Feminisim Quotes

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Tina Fey
“And, you know, politics aside, the success of Sarah Palin and women like her is good for all women - except, of course —those who will end up, you know, like, paying for their own rape ‘kit ‘n’ stuff, But for everybody else, it’s a win-win. Unless you’re a gay woman who wants to marry your partner of 20 years - whatever. But for most women, the success of conservative women is good for all of us. Unless you believe in evolution. You know - actually, I take it back. The whole thing’s a disaster.”
Tina Fey

مي زيادة
“كل إمرىء يحيا حياتهُ وعليه أن يجد طريقهُ بين متشعب المسالك, وهو مسؤول عن كل عملٍ يأتيه ويتحمل نتاجه, إن فائدة وإن أذى. فالفتاة التي اعتادت الإنقياد لآراء والديها وعجزت عن إتيان عمل فردي تدفعها إليه إرادتها بالإشتراك مع ضميرها, ما هي إلا عبدة قد تصير في المستقبل "والدة" ولكنها لا تصير "أماً" وإن دعاها أبنائها بهذا الإسم. لأن في الأمومة معنى رفيعاً يسمو بالمرأة إلى الإشراف على النفوس والأفكار والعبدة لا تربي إلا عبيداً. ولا خير في رجالٍ ليس لهم من الرجولة غير ما يدعون, إن هم سادوا فعلوا بالقوة الوحشية وهي مظهر من مظاهر العبودية. أولئك سوف يكونون أبداً أسرى الأهواء وعبيد الصغائر الهابطة بهم إلى حيث لا يعلمون, إلى الفناء المعنوي, إلى الموت في الحياة.”
مي زيادة

Doris Lessing
“Sometimes I dislike women, I dislike us all, because of our capacity for not-thinking when it suits us; we choose not to think when we are reaching our for happiness.”
Doris Lessing, The Golden Notebook

Roman Payne
“She was a free bird: queen of the world and laughing.”
Roman Payne, The Wanderess

Francine Prose
“[It] began to seem amazing how often it was assumed that having a vagina automatically meant I was less intelligent, talented, capable, and interesting than the world's least interesting human being who happened to have a penis.”
Francine Prose

“This myth of meritocracy and equal opportunities encourages individualism over collective action, because when people believe this myth, they obviously see no need for protest movements around particular classes or identities, such as the Women's Movement or the Civil Rights workplace, education or in their personal lives, they are more likely to blame themselves, rather than sexism, racism, class oppression or homophobia; concepts which in current society are often seen as out of date. This type of blame even applies to experiences of actual violence or harassment with too many people believing that it is their fault if they are sexually harassed in the workplace or at school, abused by a partner or are a victim of sexual violence. Our society encourages this view, and in turn, that keeps people isolated and alone, rather than providing them the opportunity to get involved in collective struggles against such common experiences.”
Finn Mackay

Sue Monk Kidd
“Lovely, quite girl, no trouble, no trouble at all. You wouldn't even know she was in the house. That is often the yarn twisted around women's wrists.”
Sue Monk Kidd, The Dance of the Dissident Daughter

Norman F. Cantor
“In response to [the Philistine] threat [in the ninth century B.C.], the Hebrews could no longer rely on the leadership of 'judges,' ad hoc military leaders (some of them, peculiarly, women; perhaps reflecting as feminists claim, and earlier matriarchal society).”
Norman F. Cantor, Antiquity: The Civilization of the Ancient World

“Some men will tell you that you deserve the world
While others will be damn ready to give it to you.
And dear little girl;
I hope one day you learn the difference.”
Samiha Totanji

“Laudy laud! is my new phrase for the hero worship that butters the human bread.”
Linda Robinson

“I'm often asked if I'm a feminist. This I suspect has something to do with the fact that I write a column called Fe-mail and most people lack imagination. My answer is always a firm 'now' because I refuse to have my femininity define me or indeed put me on the back foot. Life is already full of challenges, why make my gender another one? It's just too exhausting, and ultimately, I suspect, futile. I am not fighting to prove my worth or my ability as a woman, but rather as a person. And of course I speak not on behalf of, or against, millions of women across the world who must forcibly negotiate cultures, religions, societies, or families that genuinely oppress (sometimes in the most brutal ways) but rather those women-educated and free-who cry foul at the merest hint of male dominance. Chill the F^*k out and just get on with your own life. Because you know what? All those nasty evil men you're huffing and puffing about, they're not giving you a moment's thought. They're too busy aggressively going after what they want with no thought of barriers or blocks or unfair this or that.”
Amy Mowafi, Fe-mail 2

“Yeshua was a feminist. A feminist is a person who is in favor of, and promotes, the equality of women with men, who advocates and practices treating women primarily as human persons (as men are so treated) and willingly contravenes social customs in so acting.”
Leonard Swidler

Fran Hauser
“Techniques for making decision:
- Fill in the gaps (Discuss with domain experts)
- Have a Go-To Team (Team that understands you and are aligned with your core values)
- Pull in the stake holders
- Visualize what your world would look like with that decision
- Take emotions out of the decision (Take time if needed)
- Think in advance about the worst case scenario
- Mitigate the risk of worst case scenario”
Fran Hauser, The Myth of the Nice Girl: Achieving a Career You Love Without Becoming a Person You Hate