength
Source : The Great Pearl of Wisdom

138. “It takes more than balls to be a woman. It takes ovaries.”

Tags : Bravery Feminist Quotes Humor Sexes Women S Rights

139. “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 Misogyny Painfully Realism Reason Self Determination Woman Women Women S Day Women S Rights
Author : Núria Añó

140. “Gender Quotes are social disease.”

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

141. “I am not your dog that you whistle for; I’m not a stray animal you call over, and I am not, I never have been, nor will I ever be, your “baby”!”

Tags : Australia Australians Baby Catcalling Dog Harassment Memoir Sexual Harassment Social Change Social Problems Streets Whistles Women Women S Rights
Author : Joy Jennings
Source : I'm Not Your "Baby": An Australian woman's tortured life of sexual harassment and assault

142. “Women need to assert their rights in the bedroom too - many women have done so in the workplace; many women have done so in house chores and parenting, but women's rights are sorely lacking in the bedroom.”

Tags : Romance Romance Novels Sex Women S Rights
Author : J.F. Kelly
Source : A Woman's Pleasure

143. “Julia supposed that there was also a difference in perspective: 'The practical level was another level down [in 1960s social movements] and not so interesting. I don't know much about organizing, but I feel as though, if the reality of the situation doesn't change people's heads, then nothing's going to change their heads. Marches and those things are not the work of it. The work of it is whatever the work is.”

Tags : Abortion Activism Feminism Social Justice Women S Rights
Author : Laura Kaplan

144. “I live in a man’s world, but every man is born of us. Every man draws life from our womb. Some of them may regard us as less than starving cattle, but they would be no more than semen on the ground if we were so insignificant.”

Tags : Women Women S Rights Women S Strength
Author : Kenn Bivins
Source : the Wedding & Disaster of Felona Mabel

145. “With heightened focus on the construction of woman as a "victim" of gender equality deserving reparations (whether through changes in discriminatory laws or affirmative action policies) the idea that owmen need to first confront their internalized sexism as part of becoming feminist lost currency. Females of all ages acted as though concern for or rage at male domination or gneder equality was all that was needed to make one a "feminist." Without confronting internalized sexism women who picked up the feminist banner often betrayed the cause in their interactions with other women.”

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Author : bell hooks

146. “Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights. Let us not forget that among those rights are the right to speak freely — and the right to be heard.”

Tags : Politics Women S Rights

147. “American liberals today are hesitant to speak out against the denial of rights that is perpetrated in the name of Islam.”

Tags : Islam Liberals Women S Rights

148. “They were from different generations, culture, nations. But even these things did not divide them so much as their separate conceptions of what it meant to be a woman.”

Tags : Feminism Women S Fiction Women S Rights Women Writers

149. “American women rock on both fields: bed and on the green grass.”

Tags : American Bed Green Grass Inspirational Rock Women S Rights

150. “I believe beauty is action. If my action can bring smiles in the innocent faces of people then my act is beautiful.”

Tags : Action Beauty Feminism Inspirational Quotes Life Love Smile Women Women S Rights
Author : Runa Maharjan

151. “I would waste thirty minutes a day, standing in front of a mirror that I never had any inclination to really pay proper attention to. And even after I made myself up for nothing, I was still derided and abused for it. It was rather like putting a dress on a bear and pretending it was beautiful.”

Tags : Beauty Women Women S Rights
Source : Recollection of Shared Days: Stories of Celebration

152. “If you can't tell from my rap lyrics already, yes I am a feminist. And when I'm saying "hoe" or "bitch" I am actually referring to men. ...That sounded bad, in someway. But at the end of the day, I'm sick of rappers using "bitches" and "hoes" as terms towards women. Feminists are NOT a hate group. Feminists are not all female. Nor has it got an anti-male agenda. It's about equality! I've had a weird, special bond with women since I was a kid. And it's just a shame really that I'm gay.”

Tags : Artist British Feminism Gender Feminism Identity Lgbt Rights Lgbtq Activism Lgbtq Community Lgbtq Support Liberation Musician Activist Musician Quote Musicians Musicians Opinions Poem Quotes Rap Rapper Scott Mcgoldrick Scottish Sexism Singer Songwriter The Whisky P Women S Rights Writer

153. “Why do we go to all this trouble' Parker asked. 'Men don't notice anyway.''Because what we wear affects how we feel, how we act, how we move. And that they do notice. Especially the move. Get dressed, smoke the eyes. You'll know you look good so you'll feel good. You'll have a better time.”

