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2,316. I love man as my fellow; but his sceptre, real, or usurped, extends not to me, unless the reason of an individual demands my homage; and even then the submission is to reason, and not to man. (Reason & Man & Woman & Feminism & Discrimination & Sexism) Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Women
4,637. I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves. (Woman & Power & Feminism & Discrimination & Sexism) ibid.
4,638. Taught from infancy that beauty is woman’s sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison. (Woman & Beauty & Prison & Feminism & Discrimination & Sexism) ibid.
4,639. The pure animal spirits which make both mind and body shoot out, and unfold the tender blossoms of hope, are turned sour and vented in vain wishes, or pert repinings, that contract the faculties and spoil the temper; else they mount to the brain, and sharpening the understanding before it gains proportional strength, produce that pitiful cunning which disgracefully characterises the female mind and I fear will characterise it whilst women remain the slaves of power. (Woman & Feminism & Discrimination & Sexism) ibid.
4,640. A slavish bondage to parents cramps every faculty of the mind. (Woman & Parents & Discrimination & Sexism) ibid.
4,641. From the tyranny of man, I firmly believe, the greater number of female follies proceed. (Woman & Man & Tyranny & Feminism & Discrimination & Sexism) ibid.
70,257. I earnestly wish to point out in what true dignity and human happiness consists. I wish to persuade women to endeavour to acquire strength, both of mind and body, and to convince them that the soft phrases, susceptibility of heart, delicacy of sentiment, and refinement of taste, are almost synonymous with epithets of weakness, and that those beings are only the objects of pity, and that kind of love which has been termed its sister, will soon become objects of contempt. (Dignity & Woman & Weakness & Strength & Sexism) ibid.
71,267. Women have seldom sufficient employment to silence their feelings; a round of little cares, or vain pursuits frittering away all strength of mind and organs, they become naturally only objects of sense. (Employment & Women & Sexism) ibid.
73,074. My own sex, I hope, will excuse me, if I treat them like rational creatures, instead of flattering their fascinating graces, and viewing them as if they were in a state of perpetual childhood, unable to stand alone. (Flattery & Rational & Women & Sexism) ibid.
90,268. Women are systematically degraded by receiving the trivial attentions which men think it manly to pay to the sex, when, in fact, men are insultingly supporting their own superiority. (Superiority & Woman & Sexism) Mary Wollstonecraft
4,642. Was not the world a vast prison, and women born slaves? (Woman & Prison & Slavery & Feminism & Sexism) Mary Wollstonecraft, ‘The Wrongs of Woman, or Maria’ 1798
4,981. 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. (Right & Woman & Human Rights & Sexism) Mary Wollstonecraft
61,160. This act of veiling or covering has had a profound effect on Muslim women, and also how the outside world views Muslims’ attitudes to women in general. (Islam & Muslim & Woman) Rageh Omaar, The Life of Muhammad III: Holy Peace
76,425. Strange creatures, women. I knew one once. (Hotel & Woman) Fawlty Towers: The Germans s1e6, Major to Basil, BBC 1975
40,149. Women are around all the time but World Cups come only every four years. (Football & Woman) Peter Osgood, The Times 9th May 1998
47,581. Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere. (Good & Bad & Girl & Woman & Heaven) Mae West
4,826. There are no good girls gone wrong – just bad girls found out. (Woman & Girl & Bad) Mae West
2,070. The perpetual hunger to be beautiful and that thirst to be loved which is the real curse of Eve. (Life’s Like That & Beauty & Love & Woman) Jean Rhys, The Left Bank 1927
2,123. Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings. (Woman & Feminism) Cheris Kramarae
2,397. Science has been named, developed, interpreted by white males for decades. And women view the conventional wisdom from a slightly different angle. And that sometimes means they can clearly point to flaws in the logic, gaps in the argument. They can give a different perspective of what Science is. (Science & Woman) Beautiful Minds: Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell
4,508. You are going to woman? Do not forget the whip! (Man & Woman & Sexism) Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra 1883
4,510. Woman was God’s second blunder. (Man & Woman & Error) ibid. Friedrich Nietzsche, Der Antichrist 1888
4,691. For the woman, the man is a means: the end is always the child. (Woman & Children) Friedrich Nietzsche
69,227. The true man wants two things – danger and play. For that reason he wants woman as the most dangerous plaything. (Danger & Play & Woman) Friedrich Nietzsche
4,591. Most of us women like men, you know; it’s just that we find them a constant disappointment. (Man & Woman & Disappointment) Clare Short
99,702. You have to treat ’em [woman] like s*** [sic]. (Trump & Woman & Sexism) Donald Trump cited Julie Baumgod, article New York magazine ‘Fighting Back: Trump Scrambles off the Canvas’
99,706. You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful – I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything … Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything. (Trump & Woman & Sexism) Donald Trump, to Billy Bush 2005
4,592. According to a recent survey men say the first thing they notice about a woman is the eyes; and women say the first thing they notice about men is they’re a bunch of liars. (Man & Woman & Liar) Clare Short
4,628. Why can’t a woman be more like a man?
Men are so honest, so thoroughly square;
Eternally noble, historically fair;
Who, when you win, will always give your back a pat.
Why can’t a woman be like that? (Man & Woman) Alan Jay Lerner, 1956 song
68,650. Here’s all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid. (Comedy & Crazy & Stupidity & Man & Woman) George Carlin, When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops?
4,631. Why are women ... so much more interesting to men than men are to women? (Man & Woman) Virginia Woolf
4,643. A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction. (Woman & Writing) Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own 1929
4,644. Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of a man at twice its natural size. (Woman & Man) ibid.
4,825. For most of history, Anonymous was a woman. (Woman & Writing & Sexism) Virginia Woolf
4,867. The truth is, I often like women. I like their unconventionality. I like their completeness. I like their anonymity. Virginia Woolf
4,645. The freedom women were supposed to have found in the Sixties largely boiled down to easy contraception and abortion: things to make life easier for men in fact. (Woman & Feminism) Julia Burchill