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What They Said about Women

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“If girls were a little aware of their rights, they would surely realize that the biggest abuse against girls in the world is to incite them to be beautiful.” – Taslima Nasrin

In this article I am just going to bring forward some prominent person’s thought about women. You can come up with your own thought and you are welcome to share in on comment section.

In ‘Politics’, Aristotle saw women as subject to men, but as higher than slaves, and lacking authority; he believed the husband should exert political rule over the wife. In his view, women were more impulsive, more compassionate, more complaining, and more deceptive than men.

Aristotle appears to disagree with Plato on the topic whether women ought to be educated, as Plato says that they must be. Both of them, however, consider women to be inferior.

Plato in ‘Timaeus’ claims that men who were cowards and were lazy throughout their life shall be reborn as women.

In the ‘Laws’, he offers his reasons why women should be educated: “Because you neglected this sex, you gradually lost control of a great many things which would be in a far better state today if they had been regulated by law. A woman’s natural potential for virtue is inferior to a man’s, so she’s proportionately a greater danger, perhaps even twice as great.”

Thoughts Have Changed Since Then

“Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included” – Karl Marx

“I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.” – Bhimrao R. Ambedkar

“To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.” – Angela Davis

Some Said We Are Better

“There is a woman at the begining of all great things.” – Alphonse de Lamartine

“Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.” – Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

“In my ballets, woman is first. Men are consorts. God made men to sing the praises of women. They are not equal to men: They are better.” – George Balanchine

“If God made anything better than women, I think he kept it for himself.” – Kris Kristofferson

Are We?

“As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.” – Maya Angelou

“Only a woman can make you feel wrong for doing something right.” – Chris Rock

“You cannot win in a fight against women, cause men have a need to make sense.” – Chris Rock

“A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.” – Robert Frost

“There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.” – Elizabeth I of England

“I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.” – John Adams

“No doubt exists that all women are crazy; it’s only a question of degree.” – W. C. Fields

“If women ran the world we wouldn’t have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days.” – Robin Williams

Compliments Melt Us
compliments melt women

“There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments.” – Chris Rock

“A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.” – Robert Frost

“Don’t tell a woman she’s pretty; tell her there’s no other woman like her, and all roads will open to you” – Jules Renard

We Are Unpredictable

“Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.” – Groucho Marx

“Despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, I have not been able to answer… the great question that has never been answered: what does a woman want?” – Sigmund Freud

I think Oscar Wilde answered this.

“Women are made to be loved not understood.” – Oscar Wilde

We Have Difficulties

“Women have the right to work wherever they want, as long as they have the dinner ready when you get home.” – John Wayne

“One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.” – Simone de Beauvoir

“Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female – whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male.” – Simone de Beauvoir

Keep In Mind

“Be not ashamed women, … You are the gates of the body, and you are the gates of the soul.” – Walt Whitman

“A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant.” – Coco Chanel

“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” – Coco Chanel

“Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it, a slight physical antipathy most probably helps.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“A woman should soften but not weaken a man.” – Sigmund Freud

What Iron Lady Said
Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher

“In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.” – Margaret Thatcher

“I’ve got a woman’s ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.” – Margaret Thatcher

“Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.” – Margaret Thatcher

We Need To Understand Ourselves First

“So many women just don’t know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside.” – Mary Kay Ash

“When a woman conceives her true self, a miracle occurs and life around her begins again.” – Marianne Williamson

“How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?” – Anais Nin

“I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.” – Voltairine de Cleyre

Miscellaneous

“The difference between the love of a man and the love of a woman is that a man will always give reasons for loving, but a woman gives no reasons for loving.” – Fulton Sheen

“Women are still in emotional bondage as long as we need to worry that we might have to make a choice between being heard and being loved.” – Marianne Williamson

“As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.” – John Lennon

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