Feminism Quotes

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

Charlotte Bunch

You don't have to be anti-man to be pro-woman.

Jane Galvin Lewis

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

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

Katha Pollitt

Whether women are better than men I cannot say - but I can say they are certainly no worse.

Golda Meir

Feminism is a program for making different beings -- men and women -- turn out alike, and ... it must do a good deal of chopping to fit the real world into its ideal.

Michael Levin

Feminism is hated because women are hated. Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny; it is the political defense of women hating.

Andrea Dworkin

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

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

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

We must not allow ourselves to be deflected by the feminists who are anxious to force us to regard the two sexes as completely equal in position and worth

Sigmund Freud

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

George Middleton

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 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

Nobody will ever win the Battle of the Sexes. There's just too much fraternizing with the enemy.

Henry Kissinger

The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.

Roseanne Barr

Man endures pain as an undeserved punishment; woman accepts it as a natural heritage.

Unknown

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

Timothy Leary

It starts when you sink in his arms and ends with your arms in his sink.

Unknown

To me, sexual freedom means freedom from having to have sex.

Lily Tomlin

And the crazy part of it was even if you were clever, even if you spent your adolescence reading John Donne and Shaw, even if you studied history or zoology or physics and hoped to spend your life pursuing some difficult and challenging career, you still had a mind full of all the soupy longings that every high-school girl was awash in... underneath it, all you longed to be was annihilated by love, to be swept off your feet, to be filled up by a giant prick spouting sperm, soapsuds, silk and satins and, of course, money.

Erica Jong

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Updated On : December 22, 2013
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