The glorification of the 'woman's role, then, seems to be in proportion to society's reluctance to treat women as complete human beings; for the less real function that role has, the more it is decorated with meaningless details to conceal its empt
Men are not the enemy, but the fellow victims. The real enemy is women's denigration of themselves.
The feminine mystique has succeeded in burying millions of American women alive.
You can have it all, just not all at the same time.
No woman gets an orgasm from shining the kitchen floor.
We need to see men and women as equal partners, but it's hard to think of movies that do that. When I talk to people, they think of movies of forty-five years ago! Hepburn and Tracy!
If women's role in life is limited solely to housewife/mother, it clearly ends when she can no longer bear more children and the children she has borne leave home.
If I were a man, I would strenuously object to the assumption that women have any moral or spiritual superiority as a class. This is female chauvinism. Friedan, Betty. 1998.
I was at a meeting two years ago in Beijing, and I passed a bunch of women who were marching in a protest. Their signs were probably saying something I wouldn't have agreed with at all. But I was so glad to see women marching. And it's happening all over the world.