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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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A great wind swept over the ghetto, carrying away shame, invisibility and four centuries of humiliation. But when the wind dropped people saw it had been only a little breeze, friendly, almost gentle.
~ Jean Genet - [Protest]

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Even a purely moral act that has no hope of any immediate and visible political effect can gradually and indirectly, over time, gain in political significance.
~ Vaclav Havel - [Protest]

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I pondered all these things, and how men fight and lose the battle, and the thing that they fought for comes about in spite of their defeat, and when it comes turns out not to be what they meant, and other men have to fight for what they meant under another name.
~ William Morris - [Protest]

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I quietly declare war with the State, after my fashion, though I will still make use and get advantage of her as I can, as is usual in such cases.
~ Henry David Thoreau - [Protest]

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If a woman hasn't got a tiny streak of a harlot in her, she's a dry stick as a rule.
~ D. H. Lawrence - [Prostitution]

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If courtesans and strumpets were to be prosecuted with as much rigor as some silly people would have it, what locks or bars would be sufficient to preserve the honor of our wives and daughters?
~ Bernard Mandeville - [Prostitution]

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If you attack the establishment long enough and hard enough, they will make you a member of it.
~ Art Buchwald - [Protest]

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One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.
~ Martin Luther King Jr. - [Protest]

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Prostitution is not just a service industry, mopping up the overflow of male demand, which always exceeds female supply. Prostitution testifies to the amoral power struggle of sex, which religion has never been able to stop. Prostitutes, pornographers, and their patrons are marauders in the forest of archaic night.
~ Camille Paglia - [Prostitution]

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Prostitution, when unmotivated by economic need, might well be defined as a species of psychological addiction, built on self-hatred through repetitions of the act of sale by which a whore is defined.
~ Kate Millet - [Prostitution]

 

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