Many of the current feminist programs serve to undermine the true advancement of women in society. Women's Studies programs in the universities, like Black Studies Programs, imply that the subject matter is not worthwhile dealing with in mainstream courses. It is a ghettoization of the study of female authors. Those who are deserving of study are hurt by these programs just as affirmative actions hurt the qualified minority student. Both programs carry with them the stigma of welfare to aid an otherwise undeserving person.
Women who are successful, but will not pay lip service to feminist ideals, are ignored or vilified. Women who have served under Reagan, such as Jeane Kirkpatrick, are ignored or vilified. They are certainly not held up as examples of what women should aspire to be for feminists do not truly want women to be independent and free-thinking. Acceptable thought in today's women's movement is agreement with the leaders of NOW (National Organization of Women) and like organizations.
Never encourage a man to cook breakfast; it cause him to wonder
if women are necessary.
As far as I'm concerned, being any gender is a drag.
A man is a person who will pay two dollars for a one-dollar item
he wants. A woman will pay one dollar for a two-dollar item she
Certain women should be struck regularly like gongs.
An archeologist is the best husband any woman can have; the
older she gets, the more interested he is in her.
An ideal husband is one who treats his wife like a new car.
Twenty million young women rose to their feet with the cry "We
will not be dictated to" and promptly became stenographers.
Men aren't necessities, they're luxuries.
If you are ever in doubt as to whether or not to kiss a pretty
girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt.
No woman has ever stepped on Little America [in the Antarctic]
-- and we found it to be the most silent and peaceful place in
Admiral Richard Byrd
The best way to get a woman to listen is to whisper.
No woman is likely ever to be elected President -- they never
reach the required legal age.
Women and music should never be dated.
A woman can keep one secret -- the secret of her age.
The years that a woman subtracts from her age are not lost. They
are added to the ages of other women.
Diane de Poitiers
I wish Adam had died with all his ribs in his body.
The reason God made man before woman was that he didn't want any
What could Adam have done to God that made Him put Eve in the
Getting married is a serious matter for a girl; not getting
married is even more serious.
If it were not for the presents, an elopement would be
A man ought not to marry without having studied anatomy and
dissected at least one woman.
Honore de Balzac
Architects cover their mistakes with ivy. The bride covers hers
The Atchison Globe
As soon as an American man loves a girl he wants to marry her.
This is not only a blunder but it is rather absurd. It is so
typical of American men, always wanting to do the noble thing.
Any married man should forget his mistakes -- no use two people
remembering the same thing.
Women marry men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping
they will not. So each is inevitably disappointed.
One of the chief reasons that widowers get married so quickly is
because they find out that it bankrupts them to pay for the work
that a wife has done for her board and clothes.
The chain of wedlock is so heavy that it takes two to carry it--
There is one thing more exasperating than a wife who can cook
and won't, and that's a wife who can't cook and will.
One of the best things about marriage is that it gets young
people to bed at a decent hour.
No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases
her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes she were not.
American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection
that English women only hope to find in their butlers.
W. Somerset Maugham
I have always been convinced that if a woman once made up her
mind to marry a man, nothing but instant flight could save him.
When a man brings his wife flowers for no reason -- there's a
Monogamy: A marriage system in which subscribers are requested
to return one wife before taking another.
Marriage: The most expensive way to get your laundry done.
A friend married is a friend lost.
A fellow ought to save a few of the long evenings he spends with
his girl till after they're married.
The only real argument for marriage is that it remains the best
method for getting acquainted.
Marriage is all right, but I think it's carrying love a little
bit too far.
The days just prior to marriage are like a snappy introduction
to a tedious book.
A newly wed couple shouldn't expect the first few meals to be
perfect. After all, it takes time to find the right restaurant.
American girls often marry someone they can't stand to spite
someone they can.
Before marriage, when a woman speaks to a man in an undertone,
he calls it "cooing"; after marriage, he calls it nagging.
When you see some girls marry, you realize how they must hate to
work for a living.
Matrimony is a process by which the grocer acquired an account
the florist had.
Marriage marks the end of many short follies - being one long
No woman is worth the loss of a night's sleep.
Sir Thomas Beecham
Have you noticed that many jewels make women either incredibly
fat or incredibly thin?
It's the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have
I refuse to admit that I'm more than fifty-two even though that
does make my sons illegitimate.
What would women say if men changed the length of their trousers
Going to a party with your wife is like going fishing with the
Amos 'n' Andy
A psychiatrist is a fellow who asks you a lot of expensive
questions your wife asks for nothing.
An extravagance is something you buy which is no earthly use to
Franklin P. Adams
There is no logical reason why girls shouldn't play baseball.
It's not all that tough.
A woman's place is in the home. Why should she go out and take
away a workingman's pay instead of staying home and stealing out
of his jacket like a good wife.
It is possible that blondes also prefer gentlemen.
Mamie Van Doren
Men no longer prefer blondes. Today gentlemen seem to prefer
Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still
and look stupid.