Tags : Fashion Women Women S Rights
Author : Nora Roberts
Source : Happy Ever After

154. “I declare to goodness, I don't know but sometimes I believe in women's rights. If women were voting and making laws, I believe they'd have better sense. (Mrs. McKee to Laura regarding the homestead laws)”

Tags : Homesteading Voting Women S Rights

155. “I believe unconditionally in the right of people with uteruses to decide what grows inside of their body and feeds on their blood and endangers their life and reroutes their future. There are no "good" abortions and "bad" abortions, there are only pregnant people who want them and pregnant people who don't, pregnant people who have access and support and pregnant people who face institutional roadblocks and lies.”

Tags : Abortion Feminism Women S Rights
Author : Lindy West

156. “In not a single one of these little campaigns was I victorious. In other words, in each case, I personally failed, but I have lived to see the thesis upon which I was operating vindicated. And what I very often say is that I’ve lived to see my lost causes found.”

Tags : Campaigns Civil Rights Defeat Justice Lost Cause Lost Causes Victory Vindication Women S Rights Women S Strength
Author : Pauli Murray

157. “When people ask me why I still have hope and energy after all these years, I always say: Because I travel.”

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

158. “Legs was always proud even before FOXFIRE, that’s the primary fact about Legs Sadovsky: pride.”

Tags : Feminism Feminist Women Women S Rights
Source : Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang

159. “... because the Legs wasn't fearful of heights or swimming in rough water or Death itself she wasn't afraid to risk making a fool of herself. Maybe you think that's something of no consequence but it isn't - for making a fool of yourself, offering yourself to others to laugh at, to jeer, that takes guts.”

Tags : Contemporary Feminism Feminist Women Women S Rights
Source : Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang

160. “Revolting. If women were so careless to become pregnant at such a time, let women sort it out.”

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Author : Ruta Sepetys
Source : Salt to the Sea

161. “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

162. “It takes one a long time to become young. - Picasso”

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163. “- You see a man and you just play with him, because you know you can.- I play with women too. I believe in equal rights, she said, looking in the mirror.”

Tags : Love Story Women And Men Women S Rights Women S Strength
Author : Eva Scoutt
Source : The Intern

164. “I cannot see that keeping the status quo intact would help in any way to solve the problems of inequality or suffering in this world. I would go for taking action towards change instead of accepting the inevitable.”

Tags : Actions Feminism Identity Gender Inequality Scams Social Change Women S Rights
Author : Elina Juusola
Source : Love on the Line: How to Recover from Romance Scams Gracefully and Without Victimisation

165. “Before the suffragettes came along, women were treated like dogs... They were dolls, with no thoughts, or opinions, or voices of their own. Then the suffragettes marched in, full of loud, in-your-face ideas. They got arrested and thrown in jail, but nothing shut them up. They fought and fought until they earned the rights they should've had all along.”

Tags : Women S Rights Women S Suffrage
Source : Speak

166. “Women who accuse men, particularly powerful men, of harassment are often confronted with the reality of the men’s sense that they are more important than women, as a group.”

Tags : Clarence Thomas Sexual Harassment Supreme Court Women S Issues Women S Rights
Author : Anita Hill
Source : Speaking Truth to Power

167. “This book appears at a time when public discussion of the common atrocities of sexual and domestic life has been made possible by the women’s movement, and when public discussion of the common atrocities of political life has been made possible by the movement for human rights. I expect the book to be controversial—first, because it is written from a feminist perspective; second, because it challenges established diagnostic concepts; but third and perhaps most importantly, because it speaks about horrible things, things that no one really wants to hear about.”

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Source : Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence - From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

168. “So here I stand, one girl among many. I speak not for myself, but so those without a voice can be heard. Those who have fought for their rights. Their right to live in peace. Their right to be treated with dignity. Their right to equality of opportunity. Their right to be educated.”

Tags : Women S Rights

169. “As the prevailing voices in the public spotlight are predominantly men, stepping into the spotlight with the truth of who you are as a woman is political change.”

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Author : Tabby Biddle
Source : Find Your Voice: A Woman's Call to Action

170. “It did not occur to Adya that like being competitive during exam times, while being competitive in matters of life also the boys would actually tend to ditch their female counterparts in little little matters and get things their way.”

Tags : Competition Mankind Women S Rights
Source : One Word

171. “My father did not have to trade dying alone for the joys of the road. My mother did not have to give up a journey of her own to have a home. Neither do I. Neither do you.”

