„She seemed able to face with equal equanimity the rigours of fascist cruelty and suppression that she was dealt as a Jew; the problems of practising underground medicine in wartime; the difficulties posed by prejudice and discrimination against women; and the near isolation and challenges of those working at the cutting edge of science.“
Obituary in The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/dec/30/rita-levi-montalcini
„She dealt with moral problems the way a cleaver deals with meat: and in this case she had made up her mind.“
"The Boarding House"
„A girl should not expect special privileges because of her sex but neither should she 'adjust' to prejudice and discrimination.“
Source: The Feminine Mystique (1963), Ch. 14 "A New Life Plan for women".
„She had to face the fact that she couldn't protect everyone she loved. She couldn't solve every problem.“
Source: The House of Hades
„Once again IITians & those engaged in cutting edge scientific research are in forefront of challenging & correcting distorted narratives on Indic faiths floated by Wikipedia.“
— Madhu Kishwar Indian activist and writer 1959
Madhu Kishwar on Twitter on 13 Jan 2019 https://twitter.com/madhukishwar/status/1084396568290250753
„GG Allin: I got to tell you one thing that is really bothering me. I went to prison for two years for what I did to a girl and she did the same thing to me but because she was a girl they let her of and put me in prison because she was the weaker sex. Now if women want equal rights they got to do equal time. Ok, I cut her, I burned her, I drank her blood but she also did the same to me. It was consexual agreement but in the courtroom they said that I was to blame because I'm GG Allin, I'm the king of the underground. They need to nail me to a cross.“
— GG Allin American singer-songwriter 1956 - 1993
GG Allin on The Jerry Springer Show, May 5. 1993.
On The Jerry Springer Show
„When Elizabeth Blackwell studied medicine and put up her sign in New York, she was regarded as fair game, and was called a "she doctor." The college that had admitted her closed its doors afterward against other women; and supposed they were shut out forever. But Dr. Blackwell was a woman of fine intellect, of great personal worth and a level head. How good it was that such a woman was the first doctor! She was well equipped by study at home and abroad, and prepared to contend with prejudice and every opposing thing.“
— Lucy Stone American abolitionist and suffragist 1818 - 1893
The Progress of Fifty Years (1893)
„The things that built the tunnel could not have been human. She had no right to expect men here. She was a little stunned by finding open sky so far underground, though she was intelligent enough to realize that however she had come, she was not underground now.“
— C. L. Moore American author 1911 - 1987
Black God's Kiss (1934)
Context: She half expected, despite her brave words, to come out upon the storied and familiar red-hot pave of hell, and this pleasant, starlit land surprised her and made her wary. The things that built the tunnel could not have been human. She had no right to expect men here. She was a little stunned by finding open sky so far underground, though she was intelligent enough to realize that however she had come, she was not underground now.
„Only the fresh revolutionary storms were strong enough to sweep away hoary prejudices against woman and only the productive-working people is able to effect the complete equalization and liberation of woman by building a new society.“
— Alexandra Kollontai Soviet diplomat 1872 - 1952
The Autobiography of a Sexually Emancipated Communist Woman (1926)
Context: If I have attained something in this world, it was not my personal qualities that originally brought this about. Rather my achievements are only a symbol of the fact that woman, after all, is already on the march to general recognition. It is the drawing of millions of women into productive work, which was swiftly effected especially during the war and which thrust into the realm of possibility the fact that a woman could be advanced to the highest political and diplomatic positions. Nevertheless it is obvious that only a country of the future, such as the Soviet Union, can dare to confront woman without any prejudice, to appraise her only from the standpoint of her skills and talents, and, accordingly, to entrust her with responsible tasks. Only the fresh revolutionary storms were strong enough to sweep away hoary prejudices against woman and only the productive-working people is able to effect the complete equalization and liberation of woman by building a new society.
„The progress of science is not a simple linear advance, each stage marking the solution of posing of problems previously implicit or explicit in it, and in turn posing new problems.“
— Eric Hobsbawm British academic historian and Marxist historiographer 1917 - 2012
Source: The Age of Revolution (1962), Chapter 15, Science
„It's going to be a heartbreaking moment for these couples, to come face to face with this discrimination against them.“
— Jeffrey Montgomery American LGBT rights activist and public relations executive 1953 - 2016
Commenting on couples trying to get same-sex marriage licenses in Michigan in 2004, Associated Press, March 4, 2004 [Irwin, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=sXAyAAAAIBAJ&sjid=16wFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1410,230607&dq=jeffrey-montgomery+executive&hl=en, July 19, 2016, Jim, Gay couples are denied marriage licenses in Detroit, Argus-Press, March 4, 2004, Associated Press]
„At dawn she lay with her profile at that angle
Which, when she sleeps, seems the carved face of an angel.“
— Stephen Spender English poet and man of letters 1909 - 1995
„Our common flag, as Muslims and Jews, is to bar any form of violence, prejudice and any other element that supports the fascist project of that man and his followers.“
— Jair Bolsonaro Brazilian president elect 1955
Statement signed by Muslim and Jew communities from Brazil. Grupos de muçulmanos e judeus se unem em nota de repúdio a Bolsonaro. https://epoca.globo.com/grupos-de-muculmanos-judeus-se-unem-em-nota-de-repudio-bolsonaro-23130093 Época (5 October 2018).
„One of the principal motifs of Nietzsche’s work is that Kant had not carried out a true critique because he was not able to pose the problem of critique in terms of values.“
Source: Nietzsche and Philosophy (1962), p. 1
„It is perfectly natural for the future woman to feel indignant at the limitations posed upon her by her sex. The real question is not why she should reject them: the problem is rather to understand why she accepts them.“
Source: The Second Sex
„Our minds work alike, she thought. She had found her partner, her equal, the one to work and live and love with her. Her soulmate.“
— L.J. Smith American author 1965
Source: Night World, No. 2
„She [virtue] requires a rough and stormy passage; she will have either outward difficulties to wrestle with, 11 … or internal difficulties.“
Book II, Ch. 11. Of Cruelty
Essais (1595), Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)