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Mayim Bialik
As a proud feminist with little desire to diet, get plastic surgery or hire a personal trainer, I have almost no personal experience with men asking me to meetings in their hotel rooms. Those of us in Hollywood who don't represent an impossible standard of beauty have the 'luxury' of being overlooked and, in many cases, ignored by men in power unless we can make them money.feedback
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Oct 18 2017
Sexism has been commented on by 434 key people in the news. You can find all of them on this page with their statements. People who have been most quoted about Sexism are: Hillary Clinton, Inna Shevchenko and Gloria Allred. For instance, the most recent quote from Hillary Clinton is: “It wasn't easy, it was painful. It was horrible, reliving it, being as open and candid about the mistakes I made. I was trying to come to grips with everything from sexism and misogyny … to the Russians. Because I believe so strongly that they succeeded in messing up our democracy. I don't think anybody can with a straight face say that the Russians did not set out to influence our election.”.
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Dany Cotton

The first woman firefighter joined London Fire Brigade in 1982 and it's ridiculous that 35 years later people are still surprised to see women firefighters or calling them firemen. London is a complex and challenging city and it takes a diverse selection of skills, strengths and specialisms to protect it - qualities that both men and women possess.feedback

Dany Cotton

We owe it to tomorrow's firefighters to challenge negative stereotypes today.feedback

Sadiq Khan

Our firefighters do one of the most important jobs there is - helping to keep the rest of us safe - regardless of gender or background. Their heroic response in tackling this year's deadly terrorist attacks and the Grenfell Tower tragedy is only a small proportion of their tireless work to protect and support all of our communities.feedback

Martin McDonagh

I mostly wanted to write a really strong female lead for a film so I came up with this idea of a very angry mother who goes to war with her local police department. Once I thought that Frances would be the perfect person for it, it wrote itself almost.feedback

Woody Harrelson

He's turned into a real master of his craft and I think he has just gotten better each time.feedback

Clarke Peters

We all get accosted in one way or the other. They have this wonderful machine to communicate to all of these people, why use it in such a despicable way?feedback

Sophie Dix

It was awful. I felt frightened. I was alone in the house. It was like further abuse, further trauma. You think you go into the film business because you think it is this free-thinking, liberal-minded industry, but actually it could not be more opposite. It is as antiquated, as sexist and rigged as they come.feedback

Carla Bruni

Yea, I am a feminist, but not from wearing a T-shirt. That's not the point. I came from a time when women were fighting for their right to take birth control, women who gave us the right to own our bodies and not just have children whenever our husbands would like for us to. When I was growing up in the '70s, there was a huge wave of radical feminists, so to me, calling yourself a feminist comes with a great responsibility. America is the biggest democracy in the world, so even if everything isn't perfect here, the women here still have the power to inspire others all around the globe.feedback

Justin Trudeau

Gender equality is not only an issue for women and girls. All of us benefit when women and girls have the same opportunities as men and boys – and it's on all of us to make that a reality. Our sons have the power and the responsibility to change our culture of sexism, and I want Xavier and Hadrien–when he's a little older–to understand that deeply.feedback

Susan Fowler

He was trying to stay out of trouble at work, he said, but he couldn't help getting in trouble, because he was looking for women to have sex with. It was clear that he was trying to get me to have sex with him, and it was so clearly out of line that I immediately took screenshots of these chat messages and reported him to HR.feedback

Nicole Kidman

My feminist roots have also led me to the UN Women and my work as its Goodwill Ambassador. It is in this role that I come to fully understand the barriers that women around the world are facing. I have focused on lending my voice to women who are survivors of violence. The stories I have heard from them have shaken me to the core and changed me forever.feedback

Nicole Kidman

It never occurred to me that I should be at a disadvantage because I was born a girl. The idea that women and men are equal is part of my DNA. I was raised by a strong feminist mother and a fully supportive father.feedback

Roisin Wood

Whilst the statistics show a large proportion of reporting taking place within the professional game, Kick It Out is aware of the vast scale of under-reporting within the grassroots game. This is one of a number of challenges the football authorities must tackle going forward.feedback

Roisin Wood

Kick It Out actively encourages all those involved across the game to report any discrimination they witness or suffer.feedback

Katherine Grainger

Things are better for women now but sport is a man's world. It will never be equal. But I don't want women being compared to men in sport. Celebrate women's sport for what it is. I've noticed a change in seeing the respect there was for women's cricket at Lord's. The World Cup final was a sell-out. But of course there will always be sexism and sexualisation in sport. So we need more girls playing sport.feedback

Roisin Wood

Kick It Out's reporting statistics for the 2016-17 season clearly indicate discrimination is still prevalent within the beautiful game. As we head towards the 25th anniversary of the organisation in August 2018, it is a timely reminder that there is still significant work to be done to ensure all participants can feel safe and included in the sport.feedback

Carolyn Radford - One Call

The FA is an old boys' club and I really want more female representation. I'm in a privileged position to have a voice and being able to encourage other women into football. Maybe there's a lack of women because they've seen what other females have had to encounter in terms of sexism. Or perhaps because football's run by men and the roles are very coveted by men and closely protected by men and things just aren't changing.feedback

Nicole Kidman

The idea that women and men are equal is apart of my DNA. I was raised by a strong feminist mother and fully supportive father, so it never occurred to me to that I should be at a disadvantage because I was born a girl. My feminist roots have also led me to UN Women and my work as its Goodwill Ambassador. It is in this role that I come to fully understand the barriers that women around the world are facing. I have focused on lending my voice to women who are survivors of violence. The stories I have heard from them have shaken me to the core and changed me forever.feedback

