“Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That’s their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood.”


“A woman reading Playboy feels a little like a Jew reading a Nazi manual.”


“I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.”


“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.”


Thank you, to this incredible woman who has fought for equal rights, led the feminist movement, and shown women to create choices for ourselves. I have previously posted about her here. Learn more about Steinem’s work this and this.