„If women want rights more than they got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it.“

As quoted in Sojourner Truth : A Self-made Woman (1974) by Victoria Ortiz
Variant: Sisters, I ain't clear what you be after. If women want any rights more than they's got, why don't they just take them, and not be talking about it?

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—  Silvio Berlusconi Italian politician 1936

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„I was going to write about how I was going to take away women's right to vote, but that one is pretty obvious since nobody wants women to vote, except for women, and they don't count.“

—  Maddox American internet writer 1978

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„I'm always rather nervous about how you talk about women who are active in politics, whether they want to be talked about as women or as politicians.“

—  John F. Kennedy 35th president of the United States of America 1917 - 1963

Quoted in Bill Adler, "The Presidency," The Wit of President Kennedy (1964).

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„It's about women. It's about power and it's about women and you just hate those two words in the same sentence, don't you?“

—  Joss Whedon American director, writer, and producer for television and film 1964

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„Some say 'the women’s movement is all about older women,' but this is a movement about younger women asserting their rights that women before them fought for and won.“

—  Gloria Allred American civil rights lawyer 1941

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