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  • ... for centuries there has been a long and honorable tradition of women who have resisted and protested against men and their power.

    Women   Long   Tradition  
    Dale Spender (1983). “Feminist theorists: three centuries of key women thinkers”, Pantheon
  • Well into the 19th century there were pronouncements from just about every branch of science and medicine that reading, writing, and thinking were dangerous for women. Articles in the Lancet declared that women's brains would burst and their uteruses atrophy if they engaged in any form of rigorous thinking. The famous physician J.D. Kellogg insisted that novel reading was the greatest cause of uterine disease among young women and urged parents to protect their daughters from the dreaded consequences of print.

  • There is a real split today between those who push the button and those who do the dying.

    Real   War   Dying  
  • men have been in charge of according value to literature, and ... they have found the contributions of their own sex immeasurably superior.

    Sex   Men   Literature  
  • Feminism has fought no wars ... killed no opponents ... set up no concentration camps ... starved no enemies ... practiced no cruelty. Its battles have been for education, for the vote, for better working conditions, for safety in the streets ... for reforms in the law.

    Education   War   Women  
  • This monopoly over language is one of the means by which males have ensured their own primacy, and consequently have ensured the invisibility or 'other' nature of females.

    Mean   Males   Female  
  • The talkativeness of women has been gauged in comparison not with men but with silence. Women have not been judged on the grounds of whether they talk more than men, but of whether they talk more than silent women.

    Men   Silence   Silent  
  • Men who teach only men are called scholars. Women who teach only women are called political agitators.

    Men   Political   Teach  
  • For centuries women have been saying many of the things we are saying today and which we have often thought of as new.

  • I know there is no danger that I will ever forget that people construct their own reality, that human beings are not led to the same version of events and of the world by the same physical evidence.

    Reality   People   Events  
  • When women are supposed to be quiet, a talkative woman is a woman who talks at all.

    Women   Quiet   Talkative  
  • Language is not neutral. It is not merely a vehicle which carries ideas. It is itself a shaper of ideas.

  • Sexual harassment is becoming the modus operandi of the new world (on-line)... It is the means by which some males are conquering and claiming the new territory as their own.

  • Language helps form the limits of our reality.

  • Have you noticed that all the news, statistics, strategies about unemployment are provided by those who are employed? As soon as you are unemployed you cease to exist.

  • Paradoxically, the most constructive thing women can do is to write, for in the act of writing we deny our muteness and begin to eliminate some of the difficulties that have been put upon us.

    Art   Women   Writing  
  • what has been termed 'correct' English is nothing other than the blatant legitimation of the white middle-class code.

    Class   White   Middle  
  • Openly questioning the way the world works and challenging the power of the powerful is not an activity customarily rewarded.

  • When I learnt, however, that in 1911 there had been twenty-one regular feminist periodicals in Britain, that there was a feminist book shop, a woman's press, and a woman's bank run by and for women, I could no longer accept that the reason I knew almost nothing about women of the past was because there were so few of them, and they had done so little.

    Running   Book   Past  
  • men have their cake and get to eat it too, for while they decree themselves as representative of humanity, women who argue that men are not, are simply showing how little they know! And when men's standards are defined as human standards, then women who assert that women are different, demonstrate how 'inhuman' they are. It is a real 'Catch 22.

    Real   Men   Cake  
  • It is partly the absence of recorded history which sends women now to the lives of women past for the detailed documentation of their daily lives.

  • Every medium - oral, written, print, and now electronic - has its own associated thought patterns and mind sets.

    Media   Mind   Patterns  
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