Patricia Schroeder


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  • ''[In answer to the question, "How can you be both a lawmaker and a mother?"] I have a brain and a uterus, and I use both.''
    Pat Schroeder (b. 1940), U.S. Congresswoman. As quoted by Letty Cottin Pogrebin in Family and Politics, chapter 6 (1983).
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  • ''People would say, "We need a man on the ticket."''
    Patricia Schroeder (b. 1940), U.S. politician. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 19 (April 27, 1987). Schroeder, a Democratic Congresswoman from Colorado, was giving a tongue-in- cheek explanation of why she thought Republican Presidential nominee George Bush would not choose a woman running mate.
  • ''The presidency has become a series of visuals I don't know how a woman fits into.''
    Patricia Schroeder (b. 1940), U.S. politician. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 13 (September 25, 1989). A U. S. Representative from Colorado, Schroeder had briefly been a candidate for the Democratic Presidential nomination. She was criticized for weeping openly, an event caught on camera and widely publicized.
  • ''[When asked, as a prospective Presidential candidate, whether she had ever committed adultery:] No. But then most congresswomen don't have 25-year-old lifeguards throwing themselves at their feet around this place.''
    Patricia Schroeder (b. 1940), U.S. politician. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 11 (August 10, 1987). Schroeder was, of course, implying that Congressmen had more sexual opportunities, and temptations, than Congresswomen.
  • ''When men talk about defense, they always claim to be protecting women and children, but they never ask the women and children what they think.''
    Patricia Schroeder (b. 1940), U.S. politician. First quoted in Ms. magazine (June 1976). As quoted in The Decade of Women, by Suzanne Levine and Harriet Lyons (1980).

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