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  • “Against the State, against the Church, against the silence of the medical profession, against the whole machinery of dead institutions of the past, the woman of today arises.”

    Margaret Sanger

    1879 – 1966

  • “I can't imagine that my children would have fewer rights, and less access to the safest, best health care.”

    Cecile Richards

    1959 –

  • “Don’t drown in self-pity. Swish your feet a little, then get out and play”.”

    Kay Yow

    1942 – 2009

  • “No woman gets an orgasm from shining the kitchen floor.”

    Betty Friedan

    1921 – 2006

  • “When you play, when you win the gold medal, you aren’t just playing for yourself, you aren’t just winning the medal for yourselves. You’re winning it for thousands of little girls across the country who want to do what you’re doing.”

    Patsy Mink

    1927 – 2002

  • “The search for human freedom can never be complete without freedom for women.”

    Betty Ford

    1918 – 2011

  • “If it's a woman, it's caustic; if it's a man, it's authoritative.”

    Barbara Walters

    1929 –

  • “The beauty of the living world I was trying to save has always been uppermost in my mind – that, and anger at the senseless, brutish things that were being done. I have felt bound by a solemn obligation to do what I could – if I didn’t at least try I could never be happy again in nature. But now I can believe that I have at least helped a little.”

    Rachel Carson

    1907 – 1964

  • “A woman is like a tea bag—you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.”

    Eleanor Roosevelt

    1884 – 1962

  • “One of the sad commentaries on the way women are viewed in our society is that we have to fit one category. I have never felt that I had to be in one category.”

    Faye Wattleton

    1943 –

  • “No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else.”

    Katherine Graham

    1917 – 2001

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