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  • Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be described—and will be, after our deaths—by each of the family members who believe they know us.
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. feminist writer, editor. "Ruth's Song," Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions (1984).

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  • Planning ahead is a measure of class. The rich and even the middle class plan for future generations, but the poor can plan ahead only a few weeks or days.
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. feminist writer, editor. repr. In Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions (1983). "The Time Factor," Ms. (New York, March 1980).

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  • Like art, revolutions come from combining what exists into what has never existed before.
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. feminist, author, and editor. Moving Beyond Words, part 4 (1994).
  • If women have young children, they are one man away from welfare.
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. feminist, author, and editor. Moving Beyond Words, part 5 (1994). Referring to mothers without the education or skills required for economic self- sufficiency.

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  • I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. feminist writer, editor. Radio interview, April 2, 1984, LBC (London).

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  • Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
    Gloria Steinem (20th century), U.S. feminist and author. New York Times (August 26, 1971).

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  • No man can call himself liberal, or radical, or even a conservative advocate of fair play, if his work depends in any way on the unpaid or underpaid labor of women at home, or in the office.
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. feminist writer, editor. New York Times (Aug. 26, 1971).

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  • Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. feminist writer, editor. speech, Sept. 1981, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. Steinem's words reappeared in an article in Ms (New York, July/Aug. 1982).
  • ... anything a powerful group has is perceived as good, no matter what it is, and anything a less powerful group has is not so good, no matter how intrinsically great it might be.
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. feminist, author, and editor. Moving Beyond Words, part 1 (1994).
  • Only when women rebel against patriarchal standards does female muscle become more accepted.
    Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. feminist, author, and editor. Moving Beyond Words, part 2 (1994).

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