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Johnnie Tillmon

  • That's what a welfare check is: a certificate of blame. And it arrives every month.

    • Johnnie Tillmon,
    • "Welfare Is a Women's Issue," in Ms. ()
  • ... A.F.D.C. is like a super-sexist marriage. You trade in a man for the man. But you can't divorce him if he treats you bad. He can divorce you, of course, cut you off anytime he wants. But in that case, he keeps the kids, not you.

    • Johnnie Tillmon,
    • "Welfare Is a Women's Issue," in Ms. ()
  • For a lot of middle-class women in this country, Women's Liberation is a matter of concern. For women on welfare, it's a matter of survival.

    • Johnnie Tillmon,
    • "Welfare Is a Women's Issue," in Ms. ()
  • I don't want you giving me nothing. You just put it out there and I'll get it myself.

    • Johnnie Tillmon,
    • "Welfare Is a Women's Issue," in Ms. ()

Johnnie Tillmon, U.S. welfare rights advocate

(1926 - 1995)