Tags : Adventure Feminism Inspirational Learning Women S Rights
Source : My Life on the Road

172. “Jo, vi vil gaa. Vi vil gaa alligevel. Vi maa gaa. De Kvinder, som altid sidder i sine Kareter, keder sig tildøde. De Tider er forbi, da Kvinden var for Manden kun en Luksusgjenstand, halvt et kostbart Legetøi, halvt en Gudinde, der skulde tilbedes. De har selv stødt os ned paa Handlingens Skueplads, hvor vi maa arbeide, erhverve, stride og tumle os, med ett Ord: vi maa gaa.”

Tags : Feminism Women S Rights

173. “I have tried to fight the impulse, the attraction, but my defenses crumble every time I see him. Since my divorce from Hank I'm practically love-starved.”

Tags : Divorce Love Memoir Romance Women S Rights
Source : The Step: One Woman's Journey to Finding Her Own Happiness and Success During the Apollo Space Program

174. “I notice perfume smells on his shirts and even later hours. I suspect he's having an affair but really don't care.”

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Source : The Step: One Woman's Journey to Finding Her Own Happiness and Success During the Apollo Space Program

175. “If women die in childbed, that does no harm. It is what they were made for.”

Tags : Christian Values Lutheranism Reproductive Rights Women S Rights
Author : Martin Luther

176. “They do not fear the men beneath the tree;They pace in sleek chivalric certainty.”

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Author : Adrienne Rich

177. “...when 'empowering women' becomes 'overpowering women' not only is it the polar opposite of feminism; it is the opposite of ‘right.’ Empowering women begins by respecting their individual choices.”

Tags : Feminism Insparational Women S Rights
Author : Sharon Nir

178. “The uneasy expression returned and his mouth twisted scornfully. She waited, certain he was going to say something. Lou'd heard it too many times before: a woman doing a man's work. She'd already decided how she was going to cut him down if he did. Instead, he said nothing.”

Tags : Men Misogyny Women S Rights
Author : Danika Stone
Source : Edge of Wild

179. “You 'ain't found out yet we're women-folks, Nanny Penn," said she. "You 'ain't seen enough of men-folks yet to. One of these days you'll find it out, an' then you'll know that we know only what men-folks think we do, so far as any use of it goes, an' how we'd ought to reckon men-folks in with Providence an' not complain of what they do any more than we do of the weather.”

Tags : Gender Roles Women Women S Rights
Source : The Complete Works of Mary Wilkins Freeman

180. “I wonder how can I ever work for an organization that pollutes the world and refuses to clean up and sometimes even own up. And, I wonder how on earth can I work for an organization where one of my fellow classmates wouldn’t get the same paycheck and the same perks and the same benefits as I would simply because she is a girl.”

Tags : Earth Inspirational Justice Life Mankind Organization Planet Pollution Progress Sharad Sagar Sharad Vivek Sagar Society Women S Rights

181. “The times today are too dangerous for the young and the smart to be not bothered. Know the truth. Remember, “We can deny the truth. But, we can’t avoid it.” We have been there; we have all been there. Ask a female friend who is fighting for a better pay scale, ask the father of an immigrant who is nervous about the future of his daughter, ask a gay friend who is fighting for the right to marry, ask an African-American friend who wants her younger brother to be unafraid and proud, ask a homeless worker in Bangladesh whose house just got swept by rising sea levels, ask a young child in Beijing who breathes an air polluted by fossil fuels, ask a child labor in India who works ten hours and twelve hours to get two square meals a day. And, when you ask, you will know. You will know why we need to take it personally.”

Tags : Children China Education Environment Gay Rights India Inspirational Journey Life Motivation Personally Sharad Sagar Sharad Vivek Sagar Women S Rights

182. “Also the fact that he's a guy. A girl screws around like Lotto and she's like diseased. Untouchable. But a guy can stick it to a million places and everyone just thinks he's doing what boys do.”

Tags : Feminism Gender Roles Women Women S Rights
Author : Lauren Groff
Source : Fates and Furies

183. “a feminist is just someone who recognizes power structures that keep people from having the fullest life they can.”

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Author : Lauren Groff

184. “I find it strange that practicing law in a comfortable well-heated office is considered too demanding an occupation for women, yet laboring from dawn's first light in crowded, drafty, ill-lit sweatshops is not.”

Tags : Feminism Gender Equality Sexism Women Women S Rights
Source : Murder on Nob Hill

185. “I find it poor logic to say that because women are good, women should vote. Men do not vote because they are good; they vote because they are male, and women should vote, not because we are angels and men are animals, but because we are human beings and citizens of this country.”

Tags : Jo March Little Women Women S Rights

186. “Conservatives, who have presumed that the key to preventing AIDS is abstinence-only education, and liberals, who have focused on distribution of condoms, should both note that the intervention that has tested most cost-effective in Africa is neither... Secular bleeding hearts and religious bleeding hearts will have to forge a common cause.”

