Womens Rights Quotes

Most popular women's rights quotes

I have a brain and a uterus and I use both.
I think women are too valuable to be in combat.


I will not answer until I am addressed correctly.
Toughness doesn't have to come in a pinstripe suit.
The battle for women's rights has been largely won.


I would rather lie on a sofa than sweep beneath it.
Some of us are becoming the men we want (wanted) to marry.
Rape is the only crime in which the victim becomes the accused.
There is one thing women can never take away from men. We die sooner.
Women and dogs, and other impure animals, are not permitted to enter.
Blessed be Thou, our God and Lord of Hosts, who has not created me a woman.
— Traditional jewish prayer

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The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.
Women will never be as successful as men because they have no wives to advise them.
No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you.
Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness.
A white woman has only one handicap to overcome—that of sex. I have two—both sex and race.
Very few jobs actually require a penis or a vagina. All other jobs should be open to everybody.
A woman who thinks she is intelligent demands the same rights as man. An intelligent woman gives up.


Where I am today has everything to do with the years I spent hanging on to my career by my fingernails.
When two people marry they become in the eyes of the law one person, and that one person is the husband!


If women want any rights more than they's got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it.
I want to organize so that women see ourselves as people who are entitled to power, entitled to leadership.

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Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.
Women want the seemingly impossible: that men treat them with the respect and fair-mindedness with which they treat most men.
I love being under submission to... I love being under submission to my husband ... I believe in keeping the male ego intact.
Women have a lot to say about how to advance women's rights, and governments need to learn from that, listen to the movement and respond.


The Constitution requires that Congress treat similarly situated persons similarly, not that it engages in gestures of superficial equality.
No longer is the female destined solely for the home and the rearing of the family and only the male for the marketplace and the world of ideas.
Woman knows and feels her wrongs as man cannot know and feel them, and she also knows as well as he can know, what measures are needed to redress them.
Women's rights is not only an abstraction, a cause; it is also a personal affair. It is not only about us; it is also about me and you. Just the two of us.
Women are not men's equals in anything except responsibility. We are not their inferiors, either, or even their superiors. We are quite simply different races.
No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother.
The true aim of female education should be, not a development of one or two, but all the faculties of the human soul, because no perfect womanhood is developed by imperfect culture.
Women's liberationists......keep getting up on soapboxes and proclaiming that women are brighter than men. That's true, but it should be kept very quiet or it ruins the whole racket.
We are unalterably opposed to the presentation of the female body being stripped, bound, raped, tortured, mutilated and murdered in the name of commercial entertainment and free speech.
A marriage license should not be viewed as a license for a husband to forcibly rape his wife with impunity. A married woman has the same right to control her own body as does an unmarried woman.
Women do two thirds of the world's work. Yet they earn only one tenth of the world's income and own less than one percent of the world's property. They are among the poorest of the world's poor.
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.

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Our nation has had a long and unfortunate history of sex discrimination . . . rationalized by an attitude of "romantic paternalism" which, in practical effect, put women not on a pedestal, but in a cage.


Any woman who has a career and a family automatically develops something in the way of two personalities, like two sides of a dollar bill, each different in design. Her problem is to keep one from draining the life from the other.
These are very confusing times. For the first time in history a woman is expected to combine intelligence with a sharp hairdo, a raised consciousness with high heels, and an open, nonsexist relationship with a tan guy who has a great bod.
I would even go to Washington, which is saying something for me, just to glimpse Jane Q. Public, being sworn in as the first female president of the United States, while her husband holds the Bible and wears a silly pill box hat and matching coat.
To be a housewife is a difficult, a wrenching, sometimes an ungrateful job if it is looked on only as a job. Regarded as a profession, it is the noblest as it is the most ancient of the catalogue. Let none persuade us differently or the world is lost indeed.
Now we find ourselves threatened by a new form of Puritanism called feminism, which attempts to stamp out sex by denying the fundamental and radical differences between men and women. But it is precisely the differences between male and female which create the tension and the delight.
The most stupendous system of organized robbery known has been that of the church towards woman, a robbery that has not only taken her self-respect but all rights of person; the fruits of her own industry; her opportunities of education; the exercise of her judgment, her own conscience, her own will.


Women want a family life that glitters and is stable. They don't want some lump spouse watching ice hockey in the late hours of his eighteenth beer. They want a family that is so much fun and is so smart that they look forward to Thanksgiving rather than regarding it with a shudder. That's the glitter part. The stable part is, obviously, they don't want to be one bead on a long necklace of wives. They want, just like men, fun, love, fame, money and power. And equal pay for equal work.