Women S Liberation Quotes

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Caitlin Moran
“For throughout history, you can read the stories of women who - against all the odds - got being a woman right, but ended up being compromised, unhappy, hobbled or ruined, because all around them, society was still wrong. Show a girl a pioneering hero - Sylvia Plath, Dorothy Parker, Frida Kahlo, Cleopatra, Boudicca, Joan of Arc - and you also, more often than not, show a girl a woman who was eventually crushed.”
Caitlin Moran, How to Be a Woman

Barbara Ehrenreich
“Of all the nasty outcomes predicted for women's liberation...none was more alarming than the suggestion that women would eventually become just like men.”
Barbara Ehrenreich

Roman Payne
“What is a Wanderess? Bound by no boundaries, contained by no countries, tamed by no time, she is the force of nature’s course.”
Roman Payne, The Wanderess

Cassandra Duffy
“I'd rather be thought of as smart, capable, strong, and compassionate than beautiful. Those things all persist long after beauty fades.”
Cassandra Duffy

Tiffany Madison
“Women's liberation is one thing, but the permeation of anti-male sentiment in post-modern popular culture - from our mocking sitcom plots to degrading commercial story lines - stands testament to the ignorance of society. Fair or not, as the lead gender that never requested such a role, the historical male reputation is quite balanced.

For all of their perceived wrongs, over centuries they've moved entire civilizations forward, nurtured the human quest for discovery and industry, and led humankind from inconvenient darkness to convenient modernity. Navigating the chessboard that is human existence is quite a feat, yet one rarely acknowledged in modern academia or media. And yet for those monumental achievements, I love and admire the balanced creation that is man for all his strengths and weaknesses, his gifts and his curses. I would venture to say that most wise women do.”
Tiffany Madison

Howard Zinn
“Some of the New York Radical Women shortly afterward formed WITCH (Women's International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell) and its members, dressed as witches, appeared suddenly on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. A leaflet put out by WITCH in New York said:

WITCH lives and smiles in every woman. She is the free part of each of us, beneath the shy smiles, the acquiescence to absurd male domination, the make-up or flesh-suffocating clothes our sick society demands. There is no "joining" WITCH. If you are a woman and dare to look within yourself, you are a WITCH. You make your own rules.”
Howard Zinn, A People's History of the United States

Pearl S. Buck
“Men and women should own the world as a mutual possession.”
Pearl S. Buck, Of Men and Women

J. Courtney Sullivan
“She had once said that she believed the women's liberation movement of the sixties and seventies was actually a ploy by men to get women to do more.”
J. Courtney Sullivan, Commencement

Thomas Sankara
“The specific character of [women's] oppression cannot be explained away by equating different situations through superficial and childish simplifications[:]

It is true that both the woman and the male worker are condemned to silence by their exploitation. But under the current system, the worker's wife is also condemned to silence by her worker-husband. In other words, in addition to the class exploitation common to both of them, women must confront a particular set of relations that exist between them and men, relations of conflict and violence that use physical differences as their pretext.”
Thomas Sankara, Women's Liberation and the African Freedom Struggle

Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
“Women's liberty", "women's independence" are words on everybody's lips these days, but they stay on the lips and don't go any further. Do you know why? I've found out that liberty can be obtained neither by theoretical arguments, nor by pleading justice and morality, nor by staging a concerted quarrel with men at a meeting. It's something that no one can give to another - not something to be owed or paid as a due. ..you can easily understand that it comes of its own accord - through one's own fulfillment, by the enlargement of one's own soul.”
Saratchandra Chattopadhyay

Lin Pardey
“I had come to worry about those women who were full-time mothers and homemakers by choice. Did other, more career-minded women have the right to devalue them . . . ? Maybe it was time to slow down and look at the role restrictions imposed not only on women but the men around them, to search for the balance that could promote self-sufficiency . . .”
Lin Pardey, Bull Canyon: A Boatbuilder, a Writer and Other Wildlife

“She does not want the world to tell her how to live her life. She does not want the world to put her into a category. She will smile even when not all is good with her. She will believe what should not be. And she will dream wild! She is a bird. She just wants to fly in the wide blue sky!”
Avijeet Das

