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" Being misunderstood by people whose opinions you value is absolutely the most painful. "
" The error that we tend to make is that we think that women's magazines are what editors want and what their readers want - and thus are social indicators - when, in fact, they are what advertisers want. They're just advertising indicators. "
" Do women compete for the favours of men? Yes. They've spent 5,000 years competing. "
" What's so valuable about HBO is they tell stories. We learn from stories. "
" 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. "
" Women tend to need the healthcare system more because we bear children. Insurance companies - not all of them, but many of them - 'gender-rate.' Women may pay 40% more for their health insurance than men do. "
" In Sweden, both parents take care of the children. "
" As for the American child's classic problem - too much mother, too little father - that would be cured by an equalization of parental responsibility. "
" Secretary of state is far superior to vice president, because it's involved in continuously solving problems and making policy and not being on standby. "
" Most women's magazines simply try to mold women into bigger and better consumers. "
" Liberation does not come from outside. "
" The state of female artists is very good. But the very definition of art has been biased in that 'art' was what men did in a European tradition and 'crafts' were what women and natives did. But it's actually all the same. "
" In a way, women are a psychic immigrant group. "
" A gender-equal society would be one where the word 'gender' does not exist: where everyone can be themselves. "
" After feminism, I suddenly realised: not everyone has to live the same way. Imagine that! "
" We need to remember across generations that there is as much to learn as there is to teach. "
" If you say, I'm for equal pay, that's a reform. But if you say. I'm a feminist, that's a transformation of society. "
" Anger is energising. The opposite of anger is depression, which is anger turned inward. "
" Women's progress has been a collective effort. "
" Logic is in the eye of the logician. "
" Men should think twice before making widow hood woman's only path to power. "
" The origins of violence against women by men are not biological. If that were the case, it would exist in every culture. And it doesn't exist in every culture. "
" Rich cultures, patriarchal cultures, value thin women, like ours; poor ones value fat women. But all patriarchal cultures value weak women. So for women to become physically strong is very profound. "
" Fashion in the past meant conforming and losing oneself. Fashion in the present means being individual and finding oneself. "
" Women don't want to exchange places with men. Male chauvinists, science-fiction writers and comedians may favor that idea for its shock value, but psychologists say it is a fantasy based on ruling-class ego and guilt. "
" One's enemies are always talking about 'post-feminism.' It is a word invented by people who would like to do away with feminism. "
" What happens at 50, more or less, you lose what you need to create another person, to sustain another person; you keep what you need to sustain yourself. And there's something wonderful about that. "
" I can say whatever it is that I feel. "
" Even before Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton threw their exploratory committees into the ring, every reporter seemed to be asking, 'Which candidate are Americans more ready for: a white woman or a black man?' "
" The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day; a movement is only people moving. "
" I hate to generalize, but in general, both men and women suffer from ageism. Men much less because men gain power as they get older. Women lose power as they get older. Men are seen as gaining experience and being distinguished. Sons look forward to replacing their fathers. "