Feminism Quotes

A feminist is a woman who does not allow anyone to think in her place.

Michele Le Doeuff

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

No man is as anti-feminist as a really feminine woman.

Frank O'Connor

When two people marry they become in the eyes of the law one person, and that one person is the husband.

Shana Alexander

Many beautiful women have been made happy by their own beauty, but no intelligent woman has ever been made happy by her own intelligence.

Mignon McLaughlin

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

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

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

Camille Paglia

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

Camille Paglia

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

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

Elizabeth Fox Genovese

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 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

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.

Cybil Shepherd

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Updated On : December 22, 2013
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