Equality

 

“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.”

-Audre Lorde

“I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.”

-Theodore Roosevelt

“I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.”

-Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

“Equality is not a concept. It’s not something we should be striving for. It’s a necessity. Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women, and the misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition. It is life out of balance, and that imbalance is sucking something out of the soul of every man and woman who’s confronted with it. We need equality. Kinda now.”

-Joss Whedon

“A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.”

-Gloria Steinem

“If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.”

– John F. Kennedy

“To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man’s injustice to woman. If by strength is meant brute strength, then, indeed, is woman less brute than man. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man’s superior. Has she not greater intuition, is she not more self-sacrificing, has she not greater powers of endurance, has she not greater courage? Without her, man could not be. If nonviolence is the law of our being, the future is with woman. Who can make a more effective appeal to the heart than woman?”

[To the Women of India (Young India, Oct. 4, 1930)]”

-Mahatma Gandhi

“If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.”

-Plato, The Republic

 

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