Quotations on Gender

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Class, race, sexuality, gender and all other categories by which we categorize and dismiss each other need to be excavated from the inside.
- Dorothy Allison
(Keywords: Class, Gender, Race, Sexuality)

Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.
- Kofi Annan
(Keywords: Equality, Development, Goal, Building, Challenge, Gender, Gender equality, Meeting, Poverty)

It's definitely part of it, that the men were having fun and doing the interesting things but also, I don't know, I'm just thinking more about gender and how maybe in some way I am more of a boy than a girl.
- Alison Bechdel
(Keywords: Men, Fun, Gender, Thinking)

That's all true, but there was something else going on for me as a kid, something about my gender identity that I haven't figured out yet. And that's one of the things I'm hoping to dissect and investigate in this memoir project.
- Alison Bechdel
(Keywords: Gender, Identity, Project)

Thirty years ago, in 1976, the notion of organized activity to combat discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity was an extremely controversial one.
- Robert Brady
(Keywords: Discrimination, Gender, Identity, Years)

I see the effects of sexual and gender liberation all around me, just like you do, but I don't have a sense of being in the majority.
- Susie Bright
(Keywords: Being, Gender, Majority, Sense)

Every year I teach dozens of students at the University of Birmingham. Most of the students on the gender and sexuality courses are women. I guess this is because the boys don't think that gender applies to them: that it's a subject for girls.
- Louise Brown
(Keywords: Women, Boys, Gender, Girls, Sexuality, Students, University)

Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of discrimination and violence in a culture cannot be eliminated without changing culture.
- Charlotte Bunch
(Keywords: Culture, Discrimination, Gender, Violence)

There is no original or primary gender a drag imitates, but gender is a kind of imitation for which there is no original.
- Judith Butler
(Keywords: Gender, Imitation)

There is no gender identity behind the expressions of gender... identity is performatively constituted by the very 'expressions' that are said to be its results.
- Judith Butler
(Keywords: Gender, Identity, Results)

Ah, well, do I wish that we lived in a world where gender didn't figure so prominently? Of course. Do I even think about myself as a woman when I go to make art? Of course not.
- Judy Chicago
(Keywords: Art, Gender, Woman, World)

When a human being becomes so still that they begin to lose awareness of their gender, and they are simply looking into that abyss where there is no notion of self whatsoever, the world disappears. And that's really the only place to go. It's the only place to remain.
- Andrew Cohen
(Keywords: Awareness, Being, Gender, Self, World)

Most men are very attached to the idea of being male, and usually experience a lot of fear and insecurity around the idea of being a man. Most women are very identified with their gender, and also experience a tremendous amount of fear and insecurity.
- Andrew Cohen
(Keywords: Experience, Men, Women, Idea, Fear, Being, Gender, Insecurity, Man)

I'm suspicious of any man or woman who approaches their own liberation with any kind of gender bias.
- Andrew Cohen
(Keywords: Gender, Man, Woman)

Every American deserves to live in freedom, to have his or her privacy respected and a chance to go as far as their ability and effort will take them - regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic circumstances.
- Christopher Dodd
(Keywords: Ability, American, Chance, Circumstances, Effort, Freedom, Gender, Privacy, Race, Will)

Remember and help America remember that the fellowship of human beings is more important than the fellowship of race and class and gender in a democratic society.
- Marian Wright Edelman
(Keywords: Society, America, Class, Gender, Help, Race)

Similarly, gender-equality, supremacy of law, political participation, civil society, and transparency are among the indispensable elements that are the imperatives of democratization.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Keywords: Society, Gender, Law, Participation)

Gender consciousness has become involved in almost every intellectual field: history, literature, science, anthropology. There's been an extraordinary advance.
- Clifford Geertz
(Keywords: History, Science, Anthropology, Consciousness, Gender, Literature)

I do think the attempt to raise consciousness has succeeded. People are very aware of gender concerns now.
- Clifford Geertz
(Keywords: People, Consciousness, Gender, Now)

We are a model country where gender equality is concerned.
- Tarja Halonen
(Keywords: Equality, Country, Gender, Gender equality)

We have a history of gender and racial bias on our court that continues to undermine the system. Excluding individuals based on race is antagonistic to the pursuit of justice.
- Anita Hill
(Keywords: History, Court, Gender, Justice, Pursuit, Race)

If you think about the way the hearings were structured, the hearings were really about Thomas' race and my gender.
- Anita Hill
(Keywords: Gender, Race)

I'm the result of upbringing, class, race, gender, social prejudices, and economics. So I'm a victim again. A result.
- James Hillman
(Keywords: Class, Economics, Gender, Race, Result)

I didn't want to be discriminated against because of my gender and status. I promised myself I was never going to be treated as a second-class citizen.
- Bianca Jagger
(Keywords: Gender, Want)

There are still traces of discrimination against race and gender, but it's a lot different than when I started out. It just comes quietly, slowly, sometimes so quietly that you don't realize it until you start looking back.
- Eddie Bernice Johnson
(Keywords: Discrimination, Gender, Race)

