Bella Abzug

Quotes: Bella Abzug

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    If we get a government that reflects more of what this country is really about, we can turn the century - and the economy - around.
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    Imperfect though it may be, the Beijing Platform for Action is the strongest statement of consensus on women's equality, empowerment and justice ever produced by governments.
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    Our struggle today is not to have a female Einstein get appointed as an assistant professor. It is for a woman schlemiel to get as quickly promoted as a male schlemiel.
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    Our struggle was political, ideological and economic, and we felt we couldn't make something of ourselves unless we bettered society. We saw the two together.
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    The test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your chromosomes.
    Source: Bella!: Ms. Abzug goes to Washington
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    They are a very extensive minority who have suffered discrimination and who have the same right to participation in the promise and fruits of society as every other individual.
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    We are affirming human rights for all women and girls, acknowledging the full range of diversity that exists, and detailing actions to prevent violence.
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    We are bringing women into politics to change the nature of politics, to change the vision, to change the institutions. Women are not wedded to the policies of the past. We didn't craft them. They didn't let us.
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    We don't want so much to see a female Einstein become an assistant professor. We want a woman schlemiel to get promoted as quickly as a male schlemiel.
    Source: U.S. News and World Report, 25 April 1977
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    We have done almost everything in pairs since Noah, except govern. And the world has suffered for it.
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    When I first became a lawyer, only 2% of the bar was women. People would always think I was a secretary. In those days, professional women in the business world wore hats. So I started wearing hats.
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    When I was a young lawyer, working women wore hats. It was the only way they would take you seriously.
    Source: Entry in American National Biography
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    Women have been trained to speak softly and carry a lipstick. Those days are over.
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