Patricia Ireland Quotes


32 Patricia Ireland quotes:



"I want to organize so that women see ourselves as people who are entitled to power, entitled to leadership."
"Stewardesses are still paid so little that in many cases, new hires qualify for food stamps."
"Advice and consent does not mean rubber stamp in the Senate."
"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 don't think you lead by pessimism and cynicism. I think you lead by optimism and enthusiasm and energy."
"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."
"I just have that sense this is the reason we got Sandra Day O'Connor on the Court in the first place is because Ronald Reagan was running for President."
"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."
"In any grass-roots campaign, building an ongoing base of support is as important as winning the ultimate goal."
"Is a woman raped every three minutes or every six minutes? It is far too much, whatever it is."
"More than 10,000 ballots in Miami-Dade County have been rejected by some machine without any opportunity for a human being to take a look. That is just not right."
"Most of us see Justice O'Connor as something of an icon, although we do not agree with all of her decisions."
"My answer to those who oppose my appointment as CEO is that this is really a decision of the YWCA. They want to strengthen their grassroots to advocate on behalf of women's and children's empowerment and ending racism."
"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."
"Some of those men in power, we just have to change their faces because we're not going to change their minds."
"Some of us may just, in one-on-one conversations with our family, with our friends, over the back fence with our neighbors, talk about the reality of our lives and realize that we're not alone, that we have a right to be physically safe and emotionally safe in our own homes."
"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 Violence Against Women Act is so important. It provides money to train the cop on the beat, to train the judges that this is a new day, that we won't tolerate this violence and to know how to deal with it."



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