— Virginia Woolf English writer 1882 - 1941
— Fidel Castro former First Secretary of the Communist Party and President of Cuba 1926 - 2016
I Won't Be a Dictator (1959)
„Women have a much better time than men in this world; there are far more things forbidden to them.“
— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
— Hester Thrale Welsh author and salon-holder 1741 - 1821
Letter to Sir James Fellowes, November 6, 1817; The Piozzi Letters: Correspondence of Hester Lynch Piozzi, 1784-1821 (2002) vol. 6, p. 130.
„Women write crime better than men do. Men tend to play it safe, relying on an old-boy's network (to get work). Women feel freer. They swing for the bleachers.“
— Rene Balcer screenwriter, producer and director 1954
Quoted in The New York Times , December 30, 2008, Onstage, Tackling Ambition and Crime: On Writers.
„When we look at the pay of men and women who do work equal hours, two discoveries are quite astonishing:
--When women and men work less than 40 hours a week, the women earn more than the men;
--When men and women work more than 40, the men earn more than the women.“
— Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943
Quelle: Why Men Earn More (2005), p. 79.
— Margaret Atwood Canadian writer 1939
Kontext: "Why do men feel threatened by women?" I asked a male friend of mine. (I love that wonderful rhetorical device, "a male friend of mine." It's often used by female journalists when they want to say something particularly bitchy but don't want to be held responsible for it themselves. It also lets people know that you do have male friends, that you aren't one of those fire-breathing mythical monsters, The Radical Feminists, who walk around with little pairs of scissors and kick men in the shins if they open doors for you. "A male friend of mine" also gives — let us admit it — a certain weight to the opinions expressed.) So this male friend of mine, who does by the way exist, conveniently entered into the following dialogue. "I mean," I said, "men are bigger, most of the time, they can run faster, strangle better, and they have on the average a lot more money and power." "They're afraid women will laugh at them," he said. "Undercut their world view." Then I asked some women students in a quickie poetry seminar I was giving, "Why do women feel threatened by men?" "They're afraid of being killed," they said.
„Women watched for the spectacular performances of the men, and there can be no reasonable doubt that the presence of an audience is a very important factor in shaping the men's behavior. In fact, it is probable that the men are more exhibitionistic because the women admire their performances. Conversely, there can be no doubt that the spectacular behavior is a stimulus which summons the audience together, promoting in the women the appropriate behavior.“
— Gregory Bateson English anthropologist, social scientist, linguist, visual anthropologist, semiotician and cyberneticist 1904 - 1980
Bateson as cited in: David Lipset (1982) Gregory Bateson: the legacy of a scientist. p. 143
„It is understandable that the perspectives of men and women on safety are so different--men and women live in different worlds… at core, men are afraid women will laugh at them, while at core, women are afraid men will kill them.“
— Gavin de Becker American engineer 1954
Quelle: The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence
„Not all men (and especially the wisest) share the opinion that it is bad for women to be educated. But it is very true that many foolish men have claimed this because it displeased them that women knew more than they did.“
— Christine de Pizan, buch The Book of the City of Ladies
Quelle: The Book of the City of Ladies
„It has already been observed that women, wherever placed, however high or low in the scale of cultivation, hold the destinies of human kind. Men will ever rise or fall to the level of the other sex.“
— Frances Wright American activist 1795 - 1852
Lecture II: Of Free Inquiry, considered as a Means for obtaining Just Knowledge
A Course of Popular Lectures (1829)
— Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900
— Andrea Dworkin, buch Intercourse
Quelle: Intercourse (1987), Chapter 8, "Law"
„Men and women are moved by tides much fiercer than you can imagine, and they sweep us all up into the current.“
— Philip Pullman, buch Der Goldene Kompass
Quelle: The Golden Compass
„Women must not merely imitate men. Women have more to give than performing any job in society like neutered robots. Those who talk today of rousing the 'consciousness' of women contribute an idea of real importance. It was such a grievous mistake to leave out women. For whence can come love, compassion and understanding if not out of the relations of men and women and of them to their children?“
— Dora Russell author, feminist, socialist campaigner 1894 - 1986
Quelle: The Tamarisk Tree (1975), Ch. XIV