„Women have always been spies.“

Fonte: The Princessa: Machiavelli For Women

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História

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„I have always been astonished that women are allowed to enter churches. What talk can they have with God?“

—  Charles Baudelaire French poet 1821 - 1867

J'ai toujours été étonné qu'on laissât les femmes entrer dans les églises. Quelle conversation peuvent-elles avoir avec Dieu?
Journaux intimes (1864–1867; published 1887), Mon cœur mis à nu (1864)

Theodore Roszak photo

„Women enter the sciences, but "womanliness"—those qualities that have always been stereotypically attributed to females—is not yet entirely welcome“

—  Theodore Roszak American social historian, social critic, writer 1933 - 2011

Fonte: The Gendered Atom: Reflections on the Sexual Psychology of Science (1999), Ch.11 Only Connect
Contexto: Women enter the sciences, but "womanliness"—those qualities that have always been stereotypically attributed to females—is not yet entirely welcome, whether it comes into the laboratory wearing pants or a skirt.

William Golding photo

„I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men — they are far superior and always have been.“

—  William Golding, livro O Senhor das Moscas

Fonte: Introduction to his reading https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYnfSV27vLY of Lord of the Flies in the unabridged audio version (1980)

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„Women always have some mental reservation.“

—  Philippe Néricault Destouches French playwright 1680 - 1754

Les femmes ont toujours quelque arrière pensée.
Dissipateur, V, 9, reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 888.

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„Women who have power are always feared.“

—  Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty

Fonte: A Great and Terrible Beauty

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„I am what I am because I was the son of a princess. Women have always been very educated and progressive in my family.“

—  Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma Maharaja of Travancore 1922 - 2013

On the matrilineal system of inheritance in vogue among the royal family, in "Royal vignettes: Travancore - Simplicity graces this House (30 March 2003)"

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„There have been women I have loved … A lot, as discreetly as possible.“

—  Jacques Chirac 22nd President of France 1932 - 2019

"'Affair' story will continue to rumble" http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25738177 Christian Fraser, BBC News, 14 January 2014

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„[It is] so important for women of color to have a voice, because we have been living in a paradigm where women of color, and men of color, and all genders in-between color — our voices have not been as quote-unquote "valuable."“

—  MILCK Los Angeles based singer songwriter

That is a problem because that creates a sense of not belonging, and invisibility. I felt so voiceless, and like I didn't matter. Like I was an inconvenience of space because I didn't look like the woman in the magazine or I didn't have the same upbringing as the people I was watching on television. But now that women of color are rising...a lot of women of color are bearing a lot of responsibility of healing their cultures, and there's a way that women are able to empathize deeply, and they are able to express things that can maybe help the mainstream culture understand. Because I think the more we tell different types of stories, the more tolerance there will be.
As quoted in [Alleyne, Robert, Meet MILCK, the Berkeley alum making space for herself in pop music, http://thebaybridged.com/2018/02/27/milck-interview/, 15 January 2019, The Bay Bridged, February 27, 2018]

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„Feminism was always wrong to pretend that women could “have it all.”“

—  Camille Paglia American writer 1947

It is not male society but mother nature who lays the heaviest burden on woman. No husband or day care can adequately substitute for a mother’s attention. My feminist heroes are the boldly independent and childless Amelia Earhart and Katherine Hepburn, who has been outspoken in her opposition to the delusion of “having it all.”
Fonte: Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992), p. 89

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„It was always from the love of strong women that he had found whatever joy had been granted him in his life.“

—  Orson Scott Card, livro Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus

Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus (1996)

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„Men are as fickle as women. Women have been kept in servitude so long that if they lack in discernment and intellect it is scarcely their fault.“

—  Robert E. Howard American author 1906 - 1936

From a letter to Harold Preece (c. December 1928)
Contexto: I could name all day, those women I deem great in Greece alone and the records would scarcely be complete. And what of Joan of Arc and Emma Goldman? Kate Richards O’Hare and Sarah Bernhardt? Katherine the Great and Elizabeth Barrett Browning? H. D. and Sara Teasdale? Isibella of Spain who pawned her gems that Columbus might sail, and Edna St. Vincent Millay? And that queen, Marie, I think her name was, of some small province - Hungary I believe - who fought Prussia and Russia so long and so bitterly. And Rome – oh, the list is endless there, also - most of them were glorified harlots but better be a glorified harlot than a drab and moral drone, such as the text books teach us woman should be. Woman have always been the inspiration of men, and just as there are thousands of unknown great ones among men, there have been countless women whose names have never been blazoned across the stars, but who have inspired men on to glory. And as for their fickleness – as long as men write the literature of the world, they will rant about the unfaithfulness of the fair sex, forgetting their own infidelities. Men are as fickle as women. Women have been kept in servitude so long that if they lack in discernment and intellect it is scarcely their fault.

Hillary Clinton photo

„Women have always been the primary victims of war. Women lose their husbands, their fathers, their sons in combat. Women often have to flee from the only homes they have ever known. Women are often the refugees from conflict and sometimes, more frequently in today’s warfare, victims. Women are often left with the responsibility, alone, of raising the children.“

—  Hillary Clinton American politician, senator, Secretary of State, First Lady 1947

Conference on domestic violence https://web.archive.org/web/20010726225357/http://clinton3.nara.gov/WH/EOP/First_Lady/html/generalspeeches/1998/19981117.html in San Salvador, El Salvador (17 November 1998).
White House years (1993–2000)

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