Alison Gingeras

A lot of women in my generation were spoiled children of the feminist second wave. We took it for granted.feedback

Nicole Kidman

It never occurred to me that I should be at a disadvantage because I was born a girl. The idea that women and men are equal is part of my DNA. I was raised by a strong feminist mother and a fully supportive father. More than ever, I am aware of the need to support and celebrate each other. I like to believe I am part of a global support group network of 3.4 billion.feedback

Sarah Davis-Goff
Lisa Coen

We at Tramp experience sexism in lots of ways all the time, being dreaded women. One really annoying way we experience it is when authors send us their manuscripts and do one or both of the following: 1. Addressing us as 'Dear Sirs' and 2. Sending us a cover letter in which they declare they do not read books by women.feedback

Charlie Rose

I think we came pretty close. Yes. Do you think sexism played a role in that campaign? Do I think so? He has no consistency about him. He said whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego.feedback

Hugh Hefner

I'm not an active feminist, I'm an active humanist. I separated ways from the American feminist movement when they became anti-sexual. I believe embracing sexuality is a part of what it means to be free.feedback

Andre Beteille

If you dig a little deeper, you will find a large section of people treating women as if they do not count as equals.feedback

Andre Beteille

Modi stands for masculinity. And women have a secondary place in such a scheme of things…But it is wrong in terms of the spirit of our constitution.feedback

Litta Jacob

But what was left unsaid? That newborn girls are a financial burden. The spectre of dowry hangs over every Indian urban and rural household, even though the Dowry Prohibition Act came into being in 1961. We make such a big deal of it, as if it's a historical legacy that we must perpetuate every generation.feedback

Hashim Mooppan - Justice Department

You might call them a lot of things, but you would not call them a sexist.feedback

Vivica Bandler

No one understands their language, but that doesn't matter so long as they themselves know what it's about.feedback

Vivica Bandler

She started softly, but gradually her song of loneliness had got louder and louder. It was no longer just sad, it was defiant, too. There's no other Groke, I'm the only one.feedback

Mica McNeill

I've asked why fund three men's crews and no women's and the answer I get is that the men are a medal focus. You can use that excuse on one sled or even two but the fact that it's three and still calling it a medal focus is confusing for me. You don't want to call it out as sexism but we found ourselves in this situation and to think that it could be a sexist decision, you don't want to believe it.feedback

Lubomir Zaoralek

I trust Mr. Nastase. [In diplomacy] we have to weigh our words, and I think Mr Nastase is fully aware of that. I am sure that his transfer from sports to diplomacy will be successful because I can see him as [a] person who realises the responsibility he has in the new function.feedback

Jacqui Ceballos

We got thousands of calls, and the answering service threw us out. So I answered all those calls, and one of them was Myrna.feedback

Lisa Bloom

Doug is very knowledgeable about sexual assault and sexual harassment in a way that is extremely rare for men. He is really very woke on feminist issues.feedback

John J. DeGioia

There is never a time or place for these acts, and this incident is even more disturbing during Rosh Hashanah. We stand in solidarity with our Jewish community and strongly condemn this act of hate, anti-Semitism, and sexism.feedback

Karla Welch

You'll have to guess what the other shoe says.... our note to the patriarchy #teamresistance.feedback

Hillary Clinton

It wasn't easy, it was painful. It was horrible, reliving it, being as open and candid about the mistakes I made. I was trying to come to grips with everything from sexism and misogyny … to the Russians. Because I believe so strongly that they succeeded in messing up our democracy. I don't think anybody can with a straight face say that the Russians did not set out to influence our election.feedback

Sophie Wallace

I stood up and told him that he was being sexist and that he was being offensive.feedback

Sadiq Khan

As a proud feminist at City Hall, I have given Caroline's inspired campaign my full support and am delighted that we have been given the go-ahead to bring the first ever statue of a woman to the centre of British democracy in Parliament Square – something which is long overdue. Next year marks a century since the start of women's suffrage in the UK – one of our country's most pivotal moments – and our mission now is to ensure that we can begin the centenary celebrations with the unveiling of this landmark piece.feedback

Elisabeth Moss

We've made incredible progress, obviously. There's still a lot of work to be done. There are still meetings you walk into and wonder if they say 'no' because it's a show by or about a women.feedback

Arianna Huffington - The Huffington Post

We women are going to lead the way in this new revolution, this new feminist issue. We are literally going to sleep our way to the top. So I urge you to shut your eyes, and discover the great ideas that lie inside us; to shut your engines and discover the power of sleep.feedback

Elisabeth Moss

I find myself getting slightly tripped up because I am a feminist, and I'm not ashamed of it. But that's not why I chose this role. I did it because it's a complex character.feedback

Lily Tomlin

And in 2017, we still refuse to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot. I remember Dolly came out on set and played the 9 to 5 song for us on her fingernails. I just thought this movie is going to make it because that song will make it.feedback

Lily Tomlin

These two girls are still buddies. Dolly is whatever you see is what you get. She is a darling person, fun and lively. Jane is so innocent and sweet and kind. I just laugh when I am around her.feedback

Jane Fonda

Back in 1980 in 9 to 5, we refused to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot.feedback

François Huguenin

The constant revolution, which was the engine of the left and its fuel, is dying out.feedback

Christophe Barbier

If the left continues on this path, it will provoke a major ideological confrontation that will precipitate its defeat, because there will always be more people in this country that will react vindictively and aggressively toward immigrants, and especially Muslims, rather than risking a bet on community-building.feedback

