Virginia Woolf Quote ~ Men

“Why are women so much more interesting to men than men are to women”.

Alfred Seifert art.
Virginia Woolf bio.

Etta Palm d’Aelders Quote ~ Prejudice


“The prejudices with which our sex has been surrounded – supported by unjust laws which only accord us a secondary existence in society and which often force us into the humiliating necessity of winning over the cantankerous and ferocious character of a man who..has become our master…those prejudices have changed what was for us the sweetest and most saintly of duties, those of wife and mother, into a painful and terrible slavery.”

Elchanon Verveer art.
Etta Palm d’Aelders bio.

Virginia Woolf Quote ~ Emancipation

“The history of men’s opposition to women’s emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.”

Albert de Belleroche art.
Virginia Woolf bio.

Etta Palm d’Aelders Quote ~ Slaves

“Gentlemen, if you wish us to be enthusiastic about the happy constitution that gives back men their rights, then begin by being  just toward us.  From now on we should be your voluntary companions and not your slaves.”

Edwin Austin Abbey art.
Etta Palm d’Aelders bio.

Anais Nin Quote ~ Man

“Man invented a woman to suit his needs.  He disposed of her by identifying her with nature and then paraded his contemptuous domination of nature.”

August Macke art.
AnaisNin bio.

Olympes de Gouges Quote ~ Freedom

“Woman is born free and lives equal to man in her rights.”

Aaron Shikler art.
Olympes DeGouges

Nora A. Cebotarev Quote ~ Equality

“We have accepted men as the model: to be equal, women have to be like men.  Have we asked men to be like women? If we really think of equality, then we have to ask that men do some things & be like women.”

Alice Pike Barney art
Nora Cebotarev’s bio.

Olympe de Gouges Quote ~ Women


“No woman is exempted, she is indicted, arrested and detained by the cases determined by the law.  Women like men obey this rigorous law.”

Bertha Wegmann art.
Olympe de Gouges bio.

Mary Wollstonecraft Quote ~ Superiority

“I lament that women are systematically degraded by receiving the trivial attentions, which men think it manly to pay to the sex, when, in fact, they are insultingly supporting their own superiority.”

Edmund B. Leighton art.
Mary Wollstonecraft bio.

Mairead Corrigan Maguire Quote ~ Mad

“Women would liberate men out of this made mentality that somehow militarism solves problems, which we know it doesn’t.  There is a tremendous role now that women could play in cultivating a real culture of non violence.”

Mairead Corrigan bio.

Ayn Rand Quote ~ Man

“There is no greater, nobler, more heroic form of devotion than the act of a man who assumes the responsibility of thinking.”

Art by Alfred Rankley.
Ayn Rand bio.

Benazir Bhutto Quote ~ Woman

“If a woman is tough, she is pushy, if a man is tough, gosh, he’s a great leader.”

Art by Daniel Hernández.
Benazir Bhutto bio.

Margaret Thatcher Quote ~ Ask a Man

“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.”

Art by Boris Kustodiev.
Margaret Thatcher bio.


Golda Meir Quote "Whether women are better than men I cannot say; but I can say they are certainly no worse."

Golda Meir Quote ~ Equality


“Whether women are better than men I cannot say; but I can say they are certainly no worse.”

Art by Camille Lambert
Golda Meir bio.


Emma Thompson Quote ~ Rights

“If you don’t want women to do whatever they need to do then you must provide them with food, you must provide them with shelter and their basic human rights.”

Art by Edouard Manet.
Emma Thompson bio.

Diana Vreeland Quote ~ Beauty

“You don’t have to be pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone: not your boyfriend/spouse/partner…your mother or children..Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked female.”

Art by Everett Shinn.
Diana Vreeland bio.