Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Quote of the Day

Assumptions and animosity are the evil cousins of prejudice and extremism.

-- Dawn Elizabeth Waters, Switching Teams, p. 150

Monday, September 26, 2016

Quote of the Day

I am a fan of getting people together.

-- Ellen DeGeneres

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Quote of the Day

Women are always better liked if we sacrifice ourselves for something bigger -- and something bigger always means including men, even though something bigger for men doesn't usually mean including women.

-- Gloria Steinem, My Life on the Road, p. 165

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Quote of the Day

To summon the competitiveness to work every single day for a goal that was months and even years ahead was the most invaluable lesson I'd ever learn.

-- Pat Summitt with Sally Jenkins, Sum It Up, p. 114

Friday, September 23, 2016

Quote of the Day

I believed I was still Dawn.  Being a lesbian was one small part of me.  I thought once the initial shock of the situation had worn off many who reacted negatively would circle back because they would realize I was still me.  After that first year, it became clear to me how naive I was.  I had failed to truly consider other people's opinions about this "lifestyle" I now subscribed to.  For some, this is a deal breaker of sorts.  I felt very confused by this and wondered what in the hell was going on.  I had many individuals who were very supportive, friends and family alike, however, there seemed to be a definite change in a lot of people after this information came to light.  I thought long and hard about the reasons and kept coming to a point where [I] was looking around and wondering where everyone went.

-- Dawn Elizabeth Waters, Switching Teams, p. 62

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Quote of the Day

What I advocate is that we take seriously the genuine feelings that have been suppressed since childhood and that go on eking out an existence in the cellar of the soul.

-- Alice Miller, The Body Never Lies, p. 221

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Quote of the Day

The most widespread and lasting impact of the [1992] Senate Judiciary hearings was not the Year of the Woman -- and perhaps not even the ascension to the Supreme Court of a very right-wing and young Clarence Thomas, likely to be there for a long time; it was the new national understanding of sexualized intimidation as a means of keeping females in a subordinate place.  The whole country learned that sexual harassment was illegal.  Millions of women learned they were not alone in their experience of it.  The use of sex to humiliate and dominate would never seem normal again.

-- Gloria Steinem, My Life on the Road, p. 156