Pierre Bréchon

There is an important … divide around Islam in France, and between people who are, in the name of a certain brand of secularism, open to Islam, and others who, in the name of another secularism, are very closed off to Islam. This debate goes beyond the left/right divide.feedback

Lisa Phillips

This show is attempting to identify without codifying something that may be completely alien to 20th-century folks still grappling with feminist issues and gay rights.feedback

Kate Bosworth

I've never been a very good passenger. I like to try to move the dial and be proactive and be aggressive and to effect change. That's just in my DNA. So the fact that I'm able to participate in that in my industry, I feel really grateful.feedback

Dick Harrison

What has happened in the past 40 years through archaeological research, partly fueled by feminist research, is that women have been found to be priestesses and leaders, too. This has forced us to rewrite history.feedback

Debra Messing

I wanted her to have a noticeable feminist strain. The real world is a scary, divisive place right now, especially for women, whose rights are being attacked and autonomy challenged.feedback

Hillary Clinton

What about voter suppression? Things that I think are just as important today as they were a year ago. It stopped my momentum. It drove voters from me, understandably. This is not about the voters who are saying, Wait. What does this mean? And how do I evaluate it? So, I think that–in terms of my personal defeat–was the most important factor.feedback

Hillary Clinton

If I had been elected, and this had come to light, if I had known once I wanted into that Oval Office what we now know, I would have stopped at nothing to make sure this never happened again to anybody. When I was Secretary of State, I came out of it with a 69 percent approval rating, because I was in service to our country. I was in service to our President. I was proud to do it. But, when a woman walks into the arena and says, I'm going for this myself,' it really does have a dramatic effect on how people perceive.feedback

Hillary Clinton

I think there's a lot of evidence, a lot of research, supporting the idea that race is a much more motivating factor for voters than gender is. I write in the book about a conversation I had with Sheryl Sandburg, who has done so much work to really untangle what's realistic in terms of here's what you have to do to be successful and what is tinged, if not effected, by sexism. She says the research is absolutely clear: The professionally successful a man becomes, the more likable he is. The professionally successful a woman becomes, the less likable she is.feedback

Hillary Clinton

I searched really hard for that kind of understanding, and I didn't find it.feedback

Anne Wizorek

Because of Merkel, the image of Germany abroad is more progressive than it really is. Just as Obama did not end structural racism in America, Merkel has not ended structural sexism in Germany.feedback

Mindy Kaling

I embarrassingly love blond men–hot pinups like Chris Evans and Chris Pine.feedback

Sharon Osbourne

[The interviewer] asked my opinion and I gave it. It wasn't rude. She poses nude, she's very sexual in her clothes, and even her every day clothes, it's very sexual. And that's great, but people have been doing that since day one and people have been stripping and whatever since day one. It doesn't make you a feminist, it makes you someone who is a strong person, and confident with their body and wants to show it. But, that's not a feminist.feedback

Sharon Osbourne

It got misquoted when it came out – my response – and then Kim came back and said, I never said I was a feminist.feedback

Sophie Theallet

As one who celebrates and strives for diversity, individual freedom and respect for all lifestyles, I will not participate in dressing or associating in any way with the next First Lady. The rhetoric of racism, sexism, and xenophobia unleashed by her husband's presidential campaign are incompatible with the shared values we live by. I encourage my fellow designers to do the same.feedback

Hillary Clinton

Exhibit A is that the flagrantly sexist candidate won. … A whole lot of people listened to the tape of him bragging about sexually assaulting women, shrugged, and said, He still gets my vote. I know that for a lot of people, including a lot of women, the movement for women's equality exists largely in the past. They're wrong about that. … It was and is the story of my life–mine and millions of other women's. We share it. We wrote it together. We're still writing it.feedback

Shakira Martin

I call myself a feminist. I believe in equality. I will stand up for women all day every day.feedback

Kellyanne Conway

I was taught to be a very strong, independent and freethinking woman without ever hearing the words "feminist" or "Republican" or "liberal." I appreciate that so much, to have not been fed labels and taught definitions, but instead to have been given the foundation upon which to develop my own strengths to my best and highest use throughout my educational, professional and maternal endeavors.feedback

Hillary Clinton

This has to be said. Sexism and misogyny played a role in the 2016 presidential election. Exhibit A is that the flagrantly sexist candidate won.feedback

Serena Williams

I think any experience can make you stronger. I don't let anything break me. It isn't always easy to be on the stage playing a tournament and have someone making a comment about your body, that it's too strong. I think the biggest criticism that, not only me, but my peers go through is there will be something saying we don't deserve as much prize money as our male counterparts. When you work so hard, you dedicate yourself. It shouldn't be a double standard.feedback

Serena Williams

Growing up I would have loved to have an amazing role model, I can't imagine what it would have been like if I did. I feel like it's a great opportunity that some of these young ladies can have a positive role model. I think every experience can make you stronger. I don't let anything break me.feedback

Madonna

The way I was treated – that sexist behavior – was ridiculous. I've had some pretty dark moments, but I'm a survivor. They don't have a clue, and that's a good thing. I'm just their mother.feedback

Kate Millett

Arrangements whereby one group of persons is controlled by another. However muted its appearance may be, sexual dominion obtains nevertheless as perhaps the most pervasive ideology of our culture and provides its most fundamental concept of power.feedback

