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Alice S. Rossi

  • The single most impressive fact about the attempt by American women to obtain the right to vote is how long it took.

    • Alice S. Rossi,
    • "Along the Suffrage Trail," The Feminist Papers ()
  • Without the means to prevent, and to control the timing of, conception, economic and political rights have limited meaning for women. If women cannot plan their pregnancies, they can plan little else in their lives ...

    • Alice S. Rossi,
    • "The Right to One's Body," The Feminist Papers ()
  • As far as male and female are concerned, difference is a biological fact, whereas equality is a political, ethical and social concept. No rule of nature or of social organization says that the sexes have to be the same or do the same things in order to be social, political and economic equals.

    • Alice S. Rossi,
    • "The Biosocial Side of Parenthood," in Human Nature ()

Alice S. Rossi, U.S. sociologist, educator, editor

(1922 - 2009)

Full name: Alice Schaerr Rossi.