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In my ballets, woman is first. Men are consorts. God made men to sing the praises of women. They are not equal to men: They are better.

I noticed in the past, a lot of guys who like strong women, they really freak out if you're not strong 24/7. Or they complain about you being strong, then the moment you're not strong, they're like, 'Oh, no, no, no.'

My advice to the women of America is to raise more hell and fewer dahlias.

It is strange that modesty is the rule for women when what they most value in men is boldness.

If we value what we've inherited for free - from other women - surely it's right morally and ethically for us to wake up and say, 'I'm a feminist. '

When I meet large women who walk with confidence and are articulate and really have an understanding of how they walk in this world, I love them so deeply for being able to overcome such unbelievable odds.

I think all of us as women have this super-human quality. We create life, we give life, we are the sources of life for our children - we're all pretty bionic.

I definitely love women. They are more attractive to the naked eye.

All German women are beautiful.

My favorite play in drama school was 'The Bacchae.' It's about a king who literally gets eaten alive by all the women in the play in a kind of orgy - it's related to the word 'bacchanal' - and I loved that idea of animalistic chaos and following our own desires.

The violence betwen women is unbelievable. Women try to make each other crawl so that their knees are bleeding.

My father has a pragmatic mind. He marched with Dr. King in the '60s, and he's very much for women's rights.

There is a phenomenal amount of pressure on women in this industry: they are considered vintage by the time they hit their mid-30s.

There are older men with younger women but you don't see a lot of older women with younger men. There are some women who have been able to do it but not often.

I always believed that women have rights and that there are some women that are intelligent enough to claim those rights. There are some others that are stupid enough not to.

Women stand for the objective world for a man. They stand for the thing that you're not and that's what you always reach for in a song.

Many differences are rooted in biology and reinforced through culture, so it's important to acknowledge that. Because if you say men and women are the same and if male behaviour is the norm, and women are always expected to act like men, we will never be as good at being men as men are.

Men think about women. Women think about what men think about them.

If this world is going to be a better place for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren, it will be women who make it so.

Avon is a unique place to work we've got family-friendly policies. We have more senior women in high-level management than any other company 46 percent of our officers are women.

Black women sharing close ties with each other, politically or emotionally, are not the enemies of Black men.

Middle-aged women have greater stability, they are more loyal, and their capacity for steady work is greater than that of younger women.

This is pure speculation, but for a period of time, a lot of getting into a party was through fundraising and volunteer work, and Republican women had more time to do that than democratic women, who were out there getting jobs.

Men always fall for frigid women because they put on the best show.

Women can't do everything at the same time, we need to understand milestones in our lives comes in segments.

The fact that the church is convinced of not having the right to confer priestly ordination on women is now considered by some as irreconcilable with the European Constitution.

Some women can't say the word lesbian... even when their mouth is full of one.

A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: 'Duh.'

The only genuine elite is the elite of those men and women who gave their lives to justice and charity.

I am a writer who happens to love women. I am not a lesbian who happens to write.

All women are misfits. We do not fit into this world without amputations.

I like to help women help themselves, as that is, in my opinion, the best way to settle the woman question. Whatever we can do and do well we have a right to, and I don't think any one will deny us.

Failing to find in women exactly the same kind of sexual emotions, as they find in themselves, men have concluded that there are none there at all.

Working moms commonly testify that they feel guilty when they are away from their children and guilty when they are not at their jobs. Devoted fathers certainly miss their children deeply, but it does not seem to be with the same gnawing, primal anxiety that often afflicts women.

A lesser complaint: hair extensions. There are moments on 'All My Children' when half the women actors, young and old, seem to be afflicted by android Barbie creep. All those thick swatches of lifeless strands clustering lankly round ladies' necks! Like orange tanning spray, this is a fashion fad that should be put out of its misery.

The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness.

Women would rather be right than reasonable.

A man is given the choice between loving women and understanding them.

No other group in America has so had their identity socialized out of existence as have black women... When black people are talked about the focus tends to be on black men and when women are talked about the focus tends to be on white women.

Because I have work to care about, it is possible that I may be less difficult to get along with than other women when the double chins start to form.

I never expected to get the Tom Jones treatment and it amazes me that I do. Strangely it's women who throw their underwear at me when I'm performing live. My male fans tend to be quite shy. My female fans are wild. I never know what to do with all the lingerie that lands at my feet. Maybe I should open a shop.

Most women are not as young as they are painted.

It is women who love horror. Gloat over it. Feed on it. Are nourished by it. Shudder and cling and cry out-and come back for more.

Even back then, I exuded self-confidence, and that drives women crazy.

I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody's passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn't mind leading.

We are seeing a great awakening. A national movement of We the People, brought together by what unites us - a shared love of liberty, and an understanding of the unlimited potential of free men and free women.

The struggles waged by nations are weak only when they lack support in the hearts of their women.

And most people have a woman in their heart, most men have a woman in their heart and most women have a man in their heart.

I'm 65 and I guess that puts me in with the geriatrics. But if there were fifteen months in every year, I'd only be 48. That's the trouble with us. We number everything. Take women, for example. I think they deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of 28 and 40.

Women speak because they wish to speak, whereas a man speaks only when driven to speak by something outside himself like, for instance, he can't find any clean socks.

I like women. I don't understand them, but I like them.

In their 30s women really start to live... they're not children anymore, and they're not just mothers.

Some men have a silly theory about beautiful women - that somewhere along the line they'll turn into a monster. That movie gave them a chance to watch it happen.

Women's issues have always been a part of my life.

It's hard to tell how far women's individuality has come in the past twenty years.

Men need to understand, and women too, what feminism is really about.

Women being pitted each other another in Hollywood is an old tactic, but it's not real at all.

I find a lot of inspiration in street style and watching women walk, the way they wear things and what they're wearing.

Basically, women have to prove they are strong at all times. And then when they go on the attack, they have to not appear mean because those women often get the label of being catty.

If women have young children, they are one man away from welfare.

In discussions around the hiring and firing of Black faculty at universities, the charge is frequently heard that Black women are more easily hired than are Black men.

When we create out of our experiences, as feminists of color, women of color, we have to develop those structures that will present and circulate our culture.

I did go to Wellesley, a women's college. And I am of a kind of strange generation which is transitional in terms of women who wanted to go out and get jobs.

I didn't want to set up a women's studies program. I thought women should learn to operate in a coeducational atmosphere, because, especially in national security and international affairs, it's male-dominated.

I think the personal relationships I established mattered in terms of what I was able to get done. And I did bring women's issues to the center of our foreign policy.

I think women want to take care of themselves, and I think having a voice in how that is done is very important.

No one wants to see curvy women.

I wouldn't call myself a feminist, because I think there are differences between men and women.

In a way, we women take on more than we need to sometimes.

It would be a much better country if women did not vote. That is simply a fact. In fact, in every presidential election since 1950 - except Goldwater in '64 - the Republican would have won, if only the men had voted.

All women in Hollywood are known as sex symbols.

With over 3 million women battling breast cancer today, everywhere you turn there is a mother, daughter, sister, or friend who has been affected by breast cancer.

Yet consider now, whether women are not quite past sense and reason, when they want to rule over men.

The trouble with women umpires is that I couldn't argue with one. I'd put my arms around her and give her a little kiss.

The natural superiority of women is a biological fact, and a socially acknowledged reality.

Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.

I gravitate toward women.

You know, men and women are a lot alike in certain situations. Like when they're both on fire - they're exactly alike.

Something about glamour interested me. All my schoolbooks had drawings of women on terraces with a cocktail and a cigarette.

Women, we might as well be dogs baying the moon as petitioners without the right to vote!

Women of the working class, especially wage workers, should not have more than two children at most. The average working man can support no more and and the average working woman can take care of no more in decent fashion.

I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim. Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.

Young feminists have been sold a bill of goods about American feminism. The enormous changes in women over the past 40 years are constantly and falsely attributed to the organized women's movement of the late 1960s and '70s.

There is a pride, a self-love, in human minds that will seldom be kept so low as to make men and women humbler than they ought to be.

And what I saw happening is that women don't make one decision to leave the workforce. They makes lots of little decisions really far in advance that kind of inevitably lead them there.

I like my coffee like I like my women. In a plastic cup.

The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women's emancipation.

Older women are like aging strudels - the crust may not be so lovely, but the filling has come at last into its own.

Women are much more sensitive. We know that emotionally but their organs respond to the same degree.

Tell the trial lawyers to get out of your state and to quit costing businessmen and women.

Women are not making it to the top. A hundred and ninety heads of state nine are women. Of all the people in parliament in the world, thirteen per cent are women. In the corporate sector, women at the top - C-level jobs, board seats - tops out at fifteen, sixteen per cent.

You can be with one of the most beautiful women in the world and still be unhappy.

I've been out with some extremely beautiful women who have had no sex appeal whatsoever. It really is a lot more than skin deep.

You think intercourse is a private act it's not, it's a social act. Men are sexually predatory in life and women are sexually manipulative. When two individuals come together and leave their gender outside the bedroom door, then they make love.

Women were seldom given quality assignments or adequate air time.

The latest wrinkle is on wrinkles. There is a widespread belief that women can't grow old in television news.

A man who pretends to understand women is bad manners. For him to really to understand them is bad morals.

I get along with all the women singers, but especially Dolly Parton. We talk the same hillbilly language.

Women are still second-class citizens.

Most women are wise to the fact that lots of men love a cat-fight, and thus go out of their way not to give them one.

I'm 18 in this album. I'm not losing fans, and I'm not disrepecting women, but you reach the maturity of taking it to the next level with a girl. It was only necessary for me to have at least one song like that.

Americans like fat books and thin women.

Women can go on marrying and pretending that their boyfriends and husbands are Mr. Darcy or some RomCom dream man. But where's that going to get 'em? Besides divorce court?

It has been very erotic and provocative for people to wonder about my feelings for women.

I love vampire stories. That's why I did the movie. Women especially were taken with that movie-even more so when it came out on video.

All women who kill or have sexual obsessions or who are prostitutes have trouble with their fathers.

Even if there are a lot women in films, there are few who are lesbians, that people know about.

I love Sweden. The entire world should be like Sweden. They all like to drink and get naked, and the women are hot. I can't think of a better nation on the planet.

We women know how to take care of everybody so well. But the one person we have written out of the equation is us.

Our great symbol for the Goddess is the moon, whose three aspects reflect the three stages in women's lives and whose cycles of waxing and waning coincide with women's menstrual cycles.

No one knows what women want!

Companies like I.B.M. have offered women scholarships to study engineering for years, and women engineers routinely get higher starting salaries than men.

Women have always been courageous... They are always fearless when protecting their children and in the last century they have been fearless in the fight for their rights.

I think all women have a friend who at some point dumped them or betrayed them or deeply disappointed them. And at the same time all women have a friend who they dumped or betrayed or hurt in some way. That's universal in women's friendships.

It's always wonderful to get to know women, with the mystery and the joy and the depth. If you can make a woman laugh, you're seeing the most beautiful thing on God's Earth.

I've always had the impression that real militants are like cleaning women, doing a thankless, daily but necessary job.

There are women who take it to the wire. That's what they are looking for, the ultimate confrontation. They want a smack.

The religious superstitions of women perpetuate their bondage more than all other adverse influences.

People identify with me - everyone does - African American women, Caucasian women, they all identify with me because I'm ethnic.

Men like women who write. Even though they don't say so. A writer is a foreign country.

