Quotable

“I have always believed that women are not victims. We are agents of change, we are drivers of progress, and we are makers of peace. All we need is a fighting chance.”
— Hillary Rodham Clinton, “Increasing Economic Opportunities for Women:  The Right Thing to Do and the Smart Thing to Do,” The Shriver Report:  A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink
“If women are struggling, our nation struggles.”
— Sheryl Sandberg, “When Working Women Thrive, Our Nation Thrives,” The Shriver Report:  A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink
“Every time we are about to tell a boy to “stop playing like a girl” or “stop acting like a girl,” we need to ask ourselves: “What am I teaching him about girls?” Instead, let’s teach boys that it’s okay not to dominate. Teach them it’s okay to have feelings an emotions. It’s okay to promote equality. It’s okay to have women who are just friends, no more.”
— Tony Porter, “A Call to Men:  Ending Men’s Violence Against Women,” The Shriver Report:  A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink
“It is about more than having a comparable paycheck for comparable work, just like the civil rights movement was about more than having racial-equality laws on the book. At its core, pay equity - and the broader idea of women as ful participants in the economic life of our country - is about concepts as old as the republic itself. It is about recognizing that we all deserve basic dignity, respect, equal opportunity, and access to economic security.”
— Maya L. Harris, “The Gender Wage Gap:  A Civil Rights Issue for Our Time,” The Shriver Report:  A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink
“I do not feel obligated to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.”
— Galileo
“A voice of integrity and conviction resides within us.”
— Tanya (16-year-old), “When We Were 9, We Were Honest,” The Shriver Report:  A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink
“The data presented in this report pose a conundrum: At a time when women constitute half the nation’s workforce, earn a majority of college and advanced degrees, and are the majority of the country’s breadwinners, caregivers, consumers, and voters, why are women and the children who depend on them 70 percent of the more than 100 million Americans living in poverty, near poverty, or going in and out of poverty?”
— Carol Gilligan, “When We Were 9, We Were Honest,” The Shriver Report:  A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink
“Let us realize that we are the solution. The real power is in us.”
— Maria Shriver, The Shriver Report:  A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink
“This nation cannot have sustained economic prosperity and well-being until women’s new, central role is recognized and women’s economic health is used as a measure - perhaps it should be the measure - to share common-sense policies and priorities for the 21st century.”
— The Shriver Report:  A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink

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Evening Post: August 12, 1899.

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