Activist Quotes

 All along, one of my major complaints was his absence from home, and even worse, his absence when he was home. 
Author: Sonia Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 26 February 1963
  
 Our sisters are silently screaming for help. 
Author: Sonia Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 26 February 1963
  
 Because Mormon women are trained to desire above all else to please men (and I include in this category God, whom all too many of us view as an extension of our chauvinist leaders), we spend enormous amounts of energy trying to make the very real, but - for most of us - limited satisfactions of mother and-wife-hood substitute satisfactorily for all other life experiences. What spills over into those vacant lots of our hearts where our intellectual and talented selves should be vigorously alive and thriving are, instead, frustration, anger, and the despair which comes from suppressing anger and feeling guilty for having felt it in the first place. 
Author: Sonia Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 26 February 1963
  
 But women are not fools. The very violence with which the Brethren attacked an Amendment which would give women human status in the Constitution abruptly opened the eyes of thousands of us to the true source of our danger and our anger. This open patriarchal panic against our human rights raised consciousness miraculously all over the Church as nothing else could have done. And revealing their raw panic at the idea that women might step forward as goddesses-in-the-making with power in a real--not a 'sub' or 'through men' - sense, was the leaders' critical and mortal error, producing as it did a deafening dissonance between their rhetoric of love and their oppressive, unloving, destructive behavior. 
Author: Sonia Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 26 February 1963
  
 I liked the name of the amendment. I couldn't help feeling uneasy that the church was opposing something with a name as beautiful as the Equal Rights Amendment. 
Author: Sonia Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 26 February 1963
  
 It's only when we have nothing else to hold onto that we're willing to try something very audacious and scary. 
Author: Sonia Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 26 February 1963
  
 We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history. 
Author: Sonia Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 26 February 1963
  
 What we have most to fear is failure of the heart. 
Author: Sonia Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 26 February 1963
  
 What we resist persists. 
Author: Sonia Johnson
Nationality: American
b. 26 February 1963
  




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