Homeliness is the best guard of a young girl's virtue.
Mme. de Genlis
A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist
is a man who hopes they are.
Skinny women don't enjoy being told they're skinny nowadays.
They enjoy telling you how they got that way, as though
starvation were an achievement.
Those magazine dieting stories always have the testimonial of a
woman who wore a dress that could slipcover New Jersey in one
photo and thirty days later looked like a well dressed
Feminism is the theory and lesbianism is the practice.
Feminists are all ugly and look like men.
Feminists are forever discovering subtle new forms of sexism and
then beating men around the head and shoulders with it. It is
left to the rest of us to suffer the inevitable backlash this
provokes among men. Besides, the feminists have the Federal
Government behind them.
The lesbian is the archtypical feminist, because she's not into
men -- she's the independent woman par excellence.
The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females
begins when the doctor says: "It's a girl."
Man: Are you a lesbian?
Flo Kennedy: Are you my alternative?
If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.
I wholeheartedly agree with the DWA [Dartmouth Women's Alliance]
on one major policy: I, too, find men sexually unattractive.
A capacity for self-pity is the last thing a feminist
If government has accommodated comparable worth more readily
than private organizations, this is not because governments have
found comparable worth easier to construe; governments can
finance their follies by taxation, with no worries about buyer
Michael Levin, Commentary
Who says women have to give up femininity to get equal rights?
Anyway I don't want to go through a doorway ahead of a man --
it's much more fun to squeeze through together.
To be in love is to be in a state of perpetual amnesia -- to
mistake an ordinary young man for a Greek god or an ordinary
young woman for a Greek goddess.
Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl
and discovering that she looks like a haddock.
It's an extra dividend when you like the girl you're in love
Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying
the whole girl.
Nothing so annoys a man as to hear a woman promise to love him
"forever" when he merely wanted her to love him for a few weeks.
I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I've ever known.
Love is a gross exageration of the difference between one person
and everybody else.
George Bernard Shaw
I hate women because they always know where things are,
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they
are more certain they are their own.
She is an excellent creature, but she can never remember which
came first, the Greeks or the Romans.
Benjamin Disraeli, on his wife
Here lies my wife: here let her lie. Now she's at rest. And so
When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a
minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute- and it's
longer than any hour. That's relativity.
God made men stronger but not necessarily more intelligent. He
gave women intuition and femininity. And, used properly, that
combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I've ever met.
I can never feel that setting fire to houses and churches and
litter boxes and destroying valuable pictures really helps to
convince people that women ought to be enfranchised.
Dame Millicent Fawcett, on Emmeline Parkhurst's suffragette movement
Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative
positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of
our civilization were assumed long ago by a higher intelligence
A woman can look both moral and exciting -- if she also looks as
if it was quite a struggle.
A woman drove me to drink and I never even had the courtesy to
The cannot be a battle of the sexes. There's too much
fraternizing with the enemy.
It is not easy to be a pretty woman without causing mischief.
A woman without breasts is like a bed without pillows.
I think men were destined to become homemakers. After all, who
ever heard of "Ms. Clean" or the "Woman from Glad"?
I'd rather see a woman elected...They understand they can't
spend more money than the old man brings home.
A crowd has the mind of a woman.
A woman will almost never tell you the truth, while most man
defendents will. Women have a furtive, concealing nature, and to
some extent they're pathological liars who can conceive of
situations that never existed.
James D. C. Murray, veteran defense lawyer
High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the
When women kiss, it always reminds one of prizefighters shaking
A man loses his sense of direction after four drinks; a woman
loses hers after four kisses.
Men have a much better time of it than women; for one thing,
they marry later; for another thing they die earlier.
A man is only as good as the woman he feels.
There aren't many women now I'd like to see as President -- but
there are fewer men.
Clare Boothe Luce
The best camouflage for a woman's bowlegs is a low neckline.
Why can't a woman be more like a man?
Alan Jay Lerner, in the musical, My Fair Lady
The word lady is used correctly only as follows... To
differentiate between girls who put out and girls who don't.
Girls who put out are tramps. Girls who don't are ladies. This
is, however, a rather archaic use of the word. Should one of you
boys happen upon a girl who doesn't put out, do not jump to the
conclusion that you have found a lady. What you have probably
found is a lesbian.
Look Mr. President, I might sleep with them, but I'm damned if
I'll eat lunch with them.
Bill Lawrence, American newsman, to JFK on admitting women to the Gridiron Club
An optimist is a girl who mistakes a bulge for a curve.
Find a nice man, marry him, have babies and shut up.
Wauhillau Laflay, advertising executive, advice to career girls
The average girl would rather have beauty than brains because
she knows that the average man can see much better than he can
Ladies Home Journal, 1947
If you wonder which is the stronger sex, watch which one twists
the other around her little finger.
There is no such thing as a dangerous woman; there are only
Joseph Wood Krutch
The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look
It would be preposterously naive to suggest that a B.A. can be
made as attractive to girls as a marriage license.
