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Caroline Heldman
The first time I met him, one of the first things, if not the first thing, out of his mouth was to the effect of, When I was in college, professors didn't look like you,' . That kind of set the tone of his, I would call it, sexist humiliation and bullying which was pretty typical for him. My upward trajectory slowed considerably. I continued to do other shows but being blacklisted from Bill O'Reilly's show is a big deal.feedback
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Apr 22 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Sexism. 171 people are quoted and you can read 244 citations of them about Sexism. Hillary Clinton, Inna Shevchenko, Sinta Nuriyah and Denise Young Smith, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Hillary Clinton said: “Where everyday sexism and structural barriers were once blatant, today they are sometimes harder to spot. But make no mistake: they're still with us. Just look at all that's happened in the last two days to women who were simply doing their jobs. April Ryan, a respected journalist, with unrivaled integrity, was doing her job just this afternoon in the White House press room when she was patronized and cut off trying to ask a question. One of your own California Congresswomen, Maxine Waters, was taunted with a racist joke about her hair.”.
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Jenna Bush Hager

Her teacher said that Mila's really empathetic and that when somebody in her class feels sad, she feels sad, and when somebody's happy, she feels happy. Like I'm going to do right now, I broke into tears because, to me, that's what's most important is to raise really kind girls – and I'm so happy my girls are kind.feedback

Rachel Holmes

Although it is right to commemorate outside Parliament the fight for women’s votes, the choice of person is an act of historical airbrushing. There are rather too many statues in Britain, and for the most part they honour individuals more than the movements and values they were meant to represent. They can sentimentalise the past by setting it in stone or bronze. As a biographer, I prefer to rake over the past so that we might learn from it – and be better equipped to deal with the present and future.feedback

Tomi Lahren

Let me go. Let me move on. I'm deeply hurt by what has happened, I'm disappointed in what has happened. But if this is the way that it is, let's just part ways, cleanly. It's my job, this is my life. Without that, I feel lost. ... I don't consider myself a feminist. But boy, I won't lay down and play dead, ever.feedback

Elena Favilli

Films and books teach children that boys are stronger and better. But parents are realising that daughters need adventures too. According to a study published recently in the American periodical Science, by the time they are six years old, girls already think that they are less capable than boys. At school it is girls who on average achieve more highly, and yet from the very first year of primary school they assume that boys are better than them.feedback

Giulia Gomes

People are increasingly connected and seeing why feminism exists and why there is no reason to accept sexism in our society. They did the right thing. But I am scared this case will die.feedback

Jose Mayer

Sadly, I am the fruit of a generation that learned, wrongly, that sexist, invasive and abusive attitudes could be disguised as games or jokes. They can't.feedback

Juliana de Faria

Before, bad things that happened were brushed under the carpet or ignored. Now, they are being talked about.feedback

Sérgio Valente - Globo

Demonstrations of support generate an impact, but they can't conduct the response. He can come back to act in soap operas. He is a fantastic actor. Aggression generates expulsion.feedback

Sérgio Valente - Globo

We are aware that from content, we can create better behavior in society, and we do this with responsibility.feedback

Jesús Santos

It's outrageous that a school that receives public funds should separate the sexes in such a senseless way. It is not right that centres continue to educate boys and girls according to sexist roles of segregation and inequality.feedback

Juan Carlos Corvera

Every pupil, according to his or her taste, chooses the activity they prefer. Certain political groups on the council attack the school in order to promote themselves.feedback

Tori Drews

I thought some of them were racist. I thought some of them were sexist. I thought it was completely intolerable.feedback

Bruce Feiler

It's a place we must create for ourselves, especially when it seems most challenging to do so.feedback

Haley Mlotek

O'Keeffe once said that her penchant for black was not a preference but a practicality: If she started picking out colors for dresses, she would have no time for painting. She could be coy in that way, especially about the trappings of traditional feminine identity–denying that her flower paintings bore any resemblance to female genitalia, bristling at others' attempts to label her a feminist.feedback

Sinta Nuriyah

They have to be confronted. If they aren't, they will take heart and become even bolder.feedback

Sinta Nuriyah

It isn't easy erasing teachings that have already penetrated deeply.feedback

Sinta Nuriyah

I'm someone who if there's something I want, then I've got to have it.feedback

Sinta Nuriyah

We didn't need to act or wear clothes like we were kings. Because the people we are facing down aren't foreigners, but are from our own nation.feedback

Sinta Nuriyah

I wanted to look into the extent to which religion shapes the lives of women, and also the extent to which women influenced religion.feedback

Sinta Nuriyah

Reach out to the regional district head. All people have the right to worship God, not just some people. That's the truth in Islam. Because we're all siblings. We have to always look out for one another. I was too young, and love hadn't blossomed yet. Mankind shouldn't always fail in life. If right now you're failing in your studies, then you shouldn't also fail in love. Just like General Sudirman struggled for an independent Indonesia, I struggled for my own future. My friend had 16 kids, because her husband was a prominent preacher who wanted to have 25 children.feedback

Shinta Ratri

There's nobody else in Indonesia like her, who cares this much about marginalized groups.feedback

Jose Mayer

I was mistaken in what I did, what I said and what I thought. I am a product of a generation that learned, incorrectly, that sexist and abusive attitudes can be camouflaged as jokes.feedback

Jonathan Copping

The FA, as the governing body in this country, has to be seen to be taking steps forward in relation to sexism and threats of violence and when people in the public eye are making comments like that it has to act accordingly.feedback

