Blog against Sexism on International Women’s Day

Actually I’m a day late for Blogging Against Sexism – busy day yesterday with no time for blogging after I got my comedy festival tickets, and I couldn’t think of anything original to say anyway. So here’s a few choice quotes on Women’s Rights and Sexism from 1792 to the current era to chew on:

Women are systematically degraded by receiving the trivial attentions which men think it manly to pay to the sex, when, in fact, men are insultingly supporting their own superiority. ~Mary Wollstonecraft

Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less. ~Susan B. Anthony

To emancipate woman is to refuse to confine her to the relations she bears to man, not to deny them to her; let her have her independent existence and she will continue none the less to exist to him also; mutually recognizing each other as subject, each will yet remain for the other an other. –Simone de Beauvoir

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat, or a prostitute. ~ Rebecca West 1913

Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences. ~Isadora Duncan

Easy is an adjective used to describe a woman who has the sexual morals of a man. ~Nancy Linn-Desmond

I’ve yet to be on a campus where most women weren’t worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I’ve yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing. ~Gloria Steinem

We haven’t come a long way, we’ve come a short way. If we hadn’t come a short way, no one would be calling us baby. ~Elizabeth Janeway

We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons… but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters. ~Gloria Steinem

I will feel equality has arrived when we can elect to office women who are as incompetent as some of the men who are already there. ~Maureen Reagan

It starts when you sink in his arms and ends with your arms in his sink. ~Author Unknown

“Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.” ~Pat Robertson

Sexism is a social disease. ~Author Unknown

Go and have a satirical snicker with Chris Clarke, then read his more thoughtful previous post, then check out the 10th Carnival of the Feminists.



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