Saturday, November 26, 2016

Quote of the Day

Thanks to Mrs. Greene -- and many others brave enough to stand up for themselves and other women -- I began to understand that females were an out-group, too.  That realization solved such mysteries as why the face of Congress was male but the face of welfare was female; why homemakers were called women who "don't work," though they worked longer, harder, and for less pay than any other class of worker; why women did 70 percent of the productive labor in the world, paid and unpaid, yet owned only 1 percent of the property; why masculinity meant leading and femininity meant following in the odd dance of daily life.

-- Gloria Steinem, My Life on the Road, p. 45

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