Polly Neate

The ingrained sexism at the heart of Mr Moyes' remark represents something much darker; it is a cornerstone of a culture that condones violence against women. But the power and platform of football can be part of the solution to ending violence against women. We urge the FA to act swiftly and take this opportunity to send out a clear and strong message to the footballing community – fans, clubs and players – that there is no place for sexism and misogyny in modern football.feedback

Clare Phillipson

We've had Adam Johnson and now we've got this. Clearly people intended it to not go public, that it would all be kept behind closed doors – again – and not dealt with. They were clearly hoping to avoid any public scrutiny. They're a business and they're trying to keep it running, and it's a very important part of the local economy, but if their business model involves rampant sexism then they're going to be turning off a fair number of paying customers.feedback

Arturo Carmona

There were definitely some entrenched issues around sexism in the broader campaign. There's no question that sexism exists in our society. I have worked to be an ally all my life, and all my career. But when it comes to these specific three or four attacks, they're not only unsubstantiated, they're false.feedback

Katie Harrison

Some people told us they felt uncomfortable about mentioning that they pray. Or we heard of people feeling upset that religion was the butt of jokes in a workplace where people have become much more aware about making disparaging comments about gender or disability. Many HR managers say they make provision for employees to pray at work and observe holy days and religious festivals, but workers say that's not happening.feedback

Hana Assafiri

She has been invited time and again to engage with activist, feminist Muslim women and engage in conversation with a community of progressive Muslims and her decline, to me, speaks volumes.feedback

Sonia Sodha

The left must learn that moral outrage will never win an argument. It took but a quick click, but even as I joined the collective expression of disgust on social media at last week’s Daily Mail “Legs-it” front page I felt a bit sheepish. Not because juxtaposing a headline that posed the question of who had better legs next to a photo of Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon wasn’t deeply sexist, but because it was a futile gesture, and I knew it.feedback

Bernie Sanders

The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it. And unfortunately, there are people like that.feedback

Margarete Schwarzer

She was very anti-Nazi. Which isolated anyone in the Nazi time. And not just then. You must know that also after 1945 it was not fashionable to be anti-Nazi and that – as my grandmother could attest – the Nazis all still sat at their posts, in City Hall, everywhere. She was an eco-activist already in the 1950s and campaigned for animal rights. I don't know where she got it from, but she was proved right. She was a very sharp political thinker. Then I went out into the world, and it was different. Perhaps that's also what enrages me.feedback

Markus Lanz

There is scarcely a person in our country who experiences such a high degree of admiration but also rejection as her.feedback

Angela Merkel

Yes, now little girls in Germany know they can become a hairdresser, or chancellor. Let's see.feedback

Angela Merkel

I have been speaking out now for almost 50 years, and it just can't be.feedback

Margarete Schwarzer

I was impressed by her intelligence, her openness and her palpable integrity. I almost wept.feedback

Lizzie Armitstead

I don't know if people are suspicious of cycling or more specifically of Bradley. It's heartbreaking if they are, because there have been so many success stories.feedback

Tara VanDerveer

I want to think sexism is too simple of an answer, but what is it if it's not that? Anytime someone hires a male coach and says, Coaching is coaching,' well, why aren't more women in men's basketball?feedback

Peter Alliss

The clubhouse is full of bloody women. They love going there for nothing. What's wrong with men-only areas? You have men's lavatories and ladies.feedback

Hillary Clinton

Where everyday sexism and structural barriers were once blatant, today they are sometimes harder to spot. But make no mistake: they're still with us. Just look at all that's happened in the last two days to women who were simply doing their jobs. April Ryan, a respected journalist, with unrivaled integrity, was doing her job just this afternoon in the White House press room when she was patronized and cut off trying to ask a question. One of your own California Congresswomen, Maxine Waters, was taunted with a racist joke about her hair.feedback

Arwa Mahdawi

A spate of companies headed by women – from Thinx to Nasty Gal – have come under fire for not practicing what they preach. Let’s not be so shocked. Is there anything the internet enjoys more than the story of an uppity woman getting her comeuppance? You’d think not judging by the schadenfreude that seems to have surrounded the fall from feminist grace of Miki Agrawal, the founder of period-underwear company Thinx.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

It's 2017. This sexism must be consigned to history. Shame on The Daily Mail.feedback

Jane Doughty

I think it's completely disgraceful. It isn't even just about female or male you're looking at disabled people as well. I've got no idea why [this is the case] the people need to talk to are the managers. They need to answer why - men can spend just as long in there as a female I can't believe for one minute that's justified.feedback

Chris Holliday

Men don't pay, but when you want a pee, you want a pee whether you're a man or a woman. It is a bit unfair.feedback

Laura Price

Unfortunately, if you're old, have a disability, a mental health problem or learning difficulty, or if you're the parent of young children, you're getting penalised. I think when you think about who this charge has an impact on versus who doesn't really need to think about it, you realise that actually you're putting barriers there for people who have enough barriers in their life.feedback

John Mehrzad

The actions of the British Cycling board in that regard are shocking and inexcusable. They also call into serious question whether the composition of the British Cycling board is fit to govern a national sporting body.feedback

Griff Witte - The Washington Post

We finally seem to have found a contest Jeremy Corbyn can win. The off-white socks really clinch it.feedback

Susanna Reid

There are more important things to worry about, one of them being whether Scotland remains parts of the UK when it comes to Brexit.feedback

Owen Jones

The paper’s leering front page featuring Nicola Sturgeon and Theresa May is part of a wider attack on liberal values. We must be prepared to fight back. Perhaps the Daily Mail should be sued for damaging people’s health? Across the nation, millions have cringed so hard at its audaciously sexist front page that they’ve strained their face muscles, or given themselves a migraine from slamming their heads repeatedly against the nearest wall.feedback

