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Mary Wollstonecraft
“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.”
Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Bell Hooks
“The power of patriarchy has been to make maleness feared and to make men feel that it is better to be feared that to be loved. Whether they can confess this or not, men know that just is not true.”
Bell Hooks

John Steinbeck
“Men all do about the same thing when they wake up.”
John Steinbeck, Cannery Row

Jodi Picoult
“Men. You can't live with them...and you can't legally shoot them. I tossed out my husband eight years ago and got a llama instead. Best decision I ever made.”
Jodi Picoult, Lone Wolf
tags: llama, men

Tom Robbins
“I mean that gods do not limit men. Men limit men.”
Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“I don't think he was ever happy unless someone was in love with him, responding to him like filings to a magnet, helping him to explain himself, promising him something. What it was I do not know. Perhaps they promised that there would always be women in the world who would spend their brightest, freshest, rarest hours to nurse and protect that superiority he cherished in his heart.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Short Stories

David Markson
“You can learn more by going to the opera than you ever can by reading Emerson. Like that there are two sexes.”
David Markson

Louisa May Alcott
“I do like men who come out frankly and own that they are not gods.”
Louisa May Alcott, Jo's Boys

Toba Beta
“Angels had fallen, men have sinned.
It does not mean that God has failed.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Christine Feehan
“Men always seemed to growl and sniff around each other, bristling over nothing, and just as suddenly become buddies at the least likely moments.”
Christine Feehan, Oceans of Fire

Charlotte Brontë
“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?”
Charlotte Brontë, Shirley

John Paul Warren
“You can stop a raging forest fire, a herd of stampeding buffalo or even a runaway freight train, but you can’t stop a good man".”
John Paul Warren

Julia Quinn
“You have a minute and a half left."

"Fine," she snapped. "Then I'll reduce this conversation to one single fact. Today I had six callers. Six! Can you recall the last time I had six callers?"
Anthony just stared at her blankly.

"I can't," Daphne continued, in fine form now. "Because it has never happened. Six men marched up our steps, knocked on our door, and gave Humboldt their cards. Six men brought me flowers, engaged me in conversation, and one even recited poetry."

Simon winced.

"And do you know why?" she demanded, her voice rising dangerously. "Do you?"
Anthony, in his somewhat belatedly arrived wisdom, held his tongue.
"It is all because he"—she jabbed her forefinger toward Simon—"was kind enough to feign interest in me last night at Lady Danbury's ball.”
Julia Quinn, The Duke and I

Elizabeth Gaskell
“In the first place, Cranford is in possession of the Amazons; all the holders of houses above a certain rent are women. If a married couple come to settle in the town, somehow the gentleman disappears; he is either fairly frightened to death by being the only man in the Cranford parties, or he is accounted for by being with his regiment, his hip, or closely engaged in business all the week in the great neighbouring commercial town of Drumble, distant only twenty miles on a railroad. In short, whatever does become of the gentlemen, they are not at Cranford.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, Cranford

Renate Linnenkoper
“First impressions are rarely worth preserving. Men typically fall short of our expectations.”
Renate Linnenkoper, Exogenesis

Albert Camus
“The only deep emotion I occasionally felt in these affairs was gratitude, when all was going well and I was left, not only peace, but freedom to come and go--never kinder and gayer with one woman than when I had just left another's bed, as if I extended to all others the debt I had just contracted toward one of them.”
Albert Camus, The Fall
tags: men, sex, women

Jarod Kintz
“Thank goodness women aren’t as superficial as men. Where would a guy like me be if all women cared about were looks? The plastic surgeon’s office, that’s where.”
Jarod Kintz, Gosh, I probably shouldn't publish this.

Rachel Hartman
“Claude rubs the back of his neck and wrinkles his nose, about to tell me he was never sad. I believe this is called bravado and is not limited to lawyers, or even men, although that combination makes it almost unavoidable.”
Rachel Hartman, Seraphina

Celia Rivenbark
“I'm fairly certain that, at this very minute, the [Mars Polar Lander] is floating somewhere around the Neptune feeling tired and cranky and looking for a Holiday Inn.

Of course, you'd have to have a heart of titanium not to feel a twinge of sadness while watching those dejected NASA scientiest waiting by the phone like the class wallflower on prom week.

