03/20/2022 “feminisms”   Leave a comment

A few months ago, I posted a page of interesting quotes by women. I promised at that time I’d find others and post them, today is the day. I really don’t feel the need to get into a rant about how difficult it is to find quotes by women even though they’re making quotable statements every day. It just seems the authors of books of quotations have a somewhat limited supply of female contributors. For today I think a few thoughts on feminism might make for an interesting read. Here we go . . .

  • “Time is at hand when the voices of the feminine mystique can no longer drown out the inner voice that is driving women on to become complete.” Betty Friedan
  • “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal . . . The history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations on the part of man towards woman, having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over her.” Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • “Woman’s liberation is the liberation of the feminine in the man and the masculine in the woman.” Carita Kent
  • “It was the usual masculine disillusionment in discovering that a woman has a brain.” Margaret Mitchell
  • “The true republic: men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.” Susan B Anthony
  • “We’re half the people; we should be half the Congress.” Jeanette Rankin
  • “Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us.” Andrea Dworkin
  • “I am more than a hole.” Karen Finley
  • “As a woman, I have no country. As a woman, I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.” Virginia Woolf
  • “One is not born, but rather becomes a woman.” Simone de Beauvoir

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