Quotes of the Day for 26 August 2002 – Equality
The Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified on this day in 1920, granting American women the right to vote. Finally. The day is officially proclaimed as Women's Equality Day, although I've never heard of anyone getting the day off. As it happens, Geraldine Ferraro was born on this day in 1935, in 1984 she became the first woman to run for Vice President on a major-party ticket. Here are a few thought on equality.
As long as I have any choice in the matter, I will live only in a country where civil liberty, tolerance and equality of all citizens before the law are the rule.
- Albert Einstein, 1879 - 1955
We've got a generation now who were born with semiequality. They don't know how it was before, so they think, this isn't too bad. We're working. We have our attaché cases and our three-piece suits. I get very disgusted with the younger generation of women. We had a torch to pass, and they are just sitting there. They don't realize it can be taken away. Things are going to have to get worse before they join in fighting the battle.
- Erma Louise Bombeck, 1927 - 1996
Whether women are better than men I cannot say - but I can say they are certainly no worse.
- Golda Meir
If women want any rights they had better take them, and say nothing about it.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
We are not asking for superiority for we have always had that; all we ask is equality.
- Nancy Astor
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