Shannon Watts

This United Airlines policy – whether intentional or not – is sexist and sexualizes young girls. As a woman and a mother, I was uncomfortable and angered by what unfolded at the Denver airport. I saw young girls confronted head-on with the disturbing reality that everyone – even an airline gate agent – is scrutinizing your body at all times. That what you were wearing for your vacation travel sent a message to someone that you were not appropriate, and that in order to participate in society, you are literally going to have to change. Even if you're only 10 years old.feedback

Jonathan Guerin

Male or female, those rules apply to every pass rider. That's an assumption you're making, right? They are guidelines that apply to everyone. All of this applies only to our employees and their selected pass travelers. This does not apply to our regular, paying customers.feedback

António Costa

Mr. Dijsselbloem has insulted us. Mr. Dijsselbloem has shown himself to be sexist, racist, xenophobic and an embarrassment for Europe, and because of that he cannot hold any EU post.feedback

Tania Boler

It's a bold product and there were a lot of naysayers. For us Elvie isn't just a product, it's about changing the conversation, because a lot of people see it as a yucky problem. But it isn't, it's a health problem. Women and consumer tech have never been a very exciting space for investors. There's been an assumption that women aren't early adopters of tech, which we're trying to prove isn't correct. Now is an exciting moment for tech for women. There's a big feminist movement and a paradigm shift in technology and health.feedback

Annabel Denham

It is a frustrating reality that a significant proportion of funding – be it at seed of Series C+ level – goes towards male founded or led businesses. This is not just an economic discussion, though we know scale-ups are vital to the UK economy: we want to see smart, savvy businesswomen getting the same opportunities as their male counterparts.feedback

Hadley Freeman

Richard Curtis’s sexist, saccharine turkey is being recooked at a time when TV romance is far superior. May it teach filmmakers to aim higher. It’s Comic Relief time, again, and truly, who could fail to wish it well? All that fundraising, all that cheer – as multiple celebrities will surely inform us on the night, this is Britain at its best. Except there’s a problem this year, and it comes in an oppressively heart-shaped form. The centrepiece of the night is a 10-minute sequel to the 2003 romcom to end all romcoms, Love, Actually.feedback

Matan Uziel

It's staggering because YouTube has a CEO [Susan Wojcicki] who is a feminist and a big champion for gender equality.feedback

Debbie Woskow

Female founders are underfunded and yet deliver great returns for investors. I hope that through ventures like the Female Founders Forum and my new investment platform AllBright, we can change the conversation for the future.feedback

Jeff Jones - Uber

It is now clear … that the beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber. There are thousands of amazing people at the company and I truly wish everyone well. Last month, former Uber employee Susan Fowler Rigetti published a blog post describing systemic sexism and sexual harassment in the workplace. The viral post prompted Uber to launch an independent investigation, led by former U.S. Attorney Gen. Eric Holder, reports NPR's Emma Bowman.feedback

Thandie Newton

I love being here, but I can't work, because I can't do Downton Abbey, can't be in Victoria, can't be in Call The Midwife - well, I could, but I don't want to play someone who's being racially abused. I'm not interested in that, don't want to do it...there just seems to be a desire for stuff about the Royal Family, stuff from the past, which is understandable, but it just makes it slim pickings for people of colour. I'm talented at what I do, but I've had to struggle against racism and sexism. But I'm glad of it, in a way, that I survived and overcame.feedback

Debi Hill

[As I am] in my late 40's I like to be referred to as one of the girls. Sir Roger certainly isnt sexist and it shocks me to see how much attention this has received. I quite enjoy it, it's nice, we're just a very happy team. It's very familiar and we are just one happy family. We know looking in the dictionary that girl means a young woman only up to the age of 11 or 12. It's diminishing and demeaning to refer to women who are older than 12 as a child, really. These are working women who are doing a job and have a career.feedback

Debi Hill

Ive worked with Roger for nearly 18 years and I really enjoy being there. We are a very happy team. We feel very valued and appreciated for what we do, and there's nothing wrong with how we're treated.feedback

Holly Dunsworth

People are already being discriminated genetically without mandatory genetic testing–that's what sexism and racism is. This would result in a higher resolution of discrimination and more individualized ways of targeting people.feedback

Roger Gale

It will be incredibly damaging if we go down this route. Superficially, this is an easy hit for anybody wanting to show they are doing something. Actually, it is crass and they will live to regret it - and so will the House and its MPs. Obviously, I trust her implicitly, she knows what I think and why I think it and constituents can call on her whenever I'm not around. She probably does 60 to 70 hours work a week, including most of Saturday, and I can call on her any time day or night. I couldn't do that with an assistant recruited through an advert.feedback

Sahar Fetrat

On every international women's day, I keep thinking more of how suppressed we are within this patriarchal society. The symbolic celebrations, flowers, gifts and some words of empathy and sympathy are always given to women every 8th of March while on the same day, sexism, inequality, harassment and violence against women screams from all the streets and corners of this country.feedback

Kellyanne Conway

Winning may not be everything. But it's darned close.feedback

Janusz Korwin-Mikke

Do you know how many women are in the first 100 of chess players? I tell you: no one. Women must earn less than men, because they are weaker, smaller, less intelligent, they must earn less ... that is all.feedback

Pippa Norris

[It's] a kind of liberal myth. [Liberals] want to have a reason why people are supporting populist parties when their values are so clearly against progressive values in terms of misogyny, sexism, racism.feedback

Faiza Mushtaq

The 'empowerment' that so many Al-Huda women speak about doesn't make much sense from a liberal feminist perspective, especially to those who can't come to terms with these women's full face-and-body covering.feedback

