Quotations From JANE O'REILLY


 

  • Trying to be a perfect feminist ... is not really a big improvement on trying to be a perfect wife, mother, and lady.
    Jane O'Reilly, U.S. feminist and humorist. The Girl I Left Behind, ch. 7 (1980). O'Reilly, a free-lance writer, won her first major notice with her humorous essays in Ms. magazine.

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  • The one nice thing about sports is that they prove men do have emotions and are not afraid to show them.
    Jane O'Reilly, U.S. feminist and humorist. The Girl I Left Behind, ch. 5 (1980).
  • ... parables are unnecessary for recognizing the blatant absurdity of everyday life. Reality is lesson enough.
    Jane O'Reilly, U.S. feminist and humorist. The Girl I Left Behind, ch. 2 (1980). This is drawn from O'Reilly's famous essay first published in Ms. magazine: "Click! The Housewife's Moment of Truth."

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  • It is the fate of heroines to be laughed at.
    Jane O'Reilly, U.S. feminist and humorist. The Girl I Left Behind, ch. 7 (1980).

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  • Women who assume authority are unnatural. Unnatural women are lesbians. Therefore all the leaders of the women's movement were presumed to be lesbians.
    Jane O'Reilly, U.S. feminist and humorist. The Girl I Left Behind, ch. 8 (1980). O'Reilly, a heterosexual, was active in the women's rights movement. Here, she was describing common assumptions of antifeminists in the late 1960s and the 1970s.

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  • Women ... are the permanent victims.
    Jane O'Reilly, U.S. feminist and humorist. The Girl I Left Behind, ch. 6 (1980).

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  • Logic and hope fade somewhat by thirty-six, when endings seem more like clear warnings than useful experience.
    Jane O'Reilly, U.S. feminist and humorist. The Girl I Left Behind, ch. 2 (1980). This is drawn from O'Reilly's famous essay first published in Ms. magazine: "Click! The Housewife's Moment of Truth."

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