will not simply be mainstreamed into the polluted stream. Women are changing the
stream, making it clean and green and safe for all -- every gender, race, creed,
sexual orientation, age, and ability.
test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your
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.
we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women.”
-- Abigail Adams
connection between women's human rights, gender equality, socioeconomic development
and peace is increasingly apparent.
empowerment is intertwined with respect for human rights.
"You ask whether a woman
should be paid the same wages as man when she does the same work? To this, there
can be but one answer. If she does the same quantity and quality of work under
the same conditions as a man, simple justice requires that she should be paid
the same. wages. To deny her this is to deny her justice."
We were idealists. We thought that when we got the vote the whole pattern of politics
would be greatly improved and would be dominated by women.
women's suffrage has not brought about the political millennium which its fondest
backers predicted, its effects on the whole have been decidely beneficial.
Jessie Daniel Ames
pay for women is a matter of simple justice.
important it is to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes.”
"…gender equality is critical
to the development and peace of every nation."
is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women."
-- Kofi Annan
themselves have the right to live in dignity, in freedom from want and freedom
from fear. On this International Women's Day, let us rededicate ourselves to making
that a reality.
women thrive, all of society benefits, and succeeding generations are given a
better start in life.
day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside,
but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect
comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest
development of the race."
"Cautious, careful people always casting about to preserve their reputation or
social standards never can bring about reform.
people always casting about to preserve their reputation or social standards never
can bring about reform. Those who are really in earnest are willing to be anything
or nothing in the world's estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and
out, avow their sympathies with despised ideas and their advocates, and bear the
is happiness." -- Susan
never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect
lawmakers." -- Susan B.
declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must
be taught to protect herself and there I take my stand." -- Susan
of getting hard ourselves and trying to compete, women should try and give their
best qualities to men - bring them softness, teach them how to cry. |
is your life!!! The children/husbands/lovers are just one chapter. The stronger
we (women) get the more loving we can be- to all."
dogma of woman's complete historical subjection to men must be rated as one of
the most fantastic myths ever created by the human mind."
-- Mary Ritter
what is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common
womanhood, the property of all women."
-- Elizabeth Blackwell (The first
woman in the U.S. to become a physician)
society will not admit of woman's free development, then society must be remodeled."
-- Elizabeth Blackwell
will not do to say that it is out of woman's sphere to assist in making laws,
for if that were so, then it should be also out of her sphere to submit to them.
-- Amelia Bloomer
are unalterably opposed to the presentation of the female body being stripped,
bound, raped, tortured, mutilated, and murdered in the name of commercial entertainment
and free speech”
-- Susan Brownmiller
are asking people to understand that slavery still exists today; in fact, according
to a recent New York Times article, if you count the number of women and children
in bonded labor, domestic slavery or sexual slavery today, there are more slaves
in the world than at any other time in history.”
-- Charlotte Bunch
is a transformational force, an individual and social force. It is a way of looking
at the world–a questioning of power/domination issues, an affirmation of women’s
Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of discrimination and violence
in a culture cannot be eliminated without changing culture.
-- Charlotte Bunch
have to start looking at the world through women’s eyes’ how are human rights,
peace and development defined from the perspective of the lives of women? It’s
also important to look at the world from the perspective of the lives of diverse
women, because there is not single women’s view, any more than there is a single
is an entire world view or gestalt, not just a laundry list of women's issues.
state of the world today demands that women become less modest and dream/plan/act/risk
on a larger scale.”
-- Charlotte Bunch
a lot to say about how to advance women's rights, and governments need to learn
from that, listen to the movement and respond.”
counts in applying democracy. And there will never be a true democracy until every
responsible and law-abiding adult in it, without regard to race, sex, color or
creed has his or her own inalienable and unpurchasable voice in government.
-- Carrie Chapman Catt
Remember our heritage
is our power; we can know ourselves and our capacities by seeing that other women
have been strong.
-- Judy Chicago
a man and you educate an individual. Educate a woman and you educate a family."
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