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" From pacifist to terrorist, each person condemns violence - and then adds one cherished case in which it may be justified. "
" If I read the word 'problematize' one more time, I'm going to vomit. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day; a movement is only people moving. "
" All those chemicals that create empathy only work when you are in a room together. "
" The surest way to be alone is to get married. "
" Fashion in the past meant conforming and losing oneself. Fashion in the present means being individual and finding oneself. "
" I will no longer be referred to as Miss Steinem of Ms. magazine. "
" The electoral system is not where change starts - it usually starts in communities and from the bottom up - but it is where change can be stopped. "
" I remember someone once asked Jack Kennedy why he was paying such close attention to the renovation of the square across from the White House, and he said, 'It may be the only thing my presidency is remembered for.' "
" I think if women are visible in the media, truly visible, in an empowered role, it empowers us to be more visible in any area of our lives. "
" There's no shortage of great young activists. "
" 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. "
" You can see the absence of women in governing bodies from Congress to state legislators, on corporate boards, in tenured positions in academia, and as forepeople in factories. "
" 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. "
" America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people. "
" It is more rewarding to watch money change the world than watch it accumulate. "
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" Until the masculine role is humanized, women will tend to be much better at solving dangerous conflicts. "
" Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry. "
" What has the women's movement learned from Geraldine Ferraro's candidacy for vice president? Never get married. "
" There is nothing more fundamental than the idea that the government does not have a right to decide when and whether we have children. "
" God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions. Once we begin to ask them, there's no turning back. "
" 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. "
" Hope is a very unruly emotion. "
" 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. "
" You can compel fear. You can even make someone feel they're in love if they're isolated and dependent for long enough. But laughter is free. "
" Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father. "
" Men should think twice before making widow hood woman's only path to power. "
" The mark, to me, of a constructive argument is one that looks at a specific problem and says, 'What shall we do about this?' And a nonconstructive one is one that tries to label people. "
" People start to talk about post-racist, post-feminist. What does that mean? We're clearly not post either. Would you say post-democracy? Clearly we haven't reached true democracy yet. "