Letty Cottin Pogrebin

(1939 / Queens, New York City, New York)

Letty Cottin Pogrebin Quotes

  • ''When a family is free of abuse and oppression, it can be the place where we share our deepest secrets and stand the most exposed, a place where we learn to feel distinct without being "better," and sacrifice for others without losing ourselves.''
    Letty Cottin Pogrebin (20th century), U.S. editor, writer. Family and Politics, ch. 2 (1983).
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  • ''If family violence teaches children that might makes right at home, how will we hope to cure the futile impulse to solve worldly conflicts with force?''
    Letty Cottin Pogrebin (20th century), U.S. editor, writer. Family and Politics, ch. 1 (1983).
  • ''Although Freud said happiness is composed of love and work, reality often forces us to choose love or work.''
    Letty Cottin Pogrebin (20th century), U.S. editor, writer. Family and Politics, ch. 6 (1983).
  • ''Before devising any blueprint that includes the assumption of Having It All, we need to ask ... Why do we need Everything?''
    Letty Cottin Pogrebin (b. 1939), U.S. author. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 48 (March 1978). Commenting on the feminist notion that women could "have it all"Mi.e., have a good job and a good marriage and a good home and a well-adjusted family of children.
  • ''Lifestyles and sex roles are passed from parents to children as inexorably as blue eyes or small feet.''
    Letty Cottin Pogrebin (b. 1939), U.S. journalist, author. "Down with Sexist Upbringing," The First Ms. Reader, ed. Francine Klagsbrun (1972).
  • ''Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.''
    Letty Cottin Pogrebin (b. 1939), U.S. journalist, author. "Down with Sexist Upbringing," published in The First Ms. Reader, ed. Francine Klagsbrun (1972).

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