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“If you think that you are where you are just because you worked hard, it is easy to become self-righteous and make classist moral judgments about others.”
“Our very strength as lesbians lies in the fact that we are outside of patriarchy; our existence challenges its life.”
“America is like an unfaithful lover who promised us more than we got.”
“We know that priorities are amiss in the world when a man gets a military medal of honor for killing another man and a dishonorable discharge for loving one.”
“The full implications of feminism will evolve over time, as we organize, experiment, think, analyze, and revise our ideas and strategies in light of our experiences. No theory emerges in full detail overnight; the dominant theories of our day have expanded and changed over many decades. That it will take time should not discourage us. That we might fail to pursue our ideas — given the enormous need for them in society today — is unconscionable.”
“... we do not need, and indeed never will have, all the answers before we act ... it is often only through taking action that we can discover some of them.”
“... whether there are innately female leadership styles ... is not really the right question. It is more important to ask why there has been so little attention paid to women leaders over the years as well as why the styles of leading more often exhibited by women are particularly useful at this critical moment in history. The empowering, cooperative approaches most often associated with women are not exclusively female terrain. If we see these as crucial models for leadership in the twenty-first century, then we do not want only women to adopt them.”
“The state of the world today demands that women become less modest and dream / plan / act / risk on a larger scale.”
“There is no issue that is not a women's issue.”
Charlotte Bunch, U.S. feminist theorist, writer