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Quotations From BARBARA EHRENREICH

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  • 11.
    America is addicted to wars of distraction.
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. Times (London, April 22, 1991).

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  • 12.
    Someone has to stand up for wimps.
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. First published in the New York Times (1985). The Worst Years of Our Lives, "Wimps," (1991).
  • 13.
    A cynic might conclude that the real purpose of the $500 million-a-year implant business is the implantation of fat in the bellies and rumps of underemployed plastic surgeons.
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author and feminist. Time magazine, p. 88 (February 17, 1992). In an article which satirically criticized breast implants in particular.
  • 14.
    Exercise is the yuppie version of bulimia.
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. (First published 1985). "Food Worship," The Worst Years of Our Lives (1991).
  • 15.
    No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. "Family Values," The Worst Years of Our Lives (1991).
  • 16.
    There is the fear, common to all English-only speakers, that the chief purpose of foreign languages is to make fun of us. Otherwise, you know, why not just come out and say it?
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. (First published 1989). "Language Barrier," The Worst Years of Our Lives (1991).

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  • 17.
    In fact, there is clear evidence of black intellectual superiority: in 1984, 92 percent of blacks voted to retire Ronald Reagan, compared to only 36 percent of whites.
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. "The Unbearable Being Of Whiteness," The Worst Years of Our Lives (first published 1988, repr. 1991).

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  • 18.
    We who officially value freedom of speech above life itself seem to have nothing to talk about but the weather.
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. "The Moral Bypass," The Worst Years of Our Lives (first publ. 1985, 1991).

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  • 19.
    Considering the absence of legal coercion, the surprising thing is that men have for so long, and, on the whole, so reliably, adhered to what we might call the "breadwinner ethic."
    Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941), U.S. author, columnist. The Hearts of Men, ch. 1 (1983).
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