Eleanor Pam

Kate achieved great fame and celebrity, but she was never comfortable as a public figure. She was preternaturally shy. Still, she inspired generations of girls and women who read her words, heard her words and understood her words.feedback

Aleksey Chesnakov

It's strange that in Russia–a female country–women don't have aspirations to hold the highest posts.feedback

Erik Steinskog

We will analyse her songs and music videos. There will be a focus on gender, sexuality and race. One of the goals [of the class] is to introduce black feminist thought, which is not well known in Scandinavia. We want to explore the kind of entity feminism is. Beyoncé is important in understanding the world we live in. Beyoncé is one of the biggest pop artists today, which makes her important in an analysis of contemporary times.feedback

Liane Curtis

People think the canon is a product of some really impartial meritocracy. Having read a lot of feminist theory, we know that all kinds of things are shaping our perceptions of what belongs in a canon.feedback

Bryce Edwards

This is a bombshell. It does mean that this campaign has turned on its head. National being in second place is entirely unexpected for the last 10 years.feedback

Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook

If you are a man in that meeting–and you don't have to be the boss, you could be a colleague–and that happens, you could say, That's a great idea–Liz, that was your idea. Tell us about it. You don't even have to say you stole her idea, just give the woman credit. Give the girl credit if it's in a classroom.feedback

Lindy West

People of color not only have to deal with racism; they also have to deal with white people labeling them "angry" or "hostile" or "difficult" for objecting.feedback

Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook

Either way is fine. You may decide–all the travel, all the dinners, no travel, no dinners–but whatever you decide make it explicit, and make it equal.feedback

Jill Filipovic

Perhaps men who can't be alone with women without being sexually tempted by them are a liability, and shouldn't be in charge of anyone or anything.feedback

Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook

A huge percentage of men are literally afraid to be seen one-on-one alone with a woman. Where do you think the mentoring happens?feedback

Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook
Adam Grant

When a woman speaks in a professional setting, she walks a tightrope. Either she's barely heard or she's judged as too aggressive.feedback

Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook

He had daughters, and he realized he was totally comfortable having dinners with men, but not women. So he decided–no dinners.feedback

Annette Bening

As women, we have to be sharp, shrewd and creative in what we choose to make. Sexism does exist and there is no question about it. But things are changing. The more we can make films that speak to everybody, the more we will be regarded as filmmakers.feedback

Annette Bening

I was thrilled to be asked to be here, so I didn't count the number of films that were accepted that were directed by women. They watched 2,000 films if you can imagine what that would be like. So no, I didn't approach it that way. I think that we as women, we have to be very sharp and shrewd and creative ourselves about what we choose to make. I know that most people that I know, whether they're veterans or newcomers, or they're men or women, most people struggle to get their movies made.feedback

Noreen Farrell

No matter how well-intentioned, decency pledges won't cut it. In many respects it was viewed as a legal free-for-all.feedback

Noreen Farrell

Women are realizing that going to the next company doesn't mean that they won't suffer from sexual harassment. I'm trying to figure out why all these women are coming forward now.feedback

Susan Wu

There is such a massive imbalance of power that women in the industry often end up in distressing situations.feedback

Chris Williamson - Markit

Because neoliberalism is underpinned by privatising and not fettering business, that has actually resulted in things like building control being subject to competition, which has meant the private sector coming in and cutting fees, and inevitably the quality has gone down. I feel people have stopped listening to the smears and lies and dirty tricks. I think for all the talk about Venezuela and antisemitism, and the latest thing is sexism now, Jeremy's overwhelming landslide victories in the leadership elections and the general election mean people have stopped listening to the smears.feedback

Nikki Sixx

Mötley was a lot of fun. Politically incorrect? Yes. Sexist? Of course. Drug addicts? For sure. Alcoholics? Oh, yeah. Dangerous? Without a doubt. I wouldn't trust any member of Mötley Crüe, except maybe Mick, in an alley at night. Tommy, Vince and me were brawlers, and we loved it. We loved to fight. We loved to fuck. We loved to play heavy metal. I remember when people were like, That's not cool, man,' I'd go, Why is that not cool?feedback

Jess Phillips

It is essentially giving up on trying to prosecute assaults. If you take your feminist cues from Saudi Arabia you've gone wrong.feedback

Kemi Badenoch

I would call myself a feminist. I have a son and a daughter – I want to make sure they have the same opportunities in life. [The Conservatives] have had two female prime ministers. We haven't had as many female MPs (the Conservative party currently has 67 female MPs while Labour has 119) but we have had a different way of doing things. For us, a woman in power is more important than lots of women taking orders from men.feedback

Jennifer Ainscough - Slater & Gordon

It is disappointing that they have yet to receive an apology, but I hope the fact that this was recognised by the tribunal and reflected in the damages awarded will bring them some comfort and allow them to put the ordeal behind them and start to rebuild their lives.feedback

Kai Cole

Despite understanding, on some level, that what he was doing was wrong, he never conceded the hypocrisy of being out in the world preaching feminist ideals, while at the same time, taking away my right to make choices for my life and my body based on the truth. He deceived me for 15 years, so he could have everything he wanted. I believed, everyone believed, that he was one of the good guys, committed to fighting for women's rights, committed to our marriage, and to the women he worked with.feedback

Kai Cole

But I now see how he used his relationship with me as a shield, both during and after our marriage, so no one would question his relationships with other women or scrutinize his writing as anything other than feminist. Now that it is finally public, I want to let women know that he is not who he pretends to be.feedback

