Quotes About Oppressed Women


Obviously the most oppressed of any oppressed group will be its women Lorraine Hansberry

When men are oppressed, it's a tragedy. When women are oppressed, it's tradition. Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Men will often admit other women are oppressed but not you. Sheila Rowbotham

Women are oppressed in the east, in the west, in the south, in the north. Women are oppressed inside, outside home, a woman is oppressed in religion, she is oppressed outside religion. Taslima Nasrin

I speak about androids because I think the android represents the new 'other.' You can compare it to being a lesbian or being a gay man or being a black woman ... What I want is for people who feel oppressed or feel like the 'other' to connect with the music and to feel like, 'She represents who I am.' Janelle Monae

Religion is against women's rights and women's freedom. In all societies women are oppressed by all religions. Taslima Nasrin

Women are the only oppressed group in our society that lives in intimate association with their opressors. Evelyn Cunningham

As long as the family and the myth of the family ... have not been destroyed, women will still be oppressed. Simone De Beauvoir

The hope of remaking the world is indispensable in the struggle of oppressed men and women. Paulo Freire

Women are the only 'oppressed' group that is able to buy most of the $10 billion worth of cosmetics each year; the only oppressed group that spends more on high fashion, brand-name clothing than its oppressors; the only oppressed group that watches more TV. Warren Farrell

The surest guide to the correctness of the path that women take is joy in the struggle. Revolution is the festival of the oppressed. Germaine Greer

In the history of humanity, women have never been as oppressed as they are right now. Men can make babies with us and then walk away. Laura Schlessinger

When I started giving talks about women's history, one of the things that bothered me was the tendency to say, 'Well, everybody was totally oppressed and suddenly in 1964 we rose up, got our freedom, and here we are.' It dismisses the women who fought for rights for several hundred years of our history up to that point. Gail Collins

The oppressed will always believe the worst about themselves. Frantz Fanon

I began to realise that we are all oppressed which is why I would like to do something about it, though I'm not sure where my place is. John Lennon

Had middle class black women begun a movement in which they had labeled themselves "oppressed," no one would have taken them seriously. Bell Hooks

When you have increasing power of religious groups, oppression of women increases. Women are oppressed in all religions. Nawal El Saadawi

Perhaps it is time to debate culture. The common story is that in real African culture, before it was tainted by the West, gender roles were rigid and women were contentedly oppressed. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Problem-posing education affirms men and women as beings in the process of becoming. Paulo Freire

Feminists have convinced themselves that any difference between men and women is oppression and that women in the United States are an oppressed minority. This is such a lie. American women are the most fortunate class of people who ever lived on the face of the earth. Phyllis Schlafly



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