Sarah Michelle Gellar

As an actor, you wish for that one role where you can leave your mark and forever be remembered, with Buffy I got so much more. She's a feminist challenge to gender hierarchy. Buffy may have been the Chosen One, but I was the lucky one.feedback

Jane Matt

I can't imagine not coming to work. I'm here to challenge every single sexist comment, assumption or act every single day. I do it by working.feedback

Justin Trudeau

Women's rights are everybody's rights. We know that society is better – more prosperous, more stable, more peaceful, more cohesive – when women's rights are respected, and when women are valued, empowered, and lead the way in our communities. That's why men have to be involved in fighting for women's rights … It can't just be women – if men don't speak up, it'll be much more difficult to make the fundamental changes we need. I'm proud to be a feminist, because making sure that everyone understands we all have a role in fighting for equality is the only way to move forward.feedback

Rebecca Lee Funk

This was just me working in my living room. I think they feel it is a safe place to ask questions.feedback

Susanna Reid

I'm astonished by what you're saying...to argue that there is a scientific basis for women being less intelligent as men sounds like utter nonsense. While I would agree in cases that sometimes women are weaker than men, but I don't know why you could justify a pay gap because they are shorter.feedback

Angela Carter

Did not prepare me well for patriarchy. He was putty in my hands throughout my childhood.feedback

Fiona Richardson

There are many small – but symbolically significant – ways that women are excluded from public space. A culture of sexism is made up of very small issues, like how the default pedestrian crossings use a male figure, and large issues such as the rate of family violence facing women. We are a government working towards gender equality for all women.feedback

Mirya R. Holman

This does mimic what conservative women have said in the past: 'You liberals think you're so enlightened but we still get people saying vile things about u.feedback

Kate Hendricks Thomas

In 2014, on a popular Facebook page called “Doctrine Man,” a serving Army National Guard officer wrote “let the butt hurt begin” in a thread discussing an article about one of us, Paula Broadwell, and, below it, posted a graphic image of a woman’s partially naked body impaled by a pitchfork. (Editors note: This link [].feedback

Martine Letts

Unconscious bias reinforces stereotypes and influences daily decisions and attitudes. The idea is to install traffic lights with female representation, as well as male representation, to help reduce unconscious bias. Some people have expressed a little scepticism wondering whether it's gesture politics rather than having any real substance. But these symbols are a practical and meaningful way to demonstrate that in fact 50 per cent of our population is female and should therefore also be represented at traffic lights.feedback

Gillian Thomas

I think some of the reticence that might be coming across in not a huge chorus of defense of Kellyanne Conway in the face of these sexist comments is the feeling that she doesn't have our back. It's a shame. If women were more united and speaking up at this behaviour, including when it's perpetrated by the left, we'd all be a lot better off.feedback

Mirya R. Holman

To me, the 2016 election was hopefully an opportunity to be reminded that we're not in some kind of postgender society. There's a smaller set of acceptable behaviours for women.feedback

Li Maizi

The backlash is painful, but it coexists with progress as women activists manage – slowly – to bring about a change in attitudes. I often think of the day I was detained in Beijing. On the night of 6 March 2015, the police knocked on my door and took me to the station, where I was questioned nonstop for 24 hours. Later I was sent to a detention centre, where I was held for 37 days.feedback

Gill Furniss

We know that in some professions, standing in high heels for a period of an eight-hour shift is the norm. Wearing heels in this way often causes foot pain, bunions, skin lesions, lower limb pathology and other related discomforts for the heel-wearer. In fact, my own daughter suffered from a metatarsal fracture, which is more commonly affiliated with sports injuries, when she was forced to wear high heels in a former retail job. Quite literally adding insult to injury, she was denied any compensation or sick pay as she wasn't on the payroll for long enough.feedback

Andi Dorfman

Honestly, you're entitled to do whatever you want. You have three girls that you respect and care about, that are dating you, that you're dating. You've met their families. They've professed how much they like you or love you. You're an adult; I think you have every right to get as intimate as the two of you want in each relationship. That's my feminist rant.feedback

Caroline Framke

While the idea of some kind of mass feminist defection from Trump's base and inner circle might be a comforting fantasy for some, it ignores the fact that many women did and do support Trump.feedback

Caroline Dinenage

Dressed in heels or flats, we are collectively putting our foot down.feedback

Dan Matthews

So I suppose it's fairly contradictory in a way, because in one respect I'm saying that we men should be required to wear a suit and tie but women shouldn't wear high heels. But I think that's just where the line happens to be at the moment.feedback

Penelope Mantzaris

A lot of things are enforced, but high heels in particular – because that can also be a health issue for people – I think that's unnecessary.feedback

Marjorie J. Spruill

There seems to be great resentment of both as power-hungry and wanting to control men. Whereas Hillary is called castrating or shrewish, Conway is often called a slut. The implication is that she is using femininity to control men.feedback

Gill Furniss

Quite literally adding insult to injury, she was denied any compensation or sick pay as she wasn't on the payroll for long enough. Needless to say, she did not return to this type of work, but not everyone has that choice.feedback

Helen Jones

It is fair to say that what we found shocked us. We found attitudes that belonged more – I was going to say in the 1950s but probably the 1850s might be more accurate, than in the 21st century. Threatened with dismissal if they complained, they were forced to bear pain all day, or to wear clothing that was totally unsuitable for the tasks that they were asked to perform, or to dress in a way that they felt sexualised their appearance and was demeaning.feedback

Bill Condon - Disney

In the 1991 film, Belle was a real breakthrough among Disney heroines. But obviously a lot has happened in 25 years. We wanted to make sure that she remained a feminist figure and someone who looks to the future.feedback

