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Gloria Steinem Quotes

A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after.

A movement is only composed of people moving. To feel its warmth and motion around us is the end as well as the means.

A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.

A woman reading Playboy feels a little like a Jew reading a Nazi manual.

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.

America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people.

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.

Because I have work to care about, it is possible that I may be less difficult to get along with than other women when the double chins start to form.

Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.

Clearly no one knows what leadership has gone undiscovered in women of all races, and in black and other minority men.

For much of the female half of the world, food is the first signal of our inferiority. It lets us know that our own families may consider female bodies to be less deserving, less needy, less valuable.

From pacifist to terrorist, each person condemns violence - and then adds one cherished case in which it may be justified.

God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions. Once we begin to ask them, there's no turning back.

Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be described - and will be, after our deaths - by each of the family members who believe they know us.

Hope is a very unruly emotion.

I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.

I will no longer be referred to as Miss Steinem of Ms. magazine.

I'd like to be played as a child by Natalie Wood. I'd have some romantic scenes as Audrey Hepburn and have gritty black-and-white scenes as Patricia Neal.

I've yet to be on a campus where most women weren't worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I've yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing.

If the shoe doesn't fit, must we change the foot?