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Quotations by author » Gloria Steinem
American Writer and Activist. b.1935
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A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after.
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A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.
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A woman reading Playboy feels a little like a Jew reading a Nazi manual.
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A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.
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America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people.
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Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That's their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood.
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At my graduation, I thought we had to marry what we wished to become. Now you are becoming the men you once would have wished to marry.
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By the year 2000 we will, I hope, raise our children to believe in human potential, not God
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Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.
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Clearly no one knows what leadership has gone undiscovered in women of all races, and in black and other minority men.
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For much of the female half of the world, food is the first signal of our inferiority. It lets us know that our own families may consider female bodies to be less deserving, less needy, less valuable.
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For the reader who has put away comic books, but isn't yet ready for editorials in the Daily News.
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For women... bras, panties, bathing suits, and other stereotypical gear are visual reminders of a commercial, idealized feminine image that our real and diverse female bodies can't possibly fit. Without these visual references, each individual woman's body demands to be accepted on its own terms. We stop being comparatives. We begin to be unique.
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From pacifist to terrorist, each person condemns violence - and then adds one cherished case in which it may be justified.
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Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be described - and will be, after our deaths - by each of the family members who believe they know us.
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Hope is a very unruly emotion
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However sugarcoated and ambiguous, every form of authoritarianism must start with a belief in some group's greater right to power, whether that right is justified by sex, race, class, religion or all four. However far it may expand, the progression inevitably rests on unequal power and airtight roles within the family.
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I am not now, and never have been, a girl friend of Henry Kissinger
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I can't mate in captivity
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I did not see any way that I could possibly give birth to someone else and also give birth to myself. Far from feeling guilty, it was the first time that I had taken responsibility for my own life.
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