When I am cast in a movie where I feel that the woman's part is more interesting, I usually start thinking about Spencer Tracy and Fred Astaire. They seem to be the most clear actors when working with women.

I merged those two words, black and feminist, because I was surrounded by black women who were very tough and and who always assumed they had to work and rear children and manage homes.

I think older women still have a full life.

I wouldn't want my daughters to date a guy like me. I was dangerous around women in my twenties. I'm terrified that they might end up with someone like me.

You can't be a great mum and work the whole time necessarily those two things aren't ideal. We have an awful lot to work on and to debate about in relation to our working lives, because it isn't working for a lot of people, particularly for a lot of women.

Show me a frigid women and, nine times out of ten, I'll show you a little man.

As with most liberal sexual ideas, what makes the world a better place for men invariably makes it a duller and more dangerous place for women.

Women, more often than not, do things which aren't remotely relaxing but are all about preening, which is just another sort of work.

You know, when you don't go on TV and talk about how many women you sleep with, some people in Hollywood, that are supposedly 'in the know,' start whispering that you're gay. If I were gay, I wouldn't be ashamed to admit it, but I'm not.

Big women do themselves a disservice when they attempt to become the Righteous Fat (the Righteous Thin are bad enough, all that running around and sweating, somehow believing it means anything).

Lots of women love to accuse men of being immature when the fellow in question displays a reluctance to 'commit.'

Women do not often fall in love with philosophers.

Women are so much in love with compliments that rather than want them, they will compliment one another, yet mean no more by it than the men do.

Can I just say here how much I hate the word 'pamper'? While pretending to celebrate and indulge women, it actually implies that their bodies are so revolting that even their 'me time' must be dedicated to turning them into living dolls if potential suitors are to be prevented from running screaming in horror.

If you ask men why they did a good job, they'll say, 'I'm awesome. Obviously. Why are you even asking?' If you ask women why they did a good job, what they'll say is someone helped them, they got lucky, they worked really hard.

Feminists wish women to seem like men. They're not men.

Women are repeatedly accused of taking things personally. I cannot see any other honest way of taking them.

When did women whose looks are not their living start conducting themselves like the simpering inmates of an Ottoman empire seraglio?

I don't really care what people tell children - when you believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy, one more fib won't hurt. But I am infuriated by the growing notion, posited in some touchy-feely quarters, that all women are, or can be, beautiful.

Whenever we have thanked these men and women for what they have done for us, without exception they have expressed gratitude for having the chance to help - because they grew as they served.

As a kid, I grew to define what I didn't want my life to be like by sitting behind moaning women on the bus, hearing them bang on about their aches and pains, both real and imagined.

Thank God we're not like America. Everyone wants to look like they're 20. In Europe we admire grown-up women I think men revere older women.

There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.

Men and women aren't the same. And they won't be the same. That doesn't mean that they can't be treated fairly.

Until the masculine role is humanized, women will tend to be much better at solving dangerous conflicts.

These poor women in academia have to talk this silly language that nobody can understand in order to be accepted, they think.

I always say that women should wear whatever makes them feel good about themselves. That's what I always try to do.

We as women, we have to understand that we know more, just even instinctively, than we think we do.

I don't eat with beautiful women alone.

Women have learned to flex their political muscles. You got to flex that muscle to get what you want.

The women that inspire me to be honest are the women that struggle.

When women come up to me like, 'I am a freaking senator,' or, 'I'm a doctor,' it's like, 'Damn, y'all like me? I look up to y'all!'

What counts the most for women is having the confidence to make your own money.

The worst enemy women have is in the pulpit.

Marriage, to women as to men, must be a luxury, not a necessity; an incident of life, not all of it.

Society certainly encourages women to be victims in every way.

In a way, women are a psychic immigrant group.

Anything can be used for or against the welfare of women - or the welfare of anyone - depending on who controls it.

Most women are indulgent of themselves. This is a mistake. It should be only the reward of old age.

A woman should be like a single flower, not a whole bouquet.

There is a great stir about colored men getting their rights, but not a word about the colored women; and if colored men get their rights, and not colored women theirs, you see, the colored men will be masters over the women, and it will be just as bad as it was before.

It is obvious that discrimination exists. Women do not have the opportunities that men do. And women that do not conform to the system, who try to break with the accepted patterns, are stigmatized as odd and unfeminine.

It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union. And we formed it, not to give the blessings of liberty, but to secure them; not to the half of ourselves and the half of our posterity, but to the whole people - women as well as men.

We women of America tell you that America is not a democracy. Twenty million women are denied the right to vote.

Yes, we become stronger when men and women, young and old, gay and straight, native-born and immigrant fight together to create the kind of country we all know we can become.

Finally, let us understand that when we stand together, we will always win. When men and women stand together for justice, we win. When black, white and Hispanic people stand together for justice, we win.

Aviation offered such fun as crossing the continent in planes large and small, trying the whirling rotors of an autogiro, making record flights. With these activities came opportunity to know women everywhere who shared my conviction that there is so much women can do in the modern world and should be permitted to do irrespective of their sex.

The glory of justice and the majesty of law are created not just by the Constitution - nor by the courts - nor by the officers of the law - nor by the lawyers - but by the men and women who constitute our society - who are the protectors of the law as they are themselves protected by the law.

The women's movement had already paved the way, I think, for my coming.

I gotta be honest with you. I'm kind of jealous of the way my dad gets to talk to my mom sometimes. Where are all those old-school women you can just take your day out on? When did they stop making those angels?

There are certainly a lot of things that still need to change when it comes to women in the workforce.

Bankruptcy exposes the economic vulnerability and insecurity of middle class women.

The women who file for bankruptcy played by all the rules, but they are still in economic freefall.

If women can be railroad workers in Russia, why can't they fly in space?

I don't know why women want any of the things men have when one of the things that women have is men.

If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.

It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs.

My mother told me two things constantly. One was to be a lady and the other was to be independent, and the law was something most unusual for those times because for most girls growing up in the '40s, the most important degree was not your B.A. but your M.R.S.

Honor your daughters. They are honorable.

How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.

Women, you can have it all - a loving man, devoted husband, loving children, a fabulous career.

Women's liberation is the liberation of the feminine in the man and the masculine in the woman.

From birth to age 18 a girl needs good parents. From 18 to 35 she needs good looks. From 35 to 55 she needs a good personality. From 55 on, she needs good cash.

Disguise our bondage as we will, 'Tis woman, woman, rules us still.

I am my own woman.

Women should try to increase their size rather than decrease it, because I believe the bigger we are, the more space we'll take up, and the more we'll have to be reckoned with.

Women don't take enough risks. Men are just 'foot on the gas pedal.' We're not going to close the achievement gap until we close the ambition gap.

I have been a woman for fifty years, and I've never yet been able to discover precisely what it is I am.

Whatever women do, they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.

There was a time when men thought it was sexy to have a housewife waiting for him to come home from work in her slippers, but in modern society, I think an independent woman is even more sexy.

Women's value has been under-recognized for far too long.

Until Eve arrived, this was a man's world.

Women need space and silence. We too quickly give away our energy. There's something about holding that richness.

'Stress' was the catch-all every pamper-pedlar I spoke to used to explain why healthy women feel the need to be regularly patted, petted and preened into a state of babyish beatification.

Make no mistake, most women are well aware that they've never had it so good when they enter a spa or salon, it is purely a hair/nails thing, a prelude to an evening of guilt-free fun.

Girls are infinitely more complicated than boys and women more than men. And there's no doubt about that. We just don't like to think about it. Certainly the men don't like to think about it.

No one knows 'men' as such, any more than anyone knows 'women,' and if they do generalise they're probably trying to hide their own ignorance. You might know one 'man,' yes, or even lots of individual 'men'.

Feminism is a word that I identify with. The term has become synonymous with vitriolic man-hating but it needs to come back to a place where both men and women can embrace it. It is particularly important for women in developing countries.

Through my travels, I find inspiration in street style and how young women create their individual looks and identity.

I also use women as a sex object maybe I'm kinky. However, I like to talk to them as well.

As to honor - you know - it's a very fine mediaeval inheritance which women never got hold of. It wasn't theirs.

I like American women. They do things sexually Russian girls never dream of doing - like showering.

The big mistake that men make is that when they turn thirteen or fourteen and all of a sudden they've reached puberty, they believe that they like women. Actually, you're just horny. It doesn't mean you like women any more at twenty-one than you did at ten.

To honor our national promise to our veterans, we must continue to improve services for our men and women in uniform today and provide long overdue benefits for the veterans and military retirees who have already served.

Men's need to dominate women may be based in their own sense of marginality or emptiness we do not know its root, and men are making no effort to discover it.

In New York, if you weigh under 200 pounds and decline so much as a cookie at a co-worker's party, women will flock to your side, assuring you of your appealing physique. This is how skittish we are about the dangers of anorexia and the pressures of body image.

Childbearing is glorified in part because women die from it.

The common erotic project of destroying women makes it possible for men to unite into a brotherhood this project is the only firm and trustworthy groundwork for cooperation among males and all male bonding is based on it.

America's finest - our men and women in uniform, are a force for good throughout the world, and that is nothing to apologize for.

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

There's something incredibly sexy about sand and sweat and dunes photographed like women's backs.

Because of what's going on with the economy, I think women are realizing that maybe they don't need a closet full of clothes. They just need the right clothes.

We older women in Europe are lucky not to be shoved away in a drawer.

I think a lot of romanticizing has gone on with the women's movement.

Men are restless, adventurous. Women are conservative - despite what current ideology says.

Most films seem to be about a man and a women falling in love at some point and once you pass forty-five, it's almost disgusting to fall in love.

We had like a jolt of women in country, and it seems like we're just kind of there now.

I don't think that the feminist movement has done much for the characters of women.

Respecting other people's cultures is well and good, but I draw the line at where some branches of Islam, what they do to women. It's indefensible.

All my friends' mothers were appalling women.

I will say that the idea of a woman being deceptive came from that original discussion with critics and reporters about if woman could do that kind of thing. Evelyn, herself, grew out of the discussions about how capable women are of deceit and lying and manipulation.

You cannot escape the fact that women mould your first five years, whether you like it or not. And I can't say I do like it very much.

Children, I grant, should be innocent but when the epithet is applied to men, or women, it is but a civil term for weakness.

If the abstract rights of man will bear discussion and explanation, those of women, by a parity of reasoning, will not shrink from the same test.

You become tyrannized by this notion that women must not only be treated equally, but they must never fail.

I am the woman I grew to be partly in spite of my mother, and partly because of the extraordinary love of her best friends, and my own best friends' mothers, and from surrogates, many of whom were not women at all but gay men. I have loved them my entire life, even after their passing.

Let's stop pretending we can arrest our way to safety and security. Despite all the fine work that policemen and women do, we have got to find other solutions to deter crime.

The use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul.

I love women's fashion, but women don't need me as much as men do. It's the men who have nothing to wear.

Like all sciences and all valuations, the psychology of women has hitherto been considered only from the point of view of men.

What made women's labour particularly attractive to the capitalists was not only its lower price but also the greater submissiveness of women.

I believe every child has the right to a mother and a father. Men and women are not the same. That's not to say they're not entitled to equal rights, but they are not the same.

God almighty made women and the Rockefeller gang of thieves made the ladies.

Papa always makes it clear that he would like to know me as much more rational and lucid than the girls and women he gets to know during his analytic hours.

Then I read Little Women, and of course, like a lot of really young girls, I was very taken with Jo - Jo being the writer and the misfit.