Andrew Baumann - Global Strategy Group

Even in the end, none of Trump's numbers–was he racist or sexist or a danger to the country–improved. Which leads me to believe it was very much a backlash to Clinton. The [FBI Director James] Comey stuff really hurt her with Millennials–the people that decided in the last week or so broke pretty heavily for Trump.feedback

Jessica Lange

It tells a story of Hollywood, but that's just a microcosm of what goes on everywhere. What interested me the most was the sexism that exists but also, even more so, the ageism. What happens to a woman when she gets to be a certain age, and how devastating that is. I think it's good to have women working alongside other women. And I think Ryan is really doing something meaningful with that. He's not just paying lip service to an idea. And it changes the feeling on the set entirely.feedback

Joanna Scheuring-Wielgus

There are more women than men in Poland, we're better educated, and I will not let you offend Polish women, European women and women all over the world. It's a disgrace.feedback

Martyn Percy

Sheffield is a go-ahead, vibrant, progressive city, with cutting-edge universities and research-led industries. It is thoroughly modern. The public will neither comprehend nor welcome this rather fogeyish sacralised sexism of the religious organisation known simply as 'The Society', whose Council of Bishops includes Bishop Philip North.feedback

Nigel Farage

I am happy that there is someone compared to whom I can look like a pretty moderate politician.feedback

Iratxe Garcia Perez - Socialist Worker

And I know it hurts you, I know it hurts and worries you, that today women can sit in this house and represent European citizens with the same rights as you. I am here to defend all European women from men like you.feedback

Ryan Murphy

I wanted to make the show because I wanted to tell a story about modern issues that are facing women today, and, oddly enough, nothing's changed. You'd think things have progressed. They have not. So really it's a show about sexism and misogyny, and Why aren't women being paid as much as men? And Why in our culture we have 'It' girls and not 'It' boys? And Why do women feel there's only room for there to be one successful woman at a time? … All of these things are very interwoven in a very juicy, fun, but ultimately, I feel, a tragedy.feedback

Ryan Murphy

Treating inequality and sexism as a horror movie – that's what I tried to do. Susan and Jessica gave Bette and Joan the happy ending that they should have had. They realized that the way to win was to win together.feedback

Kerry Jang

It's now synonymous here with bigotry and sexism and that type of branding has no place in the city of Vancouver ... it's like a beacon of racism. I think Donald Jr. called me disgusting and [said] I should be ashamed of myself. He also said that about the Mayor and the Premier of the Province. So you know it's typical Trump rhetoric.feedback

Marian Javits

I have been encouraged by the hope that my experience will in some way mark a step forward in the historic effort to establish real professional independence among working husbands and wives.feedback

Marian Javits

Some may feel that my withdrawal marks a retreat. I do not see it that way. Perhaps a contribution has been made by bringing the problem into sharp public focus, and that the professional rights and freedom owed to both partners in a marriage will be honored and better understood.feedback

Ryan Murphy

It deals with sexism and misogyny and the idea of woman fighting for very few opportunities in Hollywood, and I think not a lot has changed.feedback

Kerry Jang

The name Trump has now become synonymous not with luxury and lifestyle but with racism, sexism and intolerance. With his name on that building, one of Vancouver's tallest and most iconic buildings, it just becomes a beacon of racism, and it's just not Vancouver.feedback

Claire Ernst

They tell me I'm a sexist racist murderer for supporting Trump. It's important to have someone like Milo to fight back.feedback

Kellyanne Conway

It's difficult for me to call myself a feminist in a classic sense because it seems to be very anti-male, and it certainly is very pro-abortion, and I'm neither anti-male or pro-abortion.feedback

Sarah Friar - Square

It's systemic across multiple industries and I think we all have to admit that there's a problem and that will be the beginning of planning a solution. That's the tone at the top that needs to be heard. I think our results speak for themselves.feedback

Salil Shetty - Amnesty International

It was a year when a poisonous political rhetoric of 'us versus them' surged across the world. Whether it was the xenophobic and sexist rhetoric of President Trump's election campaign, European leaders' assault on the rights of refugees, President Erdogan of Turkey's massive crackdown after the attempted coup there or the so-called war on drugs in the Philippines.feedback

Evan Spiegel - Snap

We've got a bunch of kids who were accused of misogyny, sexism – if you look at the female scandal of two and a half years ago – we were disgusted at the company. These people now want to take billions of dollars from the public markets and say 'leave us alone,' we want ownership for life. This is wrong.feedback

Travis Kalanick - Uber

I believe in creating a workplace where a deep sense of justice underpins everything we do. Every Uber employee should be proud of the culture we have and what we will build together over time. What is driving me through all this is a determination that we take what's happened as an opportunity to heal wounds of the past and set a new standard for justice in the workplace. It is my number one priority that we come through this a better organization, where we live our values and fight for and support those who experience injustice.feedback

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Hey Donald, I have a great idea. Why don't we switch jobs? You take over TV because you're such an expert in ratings, and I take over your job. And then, people can finally sleep comfortably again. Hmm?feedback

Bob McDermott

We're all good, and then she gives the speech at the women's rally, which was basically an anti-Trump rally. She said our president is a sexist, is a racist, and that we have a bully in the White House. ... That is very problematic for the top elected Republican in the state.feedback

Saori Baba

I think his sexist remarks in public give an impression that we women are looked down upon. I hope he won't make such comments anymore in public.feedback

Michael Cornfield

Very few people in public life, even today, get away with what Trump was able to get away with. I wonder what these gentlemen were thinking.feedback

