Quotations From ROBIN MORGAN

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  • 1.
    It isn't until you begin to fight in your own cause that you (a) become really committed to winning, and (b) become a genuine ally of other people struggling for their freedom.
    Robin Morgan (b. 1941), U.S. feminist author, poet. Sisterhood Is Powerful, introduction (1970).

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  • 2.
    There's something contagious about demanding freedom.
    Robin Morgan (b. 1941), U.S. feminist author, poet. Sisterhood Is Powerful, introduction (1970).

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  • 3.
    The subtlest and most vicious aspect of women's oppression is that we have been conditioned to believe we are not oppressed, blinded so as not to see our own condition.
    Robin Morgan (b. 1941), U.S. author, feminist, and child actor. The Word of a Woman, part 1 (1992). Written in 1969.

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  • 4.
    The "Otherizing" of women is the oldest oppression known to our species, and it's the model, the template, for all other oppressions.
    Robin Morgan (b. 1941), U.S. author, feminist, and child actor. The Word of a Woman, part 2 (1992). Written in 1982.

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  • 5.
    ... a legitimate revolution must be led by, made by those who have been most oppressed: black, brown, yellow, red, and white women—with men relating to that the best they can.
    Robin Morgan (b. 1941), U.S. author, feminist, and child actor. Goodbye to All That (January 1970).

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  • 6.
    White males are the most responsible for the destruction of human life and environment on the planet today.
    Robin Morgan (b. 1941), U.S. author, feminist, and child actor. Goodbye to All That (January 1970).

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  • 7.
    The woman may serve as a vehicle for the rapist expressing his rage against a world that gives him pain—because he is poor, or oppressed, or mad, or simply human. Then what of her? We have waded in the swamp of compassion for him long enough.
    Robin Morgan (b. 1941), U.S. author, feminist, and child actor. The Word of a Woman, part 1 (1992). Written in 1974.

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  • 8.
    Pornography is the theory, and rape the practice.
    Robin Morgan (b. 1941), U.S. author, feminist, and child actor. The Word of a Woman, part 1 (1992). Written in 1974.

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  • 9.
    ... a phallocentric culture is more likely to begin its censorship purges with books on pelvic self-examination for women or books containing lyrical paeans to lesbianism than with See Him Tear and Kill Her or similar Mickey-Spillanesque titles.
    Robin Morgan (b. 1941), U.S. author, feminist, and child actor. The Word of a Woman, part 1 (1992). Written in 1974. Mickey Spillane was the writer of violent pulp fiction in which women were portrayed one-dimensionally.

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  • 10.
    A genuine Left doesn't consider anyone's suffering irrelevant or titillating; nor does it function as a microcosm of capitalist economy, with men competing for power and status at the top, and women doing all the work at the bottom.... Goodbye to all that.
    Robin Morgan (b. 1941), U.S. author, feminist, and child actor. Goodbye to All That (January 1970). Reacting to male chauvinism in the "New Left" movement against the Vietnam War, capitalism, and social injustice. Morgan had been a New Left activist.

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