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  • In many instances the conduct of colored workmen, and those who have spoken for them, has not been in asking or demanding that equal rights be accorded to them as to white workmen, but somehow conveying the idea that they are to be petted and coddled and given special consideration and special privilege. Of course that can't be done.

    Rights   Ideas   White  
    "The Samuel Gompers Papers: The American Federation of Labor and the Great War, 1917-18". Book by Samuel Gompers, edited by Peter J. Albert and Grace Palladino, p. 348, 2006.
  • In colleges, there are no gender separations in courses of study, and students can freely choose their majors. There are no male and female math classes. But women generally choose college courses that pay less in the labor market. Those are the choices that women themselves make. Those choices contribute to the pay gap.

    Education   Money   Work  
    Phyllis Schlafly (2015). “Phyllis Schlafly: Volume I”, p.60, Creators Publishing
  • Most people think that animals are third-class citizens. Very few people really see animals as "the others" with whom we inhabit this planet. They have equal rights with us.

    Source: www.interviewmagazine.com
  • Law is often the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual.

    Thomas Jefferson, Joyce Appleby, Terence Ball (1999). “Jefferson: Political Writings”, p.224, Cambridge University Press
  • I believe the equal rights amendment is a necessity of life for all citizens. The cabinet sometimes felt that I shouldn't be so outspoken.

  • I am prepared to sacrifice every so-called privilege I possess in order to have a few rights.

  • All men have equal rights to liberty, to their property, and to the protection of the laws

    Equality   Men   Rights  
  • Feminists believe that men and women should have the same opportunities. If you are a feminist you believe in equal rights as a whole. That’s not a concept you can really shoot down.

    JFL42 Comedy Festival in Toronto, www.harpersbazaar.com. Fall 2014.
  • The woman's bill of rights is, unhappily, long overdue. It should have run along with the rights of man in the eighteenth century. Its drag as to time of official proclamation is a drag as to social vision. And even if equal rights were now written into the law of our land, it would be so inadequate today as a means to food, clothing and shelter for woman at large that what they would still be enjoying would be equality in disaster rather than in realistic privilege.

    Running   Mean   Men  
  • Right now the institution of marriage feels very one-sided, and I want to live in a country where we all have equal rights. I have so many friends who are gays and lesbians who would so badly want to get married, that I wouldn't be able to sleep with myself [if I got married before they could].

    Country   Sleep   Gay  
    "Charlize Theron: I Won’t Get Married Until My Gay Friends Can", www.huffingtonpost.com. November 17, 2009.
  • The emblem of equal rights. It means free hands, free lips, self- government, and the sovereignty of the individual.

    Robert Green Ingersoll (1907). “The works of Robert G. Ingersoll”, p.3250, Library of Alexandria
  • Equality does not mean that all plants must grow to the same height - a society of tall grass and dwarf trees, a jostle of conflicting jealousies. It means, in civic terms, an equal outlet for all talents; in political terms, that all votes will carry the same weight; and in religious terms that all beliefs will enjoy equal rights.

  • If Harvey [Milk] had not been taken from us 30 years ago, I think he would want me to say to all the gay and lesbian kids out there tonight who have been told they are less than by the churches, by the government, by their families, that you are beautiful, wonderful creatures of value, and that no matter what anyone tells you, God does love you and that very soon, I promise you, you will have equal rights, federally, across this great nation of ours.

    Love   Beautiful   Taken  
    "Pure Inspiration From Dustin Lance Black" by Caroline Hart, www.huffingtonpost.com. March 2, 2017.
  • Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship to restrict the art of healing to one class of Men and deny equal privileges to others; the Constitution of the Republic should make a Special privilege for medical freedoms as well as religious freedom.

    Religious   Time   Art  
    Misattributed to Benjamin Rush in "Total Health and Restoration: A 180-Day Journey" by Terry Dorian, p. 49, 2002.
  • The new republic should be based on diversity, respect and equal rights for all.

  • I don't need no peace. I need equal rights and justice.

    Rights   Justice   Needs  
  • If the white man wants to live in peace with the Indian, he can live in peace. Treat all men alike. Give them all the same law. Give them all an even chance to live and grow. All men were made by the same Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers. The Earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it. Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to think and talk and act for myself, and I will obey every law, or submit to the penalty.

    Lincoln Hall Speech in Washington D.C., January 14, 1879.
  • One of the things I have always said about the man-woman relationship is that I don't want anybody to walk ahead of me and I don't want anybody to walk behind me. I want a man who will walk along beside me. And that's how I feel about equal rights.

    Equality   Men   Rights  
  • If you look up feminist in the dictionary, it just means someone who believes men and women have equal rights.

    Believe   Mean   Men  
    "Aziz Ansari Explains Why We Should All Be Feminists" by Emily Zemler, www.elle.com. October 8, 2014.
  • For the record, feminism by definition is: 'The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.'

    Sex   Men   Opportunity  
    United Nations Address on Gender Equality, delivered 20 September 2014
  • I believe that women should have equal rights to education, to work and to civic and political engagement.

    Source: www.spiegel.de
  • I consider myself 100 percent a feminist, at odds with the feminist establishment in America. For me the great mission of feminism is to seek the full political and legal equality of women with men. However, I disagree with many of my fellow feminists as an equal opportunity feminist, who believes that feminism should only be interested in equal rights before the law. I utterly oppose special protection for women where I think that a lot of the feminist establishment has drifted in the last 20 years.

  • The pure connecting factor is that those of us who describe ourselves as feminists want equal rights for all people.

  • I'm tired of the naked, raped, beaten black woman body. I want to see an image of black femaleness that alters our universe in some way.

  • We have not ratified The Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Among Women. I think 194 countries have signed onto it, but the United States has not. And CEDAW to the United Nations is what the Equal Rights Amendment or the women's equality amendment is to the United States. I think we should pass the women's equality amendment and a lot of these other fights would go away.

    Source: www.guernicamag.com
  • A man of abilities and character, of any sect whatever, may be admitted to any office of public trust under the United States.

  • A free society is a society in which all traditions have equal rights and equal access to the centers of power. A tradition receives these rights not because the importance the cash value, as it were) it has for outsiders but because it gives meaning to the lives of those who participate in it.

    Rights   Giving   Cash  
    "Science in a Free Society". Book by Paul Feyerabend, 1978.
  • Well, I think I’m a feminist, just by the virtue of the fact that I believe in equal rights for everyone.

  • I don't think that I would consider myself a feminist. I think that, I certainly believe in equal rights. I believe that women are just as capable, if not more so, in a lot of different dimensions. But I don't, I think, have sort of the militant drive and the sort of the chip on the shoulder that sometimes comes with that.

    "Makers: Women Who Make America". PBS/AOL documentary, www.businessinsider.com. February 26, 2013.
  • the public sphere is as consistently based on the law of equality as the private sphere is based on the law of universal difference and differentiation. Equality, in contrast to all that is involved in mere existence, is not given us, but is the result of human organization insofar as it is guided by the principle of justice. We are not born equal; we become equal as members of a group on the strength of our decision to guarantee ourselves mutually equal rights.

    Equality   Rights   Law  
    Hannah Arendt (1973). “The Origins of Totalitarianism”, p.345, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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