Best Quotes About Male

The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says: It's a girl. -Shirley Chisholm

There is no female Mozart because there is no female Jack the Ripper. -Camille Paglia

The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces. -Maureen Murphy

The cool kindliness of sheets, that soon smooth away trouble; and the rough male kiss of blankets. -Rupert Brooke

A male gynecologist is like an auto mechanic who has never owned a car. -Carrie Snow

The essence of life is the smile of round female bottoms, under the shadow of cosmic boredom. -Guy de Maupassant

Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring male transsexuals. To actual women, it is simply a good excuse not to play football. -Fran Lebowitz

The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding. -Albert Camus

No longer is the female destined solely for the home and the rearing of the family and only the male for the marketplace and the world of ideas. -William J. Brennan, Jr.

Family life itself, that safest, most traditional, most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary: It is, perpetually, a dangerous place. -Margaret Drabble

A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience. -John Updike

That common cold of the male psyche, fear of commitment. -Richard Schickel

To conclude that women are unfitted to the task of our historic society seems to me the equivalent of closing male eyes to female facts. -Lyndon B. Johnson

Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so. -Robert Frost

Biologically speaking, if something bites you it's more likely to be female. -Desmond Morris

Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman. -Margaret Fuller

Scientists now believe that the primary biological function of breasts is to make males stupid. -Dave Barry

There is not one female comic who was beautiful as a little girl. -Joan Rivers

For the female of the species is more deadly than the male. -Rudyard Kipling

When kindness has left people, even for a few moments, we become afraid of them as if their reason had left them. When it has left a place where we have always found it, it is like shipwreck; we drop from security into something malevolent and bottomless. -Willa Cather

The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance. -Maya Angelou

Because of our social circumstances, male and female are really two cultures and their life experiences are utterly different. -Kate Millett

Very learned women are to be found, in the same manner as female warriors; but they are seldom or ever inventors. -Voltaire

The ballet is a purely female thing; it is a woman, a garden of beautiful flowers, and man is the gardener. -George Balanchine

At male strip shows, it is still the women that we watch, the audience of women and their eager faces. They are more obscene than if they were dancing naked themselves. -Jean Baudrillard

What we ought to see in the agonies of puberty is the result of the conditioning that maims the female personality in creating the feminine. -Germaine Greer

I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being. -Edward Gibbon

The higher mental development of woman, the less possible it is for her to meet a congenial male who will see in her, not only sex, but also the human being, the friend, the comrade and strong individuality, who cannot and ought not lose a single trait of her character. -Emma Goldman

Men were only made into 'men' with great difficulty even in primitive society: the male is not naturally 'a man' any more than the woman. He has to be propped up into that position with some ingenuity, and is always likely to collapse. -Wyndham Lewis

Next to the striking of fire and the discovery of the wheel, the greatest triumph of what we call civilization was the domestication of the human male. -Max Lerner

When a woman drinks it's as if an animal were drinking, or a child. Alcoholism is scandalous in a woman, and a female alcoholic is rare, a serious matter. It's a slur on the divine in our nature. -Marguerite Duras

Men have defined the parameters of every subject. All feminist arguments, however radical in intent or consequence, are with or against assertions or premises implicit in the male system, which is made credible or authentic by the power of men to name. -Andrea Dworkin

Money speaks, but it speaks with a male voice. -Andrea Dworkin

Music is the key to the female heart. -Johann G. Seume

For much of the female half of the world, food is the first signal of our inferiority. It lets us know that our own families may consider female bodies to be less deserving, less needy, less valuable. -Gloria Steinem

If women are supposed to be less rational and more emotional at the beginning of our menstrual cycle when the female hormone is at its lowest level, then why isn't it logical to say that, in those few days, women behave the most like the way men behave all month long? -Gloria Steinem

The notion of a universality of human experience is a confidence trick and the notion of a universality of female experience is a clever confidence trick. -Angela Carter

Smokers, male and female, inject and excuse idleness in their lives every time they light a cigarette. -Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

In the sex war, thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female. -Cyril Connolly

The concept of romantic love affords a means of emotional manipulation which the male is free to exploit, since love is the only circumstance in which the female is (ideologically) pardoned for sexual activity. -Kate Millett

The sum and substance of female education in America, as in England, is training women to consider marriage as the sole object in life, and to pretend that they do not think so. -Harriet Martineau

If I were going to convert to any religion I would probably choose Catholicism because it at least has female saints and the Virgin Mary. -Margaret Atwood

Of my two handicaps, being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black. -Shirley Chisholm

As long as male behavior is taken to be the norm, there can be no serious questioning of male traits and behavior. A norm is by definition a standard for judging; it is not itself subject to judgment. -Myriam Miedzian

It would be futile to attempt to fit women into a masculine pattern of attitudes, skills and abilities and disastrous to force them to suppress their specifically female characteristics and abilities by keeping up the pretense that there are no differences between the sexes. -Arianna Huffington

Apparently, the most difficult feat for a Cambridge male is to accept a woman not merely as feeling, not merely as thinking, but as managing a complex, vital interweaving of both. -Sylvia Plath

If you live in rock and roll, as I do, you see the reality of sex, of male lust and women being aroused by male lust. It attracts women. It doesn't repel them. -Camille Paglia

If civilization had been left in female hands we would still be living in grass huts. -Camille Paglia

If I want to go to a party with a few male friends, it doesn't mean I'm gay. -Leonardo DiCaprio

In the X-Men the women are so strong and sexy! We really kick some male butt! -Halle Berry

The most mediocre of males feels himself a demigod as compared with women. -Simone de Beauvoir

The great mass of women throughout history have been confined to the cultural level of animal life in providing the male with sexual outlet and exercising the animal functions of reproduction and care of the young. -Kate Millett

'Beauty' is a currency system like the gold standard. Like any economy, it is determined by politics, and in the modern age in the West is is the last, best belief system that keeps male dominance intact. -Naomi Wolf

It is very hard to be a female leader. While it is assumed that any man, no matter how tough, has a soft side… and female leader is assumed to be one-dimensional. -Billie Jean King

They're right to think that about me, because I'm the person most likely to sleep with my female fans, I genuinely love other women. And I think they know that. -Angelina Jolie

I think that freshness and that innocence is something that is missing from a lot of female singers. I'm certainly not denying that I'm young, but I'm not fluff. -Jessica Simpson

I spent my whole life trying to play the games males play. -Elisabeth Shue

The male is a domestic animal which, if treated with firmness and kindness, can be trained to do most things. -Jilly Cooper

We've always been ready for female superheroes. Because women want to be them and men want to do them. -Famke Janssen

Never be possessive. If a female friend lets on that she is going out with another man, be kind and understanding. If she says she would like to go out with the Dallas Cowboys, including the coaching staff, the same rule applies. -Bruce Jay Friedman

My only problem is finding a way to play my fortieth fallen female in a different way from my thirty-ninth. -Barbara Stanwyck

I come from the New York theatre world, and I have a lot of gay male friends, so this friendship of Will and Grace's isn't such a stretch. -Debra Messing

There's a difference between wanting to be respected and being a strong female and being known for being able to do things, but still very much wanting guys to open the door, wanting them to ask us out, still bringing flowers and stuff like that. -Jennifer Love Hewitt

I would not have so many scripts being driven by demographics. The play's the thing – not the 18-35 year old male age group. -Stephen Tobolowsky

There are a lot of female artists my age around at the moment, but they're all American and blonde and blue-eyed and smiley. I'm totally the opposite of that. I want to show a bit more attitude and I have an opinion. -Samantha Mumba

Men's magazines often feature pictures of naked ladies. Women's magazines also often feature pictures of naked ladies. This is because the female body is a beautiful work of art, while the male body is hairy and lumpy and should not be seen by the light of day. -Richard Roeper

There's nothing masculine about being competitive. There's nothing masculine about trying to be the best at everything you do, nor is there anything wrong with it. I don't know why a female athlete has to defend her femininity just because she chooses to play sports. -Rebecca Lobo

I was taught from a young age that many people would treat me as a second-class citizen because I was African-American and because I was female. -Queen Latifah

I have always had an abiding interest in that type of female anatomy. -Robert Crumb

We need more male black teachers, tempting them with extra cash if necessary. -Trevor Phillips

The Finland of the 21st century can thrive only if women of learning – in common with their male counterparts – are guaranteed the opportunity to use their creative potential to the full. -Tarja Halonen

The male image has been so pulled down by situation comedy in the last 15 years, it is frightening. I don't like what has happened to the American male. -Bill Bixby

When one is required to preside over the Church, and be entrusted with the care of so many souls, the whole female sex must retire before the magnitude of the task, and the majority of men also. -John Chrysostom

