— Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities
— Alphonse de Lamartine French writer, poet, and politician 1790 - 1869
The Valley (1820), st. 9
— Bret Harte American author and poet 1836 - 1902
East and West Poems, Part I, The Goddess.
„When feminist discourse is unable to discriminate the drunken fraternity brother from the homicidal maniac, women are in trouble.“
— Camille Paglia American writer 1947
on date rape, p. 33
„I'm a feminist, but I don't want to push these issues so hard that I create hostilities in society.“
— Göran Persson Swedish politician, Swedish Social Democratic Party, thirty-second Prime minister of Sweden 1949
Said to the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet (January 24, 2002).
„A Senator of the U. S., a woman, is still a sort of political joke with our masculine leaders in party politics.. But the trail has been blazed! The road is apparently rough—maybe rocky—but the trail has been located. It is an established fact. While it is also a romantic adventure, it will ever remain an historical precedent—never to be erased.“
— Rebecca Latimer Felton American politician 1835 - 1930
Nov. 7, 1922 .
„[how anyone could] remain an individual if he had to conform with senseless orders and old foolish things without being asked his opinion on them.“
— Maurice de Vlaminck French painter 1876 - 1958
Quote of De Vlaminck c. 1898-99; as cited in Vlaminck, Klaus G. Perls, The Hyperion Press, New York 1941, p. 42 It was in these years in the military that Vlaminck was converted to anarchist thinking. In a writing then he questioned how anyone could..
„The motto of feminists: “There is never an excuse for hitting a woman.” Shouldn’t it be, “There is never an excuse for hitting.”?“
— Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943
„We erased a problem by not trying to erase the problem, by saying, "This is in the nature of what we do." It's really weird that it could be that simple.“
— Ward Cunningham American computer programmer who developed the first wiki 1949
„When you visualized a man or woman carefully, you could always begin to feel pity— that was a quality God's image carried with it.“
— Graham Greene English writer, playwright and literary critic 1904 - 1991
„A girl should not expect special privileges because of her sex but neither should she 'adjust' to prejudice and discrimination.“
— Betty Friedan American activist 1921 - 2006
Ch. 14 "A New Life Plan for women". <!-- 374 -->
„Education is necessary to unlearn privilege, unlearn exclusion, unlearn discrimination, unlearn prejudice, unlearn war.“
— Alfred de Zayas American United Nations official 1947
Interim report of the Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Alfred Maurice de Zayas http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/IntOrder/A.67.277_en.pdf.