To generalize on women is dangerous. To specialize on them is infinitely worse.

I tend to go for women with common sense. Being down to earth stands out more than looks.

Men who care passionately for women attach themselves at least as much to the temple and to the accessories of the cult as to their goddess herself.

Men are going to go out on the road and they're going to find other women. So if you really want to save yourself a whole lot of heartache, do not fall in love with somebody in a band. Just don't.

Women are more skilled than men at making gossip entertaining.

Aren't women prudes if they don't and prostitutes if they do?

I think I am really irreverent and I pretty much just talk to and about men the way men talk to and about women.

Seventy-five percent of MS sufferers are women.

I think the most important thing people can do to save our planet and the human race is to empower women!

Men don't know much about women. We do know when they're happy. We know when they're crying, and we know when they're pissed off. We just don't know in what order these are gonna come at us.

Despite the encouraging and wonderful gains and the changes for women which have occurred in my lifetime, there is still room to advance and to promote correction of the remaining deficiencies and imbalances.

I don't work a five-day week as a rule, and I've managed to fill that time up. It hasn't been that hard. I volunteer at school. I'm working because I love it. Yet, I don't not envy women who have a stay-at-home job, because you miss stuff.

I love to wear lingerie. The problem is that men always rip it off too quickly. When women are dolled up in lingerie they feel sexy. So let us wear it for five minutes.

As a kid, I was always mad - just noticing the women at Thanksgiving, running around the kitchen, while the men were watching football. For one, I don't want to cook, and for two, I hate football. I was stuck in the middle.

I'm so sick of hearing how there's no strong roles for women. I don't care about strong roles. I just want to see women who are characters! A nun, a serial killer, a housewife, as long as there's some depth there.

I feel sorry... for people who've had skinny privilege and then have it taken away from them. I have had a lifetime to adjust to seeing how people treat women who aren't their idea of beautiful and therefore aren't their idea of useful, and I had to find ways to become useful to myself.

The women's movement hasn't changed my sex life. It wouldn't dare.

Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, 'She doesn't have what it takes' They will say, 'Women don't have what it takes.'

As women, we have more of a tendency to be people-pleasers, and I know a lot of women who are not vocal about what makes them happy.

God gave me some weird, beautiful scent that makes men and women go crazy. People compare it to Carvel. It is a whale of a smell.

When I do get pregnant, I highly doubt I'll be one of those women who don't look pregnant from behind - I'll be that chick who looks pregnant from her ankles up!

Because all of us believe and understand in the fabric of the common bond of why we call ourselves American is to care for the men and women who wear the uniform and when they take off the uniform, we care for them when they are veterans.

Why can't all different types of women be considered beautiful? Why can't we can't we all be considered possible love interests?

This world crisis came about without women having anything to do with it. If the women of the world had not been excluded from world affairs, things today might have been different.

It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.

Only the most unapologetic biblical fundamentalists, for instance, take every biblical injunction literally. If we all took all scripture at the same level of authority, then we would be more open to slavery, to the subjugation of women, to wider use of stoning. Jesus himself spoke out frequently against divorce in the strongest of terms.

It's very hard for a woman in comedy. It's hard for women to be bold and not care what anyone, particularly men, think. Maybe that is why so many women comics are lesbians.

What people don't understand about Sarah Palin is that she is a rancher's wife. From Alberta down to Texas I've known women like that: good common sense, bright and vilified by city people.

I'm so disturbed when my women students behave as though they can only read women, or black students behave as though they can only read blacks, or white students behave as though they can only identify with a white writer.

Women love to be called cruel, even when they are kindest.

I think a lot of women innately know how to play their hand. I'm not a big one for the rules.

Women are always most observed when they seem themselves least to observe, or to lay out for observation.

The Cause of Women is generally the Cause of Virtue.

I love women more than anything.

I don't think balance is something you get from someone else it's something women have to find from within. For me, finding balance is still a work in progress.

Most women I know are priestesses and healers... We are, all of us, sisters of a mysterious order.

Throughout my career I have been an advocate for women, in all aspects of their lives.

When I went to college in the 1970s, the Women's Liberation movement was all the buzz.

While women were powerfully liberated both externally as well as internally by the feminism of the 1970s, we made some serious mistakes as well.

I read an article somewhere that stated 1 in 4 American women will be considered clinically depressed in their lifetime. This should be more than a gold mine for pharmaceutical companies - it should be a wake-up call.

Abolition didn't just happen - people made it happen. Women's suffrage didn't just happen - people made it happen. Civil Rights legislation didn't just happen - people made it happen. And marriage equality didn't just happen, either - people made it happen.

In many parts of the world, especially Pakistan and Afghanistan, terrorism, war and conflict stop children to go to their schools. We are really tired of these wars. Women and children are suffering.

We women are going to bring change. We are speaking up for girls' rights, but we must not behave like men, like they have done in the past.

I am not telling men to step away from speaking for women's rights; rather, I am focusing on women to be independent to fight for themselves.

What I get a bit angry about is the image of women.

I get a lot of letters from women who insist that 'Fight Club' is not just a guy thing. They insist that women have the same rage and need the same outlet.

I do feel visceral revulsion at the burka because for me it is a symbol of the oppression of women.

Behind a smoke screen of high-profile female appointees and soothing slogans, George W. Bush is waging war on women.

The uproar of the late '60s - the antiwar movement, black riots, angry women. It was a wonderful time.

Men are destroyed for being rebellious, and women destroy themselves by failing to be rebellious. Unless you can make that next jump to either getting along with people or resisting people, you are ultimately destroying yourself.

The problem is that for women, the average time is just over 14 minutes... men are left with about 12 minutes during which time they need to think of something to do!

I've talked to so many people, men and women alike, that get overweight and their self-esteem just goes in the tank. They think they're judged. They think they're unattractive.

On a personal note: I have contracted an outstanding case of breast cancer, from which I intend to recover. I don't need get-well cards, but I would like the beloved women readers to do something for me: Go. Get. The. Damn. Mammogram. Done.

Even after four years in office, George W. Bush's record on women doesn't leap out at you. It's composed almost entirely of little things, small enough to fly well under the media's radar screen, so few of us have any sense of their cumulative impact.

Anyone who watched George W. and Karl Rove while the former was governor of Texas will recognize a familiar pattern. Like much of Bush's social policy - from faith-based social services to railing against gay marriage - women's issues are one of the bones they've decided they can throw to the Christian right.

Every day, President Obama sends a beautiful message about how we should treat our women based on how he treats his wife. When people went after his wife during the campaign, he took a stand.

I never say 'nagging.' I think that 'nagging' is a term that men created to get women to pipe down some. But, it's a trap that we've created. We created several terms for women to back you down. Nagging means to stop asking me questions, then we get away with more. I think it's a term men created.

If I stumbled badly in doing the job, I think it would have made life more difficult for women, and that was a great concern of mine and still is.

I care very much about women and their progress. I didn't go march in the streets, but when I was in the Arizona Legislature, one of the things that I did was to examine every single statute in the state of Arizona to pick out the ones that discriminated against women and get them changed.

In terms of having the American people look at the court and think of it as being fair and appropriate for our nation, it helps to have women, plural, on the court.

In it not easy to remain rational and normal mentally in such a setting where, even in our airport in Montgomery, there is a white waiting room... There are restroom facilities for white ladies and colored women, white men and colored men. We stand outside after being served at the same ticket counter instead of sitting on the inside.

I want the women I work with to find the entry point to where their healing is.

Empowering women means trusting them.

Today's girls are tomorrow's women - and leaders.

Women have always ruled my life, be it my mother, my wife, my assistant, or my daughter, so I don't really fight with them. I relinquished control years ago.

Liberals have invented whole college majors - psychology, sociology and women's studies - to prove that nothing is anybody's fault.

You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn't wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway.

One thing I always tell players is that there are three bad things: Nothing good happens after midnight, nothing good happens when you're around guns unless you're going hunting, and you don't want to mess around with women that you don't know because a lot of times, bad things happen.

Guys don't like women telling them what to do. It reminds them of their mothers, or something like that.

In their 20s, women try to be somebody they're not and try to turn themselves into something different. Now I'm in my 30s; I'm very happy with who I am.

I'm a multi-faceted woman and person, like all women are - there's no black and white. We have shades of grey in the middle. And even many more colours that other people don't see!

I think my work shows that I love women. I understand where these types of criticisms are coming from because black people have been so dogged out in the media, they're just extra sensitive.

As motherhood is the greatest and most natural God-given gift for women for posterity, it would seem that the birth and rearing of children, in the way which to us seems most ideal, would be the most satisfying and the most rewarding career for a woman.

People say I'm wearing heels because I'm short. I wear heels because the women like 'em.

You hear about women buying shoes? I buy DVDs. I definitely have a problem.

I've found that in places where women have not really been afforded full rights yet - for instance, in the Middle East - even very conservative politicians in the region will say, 'You know, my daughter would really like to meet you,' or, 'Would you send a note to my granddaughter?'

We were spending American blood and treasure to liberate the people of Afghanistan from one of the most brutal regimes on the face of the earth. That we would not use that moment to press for women's rights seems to me unthinkable.

I love seeing women do what they do.

We gotta break these double-standards and get women to loosen up a bit. We gotta show them that we can do what we want to do how we want to do it. If someone doesn't like it, they can get to stepping.

Women make the world go round.

I think women and children and older people are the three least-respected groups in our society.

I don't think I was a catalyst for the women's movement.

You don't have a lot of women doing things for women, so when I'm rapping I gotta talk all this mess so the women can feel as confident and empowered as the men.

A man could come in the room with his hair not cut, not done, pants around his ankles and people still gon' be like, 'Oh, that's his style. It's cool.' Being a woman, you have to be on your P's and Q's at all times, because not only do you have to keep up your appearance for men, but other women judge you so hard.

Mother's Day celebrates a huge lie about the value of women: that mothers are superior beings, that they have done more with their lives and chosen a more difficult path.

I think women love very hard. We love men. We just love with everything we have. And sometimes, I don't know that that love is met with the type of dignity that we wish it would be met with.

It's an endless proving of myself, that I really am a musician, that I have something to offer in the room. That women can be musicians, women can be rock stars, women can be more than an objectified idea of a pop star.

I think the bottom of the totem pole is African-American women, or women of colour. I think they get the least opportunities in Hollywood.

The women that inspire me are the ones who have careers and children; why would I want to limit myself? I've always wanted to have children, and I would never give up that experience for a career. I want to have it all.

Women are very intelligent and not appreciated. We try to pretend that we are not clever, and it's such a pity that we can't show how clever we are.

Women are put in a position of feeling embarrassed about their bodies. It's so ridiculous, but also astounding - we have to always be apologetic about having created the human race.

There's many women now who think, 'Surely we don't need feminism anymore, we're all liberated and society's accepting us as we are'. Which is just hogwash. It's not true at all.

I am aware of the sufferings of women in India, which is also the suffering of women in many, many countries on our planet. My heart is filled with empathy and love for them.

I've gathered some of my close musical and comedian friends, and we're going to see if we can't bring a few laughs to these soldiers, raise some money, and hopefully lift their spirits. I consider it an honor and a privilege to give back however I can for the many sacrifices of these incredibly brave men and women.

Women are focused on getting things done and bring fresh perspectives and innovative approaches to a political system that's crying out for change.

I love women. My life revolves around them.

The hatred and contempt for men, women and children that was manifested in the Shoah was a crime against God and against humanity.

