Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Women Wednesdays...Edition 2

Happy Wednesday!

This week's quotes focus on questioning the anti-feminist perspective. Please feel free to comment on one or all, and to find out more about the incredible lives of the authors.

1. "Feminism is the radical notion that women are people." ~Cheris Kramarae and Paula Treichler

2. "How good does a female athlete have to be before we just call her an athlete?" ~Author Unknown

3. "Women are the only oppressed group in our society that lives in intimate association with their opressors." ~Evelyn Cunningham

4. "Men are taught to apologize for their weaknesses, women for their strengths." ~Lois Wyse

and last but not least...

Women belong in the house... and the Senate." ~Author Unknown


Bijorn Turock said...

Today’s quote comes from Mary Astell, an English feminist writer whose advocacy of equal educational opportunities for women has earned her the title "the first English feminist."

“If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves?”

I feel that this quote really captures the years of oppression that women have endured for simply being born a women. Here are some examples from Hebrew Scriptures:

.Unmarried women were not allowed to leave the home of their father.
.Married women were not allowed to leave the home of their husband.
.They were normally restricted to roles of little or no authority.
.They could not testify in court.
.They could not appear in public venues.
.They were not allowed to talk to strangers. had to be doubly veiled when they left their homes.

Rebecca said...
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Rebecca said...

This is a quote by one of the key feminists back in my era.

"The tendency in women's liberation to explain the whole phenomenon as unilateral oppression of women by men is terribly misleading and leads nowhere, it is important that women should see that they have connived in the situation, that they have consented in the streamlining of themselves into the role of super chattels."- Germaine Greer, Life Magazine May 7, 1971