Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem

American feminist writer

Lived from: 1934-

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Gloria Steinem

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    A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.
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    A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after.
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    A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.
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    Allowing women the power to decide when and whether to have children is the only way to solve the 7 billion human load on this planet that threatens to destroy it. Women's equality is also men's survival.
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    America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people.
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    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.
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    At my age, in this still hierarchical time, people often ask me if I’m passing the torch. I explain that I’m keeping my torch, thank you very much-and I’m using it to light the torches of others.
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    Being misunderstood by people whose opinions you value is absolutely the most painful.
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    But somewhere within each of us, buried at varying depths depending on the age and degree of neglect or abuse, shame or coercion we endured, there is a resistant, daydreaming, rebellious, creative, unique child -- a true self who is waiting.
    Source: Revolution from Within (2012) 98
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    By the year 2000 we will, I hope, raise our children to believe in human potential, not God.
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    Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.
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    Clinging to the past is the problem. Embracing change is the answer.
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    Each individual woman's body demands to be accepted on its own terms.
    Source: Outrageous acts and everyday rebellions (1986)
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    Empathy is the most radical of human emotions.
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    Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person.
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