As women, we know that we must always find ways to change the process because the present institutions want to hold on to power and keep the status quo.
I prefer the wordhomemakerbecausehousewifealways implies that there may be a wife someplace else.
Imperfect though it may be, the Beijing Platform for Action is the strongest statement of consensus on women's equality, empowerment and justice ever produced by governments.
They used to give us a day-it was called International Women's Day. In 1975 they gave us a year, the Year of the Woman. Then from 1975 to 1985 they gave us a decade, the Decade of the Woman. I said at the time, who knows, if we behave they may let us into the whole thing. Well, we didn't behave and here we are.
We are affirming human rights for all women and girls, acknowledging the full range of diversity that exists, and detailing actions to prevent violence.
We are bringing women into politics to change the nature of politics, to change the vision, to change the institutions. Women are not wedded to the policies of the past. We didn't craft them. They didn't let us.
We are coming down from our pedestal and up from the laundry room.
When I first became a lawyer, only 2% of the bar was women. People would always think I was a secretary. In those days, professional women in the business world wore hats. So I started wearing hats.
Women will change the nature of power, rather than power changing the nature of women.
Women will not simply be mainstreamed into the polluted stream. Women are changing the stream, making it clean and green and safe for all - every gender, race, creed, sexual orientation, age, and ability.
Working women wore hats. It was the only way they would take you seriously.
Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.
In the order named, these are the hardest to control: Wine, Women, and Song.
The true republic: men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.
Marriage is the price men pay for sex; sex is the price women pay for marriage.
Women's faults are many
Men have only two:
Everything they say
And everything they do.
Men their rights and nothing more; women their rights and nothing less.
There cannot be true democracy unless women's voices are heard. There cannot be true democracy unless women are given the opportunity to take responsibility for their own lives. There cannot be true democracy unless all citizens are able to participate fully in the lives of their country.
Women do two thirds of the world's work ... Yet they earn only one tenth of the world's income and own less than one percent of the world's property. They are among the poorest of the world's poor.
Running after women never hurt anybody - it's catching 'em that does the damage.
I would rather a thousand times be a free soul in jail than to be a sycophant and coward in the streets ... If it had not been for the men and women who, in the past, have had the moral courage to go to jail, we would still be in the jungles.
Anytime you have a fiercely-competitive, change-oriented growth business where results count and merit matters, women will rise to the top.
Business shouldn't be like sports, separating the men from the women.
Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes; men who like women never notice what they wear.
Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it.
Being in jail is by far the hardest thing I have ever done. During the past several days, I have had a lot of time to think and I believe that I am learning and growing from this experience ... I would hope going forward that the public and the media will focus on more important things like the men and women serving our country in Iraq and other places around the world.
Young women with ambitions should be very crafty and cautious, lest mayhap they be caught in the soft, silken mesh of a happy marriage, and go down to oblivion, dead to the world.
When women ask for equality, men take them to be demanding domination.
Too seldom does the world pause to consider how much kinder and more humane business has become since women invaded the market-place.
Well-ventilated, well-lighted, and sanitarily kept workrooms, rest-rooms and other creature comforts provided in factories, stores, and office buildings are largely the results of women's presence in industry.
Women's presence ... has done more, I believe, than labor's strikes and struggles to shorten the working day, and improve the conditions under which work is performed.
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
Women are naturally good motivators, good at juggling different projects and issues at the same time, and more cooperative rather than aggressive and confrontational.
Women are becoming enormously successful ... They're running their businesses on what we call a familial model, a family, instead of a hierarchical top-down military model. They work with, not over or for.
We took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet [in Massachusetts]. I went to a number of women's groups and said,Can you help us find folks?and they brought us whole binders full of women.
A bachelor gets tangled up with a lot of women in order to avoid getting tied up by one.
A Bachelor of Arts is one who makes love to a lot of women, and yet has the art to remain a bachelor.
Men are still clinging to the hope that women are powerless, because they haven't got much else to cling to.
There are no ugly women, only lazy ones.
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.
Women are the real architects of society.
Family! ... the home of all social evil, a charitable institution for comfortable women, an anchorage for house-fathers, and a hell for children.
Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious: both are disappointed.
The greatest contribution you can make to women's rights, is to be the absolute ... best at what you do.