Sallie Krawcheck

While I may have considered these 'courageous conversations' to be risky in the past (risky that I'd upset someone, or goodness forbid, come off as hysterical, or a raging feminist), I now believe that it is riskier not to have them. That's because if we're not having these conversations, those old gender expectations and beliefs that have in part kept us from moving forward professionally will continue on, unchallenged.feedback

Stefan Johnson

The same old thing: he's a racist, he's sexist, he hates immigrants, that's about it.feedback

Ashley Judd

Only when women have critical mass in every department at your companies, including building platforms from the ground up, will the conversations about priorities and solutions change.feedback

Ashley Judd

EDGE, the global standard for gender equality, is the minimum standard. And guess what, Silicon Valley? If L'Oréal in India, in the Philippines, in Brazil and in Russia can do it, you can, too. Enough excuses.feedback

Ashley Judd

Shall we talk about our friends in tech? Said with dignity and respect, the sexism in your workplaces must end.feedback

Ted Lieu

Trump -- who lost the popular vote -- has made a series of racist, sexist and bigoted statements. In addition, he has attacked Gold Star parents, veterans such as John McCain and now civil rights icon John Lewis.feedback

Barbara Lee

I will not be celebrating or honoring an incoming president who rode racism, sexism, xenophobia and bigotry to the White House. Donald Trump has proven that his administration will normalize the most extreme fringes of the Republican Party. On Inauguration Day, I will not be celebrating. I will be organizing and preparing for resistance.feedback

Lauren Duca

Tucker Carlson's brand is a toxic mix of blowhard condescension, partisan hackery and unbridled sexism. It only makes sense that he would excel at Fox.feedback

Megyn Kelly

Experience gives you a folder in which to put a new upset. Ah yes, I'm being called a bimbo by the likely Republican nominee. I will file that with my bouts with workplace sexism.'.feedback

Snehal Velkar

In our gender awareness work, one of the issues that's been raised repeatedly by young women are being harassed by men singing inappropriate Bollywood songs. Bollywood songs are great to sing and dance to, but when you pay attention, you realize that many of them objectify and demean women. This leads to normalizing sexual harassment and violence against women.feedback

Elizabeth Plank - Vox.com

How can being the target of a sexist attack help Clinton? It effectively chips away at her likability issue. Many women say they felt lukewarm about her, but last night they had sympathy. It's really hard not to like someone when you empathize with them.feedback

Snehal Velkar

We want to send a message to the industry that we can have popular music without it being sexist or humiliating to women.feedback

Sady Doyle

She just never let anyone make her smaller or less complex than she was; she owned herself, and that's one of the most important and difficult feminist projects there is.feedback

Naomi McDougall Jones

I can't think of anything else in my lifetime where there was a woman that fierce and so much of an action hero.feedback

Glynnis MacNichol

As a child there were so few role models for girls that were in charge of themselves and other people ... it was really unique in the landscape of movies aimed at kids. It's hard to separate the character from the actress.feedback

Glynnis MacNichol

You can't be what you can't see. When we don't have stories [with strong women at the center] everyone suffers for it.feedback

Sady Doyle

Carrie Fisher easily could have fit a really predictable mold – a pretty girl who played a princess in a movie once. But she always insisted on being more than that.feedback

Barbara Seals Nevergold

What was surprising though were the direct attacks on the president and the first lady in such demeaning ways, in such tone that many have described as racist and as sexist, and so those are the comments I am most concerned about because of the messages they send to our children.feedback

Michelle Bachelet

I think that beyond asking for forgiveness, this demonstrates that in Chile there is still machismo, sexism and in some cases even misogyny.feedback

Jill Kelley

Paula Broadwell's stalking brought months of unwanted terror to my innocent family, not to mention the national security breaches she created by her anonymous emails to our most senior generals by illegally accessing General Petraeus' government emails – based on her irrational & sexist suspicions. Of course she wants to 'move on' after she ruined countless careers and reputations of the victims she stalked because her affair ended.feedback

Christine Dickinson

Anybody that encourages racism, sexism, any other form of inequalities, and is against the British value of tolerance, then I am very worried about them having access to young people.feedback

Joel Wong

Men who have trouble asking for directions when they're lost, that's a classic example of self-reliance.feedback

Joel Wong

Some of these sexist masculine norms, like being a playboy and power over women, aren't just a social injustice, but they are also potentially bad for your mental health.feedback

Noemi Abad

I just can't have Donald Trump running this country and teaching our children racism, sexism and bigotry. Out of his own mouth he made this division. He needs to go – there's no place for racism in society in America.feedback

Shervin Pishevar

At the same time we need to have a serious national dialogue about our culture, values and the rampant sexism, racism and hate that Trump campaign has exposed.This is a tipping point for our nation and we must confront the systemic problems that this election has exposed.feedback

Emma Watson

As part of my work with UN Women, I have started reading as many books and essays about equality as I can get my hands on. There is so much amazing stuff out there! Funny, inspiring, sad, thought-provoking, empowering! I've been discovering so much that, at times, I've felt like my head was about to explode… I decided to start a Feminist book club, as I want to share what I'm learning and hear your thoughts too.feedback

Barack Obama

The only thing this office does is it amplifies who you are, it magnifies who you are, it shows who you are.feedback

Arlan Hamilton

By lending his image, his voice, his influence and substantial capital to Trump, Thiel isn't simply exercising his legal right to vote: He is fueling and enabling racism, sexism, sexual assault, violence and tyranny.feedback

Hillary Clinton

What Trump has done is to make it possible for people who have racist and sexist and all kinds of prejudices and bigotry to put them right out there. But what he's done really [is] unleashed a lot of darkness and divisiveness.feedback

