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Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.

A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after.
Everything in woman hath a solution. It is called pregnancy.
The fundamental impulse of the movement is neither masturbatory nor concretely lesbian -- although it of course offers warm house to both these possibilities; it is an impulse to maidenhood -- to that condition in which a woman might pretend to a false fear or loathing of the penis in order to escape from any responsibility for the pleasure and well-being of the man who possesses it.
When an individual is kept in a situation of inferiority, the fact is that he does become inferior.
The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love. See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed.
The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.
The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.
People call me feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute.
The most important thing women have to do is to stir up the zeal of women themselves.
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black: it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.
Women have been taught that, for us, the earth is flat, and that if we venture out, we will fall off the edge. Some of us have ventured out nevertheless, and so far we have not fallen off. It is my faith, my feminist faith, that we will not.
Feminism is an entire world view or gestalt, not just a laundry list of women's issues.
Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.
In the battle of the sexes, woman gains her greatest victory by surrendering.
Feminism is doomed to failure because it is based on an attempt to repeal and restructure human nature.
We need a new kind of feminism, one that stresses personal responsibility and is open to art and sex in all their dark, unconsoling mysteries. The feminist of the fin de si?cle will be bawdy, streetwise, and on-the-spot confrontational, in the prankish Sixties way.
The people I'm furious with are the Women's Liberationists. They keep getting up on soapboxes and proclaiming women are brighter than men. That's true, but it should be kept quiet or it ruins the whole racket.
I became a feminist as an alternative to becoming a masochist.
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.
Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us.
Just because we're sisters under the skin doesn't mean we've got much in common.
A good part -- and definitely the most fun part -- of being a feminist is about frightening men.
Women get more unhappy the more they try to liberate themselves.
The true Republic: men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.
I am a staunch feminist, in spite of all women's magazines.
If the abstract rights of man will bear discussion and explanation, those of women, by a parity of reasoning, will not shrink from the same test: though a different opinion prevails in this country.
The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad, wicked folly of Woman's Rights with all its attendant horrors on which her poor, feeble sex is bent, forgetting every sense of womanly feeling and propriety.
One of the things about equality is not just that you be treated equally to a man, but that you treat yourself equally to the way you treat a man.
If I were a woman, I would never trust men who say they are feminists. Either they are acting out of guilt, trying to establish credentials, or they think they might be able to pick up more girls. If I were a woman, I would say, go away and have your first period. Then come back and tell me you are a feminist.
Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.
Whether we regard the Women's Liberation movement as a serious threat, a passing convulsion, or a fashionable idiocy, it is a movement that mounts an attack on practically everything that women value today and introduces the language and sentiments of political confrontation into the area of personal relationships.
Liberation is an ever shifting horizon, a total ideology that can never fulfill its promises. It has the therapeutic quality of providing emotionally charged rituals of solidarity in hatred -- it is the amphetamine of its believers.
Feminism is a political mistake. Feminism is a mistake made by women's intellect, a mistake which her instinct will recognize.
There must be a world revolution which puts an end to all materialistic conditions hindering woman from performing her natural role in life and driving her to carry out man's duties in order to be equal in rights.
Men now monopolize the upper levels depriving women of their rightful share of opportunities for incompetence.
I wanted to be the first woman to burn her bra, but it would have taken the fire department four days to put it out.
The emancipation of today displays itself mainly in cigarettes and shorts. There is even a reaction from the ideal of an intellectual and emancipated womanhood, for which the pioneers toiled and suffered, to be seen in painted lips and nails, and the return of trailing skirts and other absurdities of dress which betoken the slave-woman's intelligent companionship.

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