Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Today I was needing to reacquaint myself with myself and my female power. Lately I've been struggling to balance mothering with work and with time I need to be alone and feel calm. As I was looking for some feminist quotes I found this site: http://www.quotegarden.com/feminism.html

Men are taught to apologize for their weaknesses, women for their strengths. ~Lois Wyse

I do not wish them to have power over men, but over themselves. ~Mary Wollstonecraft

There is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women. ~Madeleine K. Albright

To tell a woman everything she may not do is to tell her what she can do. ~Spanish Proverb

I would have girls regard themselves not as adjectives but as nouns. ~Elizabeth Cady Stanton, "Our Girls"

I can't be a rose in any man's lapel. ~Margaret Trudeau

Nobody objects to a woman being a good writer or sculptor or geneticist if at the same time she manages to be a good wife, a good mother, good-looking, good-tempered, well-dressed, well-groomed, and unaggressive. ~Marya Mannes

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

I didn't want to be a boy, ever, but I was outraged that his height and intelligence were graces for him and gaucheries for me. ~Jane Rule

Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels. ~Faith Whittlesey

Never let the hand you hold, hold you down. ~Author Unknown

I first read this last one while I was in Scotland. My friend had it hanging on her fridge and we would laugh about it. . . Scary. Ignorance. So much. . .where do I even start.

[Feminism is] a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians. ~Pat Robertson


mere said...

These are awesome!

suvi said...

I love you! I've been thinking a lot about feminism this week, since i just heard Michelle Bachelete, the first female president of Chile, present Under-secretary general for UN Women speak. How I love being a woman! But oh, how misunderstood we sometimes are and how much work there still is to do for equality. Keep being amazing!

theleguis said...

very cool.

jaredandmatisse said...

Thank you Cammie! I especially love the last quote. So funny!!!