Gerda Lerner


Gerda Lerner Quotes

  • ''Everything that explains the world has in fact explained a world that does not exist, a world in which men are at the center of the human enterprise and women are at the margin "helping" them. Such a world does not exist—never has.''
    Gerda Lerner (b. 1920), U.S. educator, author. Quoted in Ms. (New York, Sept. 1981).
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  • ''The appeal of the New Right is simply that it seems to promise that nothing will change in the domestic realm. People are terrified of change there, because it's the last humanizing force left in society, and they think, correctly, that it must be retained.''
    Gerda Lerner (b. 1920), U.S. educator, author. quoted in Ms. (New York, Sept. 1981).
  • ''Long-term commitment to an intimate relationship with one person of whatever sex is an essential need that people have in order to breed the qualities out of which nurturant thought can rise.''
    Gerda Lerner (b. 1920), U.S. educator, author. quoted in Ms. (New York, Sept. 1981).

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