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Wilma Scott Heide

  • ... there is only one role or job which no woman is or could be qualified to perform: Sperm donor.

    • Wilma Scott Heide,
    • in Judith Hole and Ellen Levin, Rebirth of Feminism ()
  • In any social movement, when changes are effected, the language sooner or later reflects the change. Our approach is different. Instead of passively noting the change, we are changing language patterns to actively effect the changes.

    • Wilma Scott Heide,
    • "Feminism: The Sine Qua Non for a Just Society," speech ()
  • ... we will no longer be led only by that half of the population whose socialization, through toys, games, values and expectations, sanctions violence as the final assertion of manhood, which that half holds to be synonymous with nationhood.

    • Wilma Scott Heide,
    • in Marvin Bressler, eds., American High Education: Prospects and Choices ()
  • I do not refer to myself as a 'housewife' for the reason that I did not marry a house.

    • Wilma Scott Heide,
    • in New Woman ()
  • The hand that rocks the cradle should also rock the boat.

    • Wilma Scott Heide,
    • in Hunter College Women's Studies Collective, Women's Realities, Women's Choices ()

Wilma Scott Heide, U.S. writer, social activist, feminist, nurse

(1921 - 1985)