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"There are really not many jobs that actually require a penis or a vagina, and all other occupations should be open to everyone."

"Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself."

"It's an incredible con job when you think about it, to believe something now in exchange for something after death. Even corporations with their reward systems don't try to make it posthumous."

"The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off."

"We'll never solve the feminization of power until we solve the masculinity of wealth."

"We need to remember across generations that there is as much to learn as there is to teach."

"Hope is a very unruly emotion."

"She has become the Julia Child of sex."

"The only thing I can't stand is discomfort."

"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."

"A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after."

"For much of the female half of the world, food is the first signal of our inferiority. It lets us know that our own families may consider female bodies to be less deserving, less needy, less valuable."

"Men should think twice before making widow hood woman's only path to power."

"Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That's their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood."

"If women are supposed to be less rational and more emotional at the beginning of our menstrual cycle when the female hormone is at its lowest level, then why isn't it logical to say that, in those few days, women behave the most like the way men behave all month long?"

"America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people."

"For the reader who has put away comic books, but isn't yet ready for editorials in the Daily News."

"We've begun to raise daughters more like sons... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters."

"The first resistance to social change is to say it's not necessary."

"The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn."

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