We are turning against boys and forgetting a simple truth: that the energy, competitiveness, and corporal daring of normal, decent males is responsible for much of what is right in the world. -Christina Hoff Sommers

There's only one free person in this society, and he is white and male. -Hazel Scott

I would love to have seen a male-female relationship that had nothing to do with falling in love, I'd love to prove, even on TV – even if it's not true! – that men and women can be friends without any kind of involvement. -Nana Visitor

As a male writer, women are always what men pursue, and their world is always a mystery. So I always tried to present as many views as possible on women's worlds. -Gao Xingjian

Through her paintings, she breaks all the taboos of the woman's body and of female sexuality. -Diego Rivera

You know, you go home and you try on a new mascara, and I guess a male CEO can't do that. -Andrea Jung

I think the Mother is gradually revealing itself to me and taking over. But it is not the Mother alone. It is the Mother and the Father, the male and the female, sort of gradually having their marriage. -Bede Griffiths

If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power, there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy. -Thomas Aquinas

The worker is the slave of capitalist society, the female worker is the slave of that slave. -James Connolly

When I'm up on stage, I don't think about anything except the song I'm singing. Anyway, the majority of my audience is female, and I can't think that many of them want to see me a French maid outfit somehow! -Louise Nurding

How beautiful maleness is, if it finds its right expression. -D. H. Lawrence

One of the greatest gifts of Black feminism to ourselves has been to make it a little easier simply to be Black and female. -Barbara Smith

Male and female gossip also sounds different, as women use more animated tones, more detail and more feedback. -Kate Fox

I know a lot of gay males who I work with that are fantastic people and I love hanging out with them. But because I hang out and bring gay men into my life, does that mean that I'm gay? I promise you that I very much love women. -Ryan Seacrest

There are not many males, black or white, who wish to get involved with a woman who's committed to her own development. -Eleanor Holmes Norton

As regards the individual nature, woman is defective and misbegotten, for the active power of the male seed tends to the production of a perfect likeness in the masculine sex; while the production of a woman comes from defect in the active power. -Thomas Aquinas

Just as the slave master required the slaves to imitate the image he had of them, so women, who live in a relatively powerless position, politically and economically, feel obliged by a kind of implicit force to live up to culture's image of what is female. -Susan Griffin

About 10,000 years ago, males and females were acting equitably and were treating one another as equals, and then males took over the power, because they have physical power and physical strength. -Jane Elliot

There were also some cruel reviews by women, but the tone of the male reviewers, sometimes hysterical, was different. I have suffered, but I don't want to name names-but there have been men who have seemed to want to destroy me or my writing, men I don't even know. -Marguerite Young

Whenever a female takes a strong stand for herself, the majority of the time they have to really, really narrow it down to being feminine and wearing dresses and just being lipstick chic. -Michelle Rodriguez

How a society channels male aggression is one of the greatest questions as to whether that society will survive. That's why I am not against violence in the media, I am against the glorification of immoral violence. -Dennis Prager

It's nice to have a great female composer in the program and add her color. -Cecilia Bartoli

It is time to effect a revolution in female manners – time to restore to them their lost dignity. It is time to separate unchangeable morals from local manners. -Mary Wollstonecraft

Strengthen the female mind by enlarging it, and there will be an end to blind obedience. -Mary Wollstonecraft

We can no longer expect an Intelligence Community that is mostly male and mostly white to be able to monitor and infiltrate suspicious organizations or terrorist groups. -Jane Harman

For in Jesus Christ there is neither male nor female, bond nor free; even you may be the children of God, if you believe in Jesus. -George Whitefield

Much of the demand for women in combat comes from female officers who are eager for medals and promotions. -Phyllis Schlafly

Generally speaking, historically in this country, the care of a child has been thought of as female business. -Eddie Bernice Johnson

Well, I happen to believe all business is female business. -Eddie Bernice Johnson

During the election, I had three male opponents and we went into a runoff. The front runner for the men was a native of Dallas who had run at large before, but I had a higher profile than him from my community service. -Eddie Bernice Johnson

It makes me forget that I'm not going to be a major star and lead female in films whether it was 20 years ago, 10 years ago, five or in the future. -Pam Grier

I do not expect the white media to create positive black male images. -Huey Newton

Yes. I was the first female colonel. I enjoyed being that kind of role model for young women watching the show. A woman can be a colonel! A woman can be in charge! Those were new ideas then. -Erin Gray

I was gravely warned by some of my female acquaintances that no woman could expect to be regarded as a lady after she had written a book. -Lydia M. Child

Inside every adult male is a denied little boy. -Nancy Friday

In inquiring concerning the benefits of the plan proposed, I shall proceed upon the supposition that female seminaries will be patronized throughout our country. -Emma Willard

Oh, I wouldn't want to go on a date with a female celebrity. I'd rather go on a date with a real woman. -Casper Van Dien

The female format is a beautiful one in which to function. Foolhardy as it may be. I change my image all the time, it's whatever suits me at the moment. -Lydia Lunch

Mind you, the Elizabethans had so many words for the female genitals that it is quite hard to speak a sentence of modern English without inadvertently mentioning at least three of them. -Terry Pratchett

Take male strategies for success in the world. If you've got all the advantages, if you're attractive and clever and all of that, you will generally go for very high quality females. -Susan Blackmore

What postmodernism gives us instead is a multicultural defense for male violence – a defense for it wherever it is, which in effect is a pretty universal defense. -Catharine MacKinnon

I am at war… with the principal personage of traditional philosophy, that abstract subject who masquerades as everyone and anyone, but is really a male subject in disguise. -Pam Gems

I'm definitely more attracted to chaos than to order. The point is, I find the female roles out there very cliche. If we are limited to being only lovers or mothers, we are limiting ourselves. -Connie Nielsen

I was thinking about what I wanted to write next, after my first novel, and had decided that I wanted to write a story with a lot of strong female characters in it. -Joan D. Vinge

Female schools might be comprised in the list of those worthy the public patronage, with great propriety. -Joseph Lancaster

I felt a little uncomfortable because, when I went in to the military, I was the main male vocalist they had and when I came out they had like two or three vocalists. Otis came in when I was in the military, too. -William Bell

When I had my first boy it all started and that male energy seemed to keep me awake but since my daughter, who's incredibly serene, I can't seem to stop sleeping because she's asleep all the time. It's a pattern. -Sadie Frost

I was watching something the other day which started out with five guys walking towards you and one woman, and there you go-it's still being dominated by the male society. -Joan Severance

A lot of male actors are method actors and they become the characters which they both were. -Izabella Scorupco

I have a lot of female fans. -Lita Ford

A lot of times, women don't get the male perspective in regards to a relationship, what men go through when they're not really dealing well. -Morris Chestnut

And I think from a male perspective, we have men talking about their feelings and it being okay. -Morris Chestnut

Nobody is surprised that women writers accurately represent male characters over and over again, no doubt because everybody knows that women understand men much better than vice-versa. -Peter Straub

I grew up in a house full of women: my mother, grandmother, three sisters, and two female cats. And I still have the buzz of their conversations in my head. As an adult, I have more female friends than male ones: I just love the way that women talk. -James Patterson

You know, that kind of coldness, you know. And I think, yeah, I think that definitely helped. The female characters on the show, you can see some of them wanting to know what makes him tick. And I guess that translates into some of the fans outside. You know? -Matt Robinson

As an actor, it's fun to play guys who aren't just locked into a male pattern, but a lot of guys you're asked to play are fairly macho and have a certain rigid standard they're living by. -Fred Ward

I was just talking about women, just in terms of understanding them as much as we can ever understand the opposite sex. I'm trying to let go of certain male approaches to things that you inherit, that you grow up with. -Fred Ward

All the Disney lead male characters always have this kind of John Davidson kind of look to them. They all look like the same guy, and all the females look like the same, and I think the guys are just way too big. -Mike Judge

I've always had difficulties with female characters. -John le Carre

Female television viewers paid attention to Catherine Gale. -Honor Blackman

Really, in a way, I took over the male role. -Honor Blackman

To what derision should I be exposed from a thousand quarters!- An unlearned female entering the lists of criticism against the mighty Johnson! -Anna Seward

I'm not involved with the female world. -John Lone

I have no prejudice against male or female. -John Lone

It wasn't conscious, but I guess that one book is the reaction to the other. The first is so imprisoned in a male point-of-view, and the second is a point-of-view that can go anywhere it wants. -Jeffrey Eugenides

The night before I compete, I like to have steak. Meat is especially important for female athletes because it provides them with the nutrients they need to perform at their best. -Sasha Cohen

Basically, all my life I'd been told you can't do that because you're female. So I guess I just didn't pay any attention. I just went ahead and did what I could and then, when the stars aligned, I was ready. -Shannon Lucid