To the women and children, T stands for tender. To the bad guys and thugs, it stands for tough.

African-American women account for 67 percent of all newly diagnosed female AIDS cases.

In every school, community center, city hall, and state capitol, there are women who are making their voices heard and standing up for the people they serve - women who aren't just demanding change but finding ways to create it. They are making an impact, and along the way, they're inspiring others to do the same.

If the past is an indication, when women are given a job to do in Congress, they get it done.

As a prosecutor and a senator, one of my main criminal justice priorities has been enforcing and reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, a bill with deep roots in Minnesota, seeds planted by former Senator Paul Wellstone and his wife Sheila.

I was one of the first women partners at my law firm, the first woman in my Minnesota prosecutor job, and the first woman elected from my state to the Senate. So advice from women who had done similar things was important for me.

Women politicians tend to lead by being accountable for results. We focus on goals and outcomes. You can't get by on just swagger.

I have a dream that, one day, maybe we'll have more women in the Senate than there are victims of Harvey Weinstein's harassment.

The women Democrats and Republicans work together incredibly well.

I'm a former prosecutor. And for me, the integrity of the justice system is all about the fact that these men and women go to work every day to be there for our country.

I do believe in women. I really do.

Men and women aren't too dissimilar.

If women feel they are able to go from partner to partner without feeling emotionally invested and ultimately hurt, they should go for it.

My mum fought for feminism in her day so instilled in me the importance of equality. She taught me so much about women.

I really like women who get emotional about babies and puppies. I've met some incredibly cool women who are tough, but the woman you marry should have a really soft side.

The level of confidence women are able to build in women-only groups is important.

The Church should say, 'I'm frightened that women will be ordained;' that's honest, say that. But don't say, 'It's a grave sin,' because that's nonsense.

A bunch of liberals wanted to outlaw men gazing at women because the gaze was said to objectify women. Sorry, liberals, it can't be helped among the heterosexual crowd.

We need more women solving different problems, starting companies, and creating jobs to drive our economy and society forward.

The moral code of Heaven for both men and women is complete chastity before marriage and full fidelity after marriage.

All fat women look the same; they all look 42.

After over 200 years, not even a fifth of Congress is women.

Obamacare is making people divorce so they can afford it. And divorce hurts women and the children, and that is Obamacare and their War on Women.

Feminism is liberalism, and look at what it's doing, look at what it's promoting, look at what it's condoning. All the while, we have to live in this lie that there's some sort of Republican War on Women. We don't do this to women! We don't objectify women like this.

Democrat women lead the way in showing other women how to be stepped on and diminished by men. That's what they do, for a payoff somewhere down the line.

Of course, women are free to start any kind of company they want. But women sometimes identify different problems than men do and start different sorts of companies as a result.

If you're a set of guys looking to start a company, think about women you could team up with - they will see things differently and solve problems you didn't even realize you had.

Beguiling voices in the world cry out for 'alternative lifestyles' for women. They maintain that some women are better suited for careers than for marriage and motherhood.

Many men and women in the world demonstrate great willpower and self-discipline in overcoming bad habits and the weaknesses of the flesh.

I'm a big perfectionist! I'm trying to channel super-confident women like Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey and Beyonce, because I realized that if you want something, you really have to go for it, just like they do.

Black women have been screaming about famous predators like R&B singer R. Kelly, who allegedly preys on black girls, for well over a decade to no avail.

I think that women of color use social media to make our voices heard with or without the amplification of white women. I also think that, many times, when white women want our support, they use an umbrella of 'women supporting women' and forget that they didn't lend the same kind of support.

When the #MeToo movement started and went viral, it was everyday people all around the world. The fact that the stories continue to be about famous white women has everything to do with who the media places attention on.

Patriarchy doesn't just make men out to be ogres. Women buy into the patriarchy as well, and women make those comments as well, like, 'Boys will be boys.' Women have to undo that stuff, too.

People ask me what men can do, and I tell them, even if you're not a perpetrator, you should believe women - or queer folks - when they say that they have been violated.

I liked women as a shape to dress.

I really want to make clothes that are feminine and help women look beautiful.

Women are more sure of themselves today. They don't have to emulate the way men dress.

I don't believe in being a size 0. I don't believe in starving. Women should totally embrace their curves.

You've gotta do things that make you happy. As women, we tend to give away a lot. We take care of a lot of people, and we can't forget to take care of ourselves.

Women should never go without earrings. Passing on them is an opportunity missed.

I look to women who epitomize old Hollywood glamour, like Rita Hayworth.

Anything I say about women, I try to make sure that at least five or six friends of mine are going through a similar situation. That way I'm not picking on my wife.

The thing that surprised me the most is just how much money women that weren't rich were paying for their hair. When you're in a beauty parlor in Harlem next to abandoned buildings and somebody's paying five grand for a weave, that's a bit much.

I was one of the first women producers in Hollywood.

If you have one good series, you know, it's a blessing. Two good series is unusual. Three is a phenomenon, but right now, I'm working with these wonderful women on 'Hot in Cleveland,' and Valerie Bertinelli, and Wendy Malick and Jane Leeves are like, it's like the buddy-ship we had on 'Golden Girls' and 'Mary Tyler Moore.'

In 2012, the Liberal Party affirmed overwhelmingly at the policy convention that we are a pro-choice party. It means that we are a party that defends women's rights, and therefore, it would be inconsistent for any Liberal MP to be able to vote to take away women's rights.

I was a high-school teacher. I am a strong advocate for women's rights, and I'm not a woman.

We know that society is better - more prosperous, more stable, more peaceful, more cohesive - when women's rights are respected and when women are valued, empowered, and lead the way in our communities.

Gender equality is not only an issue for women and girls.

I know how gratifying it is not only to work in film but to be acknowledged by peers; producing '9 to 5' was an opportunity that I valued precisely because it's so rarely in the hands of women.

I am blessed beyond reason with women friends.

Seek women mentors. If you're a businesswoman, look at the TEDx conferences. There's a lot of businesswomen that speak on there. I find them extremely inspiring.

I am able to talk about my life in a way that helps other women - and men, but mostly women - understand their own life. I feel real proud of that. And then the fact that my children are okay. You know, you're only as happy as your least happy child. So if your kids aren't okay, you're not good.

Feminism is not just about women; it's about letting all people lead fuller lives.

Although women do two-thirds of the world's labor, they own less than one percent of the world's assets.

The media could do a much better job, that's for sure, especially the media that targets women... Human rights? They couldn't care less!

Some people are surprised that the Republicans are waging a war on women, or that they voted against equal pay for women. I'm not surprised at all. In some ways, it may be a good thing. They're defending the patriarchy, which is a wounded beast! And wounded beasts are always dangerous.

The poorest and most backward societies are always those that put women down.

Men's memoirs are about answers; women's memoirs are about questions. Most male authors want to look good in their memoirs and have a place in posterity, while most women know that posterity is what happens when you no longer care. Women want to connect with others here and now; they couldn't care less about legacy!

I love fiction because in fiction you go into the thoughts of people, the little people, the people who were defeated, the poor, the women, the children that are never in history books.

Everything I write has to be connected to my life. One of the things that always comes up in my writing is the search for freedom, especially in women.

My view of my role is that together with like-minded men and women, I could help contribute to a bipartisan view of American engagement in the world for another period; I could do my part to overcome this really, in a way, awful period in which we are turning history into personal recriminations, depriving our political system of a serious debate.

I believe that women have a capacity for understanding and compassion which man structurally does not have, does not have it because he cannot have it. He's just incapable of it.

A regular old drag queen is usually your science teacher who's actually wearing women's panties underneath his slacks. A drag-queen superstar is someone who actually works in clubs and makes a living doing it more than one night a year, or even one night in six months.

It's really important that young women be reminded that their involvement matters and that their voice is heard. Even if it feels like it's small, it really can make an impact.

When I was 11, I saw this ad for dish soap powder that said, 'Women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans.' I was so angry. I couldn't understand why it didn't say men as well.

Women who have understood fashion and style for so long have always known it's not about having more pieces. It's about having the right pieces and having the pieces that are of a great quality and look like you know what you're doing. You don't have to have a million things on.

Some women are able to wake up looking effortlessly chic - as though a bevy of fashion fairies twisted their low-lit locks into a messy chignon while they slept. They choose a frock from their exceptionally curated closet and leave a trail of custom fragrance and perfection in their wake.

I think it's nice for women to try to be sexy for their man.

If you look at any other group of people suffering injustice, women are always in the worst situation within that group.

I think that a lot of women that know they're going to be part of history somehow decide to have a character to be remembered by.

Fashion needs incredible women, alive, stimulating, with style like Diana Vreeland. She is the most. The way she talks expresses all her values.

I've always said, 'Underwater or on top, men and women are compatible.'

I want to empower women. I want people to be afraid of the women I dress.

I want to empower women.

I want people to be afraid of the women I dress.

I'm not big on women looking naive.

While cats can be infuriating, little old women in fur coats, they make me laugh. Of course, dogs, horses and my highly social chickens are dear to me, too.

In 2016, makeup has become an incredible passion and hobby for men and women, but it hasn't become mainstream.

Women like me aren't supposed to run for office.

My law school class in the late 1950s numbered over 500. That class included less than 10 women.

We will never see a day when women of means are not able to get a safe abortion in this country.

A gender line... helps to keep women not on a pedestal, but in a cage.

There are some women I definitely would not want to succeed me... but a man like David Souter, that would be great.

Every argument for Negro suffrage is an argument for women's suffrage.

The women's movement in England was totally against Margaret Thatcher.

Men make the moral code and they expect women to accept it. They have decided that it is entirely right and proper for men to fight for their liberties and their rights, but that it is not right and proper for women to fight for theirs.

The negro has suffered far more from the commission of this crime against the women of his race by white men than the white race has ever suffered through his crimes.

On Earth, men and women are taking the same risks. Why shouldn't we be taking the same risks in space?

A bird cannot fly with one wing only. Human space flight cannot develop any further without the active participation of women.

Write in such a way as that you can be readily understood by both the young and the old, by men as well as women, even by children.

My parents met at Fort Riley, Kan., during World War II. My father was an Army civilian; he had been trampled by a horse in his youth and couldn't enlist. My mother was studying to be a nurse and, when war broke out, joined the Women's Army Corps without even telling her parents.

We believe women have rights in Islam that they've yet to obtain.

Men are sort of doofuses about sunscreen, and for the most part, women are more inclined to take better care of themselves, but a reminder is always good for everyone.

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

Nuanced debate can't stand up to a guy who's calling women pigs and retweeting white supremacists.

As a woman, I have access to hit women in a way that men might not be able to hit them with jokes. I don't mean physically hit. But you know, because I'm a woman, I can say things about women because I know what it's like to be a woman, if that makes any sense.

Anorexia and bulimia seem to be getting much more common in boys, men, and women of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds; they are also becoming more common in racial groups previously thought to be impervious to the problem.

Young women, adolescent girls, are more subject to infection, sometimes at a rate of six times that of boys. That tells you a lot about the vulnerability of women.

Critics often say, 'Oh she makes films about strong women'. Wrong; I make films about complex characters and the choices they make.

We are braver and wiser because they existed, those strong women and strong men... We are who we are because they were who they were. It's wise to know where you come from, who called your name.

We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement and, most importantly, we are protected by God.

No matter how beautiful a woman might be, you're always threatened by certain... You're always threatened by other women, period.

For some reason, I have better luck when I work with women. I guess I have a good sense of sisterhood.

