Despite compelling evidence that she will be working at 35, by choice or necessity, today's 21-year-old woman has difficulty looking beyond the ceremonies of her marriage and her babies' christenings.
(Marilyn Bender (b. 1925), U.S. journalist. First published in The New York Times (March 26, 1962). As quoted in American Women in the 1960s, ch. 3, by Blanche Linden-Ward and Carol Hurd Green (1993).)
If the feminist program goes to pieces on the arrival of the first baby, it's false and useless.
(Crystal Eastman (1881-1928), U.S. social/political activist and author. On Women and Revolution, part 1 (1978).
Written in 1920, the same year that the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution took effect, enfranchising women after a 72-year struggle for suffrage.)
I will cut the head off my baby and swallow it if it will make Bush lose.
(Zainab Ismael, Iraqi housewife. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 31 (November 16, 1992).
On the day of the United States' 1992 Presidential election; the incumbent President George Bush lost to Democratic challenger Bill Clinton.)