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, The Birth Control Review
Feminism is an entire world view or gestalt, not just a laundry list of women’s issues.
CHARLOTTE BUNCH, "Understanding Feminist Theory," New Directions for Women
Let's keep telling the world over and over again that yes, women's rights are human rights and human rights are women's rights, once and for all.
HILLARY CLINTON, Women in the World Conference
FEMINISM is not a dirty word. It does not mean you hate men, it does not mean you hate girls that have nice legs and a tan, and it does not mean you are a "bitch" or a "dyke"; it means you believe in equality.
KATE NASH, blog post, 2011
I don't think that men have been comfortable with feminist progress. They're used to growing up in a society where women have a role to play and so do the men. Some enlightened men have welcomed and encouraged and supported it. But I'm not so sure if you look deeply even into them that it hasn't been a little bit of an effort to accept women in roles that they're completely entitled to. If you asked most men in the privacy of their own home they might say: I liked it better when a woman got married and took care of the kids and I went out to work and the equation was clearly defined. Women should be free to have anything and everything they want in terms of all of those rights. It should be a given, not be a privilege. But it is undoing a more primitive situation.... I think if you look 100 years from now, the situation will be much more graceful.
WOODY ALLEN, The Guardian, Sep. 26, 2013
I think I'm in control of what I do and what I've done. I think that's the ultimate feminine power. Do as you want.
PAMELA ANDERSON, interview, Buzzfeed, Apr. 16, 2013
Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women access to the mainstream of society.
RUSH LIMBAUGH, Sacramento Union, February 17, 1988
There is no history about which there is so much ignorance as this great movement for the establishment of equal political rights for women. I hope the twentieth century will see the triumph of our cause.
SUSAN B. ANTHONY, letter to the Editor of the Chicago Tribune, Dec. 20, 1900
I'm a huge supporter of women. What I'm not is a supporter of liberalism. Feminism is what I oppose. Feminism has led women astray. I love the women's movement -- especially when walking behind it.
RUSH LIMBAUGH, "Fox & Friends", Fox News, February 3, 2010
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