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All Quotes by author - Gloria Steinem
" A bad facelift is like a bad toupee. "
" Actually, I believe there are more independents than either Republicans or Democrats, and yet those are the... that is the choice we have on the party ballot. "
" After feminism, I suddenly realised: not everyone has to live the same way. Imagine that! "
" Age brings a freedom. When you're young, you're much more subject to the idea of what feminine is or how you should look or how you should behave. "
" A gender-equal society would be one where the word 'gender' does not exist: where everyone can be themselves. "
" A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after. "
" All those chemicals that create empathy only work when you are in a room together. "
" All women, and men of color - we were owned like tables and chairs. We spent a hundred years getting a legal identity as human beings. That's a big thing. "
" A majority of Americans want redemption for racism - for our terrible, destructive racist past - and so see a vote for Obama as redemptive. "
" America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people. "
" A movement is only composed of people moving. To feel its warmth and motion around us is the end as well as the means. "
" Anger is energising. The opposite of anger is depression, which is anger turned inward. "
" Anything can be used for or against the welfare of women - or the welfare of anyone - depending on who controls it. "
" 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. "
" A parking lot attendant who's a guy makes a lot more money than a child-care attendant who's a woman. "
" A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space. "
" As for the American child's classic problem - too much mother, too little father - that would be cured by an equalization of parental responsibility. "
" As long as working women also have to do the work of child and family care at home, they will have two jobs instead of one. Perhaps more important, children will grow up thinking that only women can be loving and nurturing, and men cannot. "
" A woman reading Playboy feels a little like a Jew reading a Nazi manual. "
" A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle. "
" Because I have work to care about, it is possible that I may be less difficult to get along with than other women when the double chins start to form. "
" Because we are communal creatures, if you're with people who think you're smart, you're smart, and if they think you're dumb, you're dumb. "
" Because women of color were more likely to be in the paid labor force, they were more likely to recognize discrimination, so they were always leading the women's movement. "
" Being misunderstood by people whose opinions you value is absolutely the most painful. "
" Burnout is a way of telling you that your form of activism was perhaps not very full circle. "
" Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one. "
" Children are short people. Some you like, some you don't. "
" Clearly no one knows what leadership has gone undiscovered in women of all races, and in black and other minority men. "
" Diane Keaton is good for women in and of herself. She's smart and funny and real. "
" Do women compete for the favours of men? Yes. They've spent 5,000 years competing. "
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