The women's movement is a non-hierarchical one. It does things collectively and experimentally.
My white skin disgusts me. My passport disgusts me. They are the marks of an insufferable privilege bought at the price of others' agony. If I could peel myself inside out I would be glad. If I could become part of the oppressed I would be free.
Only she who attempts the absurd can achieve the impossible.
In the long run, Women's Liberation will of course free men-but in the short run it's going to COST men a lot of privilege, which no one gives up willingly or easily.
Knowledge is power. Information is power. The secreting or hoarding of knowledge or information may be an act of tyranny camouflaged as humility.
I feel that 'man-hating' is an honourable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them.
We can't destroy the inequities between men and women until we destroy marriage.
Hate generalizes; love specifies. Or: The movements of hatred are toward generalization; love's movements are toward specification.
Feminism is for all women and girls, not a privileged few or one ethnicity, religion, age, sexual preference, ability, region or hemisphere.
Women are not inherently passive or peaceful. We're not inherently anything but human.
For a poet, making poems is a way of viewing the world, being in the world, breathing.
Sexism is not the fault of women - kill your fathers, not your mothers
When table utensils were invented in the 1100s, the Catholic Church condemned them as obscene and heretical, claiming, 'God gave us fingers with which to eat.' And we're supposed to get politically discouraged? Oh please. We're being opposed by people who denounced the fork.
raised' consciousness means lifelong bumping up against a continually receding ceiling. I mean, who ever 'graduates'?
We are the women men warned us about.
Let's put one lie to rest for all time: the lie that men are oppressed, too, by sexism-the lie that there can be such a thing as men's liberation groups.
When solutions are offered us by the people who originally brought us the problem, we do well to be suspicious.
... censorship often boils down to some male judges getting to read a lot of dirty books--with one hand.
White males are the most responsible for the destruction of human life and environment on the planet today.
Where else could one find such a perfect combination of American values -- racism, militarism, capitalism -- all packaged in one 'ideal' symbol, a woman.
I am an artist and a political being as well.
Don't accept rides from strange men, and remember that all men are strange.
Carry yourself as one who will change the world, because you will.
An indigenous feminism has been present in every culture in the world and in every period of history since the suppression of women began.
There's something contagious about demanding freedom.
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