Friday Philosophy…

Now that I am well again, today’s quotable quotes have a THEME!!! Our theme today is Feminism. Yep, feminism. With Martin Luther King day behind us, my children have been having numerous conversations about Civil Rights. They talk about the days when African Americans were enslaved, days when women could not vote, days of segregation and double standards. It all gets me thinking about the discrimination still in existence, and rampant, today.

Anyone who believes we live in a truly egalitarian society has not really done any research into inner cities, pay discrepancies, or “rape culture,” in my opinion. (There’s your disclaimer.)

So, for the quotes:

“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.”
Pat Robertson

I just threw that in here to support the opinion I stated above. Sometimes, our politicians and “religious” leaders really like to make sure we know where we women belong.

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

I could read the words of Eleanor Roosevelt all day. What a brilliant and well-spoken woman she was!

“When an actress takes off her clothes onscreen but a nursing mother is told to leave, what message do we send about the roles of women? In some ways we’re as committed to the old madonna-whore dichotomy as ever. And the madonna stays home, feeding the baby behind the blinds, a vestige of those days when for a lady to venture out was a flagrant act of public exposure.”
Anna Quindlen

“When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch.”
Bette Davis

“If women want rights more than they got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking about it.”
Sojourner Truth

There are so many more I could include here, but I didn’t want to write a novel for a blog post. Food for thought.

Blessings to you all, and never give up!

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