I was really desperate. I don't know if you can remember back that far, but when I went to graduate school they didn't want females in graduate school. They were very open about it. They didn't mince their words. But then I got in and I got my degree. -Shannon Lucid

It was just really, really tough getting anything when you were a female. Basically, I just took advantage of everything I could. But when people are going to flat out tell you they're not going to hire anyone that's female, there's not much you can do about it. -Shannon Lucid

It's hard to tell whether the ship or airplane – they're all the same, I'm convinced – is male or female; it may shift back and forth. -John C. Hawkes

Blues music is becoming more and more popular than it ever was. I'm always meeting people on the road that are really young, and are guitar players. male and female. -Mick Taylor

There is a great reform required in the education and habits of females. -Ezra Cornell

I'm thrilled at the moment because our audiences, you know, they… the demographic is 50% male. -Graeme Murphy

There is a class system in acting just like in anything else. Black females fall in a category below black male actors. -Debra Wilson

At a certain point, even if the one alpha male is dominant, at a certain point there's a younger lion that is stronger, and everyone knows it. -Josh Lucas

I thought that maybe it is not so much, as he seems to think, that the world loses interest in female performers after they hit a certain age, than the performers lose interest in the world. -Lara St. John

A good example of how it must have been is today's world of conducting, which is still utterly dominated by men, and the prejudice the few female conductors have to battle even today is astounding. -Lara St. John

I had to keep from laughing when a male relative of mine became concerned about how often I danced. -Cesar Romero

For me, it was kind of like going into the military or something. And anybody – any male – who has ever worked in a French kitchen knows what I am talking about when I say that. -Alton Brown

The priests are debarred from female society, nor is any woman permitted to enter the religious houses. -Hernan Cortes

Modesty used to be considered a natural female attribute. No more. -Linda Chavez

Often I am asked if there is any such thing as a female serial killer. -Pat Brown

Marriage has a unique place because it speaks of an absolute faithfulness, a covenant between radically different persons, male and female; and so it echoes the absolute covenant of God with his chosen, a covenant between radically different partners. -Rowan Williams

I'm sure that you could go back and make a graph showing that all the killings of black males increased in times of economic difficulty. As a matter of fact, a black man was lynched last year. -Ishmael Reed

In the pregnancy process I have come to realize how much of the burden is on the female partner. She's got a construction zone going on in her belly. -Al Roker

In terms of the black female audience, usually if you're true to that character but more so in your body of work if you've proven that you love your sisters and you proven you will come back home like in 42.4% they'll give you a pass when you jump ship. I hear it all the time. -Blair Underwood

The corporate woman has been defined as the 'liberated woman' and I see that as the exact opposite. I think she now is more enslaved, maybe even more than the housewife was; because she's so out of her power, and imitating male power is not female power. -Kenny Loggins

I had both male and female heroes. -Sally Ride

Male figure skating is different than female figure skating; we're not America's sweetheart. -Scott Hamilton

Fifteen years ago, while I was temporarily chairing meetings of pro-life leaders, I pleaded with the angry males to say no to interviews, and instead let beautiful pro-life women become the face for the movement. -Marvin Olasky

One of the things I really like about Ford's films is how there is always a focus on the way characters live, and not just the male heroes. -Ken Burns

I was never confident about finishing a book, but friends encouraged me. When I finished my first book, it was accepted by a publisher right away and became an instant bestseller. One male critic called it the most shocking book he ever read. -Jackie Collins

I have had the problem of seeing my male model go to Italy and… stay there. -Camille Claudel

People that haven't seen us yet are shocked because they think that Alice Cooper must be a female folksinger. They don't expect the whole thing. -Alice Cooper

It would have been easier to have a male protagonist, but I didn't want people to assume that Nikki Hill was me in her entirety because a lot of people just don't like me and I don't think they would be interested in reading about me, even in the fictional context. -Christopher Darden

The hero, the mythical subject, is constructed as human being and as male; he is the active principle of culture, the establisher of distinction, the creator of differences. -Teresa de Lauretis

But one did not do feminist theory, as such, in those days, not only because male academic discourse did not recognize such a term, but especially because the women's movement did not either. -Teresa de Lauretis

For me the goddess is the female of God, She is powerful if different. -Tina Turner

In the USA there is no female equivalent to god. -Tina Turner

Normally, an actress has to work to bring out her male side. In our case, the dynamic is reversed. The actor playing her modelled himself on Sharon Stone. -Edward Hall

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

Men are recognizing that they have been forced to conform to a very narrow and rather two-dimensional picture of maleness and manhood that they have never had the freedom to question. -Andrew Cohen

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

The excitement that you were feeling about a special, unique path for yourself as a woman is all part of your identification with and attachment to being female. And that's ultimately all ego. -Andrew Cohen

There is not many tenors in the male category and that makes me stick out. -Bryan White

In those days, male dancers were a rarer breed than women. as they are still today, A good male dancer, one as strong as we were, was very difficult to come by if you couldn't afford to pay them. -Twyla Tharp

The first census in 1790 asked just six questions: the name of the head of the household, the number of free white males older than 16, the number of free white males younger than 16, the number of free white females, the number of other free persons, and the number of slaves. -Tom G. Palmer

I like a lot of Margaret Atwood, I like much of Alice Munro. Again, if you were to ask me about male writers, there's often a novel I admire, but not all of their works. -Ann Beattie

I avoided nudity unless a film couldn't be told without those scenes. If you look at my films, few of them have that element, yet nudity and male fantasies have become emblematic of my work. -Greta Scacchi

Who do I like? I am a big fan of French and Saunders – not that that they are particularly stand-up I have to say, but I think they have been great for women and they are of themselves just incredibly funny whether they are male or female. -Jo Brand

The more potent, unasked question is how society at large reacts to eager, voluntary violence by females, and to the growing evidence that women can be just as aggressive as men. -Katherine Dunn

This idea that males are physically aggressive and females are not has distinct drawbacks for both sexes. -Katherine Dunn

Training of female athletes is so new that the limits of female possibility are still unknown. -Katherine Dunn

And while national military forces have historically resisted the full participation of women soldiers, female talent has found plenty of scope in revolutionary and terrorist groups around the planet. -Katherine Dunn

Looking at female candidates today, other women are the hardest on them, especially older women who were brought up in a different culture. -Eleanor Clift

You get elected, often, if you're a woman, on the strength of the women's vote; then you get into office, and you have to adapt to an overwhelmingly male environment. -Eleanor Clift

I'm not just a model who plays volleyball, or a volleyball player who supports herself modeling. I'm a female athlete personality. -Gabrielle Reece

It doesn't bother me that Seven has such an overtly sexual presence, because she has no concept of what effect that physical package would have on some male member of the crew. That's what's fun, her innocence. -Jeri Ryan

I do like to look at female drummers, because I am one. -Caroline Corr

Constantly there's a credibility issue; you're judged on how you look. If you look good, people assume you aren't credible. It's a battle you'll always fight if you're on TV and a female. -Lisa Guerrero

I AM a male chauvinist. Who's been saying otherwise? -Joe Bob Briggs

Why does everyone cling to the masculine imagery and pronouns even though they are a mere linguistic device that has never meant that God is male? -Carol P. Christ

If we do no mean that God is male when we use masculine pronouns and imagery, then why should there be any objections to using female imagery and pronouns as well? -Carol P. Christ

The simplest and most basic meaning of the symbol of the Goddess is the acknowledgment of the legitimacy of female power as a beneficent and independent power. -Carol P. Christ

In my opinion, Jackie is the greatest female athlete ever. -Marion Jones

No one can truly be prepared for such devastation and pure malevolence, but the United Kingdom can always look to the United States as an ally resolved to stand firm in the war on terrorism. -Michael C. Burgess

Thus mating of females was strictly along the lines of paternal song. -Peter R. Grant

To summarize, the particular song a male sings, and the behavioral responses of females to song and morphological signals, are not genetically inherited in a fixed manner but are determined by learning early in life. -Peter R. Grant

Almost nothing is known from hybridization studies about the inheritance of courtship behavior of females, or of their responsiveness to particular male signals. -Peter R. Grant

Writing about dead white males seems to be out of favor among academics. -Ron Chernow

Like when I had long hair, you kind of got male attention from everything. But when you had short hair, it was a different kind of man that was attracted to you or I found coming up. -Ashley Scott

I did a play I think my first six months on the show, called Bullpen. Then I got involved with Theater Forty and did this play called Plastic which is about two male models coming to a casting call. -Austin Peck

And I think a woman should find it a joy to be female because God made both male and female. -Little Richard

Sometimes it's more difficult to exist as a female lead, especially in action movies because all those men are around you. They take so much place. -Monica Bellucci

I'm for human lib, the liberation of all people, not just black people or female people or gay people. -Richard Pryor

I would say I'm pretty well at ease with my sexuality, but I'm an individual before I am a female. -Shirley Manson

