Female Liberation Quotes

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Saddam Hussein
“Women make up one half of society. Our society will remain backward and in chains unless its women are liberated, enlightened and educated.”
Saddam Hussein, The Revolution and Woman in Iraq

Jessica Valenti
“Now, should we treat women as independent agents, responsible for themselves? Of course. But being responsible has nothing to do with being raped. Women don’t get raped because they were drinking or took drugs. Women do not get raped because they weren’t careful enough. Women get raped because someone raped them.
Jessica Valenti, The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women

Jaclyn Friedman
“A slut is someone, usually a woman, who’s stepped outside of the very narrow lane that good girls are supposed to stay within. Sluts are loud. We’re messy. We don’t behave. In fact, the original definition of “slut” meant “untidy woman.” But since we live in a world that relies on women to be tidy in all ways, to be quiet and obedient and agreeable and available (but never aggressive), those of us who color outside of the lines get called sluts. And that word is meant to keep us in line.”
Jaclyn Friedman

Roman Payne
“The day came when she discovered sex, sensuality, and literature; she said, 'I submit! Let my life be henceforth ruled by poetry. Let me reign as the queen of my dreams until I become nothing less than the heroine of God.”
Roman Payne

Germaine Greer
“Female is real, and it’s sex, and femininity is unreal, and it’s gender.”
Germaine Greer

Roman Payne
“I’d loved women who were old and who were young; those extra kilos and large rumps, and others so thin there was barely even skin to pinch, and every time I held them, I worried I would snap them in two. But for all of these: where they had merited my love was in their delicious smell. Scent is such a powerful tool of attraction, that if a woman has this tool perfectly tuned, she needs no other. I will forgive her a large nose, a cleft lip, even crossed-eyes; and I’ll bathe in the jouissance of her intoxicating odour.”
Roman Payne

Abhijit Naskar
“I am no feminist. Even though the term "feminism" is founded upon the basic principle of gender equality, it possesses its own fundamental gender bias, which makes it inclined towards the wellbeing of women, over the wellbeing of the whole society. And if history has shown anything, it is that such fundamental biases in time corrupt even the most glorious ideas and give birth to prejudice, bigotry and differentiation.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Bengal Tigress: A Treatise on Gender Equality

Susan Griffin
“The ability for a woman to be free is connected with her ability to love another woman.”
Susan Griffin, Pornography and Silence: Culture's Revenge Against Nature

Lina J. Potter
“Yes, Lilian Earton was a large woman. She was fat. There was no other word for it. But at the same time, there was something indefinable about her. Was it an inner light? A sparkle in her eyes? The way she spoke and moved and made things move around her? The man couldn’t have said exactly. He didn’t know the word “charisma,” but that was exactly what she had. She had personality that no layers of fat could hide. She was impressive.”
Lina J. Potter, The Clearing

Laura Chouette
“And all these mistakes she made over the years - they shaped her heart like a wildflower.”
Laura Chouette

Maria Karvouni
“Men are stronger physically and mentally than women, and men have achieved great things for humanity, but men must limit their ego, and show greater respect towards women, and help women so as all together to help humanity progress.”
Maria Karvouni

“বিগত একশ বছরের দৈনন্দিন ইতিহাস দেখুন আপনার সমাজের। যে-মেয়ে বেঁকে বসেছে সে অধঃপতিত হয়েছে। 'খারাপ' মেয়ের শিরোপা মিলেছে তার। মেয়েমানুষ 'খারাপ' হলে সারানোর চেষ্টা করা হয় না এই সমাজে, একেবারে ফেলে দেওয়া হয় তাকে।

আপনি বনসাই সম্বন্ধে লিখেছেন? বড় গাছকে চেপেচুপে কায়দা করে ছোট করা - 'মিনিয়েচারাইজেশন'। আমাদের প্রত্যেকটা মেয়ে এক একটি বনসাই- বিরাট বটবৃক্ষ হয়ে নিজেকে বিকশিত করে পৃথিবীকে সমৃদ্ধ করতে পারত, কিন্তু তার বদলে ছোট্ট একটি ট্রেতে অতি ক্ষুদ্রাকারে পরিণত হয়ে বিশেষ কোনো এক অপদার্থ বাঙালি নবাব বাহাদুরের দৈনন্দিন কামনা-বাসনার পরিতৃপ্তি ঘটাচ্ছে।”
Sankar, মুক্তির স্বাদ

“It’s what my female body was meant for, right? Take male shit, waste, filth, sperm.
And in this brain, in this
Womb, grow something better.
Form a new line,
Reclaim the story as mine.
But as strong as I am,
It will be a long, long time Until I grow this
Into something worthwhile.”
Cassiopeia Friel

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