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  • "Business shouldn't be like sports, separating the men from the women."
    Barbara Ward (Baroness Jackson) (19141981), British economist, journalist, and educator
    Source: Speech (October 2002)
  • "This fellow said to me, “You know for a woman you make a lot of money. If I was you, I'd go back to my office and be happy just to have the job.”"
    Grace Fey, US former vice president and director of Frontier Capital Management
    Source: Quoted in Women of the Street (Sue Herera, 1997)
  • "I regard affirmative action as pernicious—a system that had wonderful ideals when it started but was almost immediately abused for the benefit of white middle-class women."
    Camille Paglia (1947–), US academic, educator, and writer
    Source: Interview, Reason Magazine (August–September 1995)
  • "Top jobs are designed for people with wives."
    Lucy Heller (1959–), British business executive
    Source: Quoted in the Economist (London) (March 28, 1992)
  • "We don't so much want to see a female Einstein become an assistant professor. We want a woman schlemiel to get promoted as quickly as a male schlemiel."
    Bella Abzug (19201998), US politician, lawyer, and campaigner
    Source: Quoted in America Chronicle (Lois Gordon and Alan Gordon, 1987)
  • "Saying that a person cannot be kept out doesn't ensure that that person can get in, and more important, stay in."
    Margaret Hennig (1940–), US business executive and writer
    Discussing corporate responses to antidiscrimination legislation.
    Source: The Managerial Woman (cowritten with Anne Jardim, 1976)
  • "There are very few jobs that actually require a penis or vagina. All other jobs should be open to everybody."
    Florynce R. Kennedy (19162000), US lawyer and political activist
    Source: “Freelancer with No Time to Write,” Writer’s Digest (February 1974)
  • "The legend of the jungle heritage and the evolution of man as a hunting carnivore has taken root in man's mind … He may even believe that equal pay will do something terrible to his gonads."
    Elaine Morgan (1920–), British playwright, screenwriter, and nonfiction author
    Source: The Descent of Woman (1972)
  • "The test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your chromosomes."
    Bella Abzug (19201998), US politician, lawyer, and campaigner
    Source: Bella! (1972)
  • "The low wages at which women will work form the chief reason for employing them at all … A woman's cheapness is, so to speak, her greatest economic asset. She can be used to keep down the cost of production."
    Bureau of Labor, US former government department
    Source: “Report on the Condition of Woman and Child Wage-Earners in the United States” (1910), vol. 11
  • "Men their rights and nothing more; women their rights and nothing less."
    Susan B. Anthony (18201906), US reformer and women's suffrage leader
    The Revolution was the magazine of the women's suffrage movement in the United States.
    Source: The Revolution (1868)

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