I have a lot of very close girlfriends and sisters – I'm from an all female family. My father often quips that even the cat was neutered! -Shirley Manson

These years of the Ecole Normale were an ordeal. Nothing was handed to me on the first try. -Jacques Derrida

We transported eight giraffes, and there are now nine because one gave birth to a male shortly afterwards. They carry their pregnancies very well-they all looked the same. -Joanna Lumley

The thing I can say about Japan is they were progressive for a country that is very male dominant. -Brandi Chastain

Although approximately 80% of osteoporosis sufferers are women, as the longevity of the male population increases, the disease will assume increasing importance in men. -Gro Harlem Brundtland

I wasn't really into body piercings until I found that about half my female students had them. -Kathy Acker

And we reduce almost all male-female problems by working on both the female and the male. And that usually means having both sexes take responsibility. -Warren Farrell

I don't think there's anything that is a greater area of discrimination against women today than the fact that nowhere in the world is there a female role model in team sports that more than half of a general audience would recognize. -Warren Farrell

One can make a case that says that since 85% of children being brought up in single family homes are being brought up by women that about 85% of elementary school teachers should be males to balance out the feminization that the boys and girls receive. -Warren Farrell

Our main reasons for fearing males having sex with males is that you really had to construct a more powerful social role to keep men in their place than you did to keep women in their place. -Warren Farrell

God is not something I think about but something I experience as an energy, a Presence. I do find it easier to pray to a female Presence or an androgynous Presence. -Olympia Dukakis

It's an entire industry focusing on young male viewers that want action and violence. They sell us something that isn't valid. They're selling films like a product. -Norman Jewison

Keeping a feminine approach is vital – men hate bossy females. -Ida Lupino

It is well within the order of things that man should listen when his mate sings; but the true male never yet walked who liked to listen when his mate talked. -Anna Wickham

The women of the country have the power in their own hands, in spite of the law and the government being altogether of the male order. -Victoria Woodhull

There was no male vampire type in existence. Someone suggested an actor of the Continental School who could play any type, and mentioned me. -Bela Lugosi

I want, in this school, that one sex shall have equal advantage with the other, and I want particularly that females shall have open to them every employment suitable to their sex. -Leland Stanford

Sure, I did a lot of things in excess. But if you look at the core, the foundation of what I pursued, what red-blooded young American male in my position wouldn't? -Charlie Sheen

I hate female men. -Agnes Smedley

We used to have a main female vocalist. But she had a baby. Now we do the singing ourselves. -Bernie Worrell

My best male friend is my best friend until he crosses me. We're all protective of the self. -Neil LaBute

I thought it was time for a tough, smart, likable female private investigator, and that's how VI came to life. -Sara Paretsky

I think female drummers are great. I think there should more of them. -Sean Kinney

There are many men – such as those often to be found among the Indians – who are refined until they have qualities often attributed to the female sex. Yet they are men, and strong ones. -Agnes Smedley

I am a liberated woman. And I do believe if a woman does equal work she should be paid equal money. But personally I am feminine and I do like male authority to lean on. -Julie Andrews

I am one of the million or more male residents of the United Kingdom, who a year ago had no special yearning towards military life, but who joined the army after war was declared. -Patrick MacGill

In individual industries where female labour pays an important role, any movement advocating better wages, shorter working hours, etc., would not be doomed from the start because of the attitude of those women workers who are not organized. -Clara Zetkin

The capitalists speculate on the two following factors: the female worker must be paid as poorly as possible and the competition of female labour must be employed to lower the wages of male workers as much as possible. -Clara Zetkin

I said I thought female labour of the sort exacted from these slaves, and corporal chastisement such as they endure, must be abhorrent to any manly or humane man. -Fanny Kemble

I've probably understood men too well. I realise they are predatory by nature, and I have a certain acceptance of the male animal. -Jacqueline Bisset

You know, Mamet is not a huge writer of female parts. Most of his movies don't even have women in them, so I'm lucky I'm in it at all. -Elle Macpherson

In the book, America had already been weakened by bio terror plagues before waves of selfish violence took down the rest. But the real enemy was the kind of male human being who nurses fantasies of violent glory at the expense of his fellow citizens. -David Brin

We are constantly protecting the male ego, and it's a disservice to men. If a man has any sensitivity or intelligence, he wants to get the straight scoop from his girlfriend. -Betty Dodson

Sacrifice, sacrifice, sacrifice! That's the condition of the female. Women have been conditioned to sacrifice for centuries. -Betty Dodson

Women tend to give political candidates only about 10 percent of what males give, and males give women candidates only 10 percent of what they give to males. -Maureen Reagan

We did an episode on Good Times which came out of a newspaper article about the incidence of hypertension in black males being higher than whites, and increasing. So we did a show in which James, the father on Good Times, had hypertension. -Norman Lear

I really wanted to be born a woman. It all started there. A South American woman. And I'm upset that I was born a white Jewish male. I've been angry since. -Fisher Stevens

But because it was able to balance that kind of humor with a sweet story and characters you really rooted for and also got across the girls' point of view, I've heard nothing but great things from younger and older females as well. -Jason Biggs

You know, she was a girl. She was a female. And she wasn't like, trying to compete in a man's world and she wasn't trying to be in a man's position, she was just who she was. And I think that was like, a good thing. -Jenna Elfman

High status males had multiple wives or additional mating opportunities in the ancestral environment. -Keith Henson

Chum was a British boy's weekly which, at the end of the year was bound into a single huge book; and the following Christmas parents bought it as Christmas presents for male children. -A. E. van Vogt

Upon the union of the male germ cell with the female egg cell, a new cell is created which almost immediately splits into two parts. One of these grows rapidly, creating the human body of the individual with all its organs, and dies only with the individual. -Christian Lous Lange

I want to do a little bit of everything. I want to play a good, strong female character. -Shannon Elizabeth

Cooper wrote a novel which is absolutely indistinguishable from Austen, completely from a female point of view, completely English, no sense that he was an American. -Leslie Fiedler

I grew up in a commune where no one considered me female, particularly. -Kristin Hersh

Of the female black authors, I really like Morrison's early books a lot. But she's really become so much a clone of Faulkner. He did it better. -Leslie Fiedler

But it's a Broadway show, so even if you're Christine in Phantom, you're still a princess. All female leads are princesses whether they're Disney princesses or not. -Christy Romano

Outside the walls, among others, is the Soviet Empire. It is malevolent, destructive and expanding. It has swallowed up over half a dozen countries since World War II. -Barbara Amiel

I think the book struck me in a few ways that I thought very interesting to pick it as my first martial arts film. It has a very strong female character and it was very abundant in classic Chinese textures. -Ang Lee

Honestly, I feel like I am a leading man, and it's just going to take the right project, the female and the right studio. It's got to all gel together, you know what I mean? -Mike Epps

I think male roles are generally much better written. So for actresses, we're always dealing with trying to inject a role with more truth than the writer possibly had in mind. -Judy Davis

I play a female Indiana Jones, a professor who hunts down precious objects, like a bowl that belonged to the Buddha. They tailored the role to me: I wanted to be smart, funny, and to kick some ass. -Tia Carrere

OK, it was black, it was below grade, I was female, Asian American, young, too young to have served. Yet I think none of the opposition in that sense hurt me. -Maya Lin

The whole tone now of TV is under 35 and directed toward males. -Sharon Gless

Perhaps, all writers walk such a line. In general – as we all do in our dreams – I believe I put something of myself into all the characters in my novels, male as well as female. -Rose Tremain

African-American women account for 67 percent of all newly diagnosed female AIDS cases. -Elijah Cummings

I had an obsession that I was male characters from movies. -Illeana Douglas

I've been doing Pride and Prejudice all summer, so suddenly the chance to be holed up with a bunch of marines is quite attractive, and probably a necessary dose of male energy. -Rosamund Pike

All the dark, malevolent Passions of the Soul are roused and exerted; its mild and amiable affections are suppressed; and with them, virtuous Principles are laid prostrate. -Charles Inglis

As far as YU faculty and students are concerned, the love for Israel is very strong. Probably about three thousand of our graduates have settled in Israel. On average, every year 650 male and female students study in Israel for a minimum of one year. -Norman Lamm

President Kennedy understood the importance of equal pay for equal work and signed historic legislation that gave women around the country hope that one day their wages would be on par with that of their male counterparts. -Rosa DeLauro

You could be going to have supper with someone who happens to be male, and all of a sudden he is your boyfriend of nine months… and I am cheating on my existing boyfriend. -Caprice Bourret

Too often the desire for peace has been expressed by women while the stewardship of the mechanisms which are used to attempt to secure peace in the short and medium term are dominated by male decision-making structures and informal arrangements. This must change. -Jenny Shipley