One hair of a woman can draw more than a hundred pair of oxen.

Women are the sustaining force of any society - they think of the children and the next generation's chances.

I owe nothing to Women's Lib.

All women should know how to take care of children. Most of them will have a husband some day.

One can find women who have never had one love affair, but it is rare indeed to find any who have had only one.

There are few virtuous women who are not bored with their trade.

You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy.

I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.

Women's Lib? Oh, I'm afraid it doesn't interest me one bit. I've been so liberated it hurts.

A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.

I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.

Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.

Women don't want to hear what you think. Women want to hear what they think - in a deeper voice.

No doubt exists that all women are crazy it's only a question of degree.

I like intelligent women. When you go out, it shouldn't be a staring contest.

I always play women I would date.

I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.

The most virtuous women have something within them, something that is never chaste.

Women, can't live with them, can't live without them.

I think that maybe if women and children were in charge we would get somewhere.

Charm, in most men and nearly all women, is a decoration.

It is little men know of women their smiles and their tears alike are seldom what they seem.

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

Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony.

Men mourn for what they have lost women for what they ain't got.

I feel there is something unexplored about woman that only a woman can explore.

This man is frank and earnest with women. In Fresno, he's Frank and in Chicago he's Ernest.

Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting.

The test of civilization is its estimate of women.

Whether women are better than men I cannot say - but I can say they are certainly no worse.

I think that women just have a primeval instinct to make soup, which they will try to foist on anybody who looks like a likely candidate.

I will not say that women have no character rather, they have a new one every day.

Women hold up half the sky.

Women get more unhappy the more they try to liberate themselves.

I think today women are very scared to celebrate themselves, because then they just get labeled.

What we women need to do, instead of worrying about what we don't have, is just love what we do have.

On the whole, I think women wear too much and are to fussy. You can't see the person for all the clutter.

For many women, the on-time payments of domestic support obligations are essential to economic survival.

If women were in charge of everything, there would be women tyrants. If black people were in charge, there would be black tyrants. If Hispanics were in charge, then Hispanic tyrants.

I like women. I love women.

Young men of this class never do anything for themselves that they can get other people to do for them, and it is the infatuation, the devotion, the superstition of others that keeps them going. These others in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred are women.

My father who was there in the house, he wasn't at all a role model. And my mother, who was trying to protect me from him as best she could, she took me everywhere with her, which gave me a tremendous amount of sensitivity to the things women go through.

When black women are down with you and in your corner, you have an ally that will move Heaven and Earth.

I love women.

Sometimes I post something unwittingly that connects with women. But I never think, 'OK, let's take a shirtless picture for the girls.'

All short women have a delayed fuse. Marry a taller woman: My wife was an inch or two taller than me; it's a sign of security.

Becoming a CoverGirl is truly an honor and a gift. It opens up a new platform for me to inspire women to feel stronger, braver and more beautiful inside and out.

I enjoy how women dressed in the 1920s with the shimmering jewels and rich feathers.

I'm about women's empowerment. I'm about agency. I'm about being in control of your narrative and your body.

I have worn a tuxedo, but I have never covered up for respectability politics or to shame other women.

Millennials, minorities, women - until we can connect with those populations, we're going to have some difficulty electorally.

I recognized that if you're going to have women in the workforce that sometimes you need to be more flexible.

I guess I was a bad boy... Yes, yes, I've had lots of women in my life.

A person like Donald Trump, who has said what he's said about Muslims, Mexicans, women, George Bush, John McCain - a person like that should not be the nominee of our party or be the president, and I will campaign for an alternative to Donald Trump until that avenue is no longer open.

Sometimes I wonder why God ever trusts talent in the hands of women, they usually make such an infernal mess of it. I think He must do it as a sort of ghastly joke.

Being a mother is more exhausting than working, and sometimes I push myself too hard and burn myself out. I can appreciate how exhausting it must be for women who have to do everything themselves all the time.

I'm fascinated by adult women who don't have close friends and how that could come to be. I think when you're a kid, the relationships are so intimate, and you're so connected to your girls, so what becomes of them? What could possibly happen to have you become an adult woman and no longer have that?

I think, for a lot of people, men or women, it's easy to have things not affect you because, it doesn't affect you. So to be a better ally, you have to look at it as if it's someone you know instead of this abstract person you've never met.

I'm obsessed with gymnastics. It's like my football. And I like to watch women's gymnastics a little bit more than men's because I live for balance beam.

I was at a meeting two years ago in Beijing, and I passed a bunch of women who were marching in a protest. Their signs were probably saying something I wouldn't have agreed with at all. But I was so glad to see women marching. And it's happening all over the world.

It makes me laugh when I hear a guy talking about being in touch with his feminine side. But I gravitate towards women; I identify with them. And I do cry very easily, more and more as I get older.

Sometimes I think women are lucky because they can develop in ways men can't. The old-boy network may be oppressive to women, but it actually stunts men in terms of personal growth.

Women and birds are able to see without turning their heads, and that is indeed a necessary provision for they are both surrounded by enemies.

The mysteries of death and birth occupy women far more than is the case with men, to whom political and mercantile speculations are more congenial.

If men understood domestic economy half as well as women do, then their political economy and their entire consequent statecraft would not be the futil muddle which it is.

I totally agree with equal rights and women's causes, and most of my songs are woman-power, but I don't want to be labelled at 20 years old.

I just think women should love themselves more than they do. Because I think - with all the social media stuff - we look at ourselves too much, and we just destroy ourselves when we're way cooler than we know.

It's incredibly hard out there for women of color.

Especially in this industry, women challenge men much more now because we're saying, 'We can do it, too.'

When you see all the suits in the room, everybody in the room has on suits, you know, the women, too. We're not wearing dresses and chiffon and we're not as fun as we used to be.

A lot of black women still carry a lot of pain when they see black men with women who aren't black, and that's really unfortunate that that could make us so upset. It has to do with self esteem.

I think women supporting women is priceless.

Women are capable of doing so many things these days, physically, emotionally, within relationships and career. There are so many things that women have evolved into and I feel really proud about where women are right now.

I was raised by an actress, and I watched all those women turn 60 and ask, Shouldn't get face work? My mother and Anne Bancroft said, We're not going to fall into that.

Wild at Heart made a few people angry-they thought I was exploiting women by showing that when a woman says no she really means yes.

What I consider a good part for a woman and what some other Hollywood people think are good women's parts are very different. I don't want to play the supportive girlfriend who has nine scenes and just loves that man, maybe cheats on him in one scene but will always be there, and I mean - give me a break.

I grew up with a tribe of amazing women, but certainly my mother and my godmother really modeled women as actors.

I say to the women out there, remember how difficult it was for women like Justice O'Connor starting out. Even though she graduated with top grades, she had to take a job as a legal secretary. Remember how far we have come.

Every sexy joke of long ago, every flirtation, is being recalled by some women and revised and re-evaluated as sexual harassment. Frivolous accusations reduce, if not eliminate, not only communication between men and women but any kind of playfulness and banter... Where has the laughter gone?

I stand second to none in condemning sexual harassment of women.

My first job out of law school was as one of two women assistant U.S. attorneys in an office of 63 U.S. attorneys and the first woman to do criminal work appearing only before male judges. Scared? Every day of my life.

I demanded more rights for women because I know what women had to put up with.

Men and women, women and men. It will never work.

All women's issues are to some degree men's issues and all men's issues are to some degree women's issues because when either sex wins unilaterally both sexes lose.

They say that women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men.

When anything goes, it's women who lose.

Women love always: when earth slips from them, they take refuge in heaven.

Women may not have it easy, but we are given a fairer chance to reach for the top.

I grew up in the Bronx where you would stay up late with your girlfriends, just being silly in our bedrooms, whatever. And I was always the clown.

The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet.

Women will never be as successful as men because they have no wives to advise them.

People don't want to see women doing things they don't think women should do.

It's incredibly unfair. You don't see a lot of 60-year-old women with 20-year-old men onscreen.

In love, women are professionals, men are amateurs.

If men knew all that women think, they would be twenty times more audacious.

For women's tears are but the sweat of eyes.

Women have been called queens for a long time, but the kingdom given them isn't worth ruling.

Men are allowed to have passion and commitment for their work... a woman is allowed that feeling for a man, but not her work.

Why is it men are permitted to be obsessed about their work, but women are only permitted to be obsessed about men?

A man who graduated high in his class at Yale Law School and made partnership in a top law firm would be celebrated. A man who invested wisely would be admired, but a woman who accomplishes this is treated with suspicion.

You can't raise the standard of women's morals by raising their pay envelope. It lies deeper than that.

Women are incredible in groups together. Terrifying. Men have nothing on them.

When men reach their sixties and retire, they go to pieces. Women go right on cooking.

Intimacies between women often go backwards, beginning in revelations and ending in small talk.

And I think women have come a very, very long way, but they have a long way to go.

Nature makes woman to be won and men to win.

A lot of women say they love being pregnant, but I wasn't such a big fan.

I think women are excellent social critics.

The appalling thing is the degree of charity women are capable of. You see it all the time... love lavished on absolute fools. Love's a charity ward, you know.

I believe women still face a glass ceiling that must be shattered.

Women like to sit down with trouble - as if it were knitting.

I'll always prefer to play with women and hang out with women, and I'll always be a feminist.

Women are frightening. If you get to 41 as a man, you're quite battle-scarred.

All issues are women's issues - and there are several that are just women's business.

Women have a predestination to suffering.

Women like myself, CEOs, can pave the way for more women to get to the top.

You're not working with models, you're working with real women who have, like, anatomy. Models do not have anatomy.

Women need not always keep their mouths shut and their wombs open.

Women hate everything which strips off the tinsel of sentiment, and they are right, or it would rob them of their weapons.

Women are clear-headed, they are more creative and for this reason, sometimes, also more fragile.

You women could make someone fall in love even with a lie.

The women's movement completely changed attitudes all over the world in ways we'll never be able to count.

Women don't realize how powerful they are.

I'm surrounded by very powerful women and very progressive men.

Women are women, and hurray for that.

When women are encouraged to be competitive, too many of them become disagreeable.

The No. 1 impediment to women succeeding in the workforce is now in the home.

A homely face and no figure have aided many women heavenward.

Years ago women of my size were considered royalty.

We're getting ready to take over the world. My group of girlfriends - we're renegades.

The sight of women talking together has always made men uneasy nowadays it means rank subversion.

Emancipation of women has made them lose their mystery.

I always say God should have given women one extra decade at least, especially if you want a family. You're trying to pack a lot in.

Women have a favorite room, men a favorite chair.

Relationships are made of talk - and talk is for girls and women.

Women are the first to jump on what is fashionable.

Women hear rhythm differently than men.

I don't love dolls. I love women. I love their bodies.

Women have this obsession with shoes.

The only people you can really share certain things with in secret are your girlfriends.

Were there no women, men might live like gods.

Women are made to be loved, not understood.

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.

I don't hate women - they just sometimes make me mad.

The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it.

Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.

Women are considered deep - why? Because one can never discover any bottom to them. Women are not even shallow.

Women are nothing but machines for producing children.

Behind all their personal vanity, women themselves always have an impersonal contempt for woman.

The reason women don't play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public.

A women under stress is not immediately concerned with finding solutions to her problems but rather seeks relief by expressing herself and being understood.

I have always had a talent for irritating women since I was fourteen.

Genteel women suppose that those things do not really exist about which it is impossible to talk in polite company.

To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, and they who edit and read it are old women over their tea.

