Nothing changes the gender equation more significantly than women's economic freedom.
Having one's traditional role questioned is not a very comfortable experience, perhaps especially for women, who have been able to remain children, and to benefit from work they did not and could not do.
Obviously, there is much similarity among the challenges of transgender people and all women - from health care to harassment to discrimination in the workplace.
One's enemies are always talking about 'post-feminism.' It is a word invented by people who would like to do away with feminism.
Part of the reason that women go to college is to get out of the food service, clerical, pink-collar ghetto and into a more white-collar job. That does not necessarily mean they are being paid more than the blue-collar jobs men have.
This country can no longer afford to choose our leaders from a talent pool limited by sex, race, money, powerful fathers and paper degrees. It's time to take equal pride in breaking all the barriers.
There are six million female lives lost in the world every year simply because they are female.
Everything about aging in my experience so far has been a plus. Except the death part!
You can compel fear. You can even make someone feel they're in love if they're isolated and dependent for long enough. But laughter is free.
God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions. Once we begin to ask them, there's no turning back.
Actually, I believe there are more independents than either Republicans or Democrats, and yet those are the... that is the choice we have on the party ballot.
Pop culture shapes our ideas of what is normal and what our dreams can be and what our roles are. Politics, of course, decides how the power and the money in the country is distributed. Both are equally important, and each affects the other.
Anger is energising. The opposite of anger is depression, which is anger turned inward.
The electoral system is not where change starts - it usually starts in communities and from the bottom up - but it is where change can be stopped.
We are still behaving as if a worker really doesn't have a family because the work pattern really was meant for men who really were the financial support but weren't looking after their families. We need to change this, and we can easily do that.
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.
Most women's magazines simply try to mold women into bigger and better consumers.
Obviously, no LGBT person should be denied the ability to be who they are because their boss disagrees.
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.
Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.
A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.
Gender is probably the most restricting force in American life.
Society certainly encourages women to be victims in every way.
We need to remember across generations that there is as much to learn as there is to teach.
The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day; a movement is only people moving.
There is nothing more fundamental than the idea that the government does not have a right to decide when and whether we have children.
A majority of Americans want redemption for racism - for our terrible, destructive racist past - and so see a vote for Obama as redemptive.
Clearly no one knows what leadership has gone undiscovered in women of all races, and in black and other minority men.
It's heartbreaking to watch people working against themselves.
Women tend to need the healthcare system more because we bear children. Insurance companies - not all of them, but many of them - 'gender-rate.' Women may pay 40% more for their health insurance than men do.
Republicans may learn they can't appeal to right-wing patriarchs and most women at the same time.
I want to help correct the inaccurate image of immigration in the media. There is an idea that women's issues are over here and immigration is over there. Three quarters of undocumented workers are women and children.
We must begin to shift the emphasis of teen-age pregnancy to teen-age boys.
Age brings a freedom. When you're young, you're much more subject to the idea of what feminine is or how you should look or how you should behave.
Gerda Lerner was fierce, brilliant and unique. She lived history by her bravery, restored history by her scholarship, and democratized its study by her activism.
People start to talk about post-racist, post-feminist. What does that mean? We're clearly not post either. Would you say post-democracy? Clearly we haven't reached true democracy yet.
The problem for all women is we're identified by how we look instead of by our heads and our hearts.
The Miss America Pageant reinforces a belief that women are merely how they look and how they please.