Patricia Ireland Quotes


32 Patricia Ireland quotes:



"Stewardesses are still paid so little that in many cases, new hires qualify for food stamps."
"Some campaigns are not worth waging if you can't win; others have to be fought on grounds of principle regardless of the chances for success."
"The opposition has moved from a blaming the victim to blaming the victim's advocate's statistics. Irrespective of what the numbers are, it's far too many."
"The way to be a man if you're a little boy is to be willing to throw your weight around."
"I have a very personal interest. I am a Miami-Dade voter. One of the issues is that my vote and so many other votes of women and African Americans in Florida are being discounted or discarded. I want my vote to count."
"There are a lot of people who worked extremely hard in the election who are still organized who know how to do door to door and phone canvassing, who know how to raise money."
"They plan to ride into the White House on the Sweet Talk Express. Well, think again. Bush and Cheney are not compassionate conservatives. They are ruthless reactionaries."
"[Patricia Ireland, President of the National Organization for Women, also on the ground at Kennedy Space Center, sighed when I asked her about the convergence of the two events.] It has the potential to diminish the excitement ... And, at the same time, it reminds us that progress must go on. That it is bigger than any one connection to the past."
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"I don't think you lead by pessimism and cynicism. I think you lead by optimism and enthusiasm and energy."
"Violence may be a good focus to organize around, but we have to look at women's lives in our entirety."
"One of the things [NOW members] look for whenthey're looking for [work] is jobs where they're going toget better skills on computers, ... That's ahigher value, especially for the young women, than theimmediate pay they're going to be getting. We hear itwith great regularity."
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"We do not intend to encourage higher courts to consider and possibly create legal precedent that would injure everyday women in the workplace, based on the allegations and evidence of a politically charged case,"
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"Advice and consent does not mean rubber stamp in the Senate."
"We always knew when we took on the issue of violence against women that somehow our opposition would come after us."
"We may be in a tough time right now, but when we are in a tough time is when our movement gets really strong."
"Women are called upon to defend every bit of progress we have made against particularly virulent attack. But we must also hold out a vision, put forth a positive agenda of what women need and want and then move forward toward that dream."
"And of course we are familiar with the English common law rule of thumb that said a man could in fact use a stick no bigger than his thumb to discipline his wife and family."
"I know that it isn't just violence against women, it's how do we support ourselves and our families, how do we deal with health care for ourselves and our families? It's a bigger picture."
"I want to reach young women and to get them involved in the mission of the YWCA, economic empowerment of women and girls, and ending racism."
"I've talked to law enforcement officials at the state and local level who say that violence against women is going up. In any case, we think that it's an important issue whether it's going up or not. And we are determined to stop it."



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