Mary Xmas (maryxmas) wrote in feminism_ua,
Mary Xmas

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читать оригинал тут.
многое там справедливо только для американок, но афористичность всё равно хороша :)
под катом -- избранное мной:

The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off.

The authority of any governing institution must stop at its citizen's skin.

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

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.

If women are supposed to be less rational and more emotional at the beginning of our menstrual cycle when the female hormone is at its lowest level, then why isn't it logical to say that, in those few days, women behave the most like the way men behave all month long?

Law and justice are not always the same. When they aren't, destroying the law may be the first step toward changing it.

Most women's magazines simply try to mold women into bigger and better consumers.

For women... bras, panties, bathing suits, and other stereotypical gear are visual reminders of a commercial, idealized feminine image that our real and diverse female bodies can't possibly fit. Without these visual references, each individual woman's body demands to be accepted on its own terms. We stop being comparatives. We begin to be unique.

We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.

We can tell our values by looking at our checkbook stubs.

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.

I don't breed well in captivity.

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

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

Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.

[About Geraldine Ferraro's candidacy:] What has the women's movement learned from her candidacy for vice president? Never get married.

Most women are one man away from welfare.

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

Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age.

Someone asked me why women don't gamble as much as men do, and I gave the commonsensical reply that we don't have as much money. That was a true and incomplete answer. In fact, women's total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage.

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

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.

Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else.

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

No man can call himself liberal, or radical, or even a conservative advocate of fair play, if his work depends in any way on the unpaid or underpaid labor of women at home, or in the office.

The only thing I can't stand is discomfort.

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.

Evil is obvious only in retrospect.
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