Sunday, April 30, 2006

One of my GCSE (16+) Drama groups has devised a piece about men for their practical assessment in a month. Part of the presentation comprises statements made by women about the opposite sex. These are the utterances selected.

WOMEN ON TOP

I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.
GLORIA STEINEM

You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy.
ERICA JONG

Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
OSCAR WILDE

Instead of getting hard ourselves and trying to compete, women should try and give their best qualities to men - bring them softness, teach them how to cry.
JOAN BAEZ

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
KATHARINE HEPBURN

The source of all life and knowledge is in man and woman, and the source of all living is in the interchange and the meeting and mingling of these two: man-life and woman-life, man-knowledge and woman-knowledge, man-being and woman-being.
D.H. LAWRENCE

Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man.
MARGARET MEAD

Men are gentle, honest and straightforward. Women are convoluted, deceptive and dangerous.
ERIN PIZZEY

Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, "She doesn't have what it takes." They will say, "Women don't have what it takes."
CLARE BOOTHE LUCE

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.
REBECCA WEST

If the world were a logical place, men would ride sidesaddle.
RITA MAE BROWN

Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels.
FAITH WHITTLESEY (attr.)

Nobody will ever win the Battle of the Sexes. There's just too much fraternizing with the enemy.
HENRY KISSINGER

The vote means nothing to women. We should be armed.
EDNA O'BRIEN

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
TIMOTHY LEARY

Men weren't really the enemy -- they were fellow victims suffering from an outmoded masculine mystique that made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no bears to kill.
BETTY FRIEDAN

Why are women ... so much more interesting to men than men are to women?
VIRGINIA WOOLF

A man has every season while a woman only has the right to spring.
JANE FONDA

Woman was God's second mistake.
FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

2 Comments:

Blogger Lyssa Strada said...

There are some real gems here. You have some brilliant students. Katharine Hepburn's is one of my favorites, as is Rebecca West's. May we have a report after their assessment next month, please?

5:05 PM  
Blogger Michael Parker said...

These are excellent quotes!

8:24 PM  

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