Friday, September 16, 2016

Quote of the Day

At every stop, Catholic officials condemned (Geraldine Ferraro) for supporting family planning and legal abortion.  I noticed they hadn't attacked Senator Ted Kennedy, also a pro-choice Catholic, in the same way -- as if tacitly admitting that it was strong, rebellious women who were the problem.  Also reporters kept asking Ferraro if a women could be "tough enough" to "push the button," meaning declare a war, though they didn't ask male candidates if they would be wise enough not to.

-- Gloria Steinem, My Life on the Road, p. 155

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