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As women, we're probably more protective of children.
by Kate Millett

As women, we're probably more protective of children.
Also, we've been minors all of our history.
- Kate Millett

I saw hell.
The hospital had divided and conquered pretty successfully.
- Kate Millett

What is the future of the woman's movement? How in
the hell do I know? I don't run it.
- Kate Millett

I'm slammed with an identity that can no longer say a word;
mute with responsibility.
- Kate Millett

 

The involuntary character of psychiatric treatment
is at odds with the spirit and ethics of medicine itself.
- Kate Millett

Mother had committed me for life.
This is where I felt betrayed the most.
- Kate Millett

What is our freedom fight about? Is it about the liberation
of children or just having sex with them?
- Kate Millett

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With the first act of cruelty committed in the name of revolution,
with the first murder, with the first purge and execution,
we have lost the revolution.
- Kate Millett

Men and women were declared equal one morning and everybody
could divorce each other by postcard.
- Kate Millett

My sister said, You're making it hard for all us housewives in Nebraska.
- Kate Millett

I was supposed to be women's lib, and now I'd exceeded
it and gone over into international politics.
- Kate Millett

This is how psychiatry has functioned-as a kind of
property arm of the government,
who can put you away if your husband doesn't like you.
- Kate Millett

You won't do any more housework? Then you go to the bin.
- Kate Millett

We are naive and moralistic women.
We are human beings who find politics a blight upon the human condition.
And do not know how one copes with it except through politics.
- Kate Millett

It would appear that love is dead.
Or very likely in a bad way.
- Kate Millett

Aren't women prudes if they don't and prostitutes if they do?
- Kate Millett

We're more sexually repressed than men,
having been given a much more strict puritanical code
of behavior than men ever have.
- Kate Millett

Everybody believes in psychiatry; it's supposed to be for our own good.
Let psychiatry prove that anybody has an illness,
and I'd concede, but there is no physical proof.
- Kate Millett

Politics is repetition.
It is not change.
Change is something beyond what we call politics.
Change is the essence politics is supposed to be the
means to bring into being.
- Kate Millett

Many women do not recognize themselves as discriminated against;
no better proof could be found of the totality of their conditioning.
- Kate Millett

In those days, when you got boxed, that was it.
A lot of old people were there because somebody wanted the farm.
It was about property.
People are treated like property.
- Kate Millett

They are more beautiful than anything in the world,
kinetic sculptures, perfect form in motion.
- Kate Millett

They weren't crazy.
They were tired of being locked up.
Even I could see that.
- Kate Millett

This country is becoming increasingly authoritarian.
It's based on capital punishment.
- Kate Millett

A sexual revolution begins with the emancipation of women,
who are the chief victims of patriarchy,
and also with the ending of homosexual oppression.
- Kate Millett

Isn't privacy about keeping taboos in their place?
- Kate Millett

Psychiatry causes so much death.
- Kate Millett

We are women.
We are a subject people who have inherited an alien culture.
- Kate Millett

Because of our social circumstances,
male and female are really two cultures and their life
experiences are utterly different.
- Kate Millett

However muted its present appearance may be,
sexual dominion obtains nevertheless as perhaps the
most pervasive ideology of our culture and provides
its most fundamental concept of power.
- Kate Millett

The great mass of women throughout history have been
confined to the cultural level of animal life in providing
the male with sexual outlet and exercising the animal
functions of reproduction and care of the young.
- Kate Millett

The concept of romantic love affords a means of emotional
manipulation which the male is free to exploit,
since love is the only circumstance in which the female
is (ideologically) pardoned for sexual activity.
- Kate Millett

What is the natural reaction when told you have a hopeless
mental illness? That diagnosis does you in;
that,
and the humiliation of being there.
I mean, the indignity you're subjected to.
My God.
- Kate Millett

It was horrifying.
You wouldn't believe how people are treated there.
You could see that these people had withdrawn so far
that they just lived in their own minds.
They did terrible things to themselves.
- Kate Millett

We Can Do It!
- WW II US Government Poster

Love men and women not for their strength
but their softness,
not for their fullness but their hunger,
not for their plenty but their need.
- Anais Nin
(paraphrase)

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin

Friendship is not possible between two women
one of whom is very well dressed.
- Laurie Colwin

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

The difference between men friends and women friends
is that men tend to do things together,
women tend to just be together.
- Art Jahnke

Men kick friendship around like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Men and women belong to different species and communications
between them is still in its infancy.
- Bill Cosby

I want to live darkly and richly in my femaleness.
- Anais Nin

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Women don't want to hear what you think.
Women want to hear what they think -
in a deeper voice.
- Bill Cosby

I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure.
I make mistakes, I am out of control
and at times hard to handle.
But if you can't handle me at my worst,
then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
- Marilyn Monroe

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
- Marilyn Monroe

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

To a philosopher all news,
as it is called, is gossip,
and they who edit and read it
are old women over their tea.
- Henry David Thoreau

Women are like teabags.
We don't know our true strength
until we are in hot water!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

I'm always rather nervous about how you talk
about women who are active in politics,
whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.
- John F. Kennedy

Whenever a man or women is truly inspired,
it is because the same One Universal Spirit
is doing the inspiring.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Women must pay for everything.
They do get more glory than men for comparable feats,
but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.
- Amelia Earhart

Women's natural role is to be a pillar of the family.
- Grace Kelly

Women are the only exploited group in history to have
been idealized into powerlessness.
- Erica Jong

There are practical little things in housekeeping
which no man really understands.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

There are three roads to ruin; women,
gambling and technicians.
The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling,
but the surest is with technicians.
- Georges Pompidou

Women have to harness their power - its absolutely true.
It's just learning not to take the first no.
And if you can't go straight ahead, you go around the corner.
- Cher

Equal pay isn't just a women's issue;
when women get equal pay,
their family incomes rise and the whole family benefits.
- Mike Honda

Man can never be a woman's equal
in the spirit of selfless service
with which nature has endowed her.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Equality and development will not be achieved however
if peace is not understood from women's' point of view.
- Jenny Shipley

If American men are obsessed with money,
American women are obsessed with weight.
The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss,
and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
- Marya Mannes

The woman who can create her own job
is the woman who will win fame and fortune.
- Amelia Earhart

Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.
- Fay Weldon

Men have a much better time of it than women.
For one thing, they marry later; for another thing,
they die earlier.
- H. L. Mencken

Bachelors know more about women than married men;
if they didn't they'd be married too.
- H. L. Mencken


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