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Ruth Herschberger

  • Gentlemen prefer doormats.

  • That minority group which most cheerfully adopts its deference role is best liked and most kindly thought of. While one which does not accept the prejudgment of its inferiority (or peculiar limitations) but moves ahead to competitive achievements is hugely resented.

  • While only women can have babies, it must be remembered that they are not always having them.

  • Rape is a form of violence involving the personal humiliation of the victim.

    • Ruth Herschberger,
    • "Is Rape A Myth?" (1948), in Betty Roszak and Theodore Roszak, eds, Masculine/Feminine ()

Ruth Herschberger, U.S. writer