On the other hand, it was kind of fun to watch a bunch of men waiting by the phone and seeing how they feel when someone promises they'll call and then YOU NEVER HEAR FROM HIM AGAIN.”
Celia Rivenbark, Bless Your Heart, Tramp: And Other Southern Endearments

Jarod Kintz
“All men are created Equal. Some just have more Splenda.”
Jarod Kintz, The Days of Yay are Here! Wake Me Up When They're Over.

Foz Meadows
“Never having experienced inequality, therefore, the majority of straight white men will be absolutely oblivious to their own advantages – not because they must necessarily be insensitive, sexist, racist, homophobic or unaware of the principles of equality; but because they have been told, over and over again, that there is no inequality left for them – or anyone else – to experience – and everything they have experienced up to that point will only have proved them right.

Let the impact of that sink in for a moment.

By teaching children and teenagers that equality already exists, we are actively blinding the group that most benefits from inequality – straight white men – to the prospect that it doesn’t. Privilege to them feels indistinguishable from equality, because they’ve been raised to believe that this is how the world behaves for everyone. And because the majority of our popular culture is straight-white-male-dominated, stories that should be windows into empathy for other, less privileged experiences have instead become mirrors, reflecting back at them the one thing they already know: that their lives both are important and free from discrimination.

And this hurts men. It hurts them by making them unconsciously perpetrate biases they’ve been actively taught to despise. It hurts them by making them complicit in the distress of others. It hurts them by shoehorning them into a restrictive definition masculinity from which any and all deviation is harshly punished. It hurts them by saying they will always be inferior parents and caregivers, that they must always be active and aggressive even when they long for passivity and quietude, that they must enjoy certain things like sports and beer and cars or else be deemed morally suspect. It hurts them through a process of indoctrination so subtle and pervasive that they never even knew it was happening , and when you’ve been raised to hate inequality, discovering that you’ve actually been its primary beneficiary is horrifying – like learning that the family fortune comes from blood money.

Blog post 4/12/2012: Why Teaching Equality Hurts Men”
Foz Meadows

Nancy E. Turner
“Well, there is rough old Albert, as ornery as any big brother a girl could have, putting his arm around Savannah and cooing to her like a repenting hound dog, and promising her she is not common nor shameful. I watched all this and thought you just never know sometimes what's in a man's heart. When you think he is all tough nails and boards he can be different on the inside. It makes me wonder about other men I know, too.”
Nancy E. Turner, These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
“As far as I'm concerned, men like you were put on this world to entertain women like me.”
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Fancy Pants

Danielle Torella
“I shake my head. "Not my kind of scene. I'd rather be home with my book boyfriend."

"I'll never get what you book sluts get out of a fictional man…" He shakes his head.

"Boys in books are better.”
Danielle Torella, Private Message

“[Amy] pulled a face. 'Honestly, when you grow up you'll learn you may as well try herding cats as keeping men in one place,' she told me solemnly, which I vowed to remember.”
James Goss, Doctor Who: Dead of Winter

Arthur Golden
“When a man takes a mistress, he doesn't turn around and divorce his wife.”
Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

Antonia Fraser
“[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.”
Antonia Fraser, The Wives of Henry VIII

Bryan M. Litfin
“So you see, the most vital question then becomes, what type of woman will conquer our hero? If she be of poor quality, he’ll become a slave. But if she be great, then her greatness will elevate the man to greater heights than he could ever have attained on his own.”
Bryan M. Litfin, The Sword

Bret Easton Ellis
“What you need is a chick from Camden,' Van Patten says, after recovering from McDermott's statement.

Oh great,' I say. 'Some chick who thinks it's okay to fuck her brother.'

Yeah, but they think AIDS is a new band from England,' Price points out.

Where's dinner?' Van Patten asks, absently studying the question scrawled on his napkin. 'Where the fuck are we going?'

It's really funny that girls think guys are concerned with that, with diseases and stuff,' Van Patten says, shaking his head.

I'm not gonna wear a fucking condom,' McDermott announces.

I have read this article I've Xeroxed,' Van Patten says, 'and it says our chances of catching that are like zero zero zero zero point half a decimal percentage or something, and this no matter what kind of scumbag, slutbucket, horndog chick we end up boffing.'

Guys just cannot get it.'

Well, not white guys.”
Bret Easton Ellis
tags: aids, men, sex

Jarod Kintz
“A blanket could be used to divide people. All men who oppose me should get on top of the blanket, and all women who support me would be well advised get naked and get under the blanket. One at a time, please. 
”
Jarod Kintz, A brick and a blanket walk into a bar

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