Monday, June 27, 2016

Quote of the Day

At first, feminists were assumed to be only discontented suburban housewives; then a small bunch of women's libbers, "bra burners," and radicals; then women on welfare; then briefcase-carrying imitations of male executives; then unfulfilled women who forgot to have children; then women voters responsible for a gender gap that really could decide elections.  The last was too dangerous, so suddenly we were told we were in a "postfeminist" age, so we would relax, stop, quit.  Indeed, the common purpose in all these disparate and contradictory descriptions is to slow and stop a challenge to the current hierarchy. 

-- Gloria Steinem, My Life on the Road, p. 102

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