Women S History Quotes

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Susan B. Anthony
“I pray every single moment of my life; not on my knees but with my work. My prayer is to lift women to equality with men. Work and worship are one with me.”
Susan B. Anthony

Betty Friedan
“The feminist revolution had to be fought because women quite simply were stopped at a state of evolution far short of their human capacity.”
Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique

Rebecca Traister
“On some level, if not intellectual then animal, there has always been an understanding of the power of women's anger:that as an oppressed majority in the United States, women have long had within them the potential to rise up in fury, to take over a country in which they've never really been offered their fair or representative stake. Perhaps the reason that women's anger is so broadly denigrated--treated as so ugly, so alienating, and so irrational--is because we have known all along that with it came the explosive power to upturn the very systems that have sought to contain it.
What becomes clear, when we look to the past with an eye to the future, is that the discouragement of women's anger--via silencing, erasure, and repression--stems from the correct understanding of those in power that in the fury of women lies the power to change the world.”
Rebecca Traister, Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger

Laura Kamoie
“The promise of liberty is not written in blood or engraved in stone, it's embroidered into the fabric of our nation.”
Laura Kamoie, My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton

Svetlana Alexievich
“I believe that in each of us there is a small piece of history. In one half a page, in another two or three. Together we write the book of time. We each call out our own truth. The nightmare of nuances.”
Svetlana Alexievich, War's Unwomanly Face

Germaine Greer
“The vagina is obliterated from the imagery of femininity in the same way that the signs of independence and vigor in the rest of her body are suppressed.”
Germaine Greer, The Female Eunuch

Sarah B. Pomeroy
“Misogyny was born of fear of women.”
Sarah B. Pomeroy, Goddesses, Whores, Wives and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity

Germaine Greer
“If women understand by emancipation the adoption of the masculine role then we are lost indeed.”
Germaine Greer, The Female Eunuch

Germaine Greer
“Liberty is terrifying but it is also exhilarating.”
Germaine Greer, The Female Eunuch

Germaine Greer
“Psychologists cannot fix the world so they fix women.”
Germaine Greer, The Female Eunuch

Germaine Greer
“The woman who realizes that she is bound by a million Lilliputian threads in an attitude of impotence and hatred masquerading as tranquility and love has no option but to run away, if she is not to be corrupted and extinguished utterly.”
Germaine Greer, The Female Eunuch

“What I wanted was for them to have a grand, sweeping narrative that they deserved, the kind of American history that belongs to the Wright Brothers and the astronauts, to Alexander Hamilton and Martin Luther King Jr. Not told as a separate history, but as part of the story we all know. Not at the margins, but at the very center, the protagonists of the drama. And not just because they are black, or because they are women, but because they are part of the American epic.”
Margot Lee Shetterly, Hidden Figures

Joy Hakim
“Elizabeth Cady read the nation's great Declaration, and it bothered her. All men are created equal, it said. But what about women?”
Joy Hakim, From Colonies to Country 1735-1791

Amy Hill Hearth
“Their story, as the Delany sisters like to say, is not meant as "black" or "women's" history, but American history. It belongs to all of us. (From the Preface of "Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years)”
Amy Hill Hearth

“Right now, many female activists in their forties, fifties, sixties, seventies, and eighties are gazing thoughtfully into the glowing embers of lesbian culture. For us, this is still an active campfire where we gather and warm ourselves; one which, we hope, will not fade away into forgotten ash, but instead retain hot coals to stoke new fires. Such images of heat and spark have always served to symbolize shifts in leadership; think of that other fire-based metaphor, the passing of the torch - presumably, to a next generation. What does it mean if that next generation is disdainful of the torch, welcomes its dousing, or lacks the data or the will to learn how it was lit and carried forward in the first place?”
Bonnie J Morris

“Its history is an especially rich and intriguing one for women: the great salons of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries gave women an intellectual influence and freedom; in the nineteenth century, for the bohemian and the flâneuse pleasure and revolution were a seductive mix; in the mid-twentieth century, Paris spelled freedom for Simone de Beauvoir who set the standard for contemporary feminism in her exhilarating The Second Sex.”
Catherine Cullen, Virago Woman's Travel Guide To Paris

Nancy Rubin Stuart
“Her life was expected to be as anonymous as the era's needlework.”
Nancy Rubin Stuart, The Muse of the Revolution: The Secret Pen of Mercy Otis Warren and the Founding of a Nation

“We must never confuse professionalism with expertise. Expertise is something to work for and to share; professionalism is--by definition--elitist and exclusive, sexist, racist, and classist.”
Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English

Hank Bracker
“The magic of America is that we're a free and open society with a mixed population. Part of our security is our freedom.” Quote by
Madeleine Albright, Former Secretary of State.