Lynda Carter played Wonder Woman and was one of the first female superheroes. It gives me more of an encouragement that we can be strong and can do whatever a guy can do. -Thuy Trang

My first quote was, I don't want to hurt God's people. Jim Bakker's quote was, I was set up by a female. -Jessica Hahn

Black women are programmed to define ourselves within this male attention and to compete with each other for it rather than to recognize and move upon our common interests. -Audre Lorde

I don't see any kind of mirror of power, male power, that is, as a form of liberation. I don't believe in an eye for an eye. I don't believe this is truly freedom. -Sandra Cisneros

I am flattered to have been the woman to have opened the door for female rockers to be accepted into the mainly male industry. -Suzi Quatro

Donna Mills came on the show as a female antagonist, about a year before, so now they wanted to have a male antagonist. I was cast as a Senator to shake things up. -William Devane

And it's absolutely true that male sexual behaviour and female responses to male demands change a lot when they start communicating – and the levels of the communication that I've seen on the ground in very, very poor areas are so high and I think why don't we have that here? -Emma Thompson

Blue is the male principle, stern and spiritual. Yellow the female principle, gentle, cheerful and sensual. Red is matter, brutal and heavy and always the colour which must be fought and vanquished by the other two. -Franz Marc

I feel like I've exhausted guys and male friendships. -Irvine Welsh

I have a lot of male friends. -Joan Collins

My first day at MGM they decided to bring this lion out, male, and it was not the best time for him to see me. All of a sudden he thought I was in heat and this lion went into the dressing room, which was just a trailer on the sound stage, and went crazy. -Kim Novak

There has never been a female director who has won an Oscar. There has only been one woman who won at the Cannes Film Festival. -Salma Hayek

I wanted to make sure that the man who found the genie would not take terrible advantage of her, so he needed to be a person of integrity and honor – which is why I made the male lead an astronaut. The rest, as they say, is history. -Sidney Sheldon

Stories had always been told about male genies coming out of bottles, but they were usually fat, old men. Never had the genie been a gorgeous woman, so that idea really appealed to me, and I created the series based on that premise. -Sidney Sheldon

The fact that my female characters have strong personalities but are also physically attractive probably reflects the women I've known in my life. -Sidney Sheldon

In 1973, a woman could not get a credit card without her husband or father or a male signing off on it. -Billie Jean King

Anthropology in general has always been fairly hospitable to female scholars, and even to feminist scholars. -Clifford Geertz

We showed the industry that female artists could attract the same audiences as the big male stars. -Sarah McLachlan

I don't think a female running a house is a problem, a broken family. It's perceived as one because of the notion that a head is a man. -Toni Morrison

Years ago I wanted to buy an apartment in New York City. I was a single female – I had gone through my divorce – I had three children, I was in show business and black. It was, like, impossible. -Diana Ross

Cathy was the first widely syndicated humor strip created by a woman. The strip was pretty revolutionary at the time not only because it starred a female, but also because it was so emotionally honest about all the conflicting feelings many women had in 1976. -Cathy Guisewite

I'm married, which means that instead of occasionally wondering about men from afar, I actually live with one and can be constantly astounded by the strange male brain. -Cathy Guisewite

I'd love to see more equal representation of female and male cartoonists on the comics page. -Cathy Guisewite

Cartooning is a wonderful career, and I'd like more women to get to have it. I can't think of any reason why we won't see more syndicated female cartoonists in the future. -Cathy Guisewite

We're making this as entertainment. But God willing, if this show stays on and people see a woman in that office for a while, I think it will help people become more used to it. It's certainly about time that we had a few female presidents. -Geena Davis

So many other countries have had female leaders, in fact the U.S. ranks 61st in female representation in government and I think it is startling and sign of a change that needs to be made. -Geena Davis

As an Independent, she has no party backing… Her being the first Independent president trumps the fact that she's a woman. It causes even more upheaval in Washington than her being female. -Geena Davis

The members of the court were just delighted to have a ninth member – male or female. They were all kind and welcoming. -Sandra Day O'Connor

It's always good when women win things in fiction because it tends to be more male-dominated, unlike poetry, which is more equal. -Carol Ann Duffy

Angelina wanted to make sure that any fighting in the movie would be comparable to any male actor. Everything from stick fighting to horse riding was real to her. -Jan de Bont

We are creating a fabulous franchise with an incredible female action hero. -Jan de Bont

Neither Western donor countries like the U.S. nor poor recipients like Cameroon care much about Africans who are poor, rural and female. -Nicholas Kristof

The family exists in order to allow women to have children and to have the protection of a male who takes care of them. -Rocco Buttiglione

In France, a woman may forget that she is neither young nor handsome; for the absence of these claims to attention does not expose her to be neglected by the male sex. -Marguerite Gardiner

Nearly one in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. And slightly more than half of female victims of domestic violence live in households with children under age 12. -Lucille Roybal-Allard

Usually when you see females in movies, they feel like they have these metallic structures around them, they are caged in by male energy. -Bjork

It's incredible how nature sets females up to take care of people, and yet it is tricky for them to take care of themselves. -Bjork

Dad was the only adult male I ever trusted. -Michael Reagan

The first priority of any serious program against poverty is to strengthen the male role in poor families. -George Gilder

I hope and believe we are paving a better future for female artists to come. -Paula Cole

Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts. -Michelangelo

Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex. -Karl Marx

I do not believe in using women in combat, because females are too fierce. -Margaret Mead

For the most part, pianos are female to me. Sometimes they're dykes, and they're always good fun. -Tori Amos

Many societies have educated their male children on the simple device of teaching them not to be women. -Margaret Mead

The book of female logic is blotted all over with tears, and Justice in their courts is forever in a passion. -William Makepeace Thackeray

Money is not an aphrodisiac: the desire it may kindle in the female eye is more for the cash than the carrier. -Marya Mannes

I was a tomboy and most of my close friends were male. -S. E. Hinton

To come to a concert and hear a lot of songs from a female perspective should not make men say, 'Oh well, that's for women'. -Holly Near

Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female – whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male. -Simone de Beauvoir

The American male doesn't mature until he has exhausted all other possibilities. -Wilfrid Sheed

I refuse to consign the whole male sex to the nursery. I insist on believing that some men are my equals. -Brigid Brophy

Society, being codified by man, decrees that woman is inferior; she can do away with this inferiority only by destroying the male's superiority. -Simone de Beauvoir

It is a well-documented fact that guys will not ask for directions. This is a biological thing. This is why it takes several million sperm cells… to locate a female egg, despite the fact that the egg is, relative to them, the size of Wisconsin. -Dave Barry

In my books, women often solve the problem. Even if the woman is not the hero, she's a strong character. She does change the plot. She'll often rescue the male character from some situation. -Ken Follett

He had not yet learned that the only safe male rebuke to a scornful female is to stay away from her – especially if that is what she desires. -Booth Tarkington

With my early work I got eviscerated by my male professors, and so you learned to disguise your impulses, as many women have done. And that's definitely changed. -Judy Chicago

Seeing my malevolent face in the mirror, my benevolent soul shrinks back. -Mason Cooley

A guy is a lump like a doughnut. So, first you gotta get rid of all the stuff his mom did to him. And then you gotta get rid of all that macho crap that they pick up from beer commercials. And then there's my personal favorite, the male ego. -Roseanne Barr

I don't think there's any great mystery to writing female characters, so long as you talk to them. If you lived in a monastery and never met any women, maybe it would be difficult. -Ken Follett

There shall be no slave in your home, male or female: Least of all the mother of your son. -Franz Grillparzer

King's Quest IV was a much bigger hit than I, II, or III. I do feel that King's Quest IV was a pivotal game in bringing in more female players. -Roberta Williams

Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts. -Aeschylus

White males are the most responsible for the destruction of human life and environment on the planet today. -Robin Morgan

For male and female alike, the bodies of the other sex are messages signaling what we must do, they are glowing signifiers of our own necessities. -John Updike

There is no female mind. The brain is not an organ of sex. As well speak of a female liver. -Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The male sex still constitute in many ways the most obstinate vested interest one can find. -Francis Aungier

The female of the genus homo is economically dependent on the male. He is her food supply. -Charlotte Perkins Gilman

What had begun as a movement to free all black people from racist oppression became a movement with its primary goal the establishment of black male patriarchy. -bell hooks

Watching Italian opera, all those male sopranos screeching, stupid fat couples rolling their eyes about. That's not love, it's just rubbish. -Peter Shaffer

We're showing kids a world that is very scantily populated with women and female characters. They should see female characters taking up half the planet, which we do. -Geena Davis

Nature has made a pebble and a female. The lapidary makes the diamond, and the lover makes the woman. -Victor Hugo

