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“Our struggle today is not to have a female Einstein get appointed as an assistant professor. It is for a woman schlemiel to get as quickly promoted as a male schlemiel.

We are coming down from our pedestal and up from the laundry room. We want an equal share in government and we mean to get it.

The test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your chromosomes.

They used to give us a day--it was called International Women's Day. In 1975 they gave us a year, the Year of the Woman. Then from 1975 to 1985 they gave us a decade, the Decade of the Woman. I said at the time, who knows, if we behave they may let us into the whole thing. Well, we didn't behave and here we are.”


Bella Abzug, Women and Government: New Ways to Political Power
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