„…when I am told that my ploughmen are capable citizens, it seems to me ridiculous to say that educated women are not just as capable. A good deal of the political battle of the future will be a conflict between religion and unbelief: & the women will in that controversy be on the right side.“
„Although this book deals with the conflict between religion and science, I see this as only one battle in a wider war—a war between rationality and superstition. Religion is but a single brand of superstition (others include beliefs in astrology, paranormal phenomena, homeopathy, and spiritual healing), but it is the most widespread and harmful form of superstition. And science is but one form of rationality (philosophy and mathematics are others), but it is a highly developed form, and the only one capable of describing and understanding reality.“
— Jerry Coyne American biologist 1949
„And when girls cannot go to school and grow up not knowing how to read or write -- that denies the world future women engineers, future women doctors, future women business owners, future women presidents -- that sets us all back. That's a bad tradition -- not providing our girls the same education as our sons.“
— Barack Obama 44th President of the United States of America 1961
Context: And when girls cannot go to school and grow up not knowing how to read or write -- that denies the world future women engineers, future women doctors, future women business owners, future women presidents -- that sets us all back. That's a bad tradition -- not providing our girls the same education as our sons. I was saying in Kenya, nobody would put out a football team and then just play half the team. You’d lose. The same is true when it comes to getting everybody and education. You can't leave half the team off -- our young women.
„Religion is against women's rights and women's freedom. In all societies women are oppressed by all religions.“
— Taslima Nasrin Poet, columnist, novelist 1962
" Taslima Nasrin: A Writer On Trial http://atheistfoundation.org.au/article/taslima-nasrin-a-writer-on-trial/", Interview with Kerry O'Brien on "Lateline", ABC TV (1995).
„I would prefer to believe that a market in fetal organs would empower women to use their reproductive capabilities to their own economic advantage.“
— Jacob M. Appel American author, bioethicist, physician, lawyer and social critic 1973
"Are We Ready for a Market in Fetal Organs?," http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jacob-m-appel/are-we-ready-for-a-market_b_175900.html The Huffington Post (2009-03-17)
„I think women have demonstrated in leadership positions that they're capable of handling very difficult situations.“
— RoseMarie Panio politician 1941
The Journal News (2007) http://220.127.116.11/search?q=cache:zcK-Qu47mLwJ:www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article%3FAID%3D2007701220356+%22linda+cooper%22+biography+yorktown&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=9&gl=us
„Just when you think there's nothing to write about, Nixon says, "I am not a crook." Jimmy Carter says, "I have lusted after women in my heart." President Reagan says, "I have just taken a urinalysis test, and I am not on dope."“
— Art Buchwald journalist, humorist, United States Marine 1925 - 2007
Time magazine (29 September 1986).
„I am what I am because I was the son of a princess. Women have always been very educated and progressive in my family.“
— Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma Maharaja of Travancore 1922 - 2013
On the matrilineal system of inheritance in vogue among the royal family, in "Royal vignettes: Travancore - Simplicity graces this House (30 March 2003)"
„The principal goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done; men and women who are creative, inventive and discoverers, who can be critical and verify, and not accept, everything they are offered.“
— Jean Piaget Swiss psychologist, biologist, logician, philosopher & academic 1896 - 1980
As quoted in Education for Democracy, Proceedings from the Cambridge School Conference on Progressive Education (1988) edited by Kathe Jervis and Arthur Tobier
„Muslims have a very bad attitude to homosexuality, they're very intolerant … And women. For them women are second class citizens. What we are witnessing now is a clash of civilisations, not just between states but within them.“
— Pim Fortuyn Dutch politician 1948 - 2002
Interview http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/1966979.stm with BBC reporter Kirsty Lang (4 May 2002)
„Every man should be capable of all ideas and I understand that in the future this will be the case.“
— Jorge Luis Borges Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature 1899 - 1986
"Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote"
„Now I’m up at the front and Tall Bloke, Long Suit, is still Sieg-Heiling; women are still jiggling and beseeching. There is an unspoken acknowledgment that I am an interloper, that I am unlike everybody else there, neither Eritreanh or Ethiopian, and that there is a risk, therefore, that I am there to mock or judge or disrupt, and I’m capable of all those things.“
— Russell Brand British comedian, actor, and author 1975