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“On the whole, Western society is organized around the assumption that the differences between the sexes are more important than any qualities they have in common.”
“Sex differences may be 'natural,' but gender differences have their source in culture.”
“Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting on a woman's natural fitness for the career of mother: the alternatives are all too expensive.”
“Without men the world would be a better place: softer, kinder, more loving; calmer, quieter, more humane.”
Ann Oakley, English sociologist, feminist, writer