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“The classic trap for any revolutionary is always, 'What's your alternative?'”
“Women were the slave class that maintained the species in order to free the other half for the business of the world ...”
“... the 'natural' is not necessarily a 'human' value.”
“... the myth of childhood happiness flourishes so wildly not because it satisfies the needs of children but because it satisfies the needs of adults. In a culture of alienated people, the belief that everyone has at least one good period in life free of care and drudgery dies hard. And obviously you can't expect it in your old age. So it must be you've already had it.”
“The best way to raise a child is to lay off.”
“Power, however it has evolved, whatever its origins, will not be given up without a struggle.”
“The personal is political.”
Shulamith Firestone, Canadian-born U.S. feminist, founding member of Restockings, other radical feminist groups
(1945 - 2012)