The man who loves other countries as much as his own stands on a level with the man who loves other women as much as he loves his own wife.

I hate women because they always know where things are.

A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him.

Women should be obscene and not heard.

I've exercised with women so thin that buzzards followed them to their cars.

There are only two types of women - goddesses and doormats.

Very learned women are to be found, in the same manner as female warriors but they are seldom or ever inventors.

Women are like elephants. I like to look at 'em, but I wouldn't want to own one.

Women. They are a complete mystery.

Most women put off entertaining until the kids are grown.

Once we hit forty, women only have about four taste buds left: one for vodka, one for wine, one for cheese, and one for chocolate.

If I became a philosopher, if I have so keenly sought this fame for which I'm still waiting, it's all been to seduce women basically.

When women kiss it always reminds one of prize fighters shaking hands.

I seem to be getting a lot of things pushed my way that are strong women. It's like people see Hackers and they send me offers to play tough women with guns, the kind who wear no bra and a little tank top. I'd like to play strong women who are also very feminine.

If a country doesn't recognize minority rights and human rights, including women's rights, you will not have the kind of stability and prosperity that is possible.

I try to write parts for women that are as complicated and interesting as women actually are.

We say that slavery has vanished from European civilization, but this is not true. Slavery still exists, but now it applies only to women and its name is prostitution.

No one is more arrogant toward women, more aggressive or scornful, than the man who is anxious about his virility.

Feminism is hated because women are hated. Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny it is the political defense of women hating.

If American women would increase their voting turnout by ten percent, I think we would see an end to all of the budget cuts in programs benefiting women and children.

I do not believe in using women in combat, because females are too fierce.

But what of black women?... I most sincerely doubt if any other race of women could have brought its fineness up through so devilish a fire.

When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, and the women come out to cut up what remains, jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains and go to your gawd like a soldier.

Human rights are women's rights, and women's rights are human rights.

I fought all my life for women to make their own choices, in their personal and professional lives. I made mine.

Sheer flattery got me into the theater. Flattery always works with me, particularly the flattery of women.

Some women flirt more with what they say, and some with what they do.

I am not a sexy woman, I'm not beautiful, I'm not a sex kitten, I don't flirt with people, yet I've been tagged more of sex symbol than women who truly are and I that's solely because I don't reveal too much: people are curious.

After all, what is your host's purpose in having a party? Surely not for you to enjoy yourself if that were their sole purpose, they'd have simply sent champagne and women over to your place by taxi.

Wealthy women have rights in every country. And poor women don't.

Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women, it is simply a good excuse not to play football.

What Democratic congressmen do to their women staffers, Republican congressmen do to the country.

People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs.

We are victims of evil customs. It is a crime against humanity that our women are shut up within the four walls of the houses as prisoners. There is no sanction anywhere for the deplorable condition in which our women have to live.

Women: You can't live with them, and you can't get them to dress up in a skimpy little Nazi costume and beat you with a warm squash or something.

A psychologist once told me that for a boy being in the middle of a conflict between two women is the worst possible situation. There's always a desire to please each one.

You can find women who have never had an affair, but it is hard to find a woman who has had just one.

Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.

Women desire six things: They want their husbands to be brave, wise, rich, generous, obedient to wife, and lively in bed.

Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything.

Many societies have educated their male children on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.

A lot of very beautiful women can be a pain because all they're thinking about is how they look.

The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody has sought after them.

It is true that a fellow cannot ignore women - but he can think of them as he ought - as sisters, not as sparring partners.

Women's virtue is frequently nothing but a regard to their own quiet and a tenderness for their reputation.

I became a lesbian because of women, because women are beautiful, strong, and compassionate.

Women rule the world. It's not really worth fighting because they know what they're doing. Ask Napoleon. Ask Adam. Ask Richard Burton or Richie Sambora. Many a man has crumbled.

All of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me - consciously or unconsciously. That's to be expected.

To be born woman is to know - although they do not speak of it at school - women must labor to be beautiful.

Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.

If you don't love yourself, you can't love anybody else. And I think as women we really forget that.

Many women long for what eludes them, and like not what is offered them.

Women can stand a beating except when it is with their own weapons.

On one issue at least, men and women agree they both distrust women.

There's a certain kind of behavior in the Arab world that, to me, resembles the way young men behave when there is no significant influence from women in their lives.

A revival does two things. First, it returns the Church from her backsliding and second, it causes the conversion of men and women and it always includes the conviction of sin on the part of the Church. What a spell the devil seems to cast over the Church today!

Women are most fascinating between the ages of 35 and 40 after they have won a few races and know how to pace themselves. Since few women ever pass 40, maximum fascination can continue indefinitely.

Men aren't the way they are because they want to drive women crazy they've been trained to be that way for thousands of years. And that training makes it very difficult for men to be intimate.

I have to admit, like so many women, I always knew there was a chance. But like so many women, I never thought it would be me. I never thought I'd hear those devastating words: 'You have breast cancer.'

Men are just as sensitive, and in some ways more sensitive, than women are.

Capitalism has its weaknesses. But it is capitalism that ended the stranglehold of the hereditary aristocracies, raised the standard of living for most of the world and enabled the emancipation of women.

Really, every woman is an example to me, because as women we go through so much pain. We have to live this perfect life when we are messed up inside. We all go through trials and tribulations.

Women are the engine driving the growth in California's economy. Women make California's economy unique.

Women are like cars: we all want a Ferrari, sometimes want a pickup truck, and end up with a station wagon.

No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you.

Every man needs two women: a quiet home-maker, and a thrilling nymph.

I've always liked men better than women.

Good-humoured, unaffected girls, will not do for a man who has been used to sensible women. They are two distinct orders of being.

Black women are programmed to define ourselves within this male attention and to compete with each other for it rather than to recognize and move upon our common interests.

It is not women's liberation, it is women's and men's liberation.

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

In a general way, anything that affects men is taken more seriously than anything that affects only women.

Nothing changes the gender equation more significantly than women's economic freedom.

I think a lot of people love to convolute what everyone else does in order to disempower women.

For both men and women, an eyelash curler is a must. It gives your eye the appearance of being well-rested and wide open.

I became obsessed with all these women who die never feeling they did anything extraordinary with their lives.

One of my closest friends is a trans man who is incredible. And a lot of my clients are trans women.

Men and women can be friends, and it can just be friendly.

I've never had any close male friends. The most important relationships in my life have always been with women.

Men come of age at sixty, women at fifteen.

I am not aware how you succeed politically when you insult women, who far more than men consistently provide you with great margins of support.

What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people. January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. Everyone is listening to you now.

We needed to be assertive as women in those days - assertive and aggressive - and the degree to which we had to be that way depended on where you were. I had to be.

No one doubts that innocent men, women and children have been the victims of chemical weapons attacks in Syria. And there's no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in Syria: the Syrian regime.

If I own a large part of Scotland, I can turn the people off the land practically into the sea or across the sea. I can take women in child-bearing and throw them into the snow and leave them there. That has been done. I can do it for no better reason than I think it is better to shoot deer on the land than allow people to live on it.

There are so many men and women who hold no distinctive positions but whose contribution towards the development of society has been enormous.

Over the years, I've interviewed thousands of people, most of them women, and I would say that the root of every dysfunction I've ever encountered, every problem, has been some sense of a lacking of self-value or of self-worth.

In the past, there was active discrimination against women in science. That has now gone, and although there are residual effects, these are not enough to account for the small numbers of women, particularly in mathematics and physics.

While physics and mathematics may tell us how the universe began, they are not much use in predicting human behavior because there are far too many equations to solve. I'm no better than anyone else at understanding what makes people tick, particularly women.

Others have said it before me. If you don't have a seat at the table, you're probably on the menu. And so it is important that we have women in the United States Senate - strong women, women who are there to help advance an agenda that is important to women.

Let's be very clear: Strong men - men who are truly role models - don't need to put down women to make themselves feel powerful. People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.

Emotionally men and women are different, but only as a result of the physical differences. It all comes back to our bodies.

I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters - two beautiful, intelligent black young women - playing with their dogs on the White House lawn. And because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters, and all our sons and daughters, now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States.

Our love, our gratitude, our admiration for our men and women in uniform, our veterans and their families - all of that is bigger than any one party or any one election.

When trouble breaks out, our men and women in uniform, they don't just sit around thinking about it or talking about it - they act. They put on that uniform. They leave their loved ones behind. They go out there. They give orders. They follow orders. They do whatever it takes to keep our country safe.

In the public eye, girls and women with strong perspectives are hated. If you're a girl with an opinion, people just hate you. There are still people who are afraid of successful women, and that's so lame.

Scripture is filled with examples of men and women whom God used late in life, often with great impact - men and women who refused to use old age as an excuse to ignore what God wanted them to do.

I do not demand equal pay for any women save those who do equal work in value. Scorn to be coddled by your employers; make them understand that you are in their service as workers, not as women.

You would better educate ten women into the practice of liberal principles than to organize a thousand on a platform of intolerance and bigotry.

It is downright mockery to talk to women of their enjoyment of the blessings of liberty while they are denied the use of the only means of securing them provided by this democratic-republican government: the ballot.

If women will not accept marriage with subjection, nor men proffer it without, there is, there can be, no alternative. The women who will not be ruled must live without marriage. And during this transition period... single women make comfortable and attractive homes for themselves.

The only question left to be settled now is: Are women persons? And I hardly believe any of our opponents will have the hardihood to say they are not.

Being persons, then, women are citizens; and no state has a right to make any new law, or to enforce any old law, that shall abridge their privileges or immunities.

Reproductive choice has to be straightened out. There will never be a woman of means without choice anymore. That just seems to me so obvious. The states that changed their abortion laws before Roe are not going to change back. So we have a policy that only affects poor women, and it can never be otherwise.

The problem for all women is we're identified by how we look instead of by our heads and our hearts.

Women are liked better when they lose.

The same way that racism is a white person's problem, violence against women is a men's problem.

I was a proponent of the ERA. The women of my generation and my daughter's generation, they were very active in moving along the social change that would result in equal citizenship stature for men and women.

How fortunate I was to be alive and a lawyer when, for the first time in United States history, it became possible to urge, successfully, before legislatures and courts, the equal-citizenship stature of women and men as a fundamental constitutional principle.

The entering class I joined in 1956 included just nine women, up from five in the then second-year class, and only one African American. All professors, in those now-ancient days, were of the same race and sex.

In the '50s, too many women, even though they were very smart, they tried to make the man feel that he was brainier. It was a sad thing.

When I was growing up, there were no women in orchestras. Auditioners thought they could tell the difference between a woman playing and a man. Some intelligent person devised a simple solution: Drop a curtain between the auditioners and the people trying out. And, lo and behold, women began to get jobs in symphony orchestras.

Our goal in the '70s was to end the closed door era. There were so many things that were off limits to women: policing, firefighting, mining, piloting planes.

The women of my generation and my daughter's generation, they were very active in moving along the social change that would result in equal citizenship stature for men and women.

I was tremendously fortunate to be alive and a lawyer, working at a university so I had more flexible hours, when the women's movement was coming alive and when it became possible to argue successfully for a view of the equal protection clause that included women.

I always thought that there was nothing an antifeminist would want more than to have women only in women's organizations, in their own little corner empathizing with each other and not touching a man's world.

I try to teach through my opinions, through my speeches, how wrong it is to judge people on the basis of what they look like, color of their skin, whether they're men or women.

Anger is certainly a kind of baseness, as it appears well in the weakness of those subjects in whom it reigns: children, women, old folks, sick folks.