Kai Cole

He always had a lot of female friends, but he told me it was because his mother raised him as a feminist, so he just liked women better. He said he admired and respected females, he didn't lust after them. I believed him and trusted him. On the set of Buffy, Joss decided to have his first secret affair. Despite understanding, on some level, that what he was doing was wrong, he never conceded the hypocrisy of being out in the world preaching feminist ideals, while at the same time, taking away my right to make choices for my life and my body based on the truth.feedback

Kai Cole

I'm doing architecture again, and slowly getting my life and self-esteem back.feedback

Stephanie Shirley

You'd think I'd be as happy as anything because I'm a bit of a feminist, but that really meant that my woman's company had to let the men in.feedback

Joan Osborne

I don't think it's hyperbole to talk about Dylan as an artist who's on the same level as Pablo Picasso or William Shakespeare. He's really an epic poet of America, and any singer can find such an incredible wealth and richness in his material, not just me.feedback

Demi Lovato

To be honest, and this will probably get me in trouble, I don't see anybody in any sort of squad that has a normal body. It's kind of this false image of what people should look like. And what they should be like, and it's not real.feedback

Kim Sauder

It also erases accountability for autistic men. I cannot emphasize enough that sexism and misogyny are not inherent to autism and that autistic men who do exhibit such behavior should be challenged and held accountable.feedback

Suzanne Moore

Plenty of women have contributed to the leftist cause, but women’s rights always come second to the male-centric populism of their cohorts. Leftwing men: can’t live with them, can’t shoot them. Instead, they can be splattered with faint praise for being “well-meaning”. Jess Phillips, the Marmite MP (I love Marmite) has taken a little pop at lefty men at the Edinburgh book festival. She was asked about the behaviour of men on the left and said they are the “absolute worst” sexists. They claim that they want to see women treated the same as men but they are guilty of “benign neglect” and don’t really fight for gender equality. They were worse, she said, than the “out and out sexists of the right”.feedback

Nicola Sturgeon

It is almost beyond belief that in 2017 a major company could think this is in any way acceptable. Shows what we are still up against.feedback

Madonna

If you know me, you can imagine how I received this information. It's true, I am a freedom fighter. I am a feminist. I am a rebel heart. But I am also a compassionate and intelligent human being. And if you cannot give me a logical reason for the word 'no,' then I will not accept the word 'no.' I hired a team of lawyers, and I took my case to the supreme court, and it was not an easy battle.feedback

Jemma Moonie-Dalton

In the boys' section the shoes are sturdy, comfortable and weatherproof, with soles clearly designed with running and climbing in mind. In contrast, the girls' shoes have inferior soles, are not fully covered, and are not well padded at the ankle. They are not comfortable and are not suited to outdoor activities in British weather.feedback

Christia Spears Brown

Most of the time, people don't intend to make a sexist comment. It's so ingrained in us after so many days on the planet, that it comes from an unconscious level.feedback

Taylor Swift

I'm not going to allow you or your client make me feel in any way that this is my fault. Here we are years later, and I'm being blamed for the unfortunate events of his life that are the product of his decisions–not mine.feedback

Judi McLean Parks

People don't like to have their expectations violated. If you (as a woman) behave in a masculine manner, then in some way or another, I'm going to think less of you, find you less likable, and be less likely to hire you – all because you have violated the expectations of what a woman is supposed to be like.feedback

Susan Fiske

Bias in general, whether it's directed at gender, race, or anything else, is more automatic than people think. And it's also more ambivalent than we realize. So that makes it harder to detect in ourselves.feedback

James Damore

I'm not saying that any of the female engineers at Google are in any way worse than the average male engineer. I'm just saying that this may explain some of the disparity in representation in the population.feedback

James Damore

He "couldn't really get ahead of it at all. People got offended because it goes against the left's ideology.feedback

James Damore

The whole point of my memo was actually to improve Google and Google's culture and they just punished me and shamed me. Even though there were many people that looked at it, it was only after it got viral that upper management started shaming me and eventually firing me.feedback

James Finberg

Google is not alone in Silicon Valley. The goal of the case is to not only get Google to change its practices, but to encourage other Silicon Valley companies to change their pay practices as well.feedback

James Finberg

They are concerned that women are channeled to levels and positions that pay less than men with similar education and experience.feedback

James Damore

It was totally secretive. And I heard things that I definitely disagreed with. There was a lot of just shaming and, No you can't say that, that's sexist, you can't do this.' There's just so much hypocrisy.feedback

Aaron Ginn - Lincoln

It has a silencing effect. There should be room for people to express opinions about the way the company is using resources. But people don't want to be labelled, as James Damore was, a bigot, a sexist or a racist.feedback

Serena Williams

There are barriers I hope to break so my baby, whether boy or girl, won't have to live under those stipulations. I definitely am a feminist. I like to stick up for women and women's rights. So many things happen and I just think, Wow, why don't we have a chance?' If that makes me a feminist, I am proud to be one.feedback

James Damore

It's illegal to retaliate against a NLRB charge. I'm currently exploring all possible legal remedies.feedback

Kara Swisher

It's interesting because I think one of the issues around Silicon Valley is it's supposed to be this tolerant and open-minded place and - just like the rest of the world - there's problems with sexism. There's problems with racism. There's all kinds of problems that had been not paid attention to.feedback

James Damore

I value diversity and inclusion, am not denying that sexism exists, and don't endorse using stereotypes.feedback

