Quotes by Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem

American feminist writer

Alive from: 1934-

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    No man can call himself liberal, or radical, or even a conservative advocate of fair play, if his work depends in any way on the unpaid or underpaid labor of women at home, or in the office.
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    No matter how hard I worked, whatever I accomplished was attributed to my looks. If you're working your ass off, then you don't want to be told that you only got whatever because of the way you look. It takes the heart out of you.
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    No one can give us power. If we aren’t part of the process of taking it, we won’t be strong enough to use it.
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    Once we give up searching for approval we often find it easier to earn respect.
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    One day an army of gray-haired women may quietly take over the Earth!
    Source: Passion, Politics, and Everyday Activism (2017) 893
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    Perfect is boring: Beauty is irregular.
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    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.
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    Pornography is about dominance. Erotica is about mutuality.
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    Pornography is the instruction. Rape is the practice, battered women are the practice, and battered children are the practice.
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    Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.
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    Rich People plan for three generations Poor people plan for Saturday night.
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    Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.
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    Someone once asked me why women don't gamble as much as men do and I gave the commonsensical reply that we don't have as much money. That was a true but incomplete answer. In fact, women's total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage.
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    The art of life is not controlling what happens to us, but using what happens to us.
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    The authority of any governing institution must stop at its citizen's skin.
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