Shirley Chisholm 1969
If our cities are to be livable for the next generation, we can delay no longer in launching new approaches to the problems that beset them and to the tensions that tear them apart. When you cut expenditures for education, you are shortchanging the American future. End the war! Stop the waste! Stop the killing! Do something for your own people first! Our children, our jobless men, our deprived, rejected, and starving fellow citizens must come first!
Mary Fisher 1992
The only question to ask is, are they human? If they are they have not earned meanness, cruelty, being isolated, outcasts. Everyone is what God made them – a person. They are not evil, not deserving of our judgment, not victims, not wanting our pity. They are people – ready for support and worthy of compassion. We must be consistent if we are to be believed. We cannot love justice and ignore prejudice, love our children and fear to teach them.
Jane Fonda 2004
There is a dual journey to be taken – the inner journey and the outer journey and there are no models for the vision and no roadmaps for the politics of love. We have to stop looking over our shoulder to see who the experts with the plan are. We are the experts if we allow ourselves to listen to our feminine consciousness.
Reference: (2008). Great Speeches by American Women. New York: Dover Publications, Inc.