— Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Declaration of Sentiments
First Woman's Rights Convention, Seneca Falls, New York, [July, 19-20, 1848]. Declaration of Sentiments.
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Declaration of Sentiments
„Perhaps the male in human society is useless. I am frank to admit that I don't know. If women are beginning to feel this way about it--and there is striking evidence at hand that they do--then we are entering upon the cruelest period of the world's history.“
— Nikola Tesla Serbian American inventor 1856 - 1943
„Women should be permitted to volunteer for non-combat service, […] We have no real way of knowing whether the kinds of training that teach men both courage and restraint would be adaptable to women or effective in a crisis. But the evidence of history and comparative studies of other species suggest that women as a fighting body might be far less amenable to the rules that prevent war from becoming a massacre and, with the use of modern weapons, that protect the survival of all humanity. That is what I meant by saying that women in combat might be too fierce.“
— Margaret Mead American anthropologist 1901 - 1978
1960s, "Remarks about the Military Draft" (June 1968) in Margaret Mead, Some Personal Views (1979), edited by Rhoda Metraux, pp. 35–36
— Frederick William Robertson British writer and theologian 1816 - 1853
Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 400.
„Women should have free access to every field of labor which they care to enter, and when their work is as valuable as that of a man it should be paid as highly.“
— Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919
1910s, Chapter V Applied Idealism http://www.bartleby.com/55/5.html
— Camille Paglia American writer 1947
Vamps and Tramps (1994), "No Law in the Arena: A Pagan Theory of Sexuality", Context: Because boys lack a biological marker like menstruation, to be man is to be not female. Contemporary feminism called this "misogyny," but it was wrong. Masculine identity is embattled and fragile. In the absence of opportunity for heroic physical action, as in the modern office world, women's goodwill is crucial for preserving the male ego, which requires, alas, daily maintenance. It is in the best interests of the human race, and of women themselves, for men to be strong. p. 85
„Many of the women whose stories I’ve shared are Catholic women, so ours is not a war against the church. It is a struggle for access to the healthcare we need.“
— Sandra Fluke American women's rights activist and lawyer 1981
U.S. Congressional testimony (February 23, 2012)
„Above all, we must realize that no arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.“
— Ronald Reagan American politician, 40th president of the United States (in office from 1981 to 1989) 1911 - 2004
1980s, First term of office (1981–1985), First Inaugural address (1981), Context: Above all, we must realize that no arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have. It is a weapon that we as Americans do have. Let that be understood by those who practice terrorism and prey upon their neighbors.
— Nick Drake (poet) British writer 1961
The Rahotep series, Book 3: Egypt: The Book of Chaos (2011), Ch 6
— Rush Limbaugh U.S. radio talk show host, Commentator, author, and television personality 1951
35 Undeniable Truths of Life Sacramento Union 1988, also quoted in * The "Truth" according to Limbaugh: Feminism established "to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society" Media Matters for America 2005-08-16 http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/200508160001, [The Way Things Aren't: Rush Limbaugh's Reign of Error, Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting, New Press, 1995-05-01, 56, 156584260X, 31782620], [Rush Limbaugh now has a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Here are just 20 of the outrageous things he's said, Jason, Silverstein, February 6, 2020, CBS News, https://www.cbsnews.com/news/rush-limbaugh-presidential-medal-of-freedom-state-of-the-union-outrageous-quotes/], and [Rush Limbaugh’s most outrageous moments in 25 years on the radio, August 1, 2013, Morgan, Whitaker, MSNBC, http://www.msnbc.com/politicsnation/rush-limbaughs-most-outrageous-moments-25] Ref: en.wikiquote.org - Rush Limbaugh / Quotes / 1990s
„Women began their inner emancipation by their access to literature, by access to the world through books; an access they could not have socially or politically, or of course economically, in the world at large.“
— George Steiner American writer 1929 - 2020
Do Books Matter?, Do Books Matter? (ed. Brian Baumfield), ISBN 0705700143, p. 19
„We bow our heads in respect for those Soviet women who displayed exceptional courage in the severe time of war. Never before but during the days of the war the grandeur of spirit and the invincible will of our Soviet women, their selfless dedication, loyalty and affection to their Homeland, their boundless persistence in work and their heroism on the front manifested themselves with such strength.“
— Leonid Brezhnev General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1906 - 1982
As quoted in V karǐni zdiǐsnenoǐ mriǐ (1979) by IE IU Kastelli, p. 54
„I am a feminist. I reject wholeheartedly the way we are taught to perceive women. The beauty of women, how a woman should act or behave. Women are strong and fragile. Women are beautiful and ugly. We are soft-spoken and loud, all at once. There is something mind-controlling about the way we're taught to view women. My work, both visually and musically, is a rejection of all those things. And most importantly a quest.“
— Lady Gaga American singer, songwriter, and actress 1986
SHOWstudio Interview. In Camera with Lady Gaga 30 May 2010. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmcxdZQCnT4&feature=PlayList&p=6DB0E6483F09B62E&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1.
— Alexandre Dumas, Queen Margot, or Marguerite de Valois
„That's the news from Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.“
— Garrison Keillor American radio host and writer 1942
A Prairie Home Companion, News from Lake Wobegon, See also the Wikipedia article on the Lake Wobegon effect.