I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute.

Rebecca West

I'm furious about the women's liberationists. They keep getting up on soapboxes and proclaiming that women are brighter than men. That's true, but it should be kept very quiet or it ruins the whole racket.

Anita Loos

Feminism is an entire world view or gestalt, not just a laundry list of women's issues.

Charlotte Bunch

Feminism is doomed to failure because it is based on an attempt to repeal and restructure human nature.

Phyllis Schlafly

This is what sexual liberation chiefly accomplishes-it liberates young women to pursue married men.

George Gilder

Does being a feminist mean that I believe that I'm as good as any man? Yes.

Yasmine Bleeth

Feminism was established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream.

Rush Limbaugh

Her aggressive feminism is fashionable at the moment.

Knut Ahnlund

Feminism was a dirty word. Women's issues weren't being adequately covered.

Rita Henley Jensen

Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.

Cheris Kramarae

One of the greatest gifts of Black feminism to ourselves has been to make it a little easier simply to be Black and female.

Barbara Smith

But never fear, gentlemen; castration was really not the point of feminism, and we women are too busy eviscerating one another to take you on.

Anna Quindlen

''I hate discussions of feminism that end up with who does the dishes',' she said. So do I. But at the end, there are always the damned dishes.

Marilyn French

You think you're being brave, you think you're being sexy, you think you're transcending feminism. But that's bullshit.

Robin Morgan