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Quotes of the Day for 8 January 2003 – Women's Roles

In the villages of northern Greece, the men will stay home today, minding the children and cleaning the floors. The women will be in the cafes; drinking, smoking, and generally carousing. Today is Gynaikokratia (also seen as Gynaikratia), literally the "Rule of Women." No, I had never heard of it either, but then, neither had my spelling checker.

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The quotes:

Whatever women must do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.
     - Charlotte Whitton

A man's women folk, whatever their outward show of respect for his merit and authority, always regard him secretly as an ass, and with something akin to pity. His most gaudy sayings and doings seldom deceive them; they see the actual man within, and know
     - Henry Louis Mencken, 1880 - 1956

I think that maybe if women and children were in charge we would get somewhere.
     - James Grover Thurber, 1894 - 1981

I'd liked to point out one of the great things about being 50 in this industry, and that is the absolute concrete assurance that women my age will never be considered for a role in one of these macho, airhead, testosterone action films - and for that I am grateful.
     - Jessica Lange

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
     - Timothy Leary, 1920 - 1996

Women and cats will do as they please and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
     - Robert A. Heinlein


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