Feminism Quotes

I am much more open about categories of gender, and my feminism has been about women's safety from violence, increased literacy, decreased poverty and more equality. I was never against the category of men.

Judith Butler

Feminism in nonnegotiable.

Moran Margaret Cho

Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.

Pat Robertson

Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.

Cheris Kramarae

Has feminism made us all more conscious? I think it has. Feminist critiques of anthropological masculine bias have been quite important, and they have increased my sensitivity to that kind of issue.

Clifford Geertz

I think feminism has had a major impact on anthropology.

Clifford Geertz

Feminism is a recognition of the domination of men over women and attempts by women to end male privilege.... It is a theory, a method, and a practice which seeks to transform human relations.

Cynthia Orozco

I hate discussions of feminism that end up with who does the dishes ... at the end, there are always the damned dishes.

Marilyn French

Feminism has led the way in demystifying personal relations, forcefully insisting they are political to the core.

Elizabeth Fox Genovese

We need a new kind of feminism, one that stresses personal responsibility and is open to art and sex in all their dark, unconsoling mysteries.

Camille Paglia

When it defines man as the enemy, feminism is alienating women from their own bodies.

Camille Paglia

Feminism has become a catch-all vegetable drawer where bunches of clingy sob sisters can store their moldy neuroses.

Camille Paglia

Although feminism speaks the language of liberation, self-fulfillment, options, and the removal of barriers, these phrases invariably mean their opposites and disguise an agenda at variance with the ideals of a free society.

Michael Levin

Feminism was recognized by the average man as a conflict in which it was impossible for a man, as a chivalrous gentleman ... as a highly evolved citizen of a highly civilized community, to refuse the claim of this better half to self-determination.

Wyndham Lewis

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.

Rebecca West

Like Broadway, the novel, and God, feminism has been declared dead many times.

Katha Pollitt

Feminism directly confronts the idea that one person or set of people [has] the right to impose definitions of reality on others.

Liz Stanley and Sue Wise

Feminism is an entire world view or gestalt, not just a laundry list of women’s issues.

Charlotte Bunch

Feminism has transformed the lives and aspirations of the majority of women in ways unmeasurable by statistics... raising women's intellectual,economic and political expectations, increasing intolerance of wife beating, rape and other violence against women, redefining women's sexuality.

Linda Gordon

Feminism is the political theory and practice that struggles to free all women: women of color, working-class women, poor women, disabled women, lesbians, old women-as well as white, economically privileged, heterosexual women.

Barbara Smith

Feminism is an attack upon social opinion wherever it discriminates in its attitude toward man and woman on the basis of sex.

George Middleton

My idea of feminism is self-determination, and it's very open-ended: every woman has the right to become herself, and do whatever she needs to do.

Ani Difranco

The first principle of full feminism is the simple equality of men and women. And it is an erroneous principle. For here nature steps in and forbids its achievement.

Correa Moylan Walsh

One of the reasons for the failure of feminism to dislodge deeply held perceptions of male and female behaviour was its insistence that women were victims, and men powerful patriarchs, which made a travesty of ordinary people’s experience of the mutual interdependence of men and women.

Rosalind Coward

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