We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.
If someone believes they are limited by their gender, race or background, they will become more limited.
I love to be individual, to step beyond gender.
I never felt oppressed because of my gender. When I'm writing a poem or drawing, I'm not a female; I'm an artist.
Never expect women to be sincere, so long as they are educated to think that their first aim in life is to please.
As far as I'm concerned, being any gender is a drag.
Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.
Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.
You think intercourse is a private act; it's not, it's a social act. Men are sexually predatory in life; and women are sexually manipulative. When two individuals come together and leave their gender outside the bedroom door, then they make love.
Most men are very attached to the idea of being male, and usually experience a lot of fear and insecurity around the idea of being a man. Most women are very identified with their gender, and also experience a tremendous amount of fear and insecurity.
Do I even think about myself as a woman when I go to make art? Of course not.
I was a liberated woman long before there was a name for it.
A woman or a man creating feel very much the same way.
Women can also be creative in total isolation. I know excellent women artists who do original work without any response to speak of. Maybe they are used to lack of feedback. Maybe they are tougher.
A basis for much of the pain women suffer in real life is they must somehow resolve their devotion to men.
A learned woman is thought to be a comet that bodes mischief whenever it appears.
Women to whom one has just been introduced think that it breaks the ice if they scream, 'Goodness, you're tall!' How would they like it if I broke the ice first, by screaming 'Goodness, what thick ankles!' or 'Goodness, what a bust!
Even if so inclined, an artist has no business to marry. For a man, it may be well enough, but for a woman, on whom matrimonial duties and cares weigh more heavily, it is a moral wrong, for she must either neglect her family, or her profession.
I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.
I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.
Men are taught to apologize for their weaknesses, women for their strengths.
The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says: It's a girl.
Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.
In our hearts and in our laws, we must treat all our people with fairness and dignity, regardless of their race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. . . .
To me gender is not physical at all, but is altogether insubstantial. It is soul, perhaps, it is talent, it is taste, it is environment, it is how one feels, it is light and shade, it is inner music.
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