Society certainly encourages women to be victims in every way.
If you say, I'm for equal pay, that's a reform. But if you say. I'm a feminist, that's a transformation of society.
A bad facelift is like a bad toupee.
Age brings a freedom. When you're young, you're much more subject to the idea of what feminine is or how you should look or how you should behave.
After feminism, I suddenly realised: not everyone has to live the same way. Imagine that!
If you are not a feminist in love, you fail to recognise someone who does not love you. Feminism makes love easier. Otherwise, there is the danger of feeling romantically drawn to someone who does not see you as an equal.
Feminism began to dawn on my brain belatedly in life.
One's enemies are always talking about 'post-feminism.' It is a word invented by people who would like to do away with feminism.
The question of whether one has one's own political power or goes to work for someone else is not only a feminist question.
Women tend to be conservative in youth and get more radical as they get older because they lose power with age. So if a young woman is not a feminist, I say, 'Just wait.'
The deepest change begins with men raising children as much as women do and women being equal actors in the world outside the home. There are many ways of supporting that, from something as simple as paid sick leave and flexible work hours to attributing an economic value to all caregiving and making that amount tax deductible.
I'm a freelance person, and I've always been able to support myself.
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.
There's a big gap between public opinion polls and the vote in Washington, in Congress.
The surest way to be alone is to get married.
I think Hefner himself wants to go down in history as a person of sophistication and glamour. But the last person I would want to go down in history as is Hugh Hefner.
God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions. Once we begin to ask them, there's no turning back.
The authority of any governing institution must stop at its citizen's skin.
Women tend to need the healthcare system more because we bear children. Insurance companies - not all of them, but many of them - 'gender-rate.' Women may pay 40% more for their health insurance than men do.
If technology and medicine are used by women to have children or not to have children or to have healthier children - that's one thing. But if it's used to say, 'You're not a real woman unless you have a child; therefore, take all these dangerous hormones and have one at 54,' then it's another story.