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

“The feminist project is basically an anarchist movement which does not want to replace one (male) power elite by another (female) power elite, but which wants to build up a non-hierarchical, non-centralised society where no elite lives of exploitation and dominance over others.”
Maria Mies, Patriarchy and Accumulation on a World Scale: Women in the International Division of Labour

“I think about it and yet I know
I’ll never be able to leave this cage
Even if the warden should let me go
I’ve lost the strength to fly away.”
Forook Farrokhzad

Andrea Dworkin
“Only the toughest among women will make the necessary next moves, the revolutionary moves, and among prostituted women one finds the toughest if not always the best. If prostituted women worked together to end male supremacy, it would end. Surviving degradation is an ongoing process that gives you rights, honor and knowledge, because you earn them.”
Andrea Dworkin, Heartbreak: The Political Memoir of a Feminist Militant

Emma Goldman
“Doubtless there are people who continue to consider love above dollars and cents. Particularly is this true or that class whom economic necessity has forced to become self-supporting. The tremendous change in woman's position, wrought by that might factor, is indeed phenomenal when we reflect that it is but a short time since she has entered the industrial arena. Six million women wage workers; six million women, who have equal rights with men to be exploited, to be robbed, to go on strike; aye, to starve even. Anything more, my lord? Yes, six million wage workers in every walk of life, from the highest brain work to the mines and railroad tracks; yes, even detectives and policemen. Surely the emancipation is complete.”
Emma Goldman, Marriage and Love [Illustrated edition]

“She did not choose to become a wanderer.

She did not take a conscious decision that she wants to become a wanderer.

Destiny chose her to wander. And then she became a wanderer.

The wanderings keep on happening on their own. And the wanderer keeps on wandering!

The wanderer does not have a final home. She does not have a certain destination.

She keeps on drifting from place to place. And wanderings become her destiny!

And she becomes the wanderer!”
Avijeet Das

“Women have come a long way , since that day on September 7th 1968 , when they burnt myriad symbolic feminine products , including mops and bras , as a mark of protest . The women wanted to call world-wide attention to women's rights and women's liberation !

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 doctors , pilots , engineers , artists , writers , musicians, innovators, teachers , astronauts , researchers, managers , private or government employees , designers , scientists , dancers, singers, entrepreneurs , architects , bus-drivers , nurses , chefs , actors, athletes , politicians , or home-makers , women have been and are continuing to prove themselves that they are equal to or better than men in all walks of life !

A big 'Salute ' to all the women in the world !”
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

“We must empower women and men to usher in an era of gender equality in our society!”
Avijeet Das

Beth Berry
“That something? That thing you long for way more than good chocolate or a week in the Caribbean? It’s the full, uninhibited expression
of your soul. It’s the essence of who you are and why you’re here. I also believe it to be the thing that your family, and the world, needs
from you most.”
Beth Berry, Motherwhelmed

“When women's lib hit the headlines many of these second-generation ranch women sniffed around its edges and pitched it back like a dead carp. If equality meant doing a man's work, you could have it. That brand of equality had dug their mothers an early grave and was three feet down on their own. They'd come a long way baby, and were on the road back to being real ladies -- or so it appeared.”
Judy Blunt, Breaking Clean

“Marcie talked about her life, and she talked about the courses she was taking. She told Lily that she was a feminist and she said that women had to take back the space that men had stolen from them. She talked about her body. She talked about ownership. She said that she was proud of her period, and Lily thought that this was the oddest thing to be proud of. She herself wasn't ashamed of it, but she hadn't ever thought it worth discussing.”
David Bergen, Here the Dark: A Novella and Stories

Helen   Lewis
“The suffragettes were easy to condemn, but hard to ignore. Their actions also boosted donations to peaceful, law-abiding suffragist societies. Many of those who claimed to be repelled by the militants were what we would now call "concern trolls" pretending to care about the success of a movement they never supported anyway.”
Helen Lewis, Difficult Women: A History of Feminism in 11 Fights

Helen   Lewis
“Changing the world is always difficult.”
Helen Lewis

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