„In a patriarchal society all heterosexual intercourse is rape because women, as a group, are not strong enough to give meaningful consent.“
— Catharine A. MacKinnon American feminist and legal activist 1946
These words were quoted by the conservative writer Cal Thomas as coming from Professing Feminism, a book which he mistakenly ascribed to Catharine MacKinnon. http://www.snopes.com/quotes/mackinno.htm The passage does appear in that book, but is given as the author's characterization of MacKinnon's views rather than a direct quotation. Instead MacKinnon argues that heterosexuality "institutionalizes male sexual dominance and female sexual submission" (1982) and that "Sexual access is regularly forced or pressured or routinized beyond denial" (1991).
— Camille Paglia American writer 1947
— Kathy Griffin American actress and comedian 1960
„Donald has a very unfortunate habit. When he gets scared, he lashes out... And he insults and attacks whoever is standing near him... Donald does seem to have an issue with women... Donald doesn't like strong women. Strong women scare Donald.“
— Ted Cruz American politician 1970
As quoted in "Cruz calls Trump "sniveling coward" and says 'leave Heidi the hell alone'" http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ted-cruz-bashes-sniveling-coward-donald-trump/ (24 March 2016), by Reena Flores, CBS News
— Alexandre Dumas, Queen Margot, or Marguerite de Valois
„Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor, which is one very strong argument in favour of matrimony.“
— Jane Austen English novelist 1775 - 1817
Letter to Fanny Knight (1817-03-13) [Letters of Jane Austen -- Brabourne Edition]
„We're both strong, and there's something that all Southern women have in common — the survivor instinct.“
— Jaime Pressly American actress, model, producer 1977
Of her character Joy Turner in My Name Is Earl.
„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
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton Suffragist and Women's Rights activist 1815 - 1902
First Woman's Rights Convention, Seneca Falls, New York, [July, 19-20, 1848]. Declaration of Sentiments.
„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 1902 - 1978
"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