Jane O'Reilly


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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....
  • ''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 moveme...
  • ''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).
  • ''... 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....
  • ''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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