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gender inequality Quotes

16 of the best book quotes about gender inequality
  1. #1
    “Indeed, if woman had no existence save in the fiction written by men, one would imagine her a person of the utmost importance [...] But this is woman in fiction. In fact, as Professor Trevelyan points out, she was locked up, beaten, and flung about the room.”
  2. #2
    “...the more of us who understand the game and see through the lie and forge ahead in support of every other woman’s right to a passionate response to life, the more we will hasten the end of our jail term.”
  3. #3
    “It would have been beneath him to notice her. Instead he feigned great interest in the clouds and he cried, “That cloud which hangs upon the left horn of the new moon speaks of rain. It will come not later than tomorrow night.”
  4. #4
    “Well, but I cannot speak with a woman,” objected Wang Lung mildly. He could make nothing of the situation in which he found himself, and he was still staring about him. “Well, and why not?” retorted the woman with anger.”
  5. #5
    “History shows us we need labels to help define our place. For hundreds of years, people have categorized others as less so they could feel like more. Color, gender, class, religion, physical handicaps, sexual orientation, and pedigree are just a few ways in which one group is divided from another. ”
  6. #6
    “My promise was the price I had to pay for being born. That’s all you need to know.”
  7. #7
    “Chacko was Mammachi’s only son. Her own grief grieved her. His devastated her.”
  8. #8
    “And besides – he’s so proud of being a man – it’d be so painful and humiliating for him to know that he owed anything to me. It’d completely wreck our relationship.”
  1. #9
    “Bought, did you say? All these things? Has my little spendthrift been wasting money again?”
  2. #10
    “When I lived with papa, he used to tell me what he thought about everything, so that I never had any opinions but his. And if I did have any of my own, I kept them quiet, because he wouldn’t have liked them. He called me his little doll, and he played with me just the way I played with my dolls.”
  3. #11
    “I believe that I am first and foremost a human being, like you – or anyway, that I must try to become one. I know most people think as you do, Torvald, and I know there’s something of the sort to be found in books. But I’m no longer prepared to accept what people say and what’s written in books. I must think things out for myself, and try to find my own answer.”
  4. #12
    ″‘For woman is yin,’ she cried sadly, ‘the darkness within, where untempered passions lie. And man is yang, bright truth lighting our minds.‘”
  5. #13
    “We black men have failed to protect our women since the time of slavery. We stay here in the South and are broken, or we run away and leave them alone to look after the children and themselves.”
  6. #14
    “‘I don’t think any man is my equal. Women are far superior, and don’t you forget it.’”
  7. #15
    “She’d become a governess. It was one of the few jobs a known lady could do.”
  8. #16
    “Who will believe thee, Isabel?
    My unsoiled name, th’ austereness of my life,
    My vouch against you, and my place i’ th’ state
    Will so your accusation overweigh
    That you shall stifle in your own report
    And smell of calumny. ”
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