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Happy International Women’s Day 2012!!!!

March 8, 2012


I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want.  If that makes me a bitch, okay.  ~Madonna Ciccone

I was told that whistling wasn’t ladylike, but I knew even then that women were simply not supposed to be that happy.  ~Anonymous, quoted in Kindling the Spirit by Lois P. Frankel


It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union…. Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.  ~Susan B. Anthony

How good does a female athlete have to be before we just call her an athlete?  ~Author Unknown

Women’s chains have been forged by men, not by anatomy.  ~Estelle R. Ramey

Young wives are the leading asset of corporate power.  They want the suburbs, a house, a settled life, and respectability.  They want society to see that they have exchanged themselves for something of value.  ~Ralph Nader

Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution.  ~Bertrand Russell, Marriage and Morals

Because women’s work is never done and is underpaid or unpaid or boring or repetitious and we’re the first to get fired and what we look like is more important than what we do and if we get raped it’s our fault and if we get beaten we must have provoked it and if we raise our voices we’re nagging bitches and if we enjoy sex we’re nymphos and if we don’t we’re frigid and if we love women it’s because we can’t get a “real” man and if we ask our doctor too many questions we’re neurotic and/or pushy and if we expect childcare we’re selfish and if we stand up for our rights we’re aggressive and “unfeminine” and if we don’t we’re typical weak females and if we want to get married we’re out to trap a man and if we don’t we’re unnatural and because we still can’t get an adequate safe contraceptive but men can walk on the moon and if we can’t cope or don’t want a pregnancy we’re made to feel guilty about abortion and…for lots of other reasons we are part of the women’s liberation movement.  ~Author unknown, quoted in The Torch, 14 September 1987

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4 Comments
  1. And, my personal favorite, “I thought I told you to wait in the car.” – Tallulah Bankhead, on seeing a former lover for the first time in years

    • I love her quotes. Talluluah Bankhead’s awesome =)

  2. I would love to know who wrote that last one. I have it recorded anonymously in a feminist anthology too. What a wonderful collection 🙂

    • I’ve find a shorter excerpt of the last quote on another article, and the author there claims it was said in 1975 by Joyce Stevens. The article in question is here: http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/4230402.html, but I’m going to have to do a bit more research to validate this

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