Let me make it clear that the Youth Employment Opportunities Act of 1961 is not primarily concerned with delinquency prevention. Rather, it is designed to help all types of young men or women who suffer deficiencies of training or opportunity which keep them unemployed.

These are the things of which men think, who live: of their own selves and the dwelling place of their fathers; of their neighbors; of work and service; of rule and reason and women and children; of Beauty and Death and War.

Do women compete for the favours of men? Yes. They've spent 5,000 years competing.

Republicans may learn they can't appeal to right-wing patriarchs and most women at the same time.

Women's progress has been a collective effort.

The Constitution did not mention women when it was first written, and it still doesn't.

The use of slave women as day workers naturally broke up or made impossible the normal Negro home, and this and the slave code led to a development of which the South was really ashamed and which it often denied, and yet perfectly evident: the raising of slaves in the Border slave states for systematic sale on the commercialized cotton plantations.

There are a number of women who have brought about immense change in society.

I think there's more women that watch me than men, but I don't look at myself as just a minister to women. My ministry began that way, but I really feel like the Word of God is for everybody.

There's a personality trait known as agreeableness. Agreeable people are compassionate and polite. And agreeable people get paid less than disagreeable people for the same job. Women are more agreeable than men.

One of the things I've told men over and over and over and over is if you're being rejected by all the women that you approach, it's not the women!

It's a small percentage of people who do the 80-hour-a-week high-powered career thing, and they're almost all men. Why? Well, men are driven by socio-economic status more than women.

The idea that women were oppressed throughout history is an appalling theory.

If you want to occupy the C-suite or the top one-tenth of 1% in any organization, you have to be obsessively devoted to your career at the expense of everything else. And women look at that, and they think, 'No.'

I found in my experiences that it's not that men are consciously discriminating against promoting women, but I do believe as people we have self-images about what's good.

Where there is so much racket, there must be something out of kilter. I think that 'twixt the Negroes of the South and the women at the North, all talking about rights, the white men will be in a fix pretty soon.

That little man in black there, he says women can't have as much rights as men 'cause Christ wasn't a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.

All the women in my life have been librarians, English teachers and book sellers.

I thought I would try to be gay for a while, but I'm just more sexually attracted to women. But I'm really glad that I found a few gay friends, because it totally saved me from becoming a monk or something.

I wanted in my lifetime to vote for a radical Native American woman, since my vision of any future that we might have is that it will be led by women and older women.

I love stories about women.

For quite some time, women at NASA only had scientific backgrounds.

At the end of the day, women are a distraction. Whether you realize it or not.

I think women go crazy for a reason. It's not like it just happens.

Women have to be extremely careful about choosing something that they consider an act of defiance that can really be used to further their enslavement.

The stronger the participation of the female characters, the better the movie. They knew that in the old days, when women stars were equally as important as men.

Generally speaking, men are held in great esteem in all parts of the world, so why shouldn't women have their share? Soldiers and war heroes are honored and commemorated, explorers are granted immortal fame, martyrs are revered, but how many people look upon women too as soldiers?

For Jesus, there are no countries to be conquered, no ideologies to be imposed, no people to be dominated. There are only children, women and men to be loved.

We have to work harder to develop a profound theology of women within the church. The feminine genius is needed wherever we make important decisions.

A church without women would be like the apostolic college without Mary. The Madonna is more important than the apostles, and the church herself is feminine, the spouse of Christ and a mother.

When growing up, I saw segregation. I saw racial discrimination. I saw those signs that said white men, colored men. White women, colored women. White waiting. And I didn't like it.

Black men and women were not allowed to register to vote. My own mother, my own father, my grandfather and my uncles and aunts could not register to vote because each time they attempted to register to vote, they were told they could not pass the literacy test.

Men always want and love when women wear tight and fitted clothing, right? And you're like, 'Wow, she looks so beautiful.' And then you have men who dress like slobs, and you're like, 'What's the deal with these big and baggy suits.' It's pretty ridiculous.

The GOP grows more and more unpopular with female voters seemingly every time one of its leaders gets in front of a microphone. Misogynist is as misogynist does. The GOP and its bloviating pundits don't like women and they are unable to hide it, nor do they seem to make much attempt to do so.

To anger female voters in America is to tread on the tiger's tail. Women turn out in huge numbers, and they are well aware of how their bodies work and what they need.

Everyone now knows how to find the meaning of life within himself. But mankind wasn't always so lucky. Less than a century ago, men and women did not have easy access to the puzzle boxes within them.

I have lived and slept in the same bed with English countesses and Prussian farm women... no woman has excited passions among women more than I have.

Men and women do think differently, and frankly, we don't understand each other. Not at all! But that's what makes relationships so amazing.

The Miss America Pageant reinforces a belief that women are merely how they look and how they please.

The whole tone of Church teaching in regard to women is, to the last degree, contemptuous and degrading.

The astronauts who came in with me in my astronaut class - my class had 29 men and 6 women - those men were all very used to working with women.

I think it's important for little girls growing up, and young women, to have one in every walk of life. So from that point of view, I'm proud to be a role model!

I have spent a lifetime trying to share what it has meant to be a woman first in the world of sports so that other young women have a chance to reach their dreams.

There are women who can make you feel more with their bodies and their souls, but these are the exact women who will turn the knife into you right in front of the crowd. Of course, I expect this, but the knife still cuts.

If I write badly about blacks, homosexuals and women, it is because of these who I met were that. There are many 'bads' - bad dogs, bad censorship; there are even 'bad' white males. Only, when you write about 'bad' white males, they don't complain about it. And need I say that there are 'good' blacks, 'good' homosexuals and 'good' women?

Chinese combatants, men and women, inheritors of a millennial culture, are people of uncommon intelligence and an invincible spirit of struggle.

My dad was never married. He was kind of a rolling stone. But he was never disrespectful. At the same time, even though he had women in his life when I was a kid, there wasn't any consistency.

What women need to understand is that men don't communicate. It's not intentional or on purpose. We're just not as emotional. You ladies feel like you have to express yourselves.

Unless we include a job as part of every citizen's right to autonomy and personal fulfillment, women will continue to be vulnerable to someone else's idea of what need is.

The origins of violence against women by men are not biological. If that were the case, it would exist in every culture. And it doesn't exist in every culture.

Like so many women, I was living out the unlived life of my mother - so I wouldn't be her. But the price I paid was that I distanced myself internally.

The deepest change begins with men raising children as much as women do and women being equal actors in the world outside the home. There are many ways of supporting that, from something as simple as paid sick leave and flexible work hours to attributing an economic value to all caregiving and making that amount tax deductible.

In the suffragist and abolitionist era, there were a lot of white women and some black men and women who argued for the old hierarchy and against universal adult suffrage - often on religious grounds.

I love women to death.

I get so tired of people acting like, you know, black men and women never help each other, never support each other.

I think the Women's movement has had a major impact on everybody's lives in our nation and in the world as a whole.

Whenever women struggle with breast cancer and face better care than ever, that's feminism.

Rich cultures, patriarchal cultures, value thin women, like ours; poor ones value fat women. But all patriarchal cultures value weak women. So for women to become physically strong is very profound.

All women, and men of color - we were owned like tables and chairs. We spent a hundred years getting a legal identity as human beings. That's a big thing.

The Native American cultures on this continent, most of them, were matrilineal, and some women were the chiefs. Societies were about balance.

Women are more than smart enough to see that McCain's policies are a disaster... He is anti- every reproductive issue we've ever fought for.

I want to help correct the inaccurate image of immigration in the media. There is an idea that women's issues are over here and immigration is over there. Three quarters of undocumented workers are women and children.

Because women of color were more likely to be in the paid labor force, they were more likely to recognize discrimination, so they were always leading the women's movement.

Women don't want to exchange places with men. Male chauvinists, science-fiction writers and comedians may favor that idea for its shock value, but psychologists say it is a fantasy based on ruling-class ego and guilt.

Having one's traditional role questioned is not a very comfortable experience, perhaps especially for women, who have been able to remain children, and to benefit from work they did not and could not do.

Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It's about making life more fair for women everywhere. It's not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It's about baking a new pie.

You can see the absence of women in governing bodies from Congress to state legislators, on corporate boards, in tenured positions in academia, and as forepeople in factories.

I think if women are visible in the media, truly visible, in an empowered role, it empowers us to be more visible in any area of our lives.

I'm so happy that we're finally hearing the stories and voices of women who make America. We do what we see, not what we're told, so an incomplete story of this country damages everyone.

The error that we tend to make is that we think that women's magazines are what editors want and what their readers want - and thus are social indicators - when, in fact, they are what advertisers want. They're just advertising indicators.

I was a child who went about in a world of colors... My friends, my companions, became women slowly; I became old in instants.

Ninety percent of my clothes are women's.

Women artists are still treated differently from men.

Women have become stronger, and there's a backlash. Men have become terribly possessive. I find it much easier to get on with women.

Women aren't sitting back after they win an election. They're leaning in!

Women of all classes are awakening to the necessity of self-support, but few are willing to do the ordinary useful work for which they are fitted.

I was not going to attack Palin just for being a woman appealing for support from other women.

When I was younger and women first started to get in public positions, in my case the law, we went through a period where we wore those little ribbon ties, little bows. We tried to figure out what was our appropriate dress.

When women participate in peace-making and peace-keeping, we are all safer and more secure.

Women standing up for each other is critically important.

The world cannot evolve if girls refuse to become women.

Yes, it's a man's world, but that's all right because they're making a total mess of it. We're chipping away at their control, taking the parts we want. Some women think it's a difficult task, but it's not.

Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.

Feminism was established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream.

Most women are one man away from welfare.

There is a real vulgarity in the way women dress at the moment. They show off too much and try too hard. They don't understand where the line is between sexy and vulgar. I know where that line is.

Never was it given to mortal man - To lie so boldly as we women can.

There are certainly not so many men of large fortune in the world, as there are pretty women to deserve them.

Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love.

Virginity is such a personal thing. You can't judge anyone on it. A lot of young women feel they want to save themselves for the man who they think they'll love forever.

We have to consciously study how to be tender with each other until it becomes a habit because what was native has been stolen from us, the love of Black women for each other.

The men and women of Afghanistan are building a nation that is free, and proud, and fighting terror - and America is honored to be their friend.

The simplest of women are wonderful liars who can extricate themselves from the most difficult dilemmas with a skill bordering on genius.

If you live in rock and roll, as I do, you see the reality of sex, of male lust and women being aroused by male lust. It attracts women. It doesn't repel them.

The faces of most American women over thirty are relief maps of petulant and bewildered unhappiness.

Black women have always been these vixens, these animalistic erotic women. Why can't we just be the sexy American girl next door?

It's so clear that you have to cherish everyone. I think that's what I get from these older black women, that every soul is to be cherished, that every flower Is to bloom.

My mother was very strong. Once, she picked up a coconut and smashed it against my father's head. It taught me about women defending themselves and not collapsing in a heap.

I just like to have words that describe things correctly. Now to me, 'black feminist' does not do that. I need a word that is organic, that really comes out of the culture, that really expresses the spirit that we see in black women. And it's just... womanish.

Oh, if I could but live another century and see the fruition of all the work for women! There is so much yet to be done.

Men and women are not born inconstant: they are made so by their early amorous experiences.

Part of it went on gambling, and part of it went on women. The rest I spent foolishly.

In Hollywood, the women are all peaches. It makes one long for an apple occasionally.

