36 Best Gloria Steinem Quotes

36 Best Gloria Steinem Quotes

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Gloria Steine is a journalist and feminist from Toldeo, Ohio. She is most recognized as being the spokeswoman for the feminist movement of the 1970′s. In 2005 she co founded the Women’s Media Center, which works together to make women “visible and powerful in the media”. She still travels and speaks on issues of equality.

“A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.”

“A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after.”

“A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.”

“A woman reading Playboy feels a little like a Jew reading a Nazi manual.”

“A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.”

“America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people.”

“By the year 2000 we will, I hope, raise our children to believe in human potential, not God.”

“Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.”

“Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person.”

“From pacifist to terrorist, each person condemns violence – and then adds one cherished case in which it may be justified.”

“I can’t mate in captivity.”

“I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.”

“If the shoe doesn’t fit, must we change the foot?”

“If women are supposed to be less rational and more emotional at the beginning of our menstrual cycle when the female hormone is at its lowest level, then why isn’t it logical to say that, in those few days, women behave the most like the way men behave all month long?”

“In my own mind, I am still a fat brunette from Toledo, and I always will be.”

“It is more rewarding to watch money change the world than watch it accumulate.”

“I’ve yet to be on a campus where most women weren’t worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I’ve yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing.”

“Men should think twice before making widowhood women’s only path to power.”

“Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.”

“No man can call himself liberal, or radical, or even a conservative advocate of fair play, if his work depends in any way on the unpaid or underpaid labor of women at home or in the office.”

“Pornography is about dominance. Erotica is about mutuality.”

“Pornography is the instruction. Rape is the practice, battered women are the practice, and battered children are the practice.”

“Self-esteem isn’t everything; it’s just that there’s nothing without it.”

“Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.”

“The art of life is not controlling what happens to us, but using what happens to us.”

“The definition of woman’s work is shitwork.”

“The first resistance to social change is to say it’s not necessary.”

“The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off.”

“There are really not many jobs that actually require a penis or a vagina, and all other occupations should be open to everyone.”

“There is no such thing as Superwoman. You can’t have everything if you do everything.”

“We can tell our values by looking at our checkbook stubs.”

“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”

“Women are always saying,”We can do anything that men can do.” But Men should be saying,”We can do anything that women can do.”

“Women are not going to be equal outside the home until men are equal in it.”

“Women’s total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage.”

“Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.”