Hillary Clinton

What Trump has done is to make it possible for people who had racist, sexist and all kinds of prejudices and bigotry to put them right out there. I'm not going to be able to wave a magic wand and change everybody's thoughts.feedback

Martin Chungong

The report … is an eye-opener, it's the first of its kind. We have gone out to interview members of parliament, to have their own personal perspectives, from their own experience. We are looking at how we can help resolve some of these issues, because they are actually a stumbling block to political participation of women.feedback

Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook

We can't create a culture that says it cares about diversity and then excludes almost half of the country because they back a political candidate. Do not involve racism, sexism, xenophobia or accepting sexual assault.feedback

Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook

I want to quickly address the questions and concerns about Peter Thiel as a board member and Trump supporter. We can't create a culture that says it cares about diversity and then excludes almost half of the country because they back a political candidate. There are many reasons a person might support Trump that do not involve racism, sexism, xenophobia or accepting sexual assault. ... Our community will be stronger for all our differences.feedback

Aunjanue Ellis

It also breaks my heart that there are a contingency, or a community, of folks who are going to stay home because they feel like to see it would be anti-feminist. They feel that they have to stand in solidarity with the woman who was abused, and I understand that wholly.feedback

Donna Brazile

There is no accountability for Donald Trump in the -- in the ridiculous and sexist things that he has said and racist things that he has said over the past few years.feedback

Denise Young Smith - Apple

As a woman (and a) leader, I think I have an even greater responsibility that I am listening to all the women, all the people of color, who may not feel as heard. In the midst of all this, he was deep down with all of us to understand what has transpired and what can we learn.feedback

Denise Young Smith - Apple

In the midst of all this, he was deep down with all of us to understand what has transpired and what can we learn. I think what that says is this is every bit as important as our products.feedback

Denise Young Smith - Apple

We cannot risk losing that. We have to have a safe place for people to do that. I think we need to constantly reevaluate the tools we have and think about what could be more effective.feedback

Denise Young Smith - Apple

I don't think people are too shy about doing it, but I am also very cognizant that we are still 70/30 in our very hard-core engineering team. We have to be cognizant that someone may not feel that their voice is heard or valued.feedback

Denise Young Smith - Apple

We take these things not just seriously, but personally. I have been grieved over this ... that someone may have had this kind of an experience.feedback

Hillary Clinton

To just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic – you name it.feedback

Donald J. Trump

… She called these Americans every name in the book – racist, sexist, xenophobic, Islamophobic – she said they were not even American…. Never in history has a major-party presidential candidate so viciously demonized the American voter.feedback

Hillary Clinton

To be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic – you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up.feedback

Hillary Clinton

To just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic–you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up.feedback

Hillary Clinton

You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic - you name it.feedback

Hillary Clinton

To just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic - you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up.feedback

Hillary Clinton

To just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic -- you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up.feedback

Hillary Clinton

To just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic -- you name it.feedback

Hillary Clinton

You know, just to be grossly generalist, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic – you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up.feedback

Hillary Clinton

You know, to just be grossly generalist, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables … the racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it.feedback

Questlove Gomez

These acts against Leslie Jones ... Are sickening. It's racist & sexist. It's disgusting. This is hate crimes. This ain't 'kids joshing round.feedback

John Inverdale

You're the first person ever to win two Olympic tennis gold medals. That's an extraordinary feat, isn't it?feedback

Ben White

She's doing the emotion for both of them really, he's looking at her going: 'What's for tea?feedback

John Inverdale

Do you think Bartoli's dad told her when she was little: 'You're never going to be a looker, you'll never be a Sharapova, so you have to be scrappy and fight'?feedback

Andy Murray

I think Venus and Serena [Williams] have won about four each but hadn't defended a singles title before.feedback

Katinka Hosszu

It was an amazing experience to share this moment with someone who I love.feedback

Kim Kardashian

I love to support other women, but I'm not the free-the-nipple type girl. ... Just, like, no hate. That's my thing.feedback

Kim Kardashian

Then coming back and then my daughter wakes up, having to feed her. You know it's like I have three people that I have to take care of. I don't think that I am. I don't like labels. I just think I do what makes me happy and I want women to be confident and I'm so supportive of women.feedback

Harry M. Reid

This shouldn't be hard. Donald Trump is a sexist and racist man who insults Gold Star parents, stokes fear of Muslims and sows hatred of Latinos. He should not be president and Republican leaders have a moral responsibility to say so?feedback

Jennifer Aniston

The objectification and scrutiny we put women through is absurd and disturbing. We define a woman's value based on her marital and maternal status.feedback

Hillary Clinton

We should be excited about seeing women there [in leadership] and absolutely it's worth celebrating. But, in and of itself, it's not enough.feedback

Sam Smethers

While they're all being objectified and undermined and ridiculed in that way, they're never going to be heard in the same way as men – they're always going to be battling for their right to be there [in politics].feedback

Michelle Obama

When you hear the smack talking... It's easy to brush that off because I know who I am.feedback

Barack Obama

We have to celebrate it, but we have to remember that progress is not inevitable. It's the result of slow, tireless, often frustrating and unheralded work. It would help if we had more women in the corner suite.feedback

Teresa Younger

My concern is always that people think we will have reached full equality if we have a woman running as a major party candidate. We did not become a post-racist society after President Obama was elected. We will not become a post-feminist society if Hillary Clinton is elected.feedback

Vince Powers

Donald Trump is radioactive. He is a sexist and a racist. He praises tyrants. He criticizes our NATO allies. Every day since he's been declared the winner, I've had Republicans coming up to me, saying, I'm voting for the Democrat.feedback

Rui Falcão

The PT will not give a possible Temer government any peace. Our opposition will go far beyond Congress. We are telling society that an illegitimate government will have no peace, there will be a fight.feedback

