A feminist is a woman who does not allow anyone to think in her place.
Women are the only oppressed group in our society that lives in intimate association with their opressors.
Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.
Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness.
When it defines man as the enemy, feminism is alienating women from their own bodies.
The only chance women have for justice in this country is to violate the law, as I have done, and as I shall continue to do.
Nobody objects to a woman being a good writer or sculptor or geneticist if at the same time she manages to be a good wife, a good mother, good-looking, good-tempered, well-dressed, well-groomed, and unaggressive.
Feminism is an entire world view or gestalt, not just a laundry list of women’s issues.
You don't have to be anti-man to be pro-woman.
Feminism directly confronts the idea that one person or set of people [has] the right to impose definitions of reality on others.
No man is as anti-feminist as a really feminine woman.
When two people marry they become in the eyes of the law one person, and that one person is the husband.
Many beautiful women have been made happy by their own beauty, but no intelligent woman has ever been made happy by her own intelligence.
Like Broadway, the novel, and God, feminism has been declared dead many times.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Feminism has led the way in demystifying personal relations, forcefully insisting they are political to the core.
I hate discussions of feminism that end up with who does the dishes ... at the end, there are always the damned dishes.
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.
We are all benefiting from the great feminists who struggled and suffered and worked to give us everything women now enjoy... I refer to myself as a feminist, and I do it with pride.
The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, "It's a girl."
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