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“All too many men still seem to believe, in a rather naïve and egocentric way, that what feels good to them is automatically what feels good to women.”
“You cannot decree women to be sexually free when they are not economically free.”
“... finally democracy is catching up with the old, hierarchical, father-dominated family: the family is being democratized.”
“Fortunately the family is a human institution: humans made it and humans can change it.”
“Every family is a 'normal' family — no matter whether it has one parent, two or no children at all. A family can be made up of any combination of people, heterosexual or homosexual, who share their lives in an intimate (not necessarily sexual) way. ... Wherever there is lasting love, there is a family.”
“People make institutions, not vice versa.”
Shere Hite, U.S.-born German sex educator, researcher, writer, feminist