Crystal Eastman quotes

  • It is all right for the lion and the lamb to lie down together if they are both asleep, but if one of them begins to get active, it is dangerous.
    -- Crystal Eastman

    #Lying #Together #Lambs

  • A good deal of tyranny goes by the name of protection.
    -- Crystal Eastman

    #Names #Tyrants #Protection

  • I am not interested in women just because they're women. I am interested, however, in seeing that they are no longer classed with children and minors.
    -- Crystal Eastman

    #Children #Not Interested #Minors

  • I would not have a woman go to Congress merely because she is a woman.
    -- Crystal Eastman

    #Aggravation #Congress

  • Indifference is harder to fight than hostility, and there is nothing that kills an agitation like having everybody admit that it is fundamentally right.
    -- Crystal Eastman

    #Fighting #Agitation #Indifference

  • The average man has a carefully cultivated ignorance about household matters - from what to do with the crumbs to the grocer's telephone number - a sort of cheerful inefficiency which protects him.
    -- Crystal Eastman

    #Ignorance #Men #Average

  • If the feminist program goes to pieces on the arrival of the first baby, it's false and useless.
    -- Crystal Eastman

    #Baby #Feminist #Pieces

  • It is not so much that women have a different point of view in politics as that they give a different emphasis. And this is vastly important, for politics is so largely a matter of emphasis.
    -- Crystal Eastman

    #Views #Giving #Important

  • [S]exual intercourse remains a means or the means of psychologically making a woman inferior.
    -- Crystal Eastman

    #Mean #Feminist #Feminism

  • Until women learn to want economic independence, and until they work out a way to get this independence without denying themselves the joys of love and motherhood, it seems to me feminism has no roots.
    -- Crystal Eastman

    #Motherhood #Equality #Roots

  • I don't believe there is one woman within the confines of this state who does not believe in birth control. I never met one. That is, I never met one who thought that she should be kept in ignorance of contraceptive methods. Many I have met who valued the knowledge they possessed, but thought there were certain other classes who would be better kept in ignorance. The old would protect the young. The rich would keep the poor in ignorance. The good would keep their knowledge from the bad, the strong from the weak.
    -- Crystal Eastman

    #Strong #Believe #Ignorance