Tags : Aids Feminism Philanthropy Politics Science Women S Issues Women S Rights

187. “I want to be a Renaissance Woman. I want to paint, and I want to write, and I want to act, and I just want to do everything.”

Tags : Arts Empowerment Renaissance Women Women S Rights
Author : Emma Watson

188. “Schopenhauer said only men had the total objectivity necessary for genius, and that you only had to look at a woman’s shape to see that she wasn’t intended for much mental or physical work.”

Tags : Arthur Schopenhauer Genius Mysogyny Schopenhauer Sexism Sexist Women Women S Rights
Author : Jacky Fleming
Source : The Trouble With Women

189. “As Darwin said by keeping women at home their achievements were paltry compared to men's which proved women were biologically inferior. And he should know because he was a Genius. You probably learned about him at school.”

Tags : Charles Darwin Darwin Mysogyny Sexism Sexist Women Women S Rights
Author : Jacky Fleming
Source : The Trouble With Women

190. “Women matter. Women are half of us. When you raise every woman to believe that we are insignificant, that we are broken, that we are sick, that the only cure is starvation and restraint and smallness; when you pit women against one another, keep us shackled by shame and hunger, obsessing over our flaws rather than our power and potential; when you leverage all of that to sap our money and our time – that moves the rudder of the world. It steers humanity toward conservatism and walls and the narrow interests of men, and it keeps us adrift in waters where women’s safety and humanity are secondary to men’s pleasure and convenience.”

Tags : Feminism Women Women S Rights
Author : Lindy West

191. “Skupljanje hrane nesumnjivo je bilo na prvom mjestu ženskih dužnosti budući da je taj zadatak održavao pleme na životu. Ni u jednom se trenutku pretpovijesne žene s djecom ili bez nje nisu oslanjale na svoje partnere, lovce, za nabavku hrane.”

Tags : Humor Inspirational Life Man Women S Rights Women S Strength
Source : Who Cooked the Last Supper?: The Women's History of the World

192. “Flythe kitesof your soul,letyour spiritsoar.”

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193. “Unfortunately, what anti-human trafficking NGOs [non-governmental organizations] really do is instead quite damaging: they normalize existent labor opportunities for women, no matter how low the pay, dangerous the conditions, or abusive an environment they foster. And they shame women who reject such jobs.”

Tags : Feminism Globalization Human Trafficking Ngos Women S Rights
Source : Threadbare: Clothes, Sex, and Trafficking

194. “I had no money to start,For Jack decreed in his pride:The Caveman's wife didn't work - It was his job to provide.A brief reminder right here:Let men believe they are shrewd,But even women of oldEmbroidered mittens for food.”

Tags : Feminism Male Dominance Shrewdness Strong Women Women S Rights Women Working
Source : Sewing Figs

195. “Catastrophic to some genetically proven intelligent mindsets, I have a repeated leftover phrase…“I feel for you!”

Tags : Women S Rights
Source : Woman Within: A composition depicting unexplored vision!

196. “The woman who is liberated must never cross the line in which we ask men to examine their actions; we are a country built on the ideas, ingenuity, canniness, and downright brutality of man—to question their motives is to question our existence.”

Tags : Liberation Sexuality Women Women S Rights
Author : Kristen Kehoe
Source : Dropping In

197. “I once asked her if she was happy. “That depends on what I am able to get done today,” she said, laughing. She told me that the completion of her daily tasks was the only thing she felt she had control over. They were a form of meditation, of salve. Kept busy, she had no time to ruminate and no time for opinions, certainly not feminist ones. I pressed her: “I mean, are you happy with your life, Rajima?” “I don’t know,” she said uncomfortably, as if she’d never really considered such a question. “When there is little you can do, you do what you can.” Happiness for my grandmother seemed to be a verb rather than a noun. She had so little control over her own life. Yet she took control, out of thin air for herself, when she could.”

Tags : Arranged Marriage Feminism Traditional Female Roles Women S Rights
Author : Padma Lakshmi
Source : Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir

198. “Son égale ! Mais comment ? Ne suis-je pas sa femme ? Quel autre que lui pourrait me diriger ? N'est-il pas mon maître par la loi ?”

Tags : Sexism Submission Women And Men Women S Rights
Author : Pearl Buck

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

Tags : Activism Equal Pay Equality Salaries Women Women S Rights

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

Tags : Democracy Equality Feminism Suffrage Vote Women S Rights
Author : H.G. Wells
Source : The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman