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Total Quotes : 242
Actor Does

Why does 'writer' have no gender, but 'actor' has a gender? What is that?

- Abbi Jacobson

Color Motivation

When I hear Obama speak he just seems really sincere and he just seems like somebody who actually has his heart and his motivation in the right place. Forget about color or race or gender or whatever, he's got his heart in the right place.

- Adam Yauch

Away Half

Like probably a lot of people, I came away from watching films like 'Miss Representation' and 'Half the Sky' with the realization that the battle for women's rights is not over, especially not globally, and that the moral imperative of our century is to achieve full rights for everyone regardless of gender.

- Adora Svitak

Evidence Against

We are used to thinking of Amazon myths in terms of violence against uppity women, but the ancient evidence also reveals a vision of gender equality.

- Adrienne Mayor

Nation About

The Greeks first identified the Amazons ethnographically, as a nation of men and women distinguished by something outstanding in their gender relations. Later, any ambivalence or anxiety that knowledge of this alternative gender-neutral culture evoked among Greeks was played out in their mythic narratives about martial women.

- Adrienne Mayor

Diversity Adding

There's an opportunity to make your board - and your company - smarter by adding diversity, especially of gender.

- Aileen Lee

Belong Which

Gender and sex are about rules which we have invented, but we are animals; we belong to nature.

- Alessandro Michele

Week Very

I see songs in colors; I see days of the week. Each day of the week I relate to a gender, and it's very weird. I can taste words sometimes. It's very strange.

- Alessia Cara

Think Tell

There are challenging days - but I'd tell people they should really do what they are interested in and not think about their gender.

- Alexa Hirschfeld

Worry Some

If we are going to have to worry all the time that we might offend some students' sensibilities, we are not going to be able to teach in a way that actually matters. We're not going to be able to teach about sex, gender, race, religion, or violence.

- Alice Dreger

Doing Some

It's definitely part of it, that the men were having fun and doing the interesting things but also, I don't know, I'm just thinking more about gender and how maybe in some way I am more of a boy than a girl.

- Alison Bechdel

One Of The Things

That's all true, but there was something else going on for me as a kid, something about my gender identity that I haven't figured out yet. And that's one of the things I'm hoping to dissect and investigate in this memoir project.

- Alison Bechdel

Stereotypes Dad

Despite the gender stereotypes in the '80s, my race-car-driving dad taught me that I could do whatever my brother could.

- Amanda de Cadenet

India About

When the Nobel award came my way, it also gave me an opportunity to do something immediate and practical about my old obsessions, including literacy, basic health care and gender equity, aimed specifically at India and Bangladesh.

- Amartya Sen

Efficiency Internal

The result of the collaborative culture is that corporations or government institutions focus intensely on internal culture and pour their energy into achieving minuscule policy changes relating to workplace efficiency, gender or race.

- Amity Shlaes

Memory Mostly

I read academic books on courtesan culture at the turn-of-the century in Shanghai such as Gail Hershatter's 'The Gender of Memory'. The diaries were mostly in the form of letters from courtesans to a lover who had disappeared or taken their savings.

- Amy Tan

Left Guess

I guess professionally I've left my gender open to artistic interpretation.

- Andrej Pejic

Idea Very

Most men are very attached to the idea of being male, and usually experience a lot of fear and insecurity around the idea of being a man. Most women are very identified with their gender, and also experience a tremendous amount of fear and insecurity.

- Andrew Cohen

Think Considered

I'm not convinced that what are traditionally considered to be male energies or qualities or female energies or qualities really have as much to do with gender as many people think they do.

- Andrew Cohen

Woman Kind

I'm suspicious of any man or woman who approaches their own liberation with any kind of gender bias.

- Andrew Cohen

Nature Whatsoever

Our true nature is free of any and all notions of gender, of any notions of difference whatsoever.

- Andrew Cohen

World Notion

When a human being becomes so still that they begin to lose awareness of their gender, and they are simply looking into that abyss where there is no notion of self whatsoever, the world disappears. And that's really the only place to go. It's the only place to remain.

- Andrew Cohen

Love Want

I say, 'I'm bi, my love knows no gender,' and the straight community says, 'Oh right, that's just a cover-up - you're gay!' And the gay community says, 'Yeah right, that's just a cover-up - you're gay.' They both want to push me gay.

- Andy Dick

Leadership Vision

It is not about gender, it is about experience, leadership, and vision.

- Angela Ahrendts

Best About

I am not in favour of quotas. Just put the best person into the job. It is not about gender; it is about experience, leadership and vision.

- Angela Ahrendts

Important Most

The most important factor in determining whether you will succeed isn't your gender - it's you.

- Angela Braly

I Think Part

I basically get stereotyped a lot in terms of being a girl and writing 'chick' music for teenage girls or something. I think, if anything, the press kind of, because of my gender and my age, tends to kind of relegate my work to this sort of special-interest group. It's part of the cultural dynamic, I guess.

- Ani DiFranco

Undermine Based

We have a history of gender and racial bias on our court that continues to undermine the system. Excluding individuals based on race is antagonistic to the pursuit of justice.

- Anita Hill

Other Issue

But the issue of sexual harassment is not the end of it. There are other issues - political issues, gender issues - that people need to be educated about.

- Anita Hill

Race Think

If you think about the way the hearings were structured, the hearings were really about Thomas' race and my gender.

- Anita Hill

Here Supposedly

In so much SF, either gender roles are the ones we're used to in the here and now, only transported to the future, or else they're supposedly different, but characters still are slotting into various stereotypes.

- Ann Leckie

Been Using

I've been surprised at the number of people who were really angry that I tried to convey gender neutrality by using a gendered pronoun.

- Ann Leckie

Generation Younger

More and more - especially the younger generation - are functioning outside the binary concept of gender. That's just next-generation stuff.

- Anohni

Like Particular

I don't like narrowing my readers down - there's not a particular age or gender or nationality. I suppose I'm aiming at the child I was.

- Anthony Browne

Very Then

'Ki And Ka' in a very sweet way says that if you have talent, then gender doesn't matter.

- Arjun Kapoor

May Another

There can be moments in your life where you may feel attracted to someone depending on circumstance, depending on the person of one gender or another, and sometimes where that is less of an influence in your life.

- Charles M. Blow

Other Eliminated

Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of discrimination and violence in a culture cannot be eliminated without changing culture.

- Charlotte Bunch

Need Like

What is being called the UN 'gender architecture' is more like a shack. Women need a bigger global house if equality is ever to become a reality.

- Charlotte Bunch

Your Your Body

There's a gender in your brain and a gender in your body. For 99 percent of people, those things are in alignment. For transgender people, they're mismatched. That's all it is. It's not complicated, it's not a neurosis. It's a mix-up. It's a birth defect, like a cleft palate.

- Chaz Bono

Ears Legs

Gender is between your ears and not between your legs.

- Chaz Bono

Sex Orientation

I confused gender identity with sexual orientation. Your gender identity is about who you are, how you feel, the sex that you feel yourself to be. Sexual orientation is who you're attracted to.

- Chaz Bono

Pressure More

As you get older it's more confusing. Suddenly, there's more pressure to fit in to your assigned gender.

- Chaz Bono

Lose Existence

Gender presentation should reflect the person that you are. When you lose control of your gender presentation, you lose an important aspect of your identity and existence.

- Chelsea Manning

Invisible Our

The fight for justice for the transgender community is largely invisible to our fellow citizens, despite the rampant systematic discrimination of trans people - those whose gender identity differs from the sex they were assigned at birth.

- Chelsea Manning

Myself Exist

Presenting myself and my gender is about my right to exist.

- Chelsea Manning

Experience More

No one knows my gender more than I do. You do not know my gender better than I do. A doctor doesn't know it better than I do. My parents don't know it better than I do. No one experiences my gender in the way that I experience it.

- Chelsea Manning

Before Roles

Perhaps it is time to debate culture. The common story is that in 'real' African culture, before it was tainted by the West, gender roles were rigid and women were contentedly oppressed.

- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

See Feels

The change I want to see is a start-up environment where everyone, regardless of gender and background, feels welcome and safe; where sexual harassment or discrimination will not impede great talent from producing great impact.

- Christine Tsai

Ethnicity Deserves

Every American deserves to live in freedom, to have his or her privacy respected and a chance to go as far as their ability and effort will take them - regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic circumstances.

- Christopher Dodd


The soul has no gender.

- Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Anthropology Been

Gender consciousness has become involved in almost every intellectual field: history, literature, science, anthropology. There's been an extraordinary advance.

- Clifford Geertz

Musicians Other

I realized I was a girl playing with all of these great musicians, but race and gender never did cross my mind, really, until other people started talking about them. They weren't really an issue for me.

- Cynthia Robinson

Kindergarten Very

School is very conformist, and one of the very first conforming that goes on in preschool and kindergarten is gender.

- Dan Savage

Expression Often

A lot of kids are bullied because of their sexual identity or expression. It's often the effeminate boys and the masculine girls, the ones who violate gender norms and expectations, who get bullied.

- Dan Savage

Hospitality Race

Hospitality knows no gender or race.

- Danny Meyer

Imbalance Capital

Clearly, there is a gender imbalance when it comes to venture capital and entrepreneurship.

- David Cohen

Lawyers Spoke

'Suits' fans. I've never met a more diverse audience: across gender, race, class. It's incredible. People who are high-powered lawyers to doormen. A Chinese immigrant cable installer - who barely spoke English - loves 'Suits!'

- David Costabile

Here Offensive

Flame mails and offensive Internet activities are not classy. It doesn't fit with our culture here, where we respect the gender, race, opinions, ear-lobe apparel and choice of clothing of all employees.

- David Duffield

Race Very

The way I look at it is, cancer research is absolutely nonpartisan. Cancer is very democratic in the sense that it attacks people regardless of their race, their gender, their national background, or their political persuasions.

- David H. Koch

Never Based

You should never be put into a mold based on your gender.

- Daya

Evidence Very

There are those who believe that the existence of gender differences at very early ages is evidence that these differences are biological or generic in origin.

- Deborah Tannen

Study Actually

The study of gender and language might seem at first to be a narrowly focused field, but it is actually as interdisciplinary as they come.

- Deborah Tannen

Language More

One of the first studies in the field of gender and language, by Don H. Zimmerman and Candace West in 1975, found that in casual conversations between women and men, women were interrupted far more often.

- Deborah Tannen

Comments Certainly

An assumption underlying almost all comments on interruptions is that they are aggressive, but the line between what's perceived as assertiveness or aggressiveness almost certainly shifts with an interrupter's gender.

- Deborah Tannen

Woman Idea

This idea that we should be best friends with our partner of the opposite gender leads toward tremendous frustration. Did you ever notice that while men often refer to their wives as best friends, women usually refer to another woman in that way?

- Deborah Tannen

Chance May

If you understand gender differences in what I call 'conversational style', you may not be able to prevent disagreements from arising, but you stand a better chance of preventing them from spiraling out of control.

- Deborah Tannen

Young Every Day

I am still bowled over by this great young adult novel by David Levithan called 'Every Day,' which is about a character with no gender or body who wakes up every day in the body of a different person. It's a really impressive execution of a really great premise.

- John Green

Fiction Been

I launched 'Lightspeed' magazine in 2010, and from day one, we've had a strict mission to try to have gender parity in the magazine because that was the first hurdle that science fiction and fantasy have been dealing with for a long time.

- John Joseph Adams

I Think Almost

Hip hop is usually a bunch of guys talking to a bunch of guys, in my experience. It's homosocial, not homosexual, in that it's almost always all one gender in a room where it's being created. That locker-room environment has an impact on the language. I think the music suffers 'cause it allows an almost cartoonish level of misogyny.

- John Legend

Think Activity

I don't want to sound pompous, but I really think your gender doesn't necessarily dominate your sexual activity.

- John Lone

Race Affiliation

Your race and gender don't change, but you can choose to change your political affiliation at will.

- John Podhoretz

Through Movie

'Thelma and Louise' was a pretty important film for me and still is. It's a social film about many things - gender, freedom - and it puts someone like me into the place of these protagonists. Watching that movie, you are living through the eyes of these women.

- Jordan Peele

Needs Amount

I don't buy this premise that the number of minifigures needs to be an equal amount to be gender neutral. Nobody makes artistic products like that; nobody makes a movie and says there has to be equal numbers of men and women.

- Jorgen Vig Knudstorp

Been Having

One of the hardest questions I have been asked is 'How will you manage the army if you are having menstrual cramps?' I have also been asked if I will have the courage to face criminals. My answer is that courage is not a matter of gender.

