The one lesson Republicans probably will not learn from Ken Cuccinelli’s troubled campaign for Virginia governor is the most important: Politically, the ‘truce strategy’ on abortion fails. If it is not abandoned, it will drag down the GOP.
Oct 17, 2013
Part of "rape culture" means that we have a kind of Pavlovian response to when we hear a rape occurred…Not only do we have like this kind of knee-jerk response to blame to victim, but that we actually have a very sophisticated profile of what a victim looks like and why she needs to be blamed. So that there's no thinking - no thought process - about the perpetrator in this case. "What was he doing at one in the morning? Why was he at a place where there was alcohol?"
Oct 20, 2013
In any conflict area, it is always the women who are the first point of attack. But I think the more they have seen of oppression and violence, they have gotten more brave, more strong, more fearless than they were. You see this refusal to just keep quiet and do as you are told.
Nov 05, 2013
You know, I’ve never believed, in anything, that you had to have role models who looked like you to do something. If I’d been waiting for a black, female, soviet specialist role model, I’d be still waiting.
Oct 23, 2013
We are human beings, and this is the part of our human nature, that we don’t learn the importance of anything until it’s snatched from our hands. And when, in Pakistan, when we were stopped from going to school, at that time I realized that education is very important. And education is the power for women. And that’s why the terrorists are afraid of education. They do not want women to get education, because then women would become more powerful.
Oct 08, 2013
...But the girl next door is evolving as the diversity in America evolves. You know, she’s not who she was 10 years ago. And she’s not going to be the same person come 10 years down the road.
Sep 17, 2013
The foundations of equal rights are threatened by the hyper-sexualization that touched children between six and twelve years old.
Sep 18, 2013
I love the fact that there are also women out there that don’t have a choice and they must go to work and they still have to raise the kids. Thank goodness that we value those people too. And sometimes life isn’t easy for any of us.
Apr 23, 2012
We’ve entered a period where there isn’t a single narrative about anything. ‘Feminism’ has given way to what other women have termed ‘feminisms’ — all the various ways that we seek justice and equality.
Mar 16, 2012
It is an astonishing thing that historians will look back and puzzle over, that in the 21st century, American women were such hunted creatures. Even as Republicans try to wrestle women into chastity belts, the Vatican is trying to muzzle American nuns.
Apr 28, 2012