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Feminism is a political mistake.
by Valentine de Saint-Point

Feminism is a political mistake.
Feminism is a mistake made by women's intellect,
a mistake which her instinct will recognize.
- Valentine de Saint-Point

Words like feminism or democracy scare me.
They are words with barnacles on them,
and you can't see what's underneath.
- William Collins

I used to think feminism was a liberating force -
now I see many of those people are just censors under a different name.
- Lydia Lunch

My idea of feminism is self-determination,
and it's very open-ended: every woman has the right to become herself,
and do whatever she needs to do.
- Ani DiFranco

 

There's a side of me that dislikes feminism.
I think we surrendered something and women were unable
to reveal any kind of vulnerability.
- Rachel Hunter

Feminism was established to allow unattractive women
easier access to the mainstream.
- Rush Limbaugh

Feminism is hated because women are hated.
Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny;
it is the political defense of women hating.
- Andrea Dworkin

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I think Julia is defining a new feminism.
It's the power of the open heart.
And its ok to be sexual.
- Kenny Loggins

Feminism is doomed to failure because it is based on
an attempt to repeal and restructure human nature.
- Phyllis Schlafly

What, do you think that feminism means you hate men?
- Cyndi Lauper

The word, and the concept of feminism,
was a gift because it gave me a sense of identity and
a way of defining how I wished to live my life.
- Betty Buckley

One of the greatest gifts of Black feminism to ourselves
has been to make it a little easier simply to be Black and female.
- Barbara Smith

Until women learn to want economic independence,
and until they work out a way to get this independence
without denying themselves the joys of love and motherhood,
it seems to me feminism has no roots.
- Crystal Eastman

Feminism - the word - can give us a handle,
a rallying point, a common ground, and help us build a bridge.
Why not claim the gift of the word as a place to begin?
- Betty Buckley

The left ask people to believe that there is no conflict
between feminism and the family.
- Christopher Lasch

'I hate discussions of feminism that end up with who does the dishes,'
she said.
So do I. But at the end, there are always the damned dishes.
- Marilyn French

It's tragic when people think feminism is a dirty word.
- Siobhan Fahey

I'm writing a review of three books on feminism and science,
and it's about social constructionism.
So I would say I'm a social constructionist,
whatever that means.
- Clifford Geertz

My feminism is humanism, with the weakest being those who I represent,
and that includes many beings and life forms,
including some men.
- Sandra Cisneros

Sexual harassment law is very important.
But I think it would be a mistake if the sexual harassment
law movement is the only way in which feminism is known in the media.
- Judith Butler

Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands,
kill their children, practice witchcraft,
destroy capitalism and become lesbians.
- Pat Robertson

Feminism's agenda is basic: It asks that women not
be forced to choose between public justice and private happiness.
- Susan Faludi

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is:
I only know that people call me a feminist whenever
I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.
- Rebecca West

Feminism is a good venue for getting yourself across
as much as for getting your point across.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

Feminism is sort of like God.
Many people profess to believe in it,
but no one seems to be able to define it to everyone's satisfaction.
- Aaron Allston

I got more and more politically active and just followed
the course of feminism and sexual liberation.
- Susie Bright

The cornerstone of the political correctness that dominates
campus culture is radical feminism.
- Phyllis Schlafly

First I would probably place men at the bottom of the food chain.
On a grander scale, I would say they're reacting to change.
Feminism has got to be part of that.
- Neil LaBute

He travels fastest who travels alone,
and that goes double for she.
Real feminism is spinsterhood.
- Florence King

I am trying to make art that relates to the deepest
and most mythic concerns of human kind and I believe that,
at this moment of history, feminism is humanism.
- Judy Chicago

I think feminism has had a major impact on anthropology.
- Clifford Geertz

Feminism is an entire world view or gestalt,
not just a laundry list of women's issues.
- Charlotte Bunch

Has feminism made us all more conscious? I think it has.
Feminist critiques of anthropological masculine bias
have been quite important,
and they have increased my sensitivity to that kind of issue.
- Clifford Geertz

The young women in my classes are feisty and clever and believe,
often with the passion of youthful optimism,
that feminism is a battle already won.
I worry for them - and for my daughters,
too.
- Louise Brown

Sotomayor's vainglorious lecture bromide about herself
as "a wise Latina" trumping white men is a vulgar embarrassment -
a vestige of the bad old days of male-bashing feminism.
- Camille Paglia

Feminism is a socialist, anti-family,
political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands,
kill their children, practice witchcraft,
destroy capitalism and become lesbians.
- Pat Robertson

To recommend that women become identical to men,
would be simple reversal, and would defeat the whole point of androgyny,
and for that matter, feminism: in both,
the whole point is choice.
- Carolyn Heilbrun

It was critical to finding a way out.
I had assumed young women knew the history of feminism
and must have felt gratitude to the movement for the
opportunities that the work we have done has afforded them.
- Betty Buckley

Out with stereotypes, feminism proclaims.
But stereotypes are the west's stunning sexual personae,
the vehicles of art's assault against nature.
The moment there is imagination, there is myth.
- Camille Paglia

Feminism is dated? Yes, for privileged women like my
daughter and all of us here today,
but not for most of our sisters in the rest of the
world who are still forced into premature marriage,
prostitution, forced labor - they have children that
they don't want or they cannot feed.
- Isabel Allende

And the first commandment of feminism is:
I am woman;
thou shalt not tolerate strange gods who assert that
women have capabilities or often choose roles that
are different from men's.
- Phyllis Schlafly

People have accepted the media's idea of what feminism is,
but that doesn't mean that it's right or true or real.
Feminism is not monolithic.
Within feminism, there is an array of opinions.
- Judy Chicago

The Myth of Male Power dealt much more with the political issues,
the legal issues, sexual harassment,
date rape,
women who kill, and those issues were very much more
interfaced with the agendas of feminism.
- Warren Farrell

Even now, after whatever gains feminism has made in
involving fathers in the rearing of their children,
I still think virtually all of us spend the most formative
years of our lives very much in the presence of women.
- Reynolds Price

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Education is not the filling of a pail,
but the lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats

Is freedom anything else than the right
to live as we wish? Nothing else.
- Epictetus

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

Peace is its own reward.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We may have all come on different ships,
but we're in the same boat now.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
- Edward R. Murrow

The best way to destroy an enemy
is to make him a friend.
- Abraham Lincoln

Without forgiveness, there is no future.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

All we are saying is give peace a chance.
- John Lennon

Kindness is the light that dissolves
all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

This is no time for ease and comfort.
It is time to dare and endure.
- Winston Churchill


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