I have often been asked why I am so fond of playing male parts. As a matter of fact, it is not male parts, but male brains that I prefer. -Sarah Bernhardt

Lesbian existence comprises both the breaking of a taboo and the rejection of a compulsory way of life. It is also a direct or indirect attack on the male right of access to women. -Adrienne Rich

The capacity of the female mind for studies of the highest order cannot be doubted, having been sufficiently illustrated by its works of genius, of erudition, and of science. -James Madison

The clearest explanation for the failure of any marriage is that the two people are incompatible; that is, that one is male and the other female. -Anna Quindlen

It's every woman's tragedy, that, after a certain age, she looks like a female impersonator. Mind you, we've known some lovely female impersonators, in our time. -Angela Carter

In the seventies we had to make it acceptable for people to accept girls and women as athletes. We had to make it okay for them to be active. Those were much scarier times for females in sports. -Billie Jean King

In all systems of theology the devil figures as a male person. Yes, it is women who keep the church going. -Don Marquis

We shelter children for a time; we live side by side with men; and that is all. We owe them nothing, and are owed nothing. I think we owe our friends more, especially our female friends. -Fay Weldon

I have this theory that the likeability question comes up so much more with female characters created by female authors than it does with male characters and male authors. -Curtis Sittenfeld

Nobody bores any man as much as an unhappy female. -Moss Hart

For some men the power to destroy life becomes the equivalent to the female power to create life. -Myriam Miedzian

The jargon of sculptors is beyond me. I do not know precisely why I admire a green granite female, apparently pregnant monster with one eye going around a square corner. -Ezra Pound

The much vaunted male logic isn't logical, because they display prejudices against half the human race that are considered prejudices according to any dictionary definition. -Eva Figes

Anytime I am around a male body part it is kind of exiting. -Nicole Richie

For nobody is curious, who isn't malevolent. -Plautus

Michael Taylor is not being executed for homicide. Michael Taylor is being executed for raping a white female. -John Simon

Shave off your beard and wear a dress. You would be a great female impersonator. -Simon Cowell

I would even go to Washington, which is saying something for me, just to glimpse Jane Q. Public, being sworn in as the first female president of the United States, while her husband holds the Bible and wears a silly pill box hat and matching coat. -Anna Quindlen

Curiosity, n. An objectionable quality of the female mind. The desire to know whether or not a woman is cursed with curiosity is one of the most active and insatiable passions of the masculine soul. -Ambrose Bierce

Why is it that many contemporary male thinkers, especially men of color, repudiate the imperialist legacy of Columbus but affirm dimensions of that legacy by their refusal to repudiate patriarchy? -bell hooks

The common erotic project of destroying women makes it possible for men to unite into a brotherhood; this project is the only firm and trustworthy groundwork for cooperation among males and all male bonding is based on it. -Andrea Dworkin

I want to aspire to something like what Denzel Washington does, which is try to find scripts written for white actors – or Jodie Foster, who reads scripts for male actors. -Wentworth Miller

I think there are more female characters in videogames now but I also think that's because videogames in general are more diverse now. -Tara Strong

When I created Buffy, I wanted to create a female icon, but I also wanted to be very careful to surround her with men that not only have no problem with the idea of a female leader, but were in fact engaged and even attracted to the idea. -Joss Whedon

I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life. -Sonia Sotomayor

Sotomayor's vainglorious lecture bromide about herself as 'a wise Latina' trumping white men is a vulgar embarrassment – a vestige of the bad old days of male-bashing feminism. -Camille Paglia

Can you, in a million years, imagine another female senator – Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Claire McCaskill – reacting to being called 'ma'am' like Barbara Boxer did? This is the kind of sanctimonious self-absorption on the modern left that makes my teeth itch. -Mark Davis

I don't understand labels. I don't need anybody to tell me I'm Latina or black or anything else. I've played characters that were written for Caucasian females, I just want to be given the same consideration as everybody else, and so far that has been happening. -Zoe Saldana

I never expected I would be connected to the Alpha male as some kind of ancillary object, and to this day it mystifies me. -Courtney Love

And think of how we challenged the idea of a male dominated Parliament with All-Women shortlists and made the cause of gender equality central to our government. We were right to do so. -Ed Miliband

Gaming in general is a male thing. It isn't that gaming is designed to exclude women. Everybody who's tried to design a game to interest a large female audience has failed. And I think that has to do with the different thinking processes of men and women. -Gary Gygax

There's a call to adventure. It's something in the inner psyche of humanity, particularly males. -Gary Gygax

I tend to lean toward strong female stories. I want to make things that don't already exist out there. -Natalie Portman

If I had to describe myself to an alien I'd say I was bigger than the average human, enjoy a drink or two with a good meal and have a bigger head than most. I'd also say I'm really handsome – especially if they were a female alien. -Dwayne Johnson

I'm ambitious but I'm not particularly competitive. I'll try to get roles, as I think it's healthy to go for things, but… I think there's too much competition between women already. It's important to have female solidarity and support each other and other actresses. -Rose Byrne

But it's cool working with female directors because I'm a girl, so you do relate to them more. You can talk to them about other stuff like clothes and all that. -Elle Fanning

I don't agree with all-male leaderships. Men cannot be left to run things on their own. I think it's a thoroughly bad thing to have a men-only leadership. -Harriet Harman

I love working with male actors, and I think there's a tendency to write really interesting characters that would work solely alongside men where they would be in a man's world and have to deal with that, and it creates a lot of interesting storylines. For me, it's kind of circumstantial, but I definitely enjoy it. -Elisabeth Moss

At my second record label, they told me and other female artists that some of us were going on the chopping block. I was 19… and it was devastating. -Katy Perry

When you've played Buffy – who's such a strong female role model – it's really hard for another female character to compare to her. -Sarah Michelle Gellar

People think because it's photography it's not worth as much, and because it's a woman artist, you're still not getting as much – there's still definitely that happening. I'm still really competitive when it comes to, I guess, the male painters and male artists. I still think that's really unfair. -Cindy Sherman

Hollywood studio executives don't recognize the value of female performers as much as male performers. -Anna Faris

A lot of panel programmes rely on men topping each other, or sparring with each other, which is not generally a very female thing. -Victoria Wood

I find the female tragedy of insecurity to be hilarious. We get obsessed over issues like the tiny skin tags on our backs or that we're fat. You read one line in a magazine and it sends you into a tailspin. -Lake Bell

You know, right now, they say – I don't know who says this, but somebody told me – there's three male roles to every female role. And I guess I'd work on evening that up. Making great roles for women. It's just such a huge challenge. -Anna Faris

Sinatra, in my opinion, is possibly the greatest male singer of all time. -George Strait

'Somebody That I Used to Know,' like a lot of the record, was a bit of a struggle to finish. It was written fairly quickly – I wrote it in November 2010 – but it took six months to find Kimbra and really realize she was the right vocalist to make the female part come to life. There were constant hurdles. -Gotye

In the next few years I'd love to play a female version of Doctor Who. I know exactly how I would play her – she would be crafty in a clever kind of way. -Billie Piper

Because if you say men and women are the same and if male behaviour is the norm, and women are always expected to act like men, we will never be as good at being men as men are. -Dee Dee Myers

But research confirms that both Republican and Democratic women are more likely than their male counterparts to initiate and fight for bills that champion social justice, protect the environment, advocate for families, and promote nonviolent conflict resolution. -Dee Dee Myers

Celebrity or no celebrity, I think a lot of females deal with the fear of being abducted. -Elisha Cuthbert

Some of the things I've seen a lot of my female-actress friends who are relatively famous receive – I've seen some hideous things. Like some really, really bad things… like, the FBI should be contacted immediately. -Elisha Cuthbert

I guess there's a vulnerability in seeing a female character trying to get out of something really drastic. -Elisha Cuthbert

Six months ago, I traveled to India to see firsthand what the prime minister of that country calls a national shame. It is the systematic, widespread, shocking elimination of India's baby girls. Some 50,000 female fetuses are aborted every month in India. -Elizabeth Vargas

I trained with the FBI in Portland and I also had many conversations with female FBI agents in Los Angeles, as well. That was again something that also came in very handy for Basic, because I'd learned already how to handle a gun and how to behave just physically when you're in a situation, a threat. That was very good to know. -Connie Nielsen

Everyone knows in the industry that when these great roles come up, every two years, there's a huge number of people up for them. I'm not one of those top five females that can personally finance any film. -Joely Richardson

How you look has become ridiculously disproportionate to what you do. Critics are more harsh on female presenters. -Carol Vorderman

One of my most laughable moments was when we visited the monkeys in Ubud – they really seemed to like me and at one point, I had three males on my head and shoulders. -Carolyn Murphy

I definitely acknowledge that 'The Matrix' and Trinity had an influence on female action-oriented characters in television and in film. I think it's awesome. -Carrie-Anne Moss

