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Homosexuality was invented by a straight world dealing with its own bisexuality.
We are women. We are a subject people who have inherited an alien culture.
A sexual revolution begins with the emancipation of women, who are the chief victims of patriarchy, and also with the ending of homosexual oppression.
Aren't women prudes if they don't and prostitutes if they do?
To love is simply to allow another to be, live, grow, expand, become. An appreciation that demands and expects nothing in return.
Many women do not recognize themselves as discriminated against; no better proof could be found of the totality of their conditioning.
You have to be a little patient if you're an artist. People don't always get you the first time.
However muted its present appearance may be, sexual dominion obtains nevertheless as perhaps the most pervasive ideology of our culture and provides its most fundamental concept of power
The complete destruction of traditional marriage and the nuclear family is the 'revolutionary or utopian' goal of feminism.
The involuntary character of psychiatric treatment is at odds with the spirit and ethics of medicine itself.
Because of our social circumstances, male and female are really two cultures and their life experiences are utterly different.
The image of the woman as we know it is an image created by men and fashioned to suit their needs.
They are more beautiful than anything in the world, kinetic sculptures, perfect form in motion.
To be a rebel is not to be a revolutionary. It is more often by a way of spinning one's wheels deeper in sand.
Isn't privacy about keeping taboos in their place
I'm slammed with an identity that can no longer say a word; mute with responsibility.
Prostitution is really the only crime in the penal law where two people are doing a thing mutually agreed upon and yet only one, the female partner, is subject to arrest.
With the first act of cruelty committed in the name of revolution, with the first murder, with the first purge and execution, we have lost the revolution.
For it is precisely because certain groups have no representation in a number of recognized political structures that their position tends to be so stable, their oppression so continuous.
In those days, when you got boxed, that was it. A lot of old people were there because somebody wanted the farm. It was about property. People are treated like property.
The whole bloody system is sick: the very notion of leadership, a balloon with a face painted upon it, elected and inflated by media's diabolic need to reduce ideas to personalities.
What is the natural reaction when told you have a hopeless mental illness? That diagnosis does you in; that, and the humiliation of being there. I mean, the indignity you're subjected to. My God.
Life is a publicity stunt. A shill. You've been had.
Politics is repetition. It is not change. Change is something beyond what we call politics. Change is the essence politics is supposed to be the means to bring into being.
I saw hell. The hospital had divided and conquered pretty successfully.
They weren't crazy. They were tired of being locked up. Even I could see that.
You won't do any more housework Then you go to the bin.
Psychiatry causes so much death
What is the future of the woman's movement How in the hell do I know I don't run it.
Men and women were declared equal one morning and everybody could divorce each other by postcard
My sister said, You're making it hard for all us housewives in Nebraska.
Mother had committed me for life. This is where I felt betrayed the most.
No one should be adored, it's fundamentally immoral.
There are only moments. Live in this one. The happiness of these days.
People have a right to their own lives, and if you can't help somebody, you ought to get out of their way.
I was supposed to be women's lib, and now I'd exceeded it and gone over into international politics.
Hell, I don't want to grow old at all. I never want to die.
Monogamy and prostitution go together.
Mystical state, madness, how it frightens people. How utterly crazy they become, remote, rude, peculiar, cruel, taunting, farouche as wild beasts who have smelled danger, the unthinkable.
It would appear that love is dead. Or very likely in a bad way.
This is how psychiatry has functioned-as a kind of property arm of the government, who can put you away if your husband doesn't like you.
one of the blessings of adulthood is that one is no longer addressed as a thing.
We are naïve and moralistic women. We are human beings. Who find politics a blight upon the human condition. And do not know how one copes with it except through politics.
Everybody believes in psychiatry it's supposed to be for our own good. Let psychiatry prove that anybody has an illness, and I'd concede, but there is no physical proof.
Ah, but depression - that is what we all hate. We the afflicted. Whereas the relatives and shrinks, the tribal ring, they rather welcome it: you are quiet and you suffer.
Given the conditions under which you're a young person in this society, many things would be at least as important to you as your sexuality.
I don't believe in monogamy, possessing people, the rightness or inevitability of jealousy.
Hostility is expressed in a number of ways. One is laughter.
As women, we're probably more protective of children. Also, we've been minors all of our history
We are naive and moralistic women. We are human beings who find politics a blight upon the human condition. And do not know how one copes with it except through politics.