200+ Best Patriarchy Quotes And Sayings

The world can be a scary place. There are so many different people, opinions, and beliefs that it can be hard to know what’s right. The good news is that there are many people who are trying to make the world a better place, and they’ve put together some of the best quotes to help you live a better life and treat others with respect and dignity.

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Visionary feminism is a wise and loving politics. It is rooted in the love of male and female being, refusing to privilege one over the other. The soul of feminist politics is the commitment to ending patriarchal domination of women and men, girls and boys. Love cannot exist in any relationship that is based on domination and coercion. Males cannot love themselves in patriarchal culture if their very self-definition relies on submission to patriarchal rules. When men embrace feminist thinking and preactice, which emphasizes the value of mutual growth and self-actualization in all relationships, their emotional well-being will be enhanced. A genuine feminist politics always brings us from bondage to freedom, from lovelessness to loving. . Bell Hooks
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The word ‘sin’ is derived from the Indo-European root ‘es-, ’ meaning ‘to be.’ When I discovered this etymology, I intuitively understood that for a [person] trapped in patriarchy, which is the religion of the entire planet, ‘to be’ in the fullest sense is ‘to sin'. Mary Daly
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Patriarchy doesn't get yet that 'hope' is a powerful force that drives creativity. Otherwise words like 'false' and 'hope' would never be forced into this unconscious coupling.... Hope is not false. And never has been... Rather, hope is part of the often forgotten feminine contribution to the creative process. Deirdre Morris
Colonial power, patriarchal power, capitalist power must always and everywhere...
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Colonial power, patriarchal power, capitalist power must always and everywhere be battled, because they never, ever quit. (Junot Diaz) Carolina De Robertis
Feminism is not a one size fits all kinda thing...
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Feminism is not a one size fits all kinda thing but anyone can wear it. Jess
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No wonder male religious leaders so often say that humans were born in sin–because we were born to female creatures. Only by obeying the rules of the patriarchy can we be reborn through men. No wonder priests and ministers in skirts sprinkle imitation birth fluid over our heads, give us new names, and promise rebirth into everlasting life. Gloria Steinem
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In the 1970s, while researching in the Library of Congress, I found an obscure history of religious architecture that assumed a fact as if it were common knowledge: the traditional design of most patriarchal buildings of worship imitates the female body. Thus, there is an outer and inner entrance, labia majora and labia minora; a central vaginal aisle toward the altar; two curved ovarian structures on either side; and then in the sacred center, the altar or womb, where the miracle takes place - where males gives birth. Though this comparison was new to to me, it struck home like a rock down a well. Of course, I thought. The central ceremony of patriarchal religions is one in which men take over the yoni-power of creation by giving birth symbolically. No wonder male religious leaders so often say that humans were born in sin - because we were born to female creatures. Only by obeying the rules of the patriarchy can we be reborn through men. No wonder priests and ministers in skirts sprinkle imitation birth fluid over our heads, give us new names, and promise rebirth into everlasting life. No wonder the male priesthood tries to keep women away from the altar, just as women are kept away from control of our own powers of reproduction. Symbolic or real, it's all devoted to controlling the power that resides in the female body. . Gloria Steinem
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There will be great reason to suspect the Men of jealousy; and it cannot be rash to say, that their only reason for locking up from us all the avenues of knowledge, is the fear of our excelling them in it. (..) Had we the same advantages of study allowed us which the Men have, there is no room to doubt but we should at least keep pace with them in the sciences, and every useful knowledge. It can only then be a mean dastardly jealousy in them to exclude us from those advantages, in which we have so natural a right to emulate them. Lady Sophia Fermor
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Women are no sheep. Women are no fragile showpiece to be placed above the fire-place. Women of the thinking society are the builders of nations. Women of the sentient society are the builders of the world. Abhijit Naskar
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The representation of women in the society, especially through mass media has been the most delusional act ever done on the grounds of human existence. Abhijit Naskar
How dare a person tell a woman, how to dress,...
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How dare a person tell a woman, how to dress, how to talk, how to behave! Any being who does that, is no human. Abhijit Naskar
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Women of the thinking society are the builders of nations. Women of the sentient society are the builders of the world. And given the same honor and dignity as men, women can build a much better and more harmonious world. Harmony and conflict-solving run in their veins. Whereas men have evolved into more authoritarian creatures. Abhijit Naskar
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I am no feminist. Even though the term "feminism" is founded upon the basic principle of gender equality, it possesses its own fundamental gender bias, which makes it inclined towards the wellbeing of women, over the wellbeing of the whole society. And if history has shown anything, it is that such fundamental biases in time corrupt even the most glorious ideas and give birth to prejudice, bigotry and differentiation. Abhijit Naskar
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I am a scientist who studies the human mind, including the sexual differences in mental faculties, and I am telling you, ten female thinkers can teach humanity lessons equivalent to the teachings of a hundred male thinkers of history. Abhijit Naskar
Remember, for a society to truly progress we don't need...
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Remember, for a society to truly progress we don't need woman or man, we need a fully-fledged human - nothing short of that would do. Abhijit Naskar
Given the same honor and dignity as men, women can...
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Given the same honor and dignity as men, women can build a much better and more harmonious world. Abhijit Naskar
All the bloodsheds in human history have been caused by...
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All the bloodsheds in human history have been caused by men, not women. Abhijit Naskar
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Gender equality is not a belief, it is not an idea - it is a key element of the society that will define whether we the humans shall march ahead towards glory and advancement, or sink into the abyss of an existential doom. Abhijit Naskar
Women are no sheep.
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Women are no sheep. Abhijit Naskar
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Any book that spreads weakness in the heart of one gender, and authoritarianism in the other, must be burnt to ashes. Abhijit Naskar