Thursday, March 8, 2012

International Women's Day!

Happy International Women's Day! In honor of this day, I am posting some notable quotes about/by women.

"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... She will need her sisterhood." -Gloria Steinem

"Woman's degradation is in man's idea of his sexual rights. Our religion, laws, customs, are all founded on the belief that woman was made for man." -Elizabeth Cady Stanton

"A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle." -Irina Dunn

"We still think of a powerful man as a born leader and a powerful woman as an anomaly." -Margaret Atwood

"There are women who make things better... simply by showing up. There are women who make things happen. There are women who make their way. There are are women who make a difference. And women who make us smile. There are women of wit and wisdom who, through strength and courage, make it through. There are women who change the world every day... Women like you." -Ashley Rice

"Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can't figure out what from." -Mae West

"A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men." -Gloria Steinem

"A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water." -Eleanor Roosevelt

"Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings." -Cheris Kramarae

"As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world." -Virginia Woolf

"After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels." -Ann Richards

"Well behaved women seldom make history." -Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

"No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body." -Margaret Sanger

"I won't be protected. I will choose for myself what is ladylike and right. To shield me is an insult." -E.M. Forster

"The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love. See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed." -Maya Angelou

"The best judge of whether or not a country is going to develop is how it treats its women. If it's educating its girls, if women have equal rights, that country is going to move forward. But if women are oppressed and abused and illiterate, then they're going to fall behind." -Barack Obama

Sure God created man before woman.  But then you always make a rough draft before the final masterpiece.  ~Author Unknown

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