Grayson Kirk, recent Columbia president
It is not a question of whether women should be educated at
Dartmouth, it is a question of whether women should be educated
And a woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke.
A woman who writes commits two sins; she increases the number of
books, and decreases the number of women.
Sir, a woman preaching is like a dog's walking on its hind legs.
It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at
A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner
than when his wife talks Greek.
Nature has given women so much power that the law has wisely
given them very little.
Only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. One is
to let her think she is having her own way, and the other, to let
her have it.
Lyndon B. Johnson
A gentleman is one who holds the door open for his wife as she
takes out the garbage.
A gentleman is one who never strikes a woman without
A gentleman is simply a patient wolf.
The more intelligent and competent a woman is in her adult life,
the less likely she is to have received an adequate amount of
romantic attention in adolescence.
My notion of a wife at forty is that a man should be able to
change her, like a bank note, for two twenties.
Some women just talk blond.
Her face was her chaperone.
It don't make no difference what is is, a woman'll buy anything
she thinks a store is losin' money on.
Women are just like elephants to me; I like to look at them, but
I wouldn't want to own one.
I never saw an athletic girl that thought she was strong enough
to do indoor work.
One of the difficult tasks in this world is to convince a woman
that even a bargain costs money.
Edgar Watson Howe
A man does not buy his wife a fur coat to keep her warm, but to
keep her pleasant.
Sir Seymour Hicks
A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's -- she changes it more
Darling: A popular form of address used in speaking to a person
of the opposite sex whose name you cannot at the moment recall.
Regard the society of women as a necessary unpleasantness of
social life, and avoid it as much as possible.
The main symptom of falling in love is that you lose your
If your wife wants to learn to drive, don't stand in her way.
I'm totally against women in combat, because we live in a
culture and a society that imposes on every man the concept of
women and children first...If you had a man and a woman trying to
go through some dangerous woods, the man's instinct would be to
protect the woman. Therefore you weaken the man.
Grace Hopper, Commodore, U.S.N., Ret.
We have enough trouble with women without giving them M16
Barry Goldwater, on drafting women
Nothing will ruin an interesting intelligent argument more
quickly than the arrival of a pretty girl.
That woman can speak eighteen languages and can't say no in any
Familiarity breeds contempt -- and children.
Always tell her she is beautiful, especially if she is not.
There are no ugly women; there are only women who do not know
how to look pretty.
In New Hampshire, providing your wife with green wood for
cooking used to be grounds for divorce.
I asked the Burmese why, after centuries of following their men,
the women now walk ahead. He said there were many unexploded land
mines since the war.
Men have many faults;
Women have but two:
There's nothing good they say,
And nothing right they do.
A man likes his wife to be just clever enough to comprehend his
cleverness, and just stupid enough to admire it.
A woman is a person who reaches for a chair when she answers the
I can always find plenty of women to sleep with but the kind of
woman that is really hard for me to find is a typist who can read
If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting in a cave
eating raw meat, because we made cililization to impress our
Once a woman has given you her heart you can never get rid of
the rest of her.
Sir John Vanburgh
From birth to age eighteen, a girl needs good parents. From
eighteen to thirty-five she needs good looks. From thirty-five to
fifty-five, she needs a good personality. From fifty-five on, she
needs good cash.
No woman in my time will be Prime Minister or Chancellor or
Foreign Secretary -- not the top jobs. Anyway I wouldn't want to
be Prime Minister. You have to give yourself 100%.
Margaret Thatcher, in 1969
A lot of wolves hang around a woman with a past hoping that
history will repeat itself .
The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation
but not the power of speech.
George Bernard Shaw
You can't kiss a girl unexpectedly -- only sooner than she
thought you would.
In the forties, to get a girl you had to be a GI or a jock. In
the fifties, to get a girl you had to be Jewish. In the sixties,
to get a girl you had to be black. In the seventies, to get a
girl you've got to be a girl.
A dress has no meaning unless it makes a man want to take it
In order to get at the cleavage you first have to cool them down
low enough and you can get rid on the slip.
Prof. K. Russel, MIT Materials Department lecture
Every time a woman leaves off something she looks better, but
every time a man leves off something he looks worse.
It isn't tying himself to one woman that a man dreads when he
thinks of marrying; it's separating himself from all the others.
The feminine vanity-case is the graveyard of masculine
There's something luxurious about having a girl light your
cigarette. In fact, I got married once on account of that.
In the 1920's it was legs. My God, women hadn't shown their legs
for 2000 years.
Any man who thinks a woman is his intellectual equal is probably
My idea of a vacation is to rest quietly in the shade of a
Most hierarchies were established by men who now monoplize the
upper levels, thus depriving women of their rightful share of
opportunities to achieve incompetence.
Laurence J. Peter
Psychologist: A man who, when a beautiful girl enters the room,
watches everyone else.
Chaste is she whom no one has asked.
After thirty-five a man begins to have thoughts about women;
before that he has feelings.