Owen Jones

James Damore’s diatribe against women in tech offers an insight into the male backlash that was an important factor in the rise of Trump. Google has just reportedly fired one of its workers for circulating a memo discussing the biological inferiority of his female colleagues, and how this made them less suitable for tech. The software engineer in question is James Damore. You’re going to hear a lot about him in the coming weeks: he’ll probably be a star guest on alt-right shows and the rightwing lecture circuit, splashed on the front covers of conservative magazines, no doubt before a lucrative book deal about his martyrdom and what it says about the Liberal Big Brother Anti-White Man Thought Police. For the online right, he’s already a hero: I’ll wager that soon thousands of angry male rightists will change their Twitter profile pictures to Damore’s face, and their Twitter names to I Am James Damore.feedback

Angela Saini

Support for the anonymous Google ‘manifesto’ on gender difference is reminiscent of the thinking behind the eugenics era• Angela Saini is the author of Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong. Sexism has long been recognised as a problem in Silicon Valley. But a lengthy memo written by a Google software engineer, and leaked online, has laid bare the ugly underbelly of how some in this male-dominated world think about women. The “manifesto” (which at the time of writing remains anonymous) uses scientific evidence in an attempt to explain that women are, on average, biologically different from men, in ways that make them less likely to work in the same jobs. “Women generally have a stronger interest in people rather than things,” the software engineer writes.feedback

Patricia Scotland

I think that is for others to say. I've always been really focused on my career, doing what I can and allowing other people's sexism, racism and prejudice to be their problem and not mine.feedback

Nasrine Nawa

Some TV stations in Afghanistan prepare reports about the abuse of women, but they don't report everything as they don't want to be accused of being feminist. Most forms of women's empowerment are seen as divisive and anti-men, but we want to remove the negative attitude to women's issues in this country.feedback

Emily Nussbaum

This reminds me of when Jon Stewart responded to Jezebel's criticism by having his fem support staff sign a letter saying he was not sexist.feedback

Kelvin Davis

I just think it's a sexist, stupid comment to make and it's just, there's no place for it in 2017.feedback

Claire Smith

That's what we do: Shine the light where it needs to be shone. That's why I am proud to be a reporter. A reporter, I pray, who continues to stand tall not only as a journalist, but also as a woman of color, because that matters greatly. Today, I humbly stand on this stage on behalf of every single person in my profession, in baseball and beyond, who was stung by racism, sexism and other insidious biases, but persevered. You are unbreakable. You make me proud.feedback

Claire Smith

I humbly stand on stage for those who were stung by racism or sexism or any other insidious bias and persevered. You are unbreakable. You make me proud.feedback

Nick Cohen

Anne Marie Waters’ swerve to the far right is understandable but unforgivable. It sounds like the start of a bad stand-up routine. An Irish lesbian feminist walks into Ukip’s HQ and… And the Kippers walk out. Or at least three-quarters of Ukip’s members of the European parliament say they will walk out if Anne Marie Waters becomes their new leader.feedback

Hillary Clinton

For people who are interested in this, the nearly 66 million people who voted for me, I want to give as clear and as credible an explanation as I can.feedback

Mari Miura

She was not able to use the fact that she was at the top of the second biggest party to progress the feminist agenda.feedback

Nancy Snow

We are put in these positions all the time where we have to play the feminist card and the feminine card at the same time.feedback

Chris Harrison

When I think of my daughter, when I come home and she runs and jumps in my arms, I cry like a baby. I never cry. Probably the first 30 years in my life, I've never cried. All of a sudden you have a son and things change. But when you have a daughter, I know it's a double standard and it even may be a little sexist, but it's just different. They just get to you. They crush you in ways you never thought you'd be crushed.feedback

Hillary Clinton

Writing 'What Happened' was hard, so is what we see every day. As we move forward & fight back, I hope this helps.feedback

Seyran Ates

I'm not alone with this idea. It is a movement, it's a revolution. I may be the face of the liberal mosque, but I alone am not the mosque. We have millions of supporters all over the world. Yes, a little bit. I could be in danger. People recognise me. The hostile reactions proved how necessary the project was.feedback

Emilia Clarke

It doesn't stop me from being a feminist. Like, guess what? Yes, I've got mascara on, and I also have a high IQ, so those two things can be one and the same.feedback

Matt Bomer

Some things have changed but many, many things have not. A lot of the things that we are dealing with on the show are sadly really relevant and fresh today, whether it's the ageism or the sexism or the anti-Semitism and certain aspects of race. I don't think it's very different. I think everybody is a lot more polite now, but I think secretly down, down, deep inside they fight like it's turf war, like it is a war they need to win.feedback

Jo Swinson

Blaming women for the gender gap in organisations gets us nowhere. We need to recognise the endemic problem of sexism and all take proactive steps to solve it.feedback

Seyran Ates

Sharia is a war against women's rights, nothing else,' she said. The UK has helped Islamists to bring women under Islamic sharia law and its patriarchal structures.feedback

Seyran Ates

There is no Islamic requirement [to cover one's head]. There is no theological argument even in the most conservative interpretation of the Qur'an.feedback

Katee Van Horn - GoDaddy

And the more important question isn't whether someone responds to email right away. It's what they say, whether their responses have impact. We shouldn't be judging people based on how fast they communicate. We should be looking at whether they achieved the goals set for them.feedback

Debra Weissman - GoDaddy

You can't change a place just by hiring more women. You have to create a safe space to talk about the assumptions all of us have. You have to work against the biases.feedback

Seyran Ates

There are more and more people wanting to break the chains. In many countries you can find people who are practising what we're doing, but they are doing it under cover, privately. Liberal and secular Muslims are squeezed out by radical Islam, so they decide to be silent. It's not so easy for liberal Muslims to be 'out'. It's like being homosexual. They are tarnished as the 'enemy of Islam.feedback

