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Just because we're sisters under the skin doesn't mean we've got much in common.
~ Angela Carter

 

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Let us rise in the moral power of womanhood; and give utterance to the voice of outraged mercy, and insulted justice, and eternal truth, and mighty love and holy freedom.
~ Maria Weston Chapman

 

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Liberation is an ever shifting horizon, a total ideology that can never fulfill its promises. It has the therapeutic quality of providing emotionally charged rituals of solidarity in hatred -- it is the amphetamine of its believers.
~ Arianna Stassinopoulos

 

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Male supremacy has kept woman down. It has not knocked her out.
~ Clare Boothe Luce

 

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Men now monopolize the upper levelsą depriving women of their rightful share of opportunities for incompetence.
~ Laurence J. Peter

 

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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

 

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Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.
~ Susan B. Anthony

 

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Merely external emancipation has made of the modern woman an artificial being. Now, woman is confronted with the necessity of emancipating herself from emancipation, if she really desires to be free.
~ Emma Goldman

 

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Movements born in hatred very quickly take on the characteristics of the thing they oppose.
~ J. S. Habgood

 

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Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
~ Socrates

 

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One of the reasons for the failure of feminism to dislodge deeply held perceptions of male and female behavior was its insistence that women were victims, and men powerful patriarchs, which made a travesty of ordinary people's experience of the mutual interdependence of men and women.
~ Rosalind Coward

 

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One of the things about equality is not just that you be treated equally to a man, but that you treat yourself equally to the way you treat a man.
~ Marlo Thomas

 

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People call me feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute.
~ Rebecca West

 

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Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.
~ Gloria Steinem

 

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Surely women's liberation is a most unpromising panacea. But the movement is working politically, because our sexuality is so confused, our masculinity so uncertain, and our families so beleaguered that no one knows what they are for or how they are sustained.
~ George Gilder

 

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The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.
~ Adrienne Rich

 

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The emancipation of today displays itself mainly in cigarettes and shorts. There is even a reaction from the ideal of an intellectual and emancipated womanhood, for which the pioneers toiled and suffered, to be seen in painted lips and nails, and the return of trailing skirts and other absurdities of dress which betoken the slave-woman's intelligent companionship.
~ Sylvia Pankhurst

 

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The emancipation of women is practically the greatest egoistic movement of the nineteenth century, and the most intense affirmation of the right of the self that history has yet seen.
~ Ellen Key

 

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The embattled gates to equal rights indeed opened up for modern women, but I sometimes think to myself: ''That is not what I meant by freedom -- it is only social progress. ''
~ Helene Deutsch

 

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The feminist anti-pornography movement, no less than the feminist movement of a century ago, encourages the assumption that male and female sexuality, and possibly morality, are as unlike as yin and yang.
~ Barbara Ehrenreich

 

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