Gender quotes

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◆ I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.
- Charlotte Bront?100
◆ If men could see us as we really are, they would be a little amazed; but the cleverest, the acutest men are often under an illusion about women: they do not read them in a true light: they misapprehend them, both for good and evil: their good woman is a queer thing, half doll, half angel; their bad woman almost always a fiend.
- Charlotte Bront?99
◆ A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty.
- Rudyard Kipling99
◆ ...remember the ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands. Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the Ladies we are determined to foment a Rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation.
- Abigail Adams99
◆ Anything may happen when womanhood has ceased to be a protected occupation.
- Virginia Woolf99
◆ It's a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I'd be a drag queen.
- Dolly Parton99
◆ Men know that women are an overmatch for them, and therefore they choose the weakest or the most ignorant. If they did not think so, they never could be afraid of women knowing as much as themselves.
- Samuel Johnson99
◆ It is vain to expect virtue from women till they are in some degree independent of men.
- Mary Wollstonecraft99
◆ Usually when you see females in movies, they feel like they have these metallic structures around them, they are caged by male energy.
- Bj?rk99
◆ Most men fear getting laughed at or humiliated by a romantic prospect while most women fear rape and death.
- Gavin de Becker99
◆ If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.
- Plato99
◆ When, however, one reads of a witch being ducked, of a woman possessed by devils, of a wise woman selling herbs, or even of a very remarkable man who had a mother, then I think we are on the track of a lost novelist, a suppressed poet, of some mute and inglorious Jane Austen, some Emily Bronte who dashed her brains out on the moor or mopped and mowed about the highways crazed with the torture that her gift had put her to. Indeed, I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.
- Virginia Woolf99
◆ Of all the nasty outcomes predicted for women's liberation...none was more alarming than the suggestion that women would eventually become just like men.
- Barbara Ehrenreich99
◆ On ne na't pas femme: on le devient.
- Simone de Beauvoir99
◆ Women speak because they wish to speak, whereas a man speaks only when driven to speak by something outside himself-like, for instance, he can't find any clean socks.
- Jean Kerr99

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