Rap is hardcore street music but there are women out there who can hang with the best male rappers. What holds us back is that girls tend to rap in these high, squeaky voices. It's irritating. You've gotta rap from the diaphragm. -Cheryl James

I don't understand executives that pit women against each other, the fact that they brought in 'Body of Proof,' Dana Delaney is a friend of mine, and the two of us were just rolling our eyes, it's like, of course, you finally have two great female leads and you're going to put us on against each other. -Julianna Margulies

The fashion world has been great. We started Apple Bottoms about seven years ago; it's interesting to be able to create something from your perspective, for your fans and support. It's a little different for me, because about 70% of my fans are females. -Nelly

Personally, I have never wished I were a male novelist. -Curtis Sittenfeld

It's such a male-dominated industry. You can be a feminist, it's just difficult because it sometimes comes back at you. -Gemma Arterton

It gets pretty boring when all you are is the support system for a male character. -Zoe Saldana

Homosexuality is against nature. Sexual expression is permitted only within marriage, between man and woman, male and female. Anything else is an abnormality and is against nature. -Pope Shenouda III

We're long past having to defend or explain why women should be on boards, given all the data that shows how companies with female as well as male directors perform better. It's unfortunate when companies with a large percentage of women constituents don't reflect that in their boardrooms. -Anne M. Mulcahy

Whatever you got you have to accentuate. I ran my female card up and down the ladder my whole career, because I was in a man's world. It was worked by women but owned by men. I was the only female owner in my field at that time. -Barbara Corcoran

I love comedy; I'm super passionate about it, and thank God it's super in right now to have female empowered comedies. -Dreama Walker

I wouldn't mind being the female MJ. I want to have major crossover appeal. -Candace Parker

Sometimes I take a movie selfishly because it's a female lead. -Melissa George

I understand a lot of the female needs. I'm not saying I know all of them all the time though. -Jared Leto

I'm more proud of my upper body. Let's just say I'm a typical female in that way. -Erika Christensen

Having your adolescence at an all-male boarding school is just crap. -Benedict Cumberbatch

I don't know if comedy is a male sport. I always wondered that. -Maya Rudolph

I think as a young actress, it's very rare that you read something where you're not either 'the girl' or there to serve some romantic purpose in a male dominated cast. -Sienna Miller

I've got to be the geekiest guy in the world in a lot of ways. I'm like a zeta male. -Paul Giamatti

I absolutely refused to make out with the gorgeous male model. -Trisha Yearwood

I've always felt it's ridiculous to say, of any of the females in my life: You're my friend, you're my wife, you're my girlfriend, you're my co-worker. This is your box, and you're not allowed to stray outside of it. -Jack White

It would be hypocritical of me to use being female in some ways, and diss being female in other ways. It's part of the programme. -Danica Patrick

Being a novelist is hard for anyone – male or female. You don't get to quit your day job. -Jennifer Weiner

I am so not a proper, good female. I can't dance in high heels and I'm just so not girly, but then I see these men with these banging bodies, dancing in heels, singing, and having so much fun with so much make-up on. That makes me honestly want to be a better woman. -Kesha

In a highly competitive newspaper market, every editor needs to appeal to female readers to boost their circulation. -Rebekah Brooks

It's the progressive left in this country that has viciously and systematically slimed female conservatives for their beliefs. We have the well-worn battle scars to prove it. -Michelle Malkin

In the 1970s, 'The Boys on the Bus' exposed how a clubby pack of male political reporters ruled the road to the White House and shaped the news. Four decades later, an outsider gal from Alaska has commandeered the 2012 media bus – and left Beltway journalism insiders eating her dust. -Michelle Malkin

I happen to have worked with male directors who don't understand women at all. Not at all. I'm flabbergasted by their ignorance. -Catherine McCormack

I didn't want to set up a women's studies program. I thought women should learn to operate in a coeducational atmosphere, because, especially in national security and international affairs, it's male-dominated. -Madeleine Albright

I wish that there were more female driven films, female-centric films being made. -Heather Graham

If you're a female and you get asked by someone who shoots the most beautiful female scenes to be in their film, it's kind of exciting. -Norah Jones

The action genre is kind of designed for a young male audience. But we found on 'The Matrix' that we hit the Valhalla of movie making, which is the four quadrant audience – the young male audience, the older male audience, the young female audience and the older female audience. -Joel Silver

Of course, the young male demographic has always been the target demographic for 'Star Trek,' the men ageing fifteen to about twenty-five or thirty, a very tough market to appeal to. -Kate Mulgrew

I was in a band in the '90s called Bikini Kill, and we were so freaked out about documentation then, and there was the whole thing, not just about the male gaze, but that people were going to misrepresent you… a kind fear of the mainstream that a lot of us had. -Kathleen Hanna

So many women have experienced horrific forms of male violence throughout their lives, and why isn't there a song about how you get depressed because of it? -Kathleen Hanna

Women didn't want to be on the stage with other women because they didn't want their bodies to be compared. They didn't want another female act opening for them because of this weird competitive and tokenistic attitude. -Kathleen Hanna

Growing up with three boys in a heavily male-dominated world, I especially needed to express myself as a woman. -Elisabeth Shue

I always felt like the male from the time I was a child. There wasn't much feminine about me. -Chaz Bono

Around 2001, I started analyzing lesbians. I started to realize that even really butch-acting or -dressing women still had a strong female identity that I never had. -Chaz Bono

I'm concerned that boys have become politically incorrect, that we are a society in the process of turning against its male children. -Christina Hoff Sommers

After Nancy Pelosi became Speaker, we were told, 'She's the first female speaker of the House, so whether we like it or not, we've got to handle this with kid gloves. Don't go after Speaker Pelosi. You can go after other people, but you'll be branded as mean and evil if you go after the first female Speaker of the House.' -Louie Gohmert

Family law is institutionally anti-male. I've been lobbying MPs, and I'm not going to give up campaigning for equality until I get equality. -Louis de Bernieres

Regardless of the business aspect of things, is there a reason that there isn't a female Hitchcock or a female Scorsese or a female Spielberg? I don't know. I think it's a medium that really is built for the male gaze and for a male sensibility. -Bret Easton Ellis

I was into comics because these were my real male role models, even though at the time, I didn't know it. -Brian Michael Bendis

I've been pitching a show of five female stand-up comedians through the generations, from Phyllis Diller to Amy Schumer, so when I got an e-mail asking me if I would participate in the Women in Comedy Festival, I was thrilled. -Wendy Liebman

Brain power improves by brain use, just as our bodily strength grows with exercise. And there is no doubt that a large proportion of the female population, from school days to late middle age, now have very complicated lives indeed. -A. N. Wilson

All of the philosophers I studied were white (with a few Eastern exceptions), and, for that matter, they were all male. Africa, the cradle of civilization, seemed to have no footing in the highest form of human thought. -Walter Mosley

I consider abortion to be a deeply personal and intimate issue for women and I don't believe male legislators should even vote on the issue. -Alan K. Simpson

You can celebrate the female form in comfort. We left corsets behind in the dark ages, so why bring them back now? -L'Wren Scott

The gay male is always going to be at the bottom. -Scott Thompson

I think a case could be made that there's sort of a crisis of masculinity in the West. Particularly with white males. -Scott Thompson

I wanted to be a male ballet dancer. -Scott Thompson

Hanson has rapid female fans, which I'm completely proud of, but a lot of fans are a contingent that have grown up with us really – our peers. There's younger fans. More and more guys are Hanson fans, musicians or kind of guys who were into a Beatles record. -Taylor Hanson

I think there's something very lovely and hilarious about exploring the particular neuroses of the female mind. It's just not the same thing with men. I mean, there are exceptions, but for the most part, women beat themselves up in their heads more. They overanalyze stuff far more than men do. -Lizzy Caplan

Probably a mistake, you know, that people make in America, to think that all great chefs are a male… I'm still the only male in the family who went into that business. -Jacques Pepin

I hate organized religion. I think you have to love thy neighbor as thyself. I think you have to pick your own God and be true to him. I always say 'him' rather than 'her.' Maybe it's because of my generation, but I don't like the idea of a female God. I see God as a benevolent male. -Julia Child

As a female pilot, the sacred rose garden in my heart is the motherland's blue sky. -Liu Yang

I have not been more robust towards female rather than male assembly members and I do not believe I have been remotely sexist. -Boris Johnson

Circumcision is obligatory for Jewish-born males – it must be performed on the eighth day after birth and is only postponed in the case of threat to the life or health of the child. Muslim parents also circumcise their male children. -Brad Sherman

Congress has a legitimate interest in making sure that a practice that appears to reduce disease and healthcare costs remains available to parents. And, nothing in my bill prohibits statewide law ensuring that male circumcision occurs in a hygienic manner. -Brad Sherman