Dana Edell

I knew that I wanted to raise my child Jewish and in a Jewish home. And yet I'm also a feminist and activist, and believe very strongly in the right to your own body.feedback

Katee Van Horn - GoDaddy

We realized a lot of those are invitations for subjectivity.feedback

Debra Weissman - GoDaddy

The most important thing we did was normalize acknowledging that everyone has biases, whether they recognize them or not. We had to make it O.K. for people to say, I think I'm being unintentionally unfair.feedback

Blake Irving - GoDaddy

We needed to become the most inclusive company in tech. We had to erase the idea that meritocracy is enough. We know this is a process. We know we're not going to fix it in a day, or a year, or five years.feedback

Katee Van Horn - GoDaddy

There's a lot of little things people don't usually notice. But they add up. They reinforce these biases you might not even realize you have.feedback

Lori Mackenzie

Oftentimes, what keeps companies from shifting is believing the existing system is already fair. Blake is really committed to undermining that.feedback

Elizabeth Ames

It was a big moment. Everyone was skeptical of GoDaddy, the same way they're skeptical about companies like Uber today. But GoDaddy was really committed to it, and it's working.feedback

Sophie Turner

There is still that sibling rivalry back from when they were young. There's still that sexism that's ingrained in the culture. He's the military man, she's the politician. I think they need to realize that they need to stop fighting for ultimate power and just work together.feedback

Chris Sweis

If you know Dave you know him to be a very passionate person who is a lover of people…That passion is clear to anyone who knows him…He is also a MAN…A heterosexual MAN…Yes a MAN…A MAN who from time to time has needs and desires of a woman.feedback

Nicole Sanchez - Vaya

Or perhaps they truly don't understand what's wrong with the behavior described, hence the 'what's the big deal?' kinds of questions. These people have been socialized in a corporate environment that is dying, not the one that is on the horizon.feedback

Michael Petraeus

How is it that men should pay with their careers for a moment of weakness?feedback

Michael Petraeus

Should Dave McClure pay for his mistakes? Most likely yes. Should he have to step down into the shadows of the company he made? Hell no. I don't understand why a guy, who is an otherwise great businessman who helped over a thousand companies around the world, should have his professional life erased simply because he likes to sleep around.feedback

Michele Dauber

It's a special spin on 'boys will be boys.' Boys will be boys is the reason we are making so much money and we can't do anything to interfere with that.feedback

Courtney Knichel

I'm not really a feminist. I was a hard worker, but I know nothing else. I love this life. I came in in 2008. I had nothing else. I always tell my husband, This was my first love.' Do I want to see them hire more women? I just want the hardest worker to get the chance. . . . Maybe the story would be better if I was, like, so pro-hire women. But I'm not. Hire the hardest worker. That's what I think.feedback

Jane Garvey - BBC

As you may be aware by now the BBC has been found to be not quite the equal opportunities employer it has always been thought to be. Yes, there are some breathtakingly high salaries paid to certain presenters but the side of the story that has so incensed all the newspapers, charities and even the Prime Minister is the huge pay gap that exists between men and women. If the BBC thinks we are not talking to each other, we are. Women have learnt a few things and I would argue it's a good time to start acting on what they've learnt.feedback

Amy Parish

For me as a feminist, it's really interesting. Because the goal of the feminist movement is to behave with other females as though they are your sisters.feedback

Jon Roseman

If I were a senior BBC executive, I would have brought them [the female stars] all in and apologised profusely. But to have them publicly humiliated is ridiculous, it is so BBC.feedback

Miriam O'Reilly

The BBC really is a gem and I get angry at the way this government is assaulting it. But I do think it has to get its house in order on not just pay disparity, [but] on ageism, on sexism. It wouldn't have to face shitstorms like this if it did the right thing by people.feedback

Matt Bomer

All these things that are coming to a head right now in our country – immigrants, sexism, the generational clash – are really big elements in our show. There are so many American ideals that Fitzgerald was wrestling with and that we're still struggling to perfect.feedback

Margo Price

I don't want to be called a 'female musician,' I want to be called a musician.feedback

Johanna Konta

I was actually born in Australia to Hungarian parents but I've lived here for half my life now almost and I'm a British citizen and I'm incredibly proud to represent Great Britain...I've represented Britain in the Olympics so I'm definitely a British athlete.feedback

Melissa Byrne

Our shirts are our message. We want the USGA to dump sexist Trump because women and men deserve to make sure that they are safe and that sexual predators are not considered ambassadors of sports. You could tell he saw us. He looked at us, and then somebody else looked and had this really annoyed look. Security gets concerned, so we made sure the president was safe in his box before we removed our shirts. He came over to the glass to wave to people, and he looked at us.feedback

Ella Smillie

Our review shows that specific forms of gender stereotypes in ads can contribute to harm for adults and children. Such portrayals can limit how people see themselves, how others see them, and limit the life decisions they take. Tougher standards in the areas we've identified will address harms and ensure that modern society is better represented. However, there is also significant evidence of potential harm for adults in reinforcing already internalised messages about how they should behave and look on account of their gender.feedback

Cath Tate

Somehow one has to produce cards that hit the moment. It's quite a subtle thing, what people think of as funny. You have to be plugged in to what is really getting at people.feedback

Cath Tate

It was the first one that really took off. It was quite a financial struggle when the children were little. It didn't happen overnight.feedback

