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" Anything can be used for or against the welfare of women - or the welfare of anyone - depending on who controls it. "
" Part of the reason that women go to college is to get out of the food service, clerical, pink-collar ghetto and into a more white-collar job. That does not necessarily mean they are being paid more than the blue-collar jobs men have. "
" If women have young children, they are one man away from welfare. "
" After feminism, I suddenly realised: not everyone has to live the same way. Imagine that! "
" I looked up affirmative action once in Wikipedia, and it said, 'A measure by which white men are discriminated against,' and I got so mad. "
" No man can call himself liberal, or radical, or even a conservative advocate of fair play, if his work depends in any way on the unpaid or underpaid labor of women at home, or in the office. "
" Women are liked better when they lose. "
" Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It's about making life more fair for women everywhere. It's not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It's about baking a new pie. "
" It is more rewarding to watch money change the world than watch it accumulate. "
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" Logic is in the eye of the logician. "
" Hope is a very unruly emotion. "
" If I read the word 'problematize' one more time, I'm going to vomit. "
" We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters. "
" When I'm talking to groups that are all men, we talk about how the masculine role limits them. They often want to talk about how they missed having real fathers, real loving, present fathers, because of the way that they tried to fit the picture of masculinity. "
" I am not patient. "
" Obviously there is no such thing as race, and in many ways, sex is a continuum, not a binary. So it doesn't make sense to label people in that way. "
" There's nothing automatic about political change, about liberation. "
" God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions. Once we begin to ask them, there's no turning back. "
" How could you not love Norman Mailer? He was a total chauvinist, but also so vulnerable. "
" There's no greater gift than thinking that you had some impact on the world, for the better. "
" The first resistance to social change is to say it's not necessary. "
" I didn't go to school a full year until I was 11 or 12, so I lived in books. I really was an observer of life. "
" The Republican Party supported the Equal Rights Amendment before the Democratic Party did. But what happened was that a lot of very right-wing Democrats, after the civil rights bill of 1964, left the Democratic Party and gradually have taken over the Republican Party. "
" Planning ahead is a measure of class. The rich and even the middle class plan for future generations, but the poor can plan ahead only a few weeks or days. "
" Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be described - and will be, after our deaths - by each of the family members who believe they know us. "
" If the shoe doesn't fit, must we change the foot? "
" When I had a fellowship at the Smithsonian, I asked for a couch in the office because I liked to lie down and take a break. "
" Men are victims of their own impulses. "
" Until the masculine role is humanized, women will tend to be much better at solving dangerous conflicts. "
" Nothing changes the gender equation more significantly than women's economic freedom. "
" The authority of any governing institution must stop at its citizen's skin. "