Thoughts on women and power

Published: Jun 25, 2016

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“You turn if you want to. The lady’s not for turning.”
—Margaret Thatcher

“I do not wish [women] to have power over men, but over themselves.”
—Mary Wollstonecraft

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“I’m not a member of the weaker sex.”
—Lauren Bacall

“Disguise our bondage as we will, ’tis woman, woman, rules us still.”
—Thomas Moore


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“Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealised into powerlessness.”
—Erica Jong

“It takes a woman 20 years to make a man of her son, and another woman 20 minutes to make a fool of him.”
—Helen Rowland

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“One day, an army of grey-haired women may quietly take over the earth.”
—Gloria Steinem

“If women understand by emancipation the adoption of the masculine role, then we are lost indeed.”
—Germaine Greer

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“The vote, I thought, means nothing to women. We should be armed.”
—Edna O’Brien

“The man said, ‘The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it’.”
—Genesis 3:12

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“I want to walk through life instead of being dragged through it.”
—Alanis Morissette


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“Women now figure so prominently in business and industrial life that steps should be taken to bring the order of things into harmony therewith.”
—BC Forbes



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“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and women are created equal.”
—Elizabeth Cady Stanton

 

Images: Elizabeth, Margaret, Mary, Erica, Edna, Bc Forbes : Getty Images; Alanis, Splash News / Newscom

(This story appears in the 08 July, 2016 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from Magzter.com. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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