Gloria Steinem

United States feminist (born in 1934)

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Women with body image or eating disorders are not a special category, just more extreme in their response to a culture that emphasizes thinness and impossible standards of appearance for women instead of individuality and health.Rate it:
Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.Rate it:
A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.Rate it:
America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people.Rate it:
Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That's their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood.Rate it:
At my graduation, I thought we had to marry what we wished to become. Now you are becoming the men you once would have wished to marry.Rate it:
Being able to support oneself allows one to choose a marriage out of love and not just economic dependence. It also allows one to risk that marriage.Rate it:
Each individual woman's body demands to be accepted on its own terms.Rate it:
Evil is obvious only in retrospect.Rate it:
Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious.Rate it:
If men menstruated, they would brag about how much and for how long.Rate it:
Logic is in the eye of the logician.Rate it:
Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.Rate it:
Pornography is about dominance. Erotica is about mutuality.Rate it:
Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.Rate it:
The authority of any governing institution must stop at its citizen's skin.Rate it:
The family is the basic cell of government: it is where we are trained to believe that we are human beings or that we are chattel, it is where we are trained to see the sex and race divisions and become callous to injustice even if it is done to ourselves, to accept as biological a full system of authoritarian government.Rate it:
The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.Rate it:
The only thing I can't stand is discomfort.Rate it:
We can tell our values by looking at our checkbook stubs.Rate it:
Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else.Rate it:

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