I'd like to be played as a child by Natalie Wood. I'd have some romantic scenes as Audrey Hepburn and have gritty black-and-white scenes as Patricia Neal.
I am not now, and never have been, a girl friend of Henry Kissinger
A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.
Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.
If women have young children, they are one man away from welfare.
The only thing I can't stand is discomfort.
Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
Law and justice are not always the same. When they aren't, destroying the law may be the first step toward changing it.
However sugarcoated and ambiguous, every form of authoritarianism must start with a belief in some group's greater right to power, whether that right is justified by sex, race, class, religion, or all four. However far it may expand, the progression inevitably rests on unequal power and airtight roles within the family.
A movement is only composed of people moving. To feel its warmth and motion around us is the end as well as the means.
Most women are one man away from welfare.
Pornography is about dominance. Erotica is about mutuality.
The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day; a movement is only people moving.
Most women's magazines simply try to mold women into bigger and better consumers.
What has the women's movement learned from Geraldine Ferraro's candidacy for vice president? Never get married.
The first resistance to social change is to say it's not necessary.
Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else.
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.
A pedestal is as much a prison as any small space.
. . . as for logic, it's in the eye of the logician.
There is a naive belief that injustice only had to be pointed out in order to be cured.
I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.
It is more rewarding to watch money change the world than watch it accumulate.
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.
We can tell our values by looking at our checkbook stubs.
The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.
Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be described - and will be, after our deaths - by each of the family members who believe they know us.
If the shoe doesn't fit, must we change the foot?
By the year 2000 we will, I hope, raise our children to believe in human potential, not God
If women are supposed to be less rational and more emotional at the beginning of our menstrual cycle when the female hormone is at its lowest level, then why isn't it logical to say that, in those few days, women behave the most like the way men behave all month long?
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