Cath Tate

I realised – the more I looked into it – how good some of the women cartoonists were.feedback

Jennifer Brand

I don't understand it. As a woman, I don't think he's sexist, I don't think he's denigrating to them and I don't think [the protestors] show support for the women that are here playing.feedback

Diane Abbott

We are talking about mindless abuse and in my case the mindless abuse has been characteristically racist and sexist. And just to outline I've had death threats, I've had people tweeting that I should be hung if 'they could find a tree big enough to take the fat bitch's weight.feedback

Niu Tianxiu

The environment for feminist discourse and policy have improved somewhat. And especially at the middle and lower level, if local leaders have progressive attitudes toward gender and can get the support of the families involved, exceptionally able women can partake in a fair competition.feedback

Brooks Barnes

Pascal, a 59-year-old woman in an industry rife with sexism and ageism, seems to have emerged stronger and happier, having reinvented herself as a producer through her company, Pascal Pictures ... On a personal level, after a lot of soul-searching, some in a therapist's office, she has tried to see the hack as freeing. After all, she has no more secrets.feedback

Bill Clinton

The thing [these scholars] get most out of being with each other is being with one another . We may be less racist, homophobic and sexist, but we don't want to be around very many people who disagree with us normally and we get news in silos. The truth is in an interdependent complex world, diverse groups make better decisions than homogeneous ones and so these people would make better decisions. I also think you have to begin with the end in mind, that is, you have to say, yeah, you got to win the election, but why in the heck are you running?feedback

Ruth Holdaway

With 1.6 million fewer women than men playing sport once a week in England, and only 9% of 13-15 year old girls meeting the recommendations for physical activity levels, the WTA is reinforcing the notion that image is important for women and girls when playing sport – which is likely to put them off - rather than highlighting the physical, mental, emotional and social benefits of physical activity which will inspire many to give it a go.feedback

Ruth Holdaway

By focusing on the appearance of women, this poll diverts much needed attention away from the pure talent and athleticism on display from these players.feedback

Elena Vesnina

Asking fans about what we wear could give people an extra interest in the sport.feedback

Mary Dejevsky

The French president showed elegance and discretion with Trump, as he has with Putin. His diplomatic skill shows up Theresa May’s ineptitude• Mary Dejevsky is a writer and broadcaster. Within hours of Air Force One touching down in Paris there was fresh confirmation that no foreign visit by this US president comes without its risks. Betraying what the kindest interpretation would describe as an old-fashioned eye for the ladies – let’s face it, he is 71 – Donald Trump had strayed from the conventional introductions to compliment his host’s wife, Brigitte, on her figure. He then turned to her husband, the president of France, to remark: “She’s in such good physical shape. Beautiful, isn’t she beautiful?”.feedback

Melissa Guzy

If you are going to get derailed because of a guy acting like he was in a high school locker room for about three minutes, you'll never get anywhere in a startup. Sexism is just one of the things you have to come across. We should all earn for what we get.feedback

Sara Nelson - Association of Flight Attendants

Straight from Akbar Al Baker lips, he confirms what AFA has said all along: Qatar Airways thrives on misogyny and discrimination. Qatar is not only seeking to choke out U.S. Aviation, but also the 300,000 good jobs built through opportunity created on the principle of equality. There is no room for a separation of humanity in air travel or in an emergency. Flight Attendants are onboard to save lives and every life counts. If you prop up Qatar Airways you are supporting sexism, racism, and ageism. Period.feedback

Carly Zakin

What worked, when you deconstruct it is, it was two to three hours of telling you, here's everything you need to know to be a functioning person: This is the news, the latest movie that's out, the book to read, how to cook your Thanksgiving turkey. Our audience is not watching morning TV in those ways anymore.feedback

Carly Zakin

We've had people tell us we're being emotional. You don't say that to male founders.feedback

Robbie Goffin - FTI Consulting

It's not about being sued. They're worried about ever being able to do business again. The question is not whether you've done something illegal. It's whether you've done something unethical.feedback

Claudia Iannazzo

Culture only truly shifts once more women are in power. It's not the vocabulary of the industry that's the problem. It's the gender of the industry.feedback

Robbie Goffin - FTI Consulting

For marginal actors, it's crystal clear there is now a line that you can no longer cross.feedback

Dave McClure

I was getting confused figuring out whether to hire you or hit on you.feedback

Janice Fraser

This generation has much more confidence in their hire-ability and long-term career potential.feedback

Claudia Iannazzo

The women venture capitalists in this industry have been hearing stories from female entrepreneurs for well over a decade about the behavior of their male colleagues. Until firms set themselves diversity targets or start hiring women, as far as I'm concerned, it's still all talk.feedback

Karin Klein - Bloomberg Beta

We're simply asking that we VCs begin to collect the data and that LPs ask us for it – a sort of transparency pledge. I don't want to exclude men. They are our greatest advocates.feedback

Ashley Swartz

For women who come out [about sexual harassment], dimes to dollars it was not the first time. They just wanted it to be the last time.feedback

Claudia Iannazzo

I think that's just being decent. Who wants to invest money in people who are indecent?feedback

Melissa Pancoast

I understand the feeling to want to keep your head down, be an example of success, and not do anything to make it harder to raise funds. The power dynamics are so awful that if you're trying to keep your company alive you'll put up with all kinds of shit.feedback

Michael Moritz - Sequoia Capital

But if there are fabulously bright, driven women who are really interested in technology, very hungry to succeed, and can meet our performance standards, we'd hire them all day and