I just wish that every responsible and concerned person would step back regardless of race and gender and just take a closer look at what's really going on in the world today, and say enough is enough!
- Lonnie Earl Johnson
(Keywords: Gender, Race, Today, World)

We must focus on people as people, regardless of race, creed, color or gender.
- Judge Mills Lane
(Keywords: People, Focus, Gender, Race)

I don't want to sound pompous, but I really think your gender doesn't necessarily dominate your sexual activity.
- John Lone
(Keywords: Gender, Sound, Want)

Do not ghettoize society by putting people into legal categories of gender, race, ethnicity, language, or other such characteristics.
- Preston Manning
(Keywords: Legal, Society, People, Gender, Language, Race)

There are a lot of people who like to think they don't have prejudices and that they're open people, and yet, we all have that in ourselves, oftentimes against people of our own race or our own gender or whatever.
- Jim McKay
(Keywords: People, Gender, Open, Race)

And think of how we challenged the idea of a male dominated Parliament with All-Women shortlists and made the cause of gender equality central to our government. We were right to do so.
- Ed Miliband
(Keywords: Equality, Government, Idea, Cause, Gender, Gender equality, Parliament, Right)

I don't think anyone should pick a candidate for any office based solely on gender. That would be, I believe, a mistake.
- Jim Nussle
(Keywords: Mistake, Gender, Office)

Society as a whole benefits immeasurably from a climate in which all persons, regardless of race or gender, may have the opportunity to earn respect, responsibility, advancement and remuneration based on ability.
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Keywords: Society, Opportunity, Ability, Benefits, Climate, Gender, May, Race, Respect, Responsibility)

All the English speakers, or almost all, have difficulties with the gender of words.
- Bernard Pivot
(Keywords: Difficulties, English, Gender, Words)

There isn't a theologian in the world who can argue with me on this. God has no gender. If that's the case, then everything needs to be rewritten now, right now.
- Susan Powter
(Keywords: God, Gender, Needs, Now, Right, World)

Even though I don't agree with either Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann on virtually anything, I do think the unique scrutiny - because of their gender and highlighting the potential conflict between them is a product of the media's desire for juicy storylines. I think it's inappropriate.
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Keywords: Conflict, Desire, Gender, Media, Potential)

So the tough questions that have been asked of Sarah Palin thus far just have been about the fact that she doesn't know anything and isn't ready to be vice president. That's fair game and it has nothing to do with her gender.
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Keywords: Fact, Gender, Nothing, President, Questions, Vice)

When the Nobel award came my way, it also gave me an opportunity to do something immediate and practical about my old obsessions, including literacy, basic health care and gender equity, aimed specifically at India and Bangladesh.
- Amartya Sen
(Keywords: Health, Opportunity, Care, Gender, Obsessions, Old)

With the adoption of the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, the international community sent out a clear message that gender based violence will not be tolerated.
- Jenny Shipley
(Keywords: Women, Adoption, Community, Gender, Violence, Will)

Hopefully, 21 years later, Judge Roberts possesses an openness with respect to issues of gender-based wage discrimination.
- Olympia Snowe
(Keywords: Discrimination, Gender, Respect, Wage, Years)

Whether born from experience or inherent physiological or cultural differences our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging.
- Sonia Sotomayor
(Keywords: Experience, Difference, Gender, May, Will)

I want to state upfront, unequivocally and without doubt: I do not believe that any racial, ethnic or gender group has an advantage in sound judging. I do believe that every person has an equal opportunity to be a good and wise judge, regardless of their background or life experiences.
- Sonia Sotomayor
(Keywords: Life, Opportunity, Gender, Sound, State, Want)

Capitalism knows only one color: that color is green; all else is necessarily subservient to it, hence, race, gender and ethnicity cannot be considered within it.
- Thomas Sowell
(Keywords: Capitalism, Gender, Race)

There are not as many women who support the national defense budget now as men. I really think there is a gender gap in the support for the large expenditures that are necessary to modernize the force.
- Ted Stevens
(Keywords: Women, Defense, Force, Gender, Now, Support)

My idea here is that, inasmuch as certain cognitive tasks and principles are tied to nature's laws, these tasks and principles are indifferent to language, culture, gender, or the particular mode of information that is provided.
- Edward Tufte
(Keywords: Nature, Idea, Culture, Gender, Information, Language, Laws, Principles)

Distinctly American poetry is usually written in the context of one's geographic landscape, sometimes out of one's cultural myths, and often with reference to gender and race or ethnic origins.
- Diane Wakoski
(Keywords: Poetry, American, Gender, Myths, Race)

I think we're struggling with trying to redefine various positions at this point in history. To allow freedom for women, freedom for men, freedom from those sharply defined gender roles.
- Fred Ward
(Keywords: History, Men, Women, Freedom, Gender, Trying)

I appreciate the sentiment that I am a popular woman in computer gaming circles; but I prefer being thought of as a computer game designer rather than a woman computer game designer. I don't put myself into gender mode when designing a game.
- Roberta Williams
(Keywords: Thought, Being, Computer, Gender, Popular, Sentiment, Woman)









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