Madeleine Albright was born Marie Jana Korbelová on May 15, 1937 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. She was nominated by President Bill Clinton on December 5, 1996 and was confirmed unanimously by the Senate to become the first woman to hold a Cabinet post as Secretary of State. She currently serves as the Chairperson of the Albright Stonebridge Group and is a Professor of International Relations at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. In May 2012, Secretary Albright was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Aside from English she speaks French, Russian, and Czech; she also understands Polish and Serbo-Croatian.”
Captain Hank Bracker

Hank Bracker
“Suppressed I Rise” is the true story of a courageous mother from South Africa and her two daughters. It started when Adeline, the granddaughter of missionaries from Germany, met and fell in love with a handsome young teacher, Richard Beck. They were married in the Cape Province of South Africa and would have been able to enjoy a normal life if it hadn’t been for the dark clouds of World War II. Their first child Brigitte was born in Cape Town in 1936, just as Germany was ordering its citizens to return to Germany, the Vaterland. Richard Beck obeyed his country’s call and returned to Mannheim bringing his family with him.”
Captain Hank Bracker

Germaine Greer
“Marriage cannot be a job as it has become.”
Germaine Greer, The Female Eunuch

“This volume represents a terrific research undertaking. Carolyn M. Edy has done a thorough job of exploring the intersection of public policy and gender identity. Her work displays a sophisticated understanding of gendered discourse and the construction of the genre of woman war correspondent. This study makes a significant contribution to both women's studies and the history of war correspondents in general, male as well as female. While highlighting the careers of notable women, this book also explores the careers of those whose work had previously been omitted from media history and places them within the context of the journalism of their times.”
Maurine H. Beasley, Women of the Washington Press: Politics, Prejudice, and Persistence

“So there was no one with whom I could share my bitter cup of poison. I would simply have to swallow the injustice down and lie about the taste until it killed me. Or until the shame of it burned me alive.”
Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie

Avijeet Das
“Women Power

On September 7th 1968, a group of women in New Jersey hurled mops, lipsticks, bras, and high heels into a "Freedom Trash Can". The idea was to symbolically throw away things that oppressed women around the world. The women who participated in this protest were young radicals who wanted to draw attention to women's rights and women's liberation.

This event resulted in the symbolic term "bra-burning feminist," and it made headlines around the world, giving the protestors a place in history.

Today women are making headlines each and every day as the makers and creators of positive change in all walks of life. Be it as scientists, doctors, pilots, engineers, artists, writers, musicians, innovators, teachers, photographers, journalists, astronauts, researchers, managers, private or government employees, designers, singers, dancers, entrepreneurs, architects, bus drivers, nurses, chefs, actors, politicians, athletes, or home makers, women have been and are continuing to prove themselves to be equal to or better than men in all walks of life!

Bravo Women!”
Avijeet Das

“But what, I ask, was life really like? What hard evidence do we have for what we might want to know about women's lives? No evidence means no real knowledge.”
Elizabeth Wayland Barber, Women's Work: The First 20,000 Years: Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times

“Listen!" I told him. "Down in the world a new thing has been born since you and I were there. They call it a Suffragette."
"A new star, did you say? What are her dimensions? What hemisphere is she swinging over? Has she come to stay?"
"God bless her! It seems so," I said when I could speak”
Kathleen Watson, The House of Broken Dreams: A Memory

Jo Ann A. Mathews
“I love to write and encourage all those who want to pursue a writing/publishing career to continue despite the obstacles. Perseverance pays off.”
Jo Ann A. Mathews, WOMEN AND ADVERSITY: Saluting 23 Faithful Suffragists

Nancy Rubin Stuart
“Raised in an era when women were valued for their sexuality, solicitude , and silence, the eighteen year old stood loyally by Arnold's side.”
Nancy Rubin Stuart, Defiant Brides: The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married

Helen   Lewis
“Women's history should not be a shallow hunt for heroines.”
Helen Lewis, Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights

“From Mary Magdalene to Waldensian women, Ursuline nuns, Moravian wives, Quaker sisters, Black women preachers, and suffragette activists, history shows us that women do not wait on the approval of men to do the work of God.”
Beth Allison Barr, The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth

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