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L. G. (L)
Subject: One of my fave quotes...
Date Posted: 11/6/2007 5:21 AM ET
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...you guys will understand...

"Because woman's work is never done and is underpaid or unpaid or boring or repetitious and we're the first to get fired and what we look like is more important than what we do and if we get raped it's our fault and if we get beaten we must have provoked it and if we raise our voices we're nagging bitches and if we enjoy sex we're nymphos and if we don't we're frigid and if we love women it's because we can't get a "real" man and if we ask our doctor too many questions we're neurotic and/or pushy and if we expect childcare we're selfish and if we stand up for our rights we're aggressive and "unfeminine" and if we don't we're typical weak females and if we want to get married we're out to trap a man and if we don't we're unnatural and because we still can't get an adequate safe contraceptive but men can walk on the moon and if we can't cope or don't want a pregnancy we're made to feel guilty about abortion and...for lots and lots of other reasons we are part of the women's liberation movement."

 

Date Posted: 11/6/2007 6:04 AM ET
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WOOHOOOO!!! awesome!

Date Posted: 11/6/2007 7:56 AM ET
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True!  And the credit goes to............?

Date Posted: 11/6/2007 10:58 AM ET
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That's so true

Date Posted: 11/6/2007 3:49 PM ET
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amen!

Date Posted: 11/7/2007 8:27 AM ET
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Too true! Thanks for sharing that quote.

 edited to add:  Julie - this is the closest thing I could find about who wrote the quote (so far)  http://www.kimberlyblessing.com/archive/2007/01/04/why-because-in-plaintext/   The Women's rights manifesto...

And I found this one  http://www.vanderbilt.edu/AnS/english/piepmeier/feminism.htm  Scroll down the page, it appears to be attributed to NOW

 



Last Edited on: 11/7/07 8:37 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/7/2007 12:09 PM ET
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ooo love that list MAry..

I liek this one: 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.�         --Rebecca West (1913)

 

and this: Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.          --bumper sticker

 

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 11/8/2007 1:12 AM ET
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I have never seen an attribution.  I have it on a T-shirt which I got from NorthernSun.com :)

Date Posted: 11/8/2007 1:54 AM ET
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Woohoo Northern Sun!!!  Just a couple miles from my house, I LOVE to shop there!!!!

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 11/8/2007 4:06 AM ET
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Ok, I'm jealous. :)

I once sent in some T-Shirt designs which they rejected.  (Spay and neuter shirts) But they were really nice about it. :)

Date Posted: 11/8/2007 4:55 PM ET
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Ok, color me slightly jealous that you live near Northern Sun! lol

L - I should've figured that you had that on a t-shirt from Northern Sun!!  Too cool.

Sam - I'm so glad you like that list of quotes - I really like those also!!  I'm going to have to find that bumper sticker one!!  Did you find when you read those quotes that you felt all activist like?  Or is that just me? lol

Date Posted: 11/9/2007 2:23 PM ET
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Not heard of Norther Sun, but I love our local feminist book store bookwoman.  website.  www.ebookwoman.com

 

Date Posted: 11/9/2007 3:05 PM ET
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I like the quotes from L.G. & Sam - both are great!

hmmm, maybe a new topic LOL

Colleen