Like so many women, I was living out the unlived life of my mother – so I wouldn’t be her. But the price I paid was that I distanced myself internally.
Nothing changes the gender equation more significantly than women’s economic freedom.
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.
The most hurtful thing is not what comes from our adversaries, it’s what comes from our friends.
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.
If I read the word ‘problematize’ one more time, I’m going to vomit.
Most women’s magazines simply try to mold women into bigger and better consumers.
A woman reading Playboy feels a little like a Jew reading a Nazi manual.
Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.
We can tell our values by looking at our checkbook stubs.