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Crystal Eastman Quotes





A good deal of tyranny goes by the name of protection.
 

I am not interested in women just because they're women. I am interested, however, in seeing that they are no longer classed with children and minors.
 

I would not have a woman go to Congress merely because she is a woman.
 

If the feminist program goes to pieces on the arrival of the first baby, it's false and useless.
 

Indifference is harder to fight than hostility, and there is nothing that kills an agitation like having everybody admit that it is fundamentally right.
 

It is all right for the lion and the lamb to lie down together if they are both asleep, but if one of them begins to get active, it is dangerous.
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It is not so much that women have a different point of view in politics as that they give a different emphasis. And this is vastly important, for politics is so largely a matter of emphasis.
 

The average man has a carefully cultivated ignorance about household matters - from what to do with the crumbs to the grocer's telephone number - a sort of cheerful inefficiency which protects him.
 

Until women learn to want economic independence, and until they work out a way to get this independence without denying themselves the joys of love and motherhood, it seems to me feminism has no roots.