- Josefina Vazquez Mota

Color Race

We must focus on people as people, regardless of race, creed, color or gender.

- Judge Mills Lane

Against Imposed

It's my view that gender is culturally formed, but it's also a domain of agency or freedom and that it is most important to resist the violence that is imposed by ideal gender norms, especially against those who are gender different, who are nonconforming in their gender presentation.

- Judith Butler

Role Some

When we say gender is performed, we usually mean that we've taken on a role or we're acting in some way and that our acting or our role playing is crucial to the gender that we are and the gender that we present to the world.

- Judith Butler

Behind Very

There is no gender identity behind the expressions of gender... identity is performatively constituted by the very 'expressions' that are said to be its results.

- Judith Butler

Woman Means

To say that gender is performative is a little different because for something to be performative means that it produces a series of effects. We act and walk and speak and talk in ways that consolidate an impression of being a man or being a woman.

- Judith Butler

Original Which

There is no original or primary gender a drag imitates, but gender is a kind of imitation for which there is no original.

- Judith Butler

Been Increased

I am much more open about categories of gender, and my feminism has been about women's safety from violence, increased literacy, decreased poverty and more equality.

- Judith Butler

Think Which

I do believe that it's something that we don't talk about, but when there are clearly defined gender roles, it is much simpler. Because you don't have to think, which people apparently don't like to do.

- Judy Gold

Never Issue

I never had an issue with gender.

- Judy Sheindlin

Innovation Thinking

We're supposed to be bringing out-of-the-box thinking and innovation, and you cannot do that unless you've got diversity... It's everything from gender to ethnicity to geographic diversity.

- Julie Sweet

Only Issue

Gender equality is not only an issue for women and girls.

- Justin Trudeau

Country Ethnicity

Violence against women in this country is not levied against just Democrats, but Republicans as well... not just rich people or poor people. It knows no gender, it knows no ethnicity, it knows nothing.

- Gwen Moore

Almost All Almost

All the English speakers, or almost all, have difficulties with the gender of words.

- Bernard Pivot

Role Note

It is important to note that there exist vast gender differences in the global role of papillomaviruses in human cancers. This is mainly due to the role of this virus family in the induction of cancer of the cervix.

- Harald zur Hausen

Business Positions

Research conducted throughout the world shows gender balance in top positions contributes to improved competitiveness and better business performance.

- Beth Brooke

New Tinkering

Starting early and getting girls on computers, tinkering and playing with technology, games and new tools, is extremely important for bridging the gender divide that exists now in computer science and in technology.

- Beth Simone Noveck

Resulted Lower

My experiences with gender bias are probably the norm. What I found was that expectations of women were simply lower, and this resulted in being overlooked for certain opportunities.

- Heather Bresch

Sustainable Include

Any serious shift towards more sustainable societies has to include gender equality.

- Helen Clark

Talking Every Day

As a partner in a firm full of women who work outside of the home as well as stay at home mothers, all with plenty of children, gender equality is not a talking point for me. It is an issue I live every day.

- Hilary Rosen

Think Another

I don't think people should have boundaries put on them, by themselves or society or another gender, because it's our birthright to experience life in whatever way we feel best suits us.

- Hilary Swank

Director Audience

For me, a director is a director immaterial of the gender. At the end of the day, the audience is only interested in watching a good film.

- Boman Irani

Feel Like

I feel like a feminist is gender equality.

- Ilana Glazer

Feels Forming

We are neurologically hardwired to seek out people like ourselves. We start forming cliques as soon as we're old enough to know what acceptance feels like. We bond together based on anything that we can - music preference, race, gender, the block that we grew up on.

- iO Tillett Wright

Want Some

Some people look gender non-conforming because they want to look that way - they don't want to conform to society's expectations.

- Caitlyn Jenner

Blind Legal

I say the law should be blind to race, gender and sexual orientation, just as it claims to be blind to wealth and power. There should be no specially protected groups of any kind, except for children, the severely disabled and the elderly, whose physical frailty demands society's care.

- Camille Paglia

I Think Couple

In the first couple of years when you're transitioning you don't really fit into any gender, because you're changing over. You have to start getting electrolysis before you even start your therapy. But I think all the weird looks help to give you conviction in who you really are.

- Candis Cayne