Silence is an ornament for women.

I'm for women choosing whatever they want to do but they have to really know what they are doing.

I find very often that very ugly women have really handsome men and vice versa because they don't have any competition. Sometimes handsome men have avoided me.

In my work and in myself I reflect black people, women and men, as I reflect others. One day even the most self-protective ones will look into the mirror I provide and not be afraid.

Women are always eagerly on the lookout for any emotion.

But the true feminist deals out of a lesbian consciousness whether or not she ever sleeps with women.

And I highly recommend for all the women in the world, even if they're 71, you can never take for granted that he loves you. It's always good to flirt with him. It's a great sport.

Some women can be fooled all of the time, and all women can be fooled some of the time, but the same woman can't be fooled by the same man in the same way more than half of the time.

Women encourage men to be childish, then scold them.

I want to be a cheerleader for women who have never even considered running for office or being involved in a campaign, but who in the quietness of their hearts might think, 'Why not me?'

I want women to be liberated and still be able to have a nice ass and shake it.

If women want any rights more than they's got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it.

I've been trying to find women writers for my staff for a while now and I have three women on my staff and three guys so it's pretty equal. I don't know why that is. It's been the same thing for a while. It's hard for female comedians to stand out. That's weird. That's a shame.

Comedy can be, especially in a writer's room, really aggressive, kind of a very male-dominated room, and it would be hard for women. It's not a nurturing place. It's not like a lot of women are going to say, I can't wait to live that lifestyle and be in a writer's room until 2 or 3 a.m.

Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans fools and women will take a little longer.

If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women.

Women - always in trouble with them, but can't live without them.

The true republic: men, their rights and nothing more women, their rights and nothing less.

Whether they give or refuse, it delights women just the same to have been asked.

Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul.

Women should stop going for the bad guys, stop looking so far when the good ones are right there.

Men and women should stay apart, till their hearts grow gentle towards one another again.

I remember when the wave of Jennifer Lopez, Salma Hayek and these beautiful Hispanic women came into light, and I looked up to them and I loved them, but I was like, 'Where are Middle Eastern women?'

You don't argue with a four-year old about why he shouldn't eat candy for dinner. You don't punch a mentally handicapped guy even if he punches you first. And you don't argue when a women tells you she's only making 80 cents to your dollar. It's the path of least resistance. You save your energy for more important battles.

I'd much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they're the first to be rescued off sinking ships.

America is a friend to the people of Iraq. Our demands are directed only at the regime that enslaves them and threatens us. When these demands are met, the first and greatest benefit will come to Iraqi men, women and children.

Black women don't have the same body image problems as white women. They are proud of their bodies.

Men who consistently leave the toilet seat up secretly want women to get up to go the bathroom in the middle of the night and fall in.

There's very little advice in men's magazines, because men don't think there's a lot they don't know. Women do. Women want to learn. Men think, 'I know what I'm doing, just show me somebody naked.'

Women priests. Great, great. Now there's priests of both sexes I don't listen to.

Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more.

She belongs to a race of delightful women, who never do any harm, whom everybody calls good, and who are very severe on those who do not pretend to be good.

While gossip among women is universally ridiculed as low and trivial, gossip among men, especially if it is about women, is called theory, or idea, or fact.

When I get up and work out, I'm working out just as much for my girls as I am for me, because I want them to see a mother who loves them dearly, who invests in them, but who also invests in herself. It's just as much about letting them know as young women that it is okay to put yourself a little higher on your priority list.

I don't get this whole super-skinny obsession. I really think women look more beautiful when they let their curves show.

Make women rational creatures, and free citizens, and they will quickly become good wives - that is, if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers.

Men reach their sexual peak at eighteen. Women reach theirs at thirty-five. Do you get the feeling that God is playing a practical joke?

The most mediocre of males feels himself a demigod as compared with women.

I want to make a policy statement. I am unabashedly in favor of women.

One of my theories is that men love with their eyes women love with their ears.

All places where women are excluded tend downward to barbarism but the moment she is introduced, there come in with her courtesy, cleanliness, sobriety, and order.

I think women are concerned too much with their clothes. Men don't really care that much about women's clothes. If they like a girl, chances are they'll like her clothes.

I'll promise to go easier on drinking and to get to bed earlier, but not for you, fifty thousand dollars, or two-hundred and fifty thousand dollars will I give up women. They're too much fun.

Breast cancer is not just a disease that strikes at women. It strikes at the very heart of who we are as women: how others perceive us, how we perceive ourselves, how we live, work and raise our families-or whether we do these things at all.

Women's liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one is likely to do anything about that.

I'm not particularly a feminist, but if you get women off the animal cycle of reproduction and give them some say in how many children they'll have, immediately the floor will rise.

Reading, solitude, idleness, a soft and sedentary life, intercourse with women and young people, these are perilous paths for a young man, and these lead him constantly into danger.

I can't understand why the front pages of newspapers can cover bird flu and swine flu and everybody is up in arms about that and we still haven't really woken up to the fact that so many women in sub-Saharan Africa - 60 percent of people in - infected with HIV are women.

Imagine, a September 11 with weapons of mass destruction. It's not 3,000. It's tens of thousands of innocent men, women and children.

For any of us in this room today, let's start out by admitting we're lucky. We don't live in the world our mothers lived in, our grandmothers lived in, where career choices for women were so limited.

Some women hold up dresses that are so ugly and they always say the same thing: 'This looks much better on.' On what? On fire?

Men are self-confident because they grow up identifying with super-heroes. Women have bad self-images because they grow up identifying with Barbie.

Men want to make women happy.

I've never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines. I represent the majority of women and I'm very proud of that.

I love the fact that there are also women out there that don't have a choice and they must go to work and they still have to raise the kids. Thank goodness that we value those people too.

Women are always beautiful.

A fact of modern life is that it takes women longer to get ready than men.

For most of my life I let women do the driving and was happy to let them.

To terrify children with the image of hell... to consider women an inferior creation. Is that good for the world?

Men get laid, but women get screwed.

All the women want to be with me, all the men want to be like me.

And verily, a woman need know but one man well, in order to understand all men whereas a man may know all women and understand not one of them.

I don't think that women need to smell interesting.

I like my wine like my women - ready to pass out.

Women must pay for everything. They do get more glory than men for comparable feats, but, they also get more notoriety when they crash.

I think there are opportunities for women in comedies - how zany is up to them.

I support women, men, anybody who is in a place that's not their strongest and who is ready to push forward.

I don't know why women feel an affinity with me.

John Currin's exaggerated realism and his twisted women kept me off balance, never knowing if they were sincere or ironic or some new emotion.

I've seen women who don't have great relationships with their dads, and it all comes down to this: You have to tell girls you love them every day.

Men now monopolize the upper levels... depriving women of their rightful share of opportunities for incompetence.

So many women just don't know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside.

Growing up with the childhood that I had, I learned to never let a man make me feel helpless, and it also embedded a deep need in me to always stick up for women.

A Code of Honor: Never approach a friend's girlfriend or wife with mischief as your goal. There are just too many women in the world to justify that sort of dishonorable behavior. Unless she's really attractive.

Women love a self-confident bald man.

Ageism works in both directions. As a teenager in the public eye, people would talk condescendingly to me. When you get older there's this feeling that you have to start carving up your face and body. Right now I'm in the middle ground - I think women in their thirties are taken seriously.

I'm excited about there being more of a sisterhood these days. Back in the '90s there was a lot of hate - the women I looked up to as artists were dissing me! It's not so patriarchal these days - there's more love and a lot less hate!

A women knows how to keep quiet when she is in the right, whereas a man, when he is in the right, will keep on talking.

There are no ugly women, only lazy ones.

Women didn't want to watch other women on television because they were jealous of their husbands' diverted attention.

Lesbian existence comprises both the breaking of a taboo and the rejection of a compulsory way of life. It is also a direct or indirect attack on the male right of access to women.

Women who love women are Lesbians. Men, because they can only think of women in sexual terms, define Lesbian as sex between women.

The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing - and then marry him.

The main difference between men and women is that men are lunatics and women are idiots.

Bias has to be taught. If you hear your parents downgrading women or people of different backgrounds, why, you are going to do that.

I think that men know how to romance a woman and most do it well, at least for a time, otherwise women wouldn't marry them. The problem is that most of them begin to rest on their laurels.

What is the most beautiful in virile men is something feminine what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine.

With women, I've got a long bamboo pole with a leather loop on the end. I slip the loop around their necks so they can't get away or come too close. Like catching snakes.

Just as everybody has the vote including women, I think children should, because as a child is conscious of itself then it has to me an existence and has a stake in what happens.

I think women are really good at making friends and not good at networking. Men are good at networking and not necessarily making friends. That's a gross generalization, but I think it holds in many ways.

I have said this many times, that there seems to be enough room in the world for mediocre men, but not for mediocre women, and we really have to work very, very hard.

I go out with white women. This makes a lot of people unhappy, mostly black women.

It is women who bear the race in bloody agony. Suffering is a kind of horror. Blood is a kind of horror. Women are born with horror in their very bloodstream. It is a biological thing.

To be outspoken, or different at all, is a problem for women.

When the British came to Ibo land, for instance, at the beginning of the 20th century, and defeated the men in pitched battles in different places, and set up their administrations, the men surrendered. And it was the women who led the first revolt.

People love talking about when they were young and heard Honky Tonk Women for the first time. It's quite a heavy load to carry on your shoulders, the memories of so many people.

I have crushes on women all the time. I don't have intimate relationships with them, but I find women beautiful.

When you see what some women marry, you realize how they must hate to work for a living.

I love women. I'm trying to do beautiful things with them. I'm not trying to insult them. My life is not about that.

Women are the real reason we get up every day. I'm talking about real men. If there were no women, I would not even have to bathe, because why would I care? These are guys I'm hanging with. I wake up for a woman every day of my life to make it happen for her.

It was easy to persecute me without people feeling ashamed. It was easy to vilify me and project me as a woman who was not following the tradition of a 'good African woman' and as a highly educated elitist who was trying to show innocent African women ways of doing things that were not acceptable to African men.

Women's Wear Daily can do more than any other publication to establish a designer.

I don't mind a dirty girl. But what I find tragic is when we, as women, become not the subject of our own story but someone else's object.

Men cannot count, they do not know that two and two make four if women do not tell them so.

And so, whether they came here on the Mayflower, on a slave ship, or on an airplane from Havana, we are all descendants of the men and women who built here the nation that saved the world.

Women have to be active listeners and interrupters - but when you interrupt, you have to know what you are talking about.

No, men and women of the Irish race, we shall not fight for England. We shall fight for the destruction of the British Empire and the construction of an Irish republic.

My decision to register women confirms what is already obvious throughout our society-that women are now providing all types of skills in every profession. The military should be no exception.

If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat president.

I think that women who know who they are are beautiful.

I'm not a competitive person, and I think women like me because they don't think I'm competitive, just nice.

Suddenly women's lib had made me feel my life had been wasted.

A sexual revolution begins with the emancipation of women, who are the chief victims of patriarchy, and also with the ending of homosexual oppression.

I don't think women are better than men, I think men are a lot worse than women.

Women complain about PMS, but I think of it as the only time of the month when I can be myself.

What I've learned is you treat women right.

The problem is, women have stopped setting the bar high.

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

I did a women's movie, and I'm not a woman. I did a gay movie, and I'm not gay. I learned as I went along.

Something that's such a joy in my life every day - cooking - is this incredible, horrific danger to women around the world.