Zitat des Tages von Gloria Steinem:
I'm a freelance person, and I've always been able to support myself.
A woman reading Playboy feels a little like a Jew reading a Nazi manual.
God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions. Once we begin to ask them, there's no turning back.
The women's movement in England was totally against Margaret Thatcher.
I'm lucky I don't make my living in front of the camera.
The Miss America Pageant reinforces a belief that women are merely how they look and how they please.
Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
As for the American child's classic problem - too much mother, too little father - that would be cured by an equalization of parental responsibility.
We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.
If I read the word 'problematize' one more time, I'm going to vomit.
Perfectionism attaches to what is valued in the culture.
The caste systems of sex and race are interdependent and can only be uprooted together.
I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.
Clearly no one knows what leadership has gone undiscovered in women of all races, and in black and other minority men.
Because I have work to care about, it is possible that I may be less difficult to get along with than other women when the double chins start to form.
The danger of the Internet is cocooning with the like-minded online - of sending an email or Twitter and confusing that with action - while the real corporate and military and government centers of power go right on.
Men should think twice before making widow hood woman's only path to power.
Actually, I believe there are more independents than either Republicans or Democrats, and yet those are the... that is the choice we have on the party ballot.
Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That's their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood.
Planning ahead is a measure of class. The rich and even the middle class plan for future generations, but the poor can plan ahead only a few weeks or days.
The authority of any governing institution must stop at its citizen's skin.
Unless we include a job as part of every citizen's right to autonomy and personal fulfillment, women will continue to be vulnerable to someone else's idea of what need is.
From pacifist to terrorist, each person condemns violence - and then adds one cherished case in which it may be justified.
It is more rewarding to watch money change the world than watch it accumulate.
Women tend to be conservative in youth and get more radical as they get older because they lose power with age. So if a young woman is not a feminist, I say, 'Just wait.'
There are six million female lives lost in the world every year simply because they are female.
A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.
For much of the female half of the world, food is the first signal of our inferiority. It lets us know that our own families may consider female bodies to be less deserving, less needy, less valuable.
I will no longer be referred to as Miss Steinem of Ms. magazine.
What I've learned is that unless it's an emergency, like a fire or brain surgery, hierarchy is not necessary and may be damaging. If you have a hierarchy, you're repeating the strengths and weaknesses of one person without allowing for the accumulative strength of a group.
If women have young children, they are one man away from welfare.
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.
Age brings a freedom. When you're young, you're much more subject to the idea of what feminine is or how you should look or how you should behave.
The only thing I can't stand is discomfort.
I hate to generalize, but in general, both men and women suffer from ageism. Men much less because men gain power as they get older. Women lose power as they get older. Men are seen as gaining experience and being distinguished. Sons look forward to replacing their fathers.
Until the masculine role is humanized, women will tend to be much better at solving dangerous conflicts.