Gloria Steinem - Country Quotes
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In the last 25 years, we've convinced ourselves and a majority of the country that women can do what men can do. Now we have to convince the majority of the country — and ourselves — that men can do what women can do.... Let's face it: until men are fully equal inside the home, women will never be really equal outside it.
We seem to think that women here are better off than they are in any other country, and that's not true. We are the only modern democracy in the whole world with no national system of child care, no national system of healthcare, no system of family-friendly workplace policies. Women are a lesser percentage of elected officials [here] than in India.
Regarding the idea that the women's movement is white and middle class — a fair share of the country is white and middle class. And certainly, there are racist white women. Certainly, there are sexist black men. All those things are true. But the other thing that's never said is that black women are much more likely to support feminist issues than white women. It makes sense because they're much more likely to be on the paid labor force than white women. And if you've experienced discrimination for one reason, you're probably more likely to recognize it for another reason.