Dilma Rousseff

They've taken an attitude with me that they wouldn't take with a man. I profoundly lament the level of prejudice against women.feedback

Steve Simon

The WTA stands on its own and was founded on the principles of equality and empowerment. I am proud of all the strong athletes on the WTA who put in hard work and sacrifice every single day. Tennis as a whole is enriched by the contributions and accomplishments of every player, both female and male.feedback

Eric Van Hove

Young people are working with traditional crafts, re-using them, re-learning them. I'm have been learning how to sew and weave since I left Morocco. And also the place of craft in the history of civil movements, civil rights movements, or in feminist movements or in gay rights has always been very important- you know, all these considered low-arts- the crafts.feedback

Vanessa Williams - The Washington Post

I think he needs to figure out how to counter the narrative that he is sexist. The record is out there, some of the comments he has made about women in the past, in the recent past, as a matter of fact. One thing is that he hasn't been very specific about what he would do with regard to issues that are important to women.feedback

Michelle Payne

My sister Margaret and I both had a feeling we would win this race. It's such a chauvinistic sport, a lot of the owners wanted to kick me off.feedback

Michelle Payne

Everyone else can get stuffed (who) think women aren't good enough.feedback

Luana Mesquita

I think that these days there is no sexism. We live in a very liberal world.feedback

Inna Shevchenko - Femen

I think you will never find an ex or current Femen member who will tell you 'yes I went through casting' or something like that. It's nothing to do with appearance. It's about physical and moral preparation. Femen accepts anyone. Any woman can join Femen. You have to be trained – we are trained very well – we are trained physically, trained morally, and if we do one of the actions we have to train before the event. But it doesn't have anything to do with colour of your hair, or the size of your ass, (I'm sorry).feedback

Inna Shevchenko - Femen

I think that anyone should understand, the point about Femen is, it doesn't have anything to do with different cultures. It's not about that, we're talking about universal human rights. What we are doing is we are saying to the world that there are no different human rights for Arab women, and a different type for European, and a third type for America, for example. What we do is, we spread universalism, we say we have the right to control our own bodies, everywhere, in any culture, but it doesn't have anything to do with cultural differences.feedback

Inna Shevchenko - Femen

Definitely, yes, of course. But it's a question as to whether it's a choice or not.feedback

Inna Shevchenko - Femen

Our oldest member is 64 years old, she's Ukrainian and she does topless actions.feedback

Inna Shevchenko - Femen

You can look at our breasts as long as you want. But, while watching our breasts you cannot ignore the message written there. Our breasts are talking, our breasts are screaming, we have transformed our naked bodies into a political instrument. We have given the world a new meaning of women's nudity. And now this is a political instrument, this is my political weapon, and on my breasts I have written a message I want you to hear.feedback

Inna Shevchenko - Femen

You know I would say that everything that we do is always a personal choice. And fear is a choice as well.feedback

Inna Shevchenko - Femen

I'm not sure if this is the right question. I just forget about it.feedback

Inna Shevchenko - Femen

Every time that we find we have a new enemy, of women in general, of women's liberation, of course we get attacked more and more. For example today I woke up because of an SMS [text message] that I got. It said 'die'. And I thought to myself 'good morning Inn.feedback

Inna Shevchenko - Femen

We think that in France there is the situation, if men have money, if men have power, law is not for him and that's why we came from Ukraine to France to support French women to say that we are together with them and that we fight against crazy men like DSK.feedback

Andrei Yudin - Stylist

Even without any make-up they look astonishing. I just do it for the sake of touching a beautiful face one more time.feedback

Olga Trostiansky

The DSK tsunami got France talking in every household. Some intellectuals, French men, also reacted, some to support and maybe even to protect Mr Dominique Strauss-Kahn. All these reactions and this speaking out made people talk at home. I believe it's very interesting that men and women became aware of the existence of sexism.feedback

Christine Delphy

The voters really want to look as though they are doing something without actually having to make any effort. Look what just happened with Osez le féminisme (Dare to be feminist) – and I'm not against it – They got the word 'mademoiselle' or 'Miss' taken off official documents. Now there's a good reform, because it doesn't cost anything. All you do is take a line off the form. You even save ink.feedback

Inna Shevchenko - Femen

We are today here to announce that fascism, a fascist epidemic is spreading all over. Today we are starting our international campaign, there are activists who are coming from all over Europe today to participate in this action. We are announcing that we start our treatment of this fascist epidemic, we know how to treat it, we have an effective plan.feedback

Oleksandra Shevchenko - Femen

They threatened them with a knife and later cut off their hair. Then they beat them up and left them naked in the forest, without their belongings, clothes, money, phones or documents.feedback

Oxana Shachko

Then they told us to take our clothes off from the waist down and to turn around. This was the most horrible moment because we thought they're going to rape us now.feedback

Nick Clegg

Let me be clear: the Liberal Democrats must be a party where even a hint of sexism is taken seriously; where every allegation of harassment is dealt with properly; and where there can be no fear that power or position can be abused.feedback

Barack Obama

That is not change. You can put lipstick on a pig. It is still a pig.feedback

Jose Manuel Barroso - European Commission

The EU calls for a reform of laws inherited from the previous regime, particularly in the criminal code to ensure freedom of speech for Tunisian men and women.feedback

Lilian Thuram

Well, to answer your question, do you really think that sexism is part of human nature? No, I think that sexism is the oldest of the hierarchies which exist between men and women and it's a construction, used to exploit women. And racism is exactly the same thing. At a certain moment in history, in order to exploit non-white people, their inferiority had to be constructed.feedback

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