I know I am the first female celebrity in the world who has allowed herself to be filmed like that in an operating theatre. -Brigitte Nielsen

I feel so much more comfortable that I've ever been. I've felt male as far back as I can remember. -Chaz Bono

There are some strong female performers out there. But the industry's pre-occupation with the packaging of how a woman looks has gone completely the other way, back to almost the 60s, early 70s. -Siouxsie Sioux

My wife and I both love cooking – I am an advanced male – so we argue about who gets to rustle up dinner. -Stephen Bayley

I think the culture today is very, very different from what it was in the '60s, and I feel lucky that I grew up at a time when I had these very strong female role models. -Susanna Hoffs

Tens of thousands have been killed or wounded by the Israeli army since 1967. During 2006, the number of Palestinians killed reached 650. Since the beginning of the Israeli occupation in 1967, more than 650,000 Palestinians have been detained by Israel – about 40% of the male population. -Ismail Haniyeh

I approach writing female characters the same why I approach writing male characters. I never think I'm writing about women, I think I'm writing about one woman, one person. And I try to imagine what she is like, and endow her with a lot of my own thoughts and history. -Jeffrey Eugenides

When the Olympics and World Cups come around, that's when you see the real outpouring of support that there really is for female football. -Hope Solo

Female artists are the perfect example of a creator: They know how to make life and art with their bodies. Life comes from their bodies, so on a very basic level, they have more to write about. -Brandon Boyd

Men have a lot less to write about, unless you're somebody like Tom Waits or John Lennon. And the female voice is much more suited to melody. Men have this barky thing – we're domesticated apes with a microphone. -Brandon Boyd

I do better singing female songs because my voice is so high-pitched. -Chris Colfer

It's important to have female solidarity and support each other and other actresses. -Rose Byrne

The reality is is that Congress is a very male-gendered oriented institution. Out of the, you know, more than 10,000 people who've ever been elected to Congress, you know, only about 250 of them have ever been women. -Gwen Moore

As the first Hispanic female governor in history, little girls often come up to me in the grocery store or the mall. They look and point, and when they get the courage, they ask 'Are you Susana?' and they run up and give me a hug. -Susana Martinez

I'm a female but I have a masculine side and I'm not going to negate that part of myself. -Annie Lennox

Not to sound overly cheesy but I really appreciate the freedom we have in America – especially as a female. -Katy Perry

I remember, May 1944: I was 15-and-a-half, and I was thrown into a haunted universe where the story of the human adventure seemed to swing irrevocably between horror and malediction. -Elie Wiesel

Women are clearly the major consumers in far more than just female categories. It doesn't matter whether it is purchases of cars, cosmetics, or even products for men, female consumption power is the leading consumption power in the world. Any company that overlooks the woman as the decision maker is making a huge mistake. -Andrea Jung

I've been trying to find women writers for my staff for a while now and I have three women on my staff and three guys so it's pretty equal. I don't know why that is. It's been the same thing for a while. It's hard for female comedians to stand out. That's weird. That's a shame. -Ellen DeGeneres

Comedy can be, especially in a writer's room, really aggressive, kind of a very male-dominated room, and it would be hard for women. It's not a nurturing place. It's not like a lot of women are going to say, I can't wait to live that lifestyle and be in a writer's room until 2 or 3 a.m. -Ellen DeGeneres

There are so many funny women in the world, and there has been for so many years, so I'll be happy when people can just move on from that, and things can just be 'comedies' and not 'female' or 'male,' and everyone gets an equal opportunity. -Kristen Wiig

There's really no difference between what I do and what a male filmmaker might do. I mean we all try to make our days, we all try to give the best performances we can, we try to make our budget, we try to make the best movie we possibly can. -Kathryn Bigelow

The logic was, there weren't too many female comedians, so I thought I might as well try a field that had fewer competitors than the field I was in, which was acting, singing and dancing. -Rita Rudner

The masculine energy was about survival. The male was the hunter who risked his life and had to be in the fight-flight mode. -Deepak Chopra

I prefer to call the most obnoxious feminists what they really are: feminazis. Tom Hazlett, a good friend who is an esteemed and highly regarded professor of economics at the University of California at Davis, coined the term to describe any female who is intolerant of any point of view that challenges militant feminism. -Rush Limbaugh

I feel like a lot of the female relationships I see on TV or in movies are in some way free of the kind of jealousy and anxiety and posturing that has been such a huge part of my female friendships, which I hope lessens a little bit with age. -Lena Dunham

I love flawed female characters, duking it out. -Lena Dunham

I'd love to write something for a male protagonist. That's sort of the next frontier for me. I think it'd be really amazing to write the kind of parts that I love for women but for a guy. -Lena Dunham

I am very aware of being black and female because that's what I am. -Susan Rice

Female empowerment really is important to me. I'm a big nerd of the books from the 15th Century and 16th Century, when the men had all the power and the women had none of it. -Ariel Winter

I actually had an experience where I thought somebody was breaking into my house. That's got to be the most terrified I've ever been in my life. I don't know if that's saying much. The fear, especially as a female in a house by yourself, was horrible. -Hayden Panettiere

There's a female writer-performer thing going on in TV right now. -Mindy Kaling

It used to be that you had to make female TV characters perfect so no one would be offended by your 'portrayal' of women. Even when I started out on 'The Office' eight years ago, we could write our male characters funny and flawed, but not the women. And now, thankfully, it's completely different. -Mindy Kaling

I never want to be called the funniest Indian female comedian that exists. I feel like I can go head-to-head with the best white, male comedy writers that are out there. Why would I want to self-categorize myself into a smaller group than I'm able to compete in? -Mindy Kaling

I think a lot of writers, male and female, write as if their parents were killed in a car accident when they were 2, and they have no one to hold accountable. And unfortunately, I don't have that. I have parents who I care about what they think. -Mindy Kaling

Research confirms that both Republican and Democratic women are more likely than their male counterparts to initiate and fight for bills that champion social justice, protect the environment, advocate for families, and promote nonviolent conflict resolution. -Dee Dee Myers

Many differences are rooted in biology and reinforced through culture, so it's important to acknowledge that. Because if you say men and women are the same and if male behaviour is the norm, and women are always expected to act like men, we will never be as good at being men as men are. -Dee Dee Myers

Washington is still very much a male-oriented culture. Being from Los Angeles, I think it is less so there – there is less attachment to tradition, perhaps, there is more flexibility, more acceptance of change generally. That is partly because of Hollywood. -Dee Dee Myers

I get really excited every time there's a female character who is really strong because a lot of females in film are really soft. -Anna Kendrick

My favorite movie is 'The Women' from 1939. It's been my favorite movie since I was like 12 years old. I love the dialogue, really. It's just a lot of really strong female performances. Rosalind Russell kills it, you know. -Anna Kendrick

My mum always felt that women deserved as much as men, and should have as much power, so I suppose I opted to go into a very male-dominated arena to try and prove that. -Jo Brand

There are 10-20 times more male comics than female comics; it's something to do with the social structure of society. -Jo Brand

I'm a little bit damaged in about 15 different ways, and it's been nice that no particular damaged area has become a major issue. I'm a more than moderately healthy 65-year-old male who has gotten away with a lot of stuff. -Iggy Pop

I never felt oppressed because of my gender. When I'm writing a poem or drawing, I'm not a female; I'm an artist. -Patti Smith

I am geared towards communicating on a female level. -Guy Pearce

I tend to project my father figure onto any director that I'm working with, or mother, if I'm working with a female, or it can be confused. -Guy Pearce

It's rather fun writing a female spy, because she has so much more kit. Bond never carried a hair dryer or a makeup bag. And he certainly didn't wear an uplift bra. -Helen Fielding

I have a man and a woman in the same body; I have the male and female values in the same body. -Javier Bardem

There's still a massive inequality between the genders. If you look at the trajectory of a male actor's career, there's no hesitation or hiatus. But women after the age of 35 to 40 are rarely placed in the centre of the story. -Juliet Stevenson

I love complex characters – strong females who are vulnerable but have a life and soul. That's what I'm drawn to and what I enjoy most. -Ruth Wilson

My public caricature – that of a self-confident alpha male – is only partly accurate. -Alastair Campbell

Oh yeah, I think about kids all the time. I feel like the next person I commit to, that's going to be the guy who I'm going to have kids with. That's in my crazy female brain. So that's why I'm like, 'I can't commit.' -Amanda Seyfried

When they wrote the Constitution, only white male landowners had the right to vote. -Jesse Jackson

Male authors always take care to make their heroes at least one inch taller than they are, and considerably more muscular. Just as female authors give their heroines better hair and slimmer thighs. -Lee Child

Young female voices are the loudest voices of all with the fans. -Rick Springfield

I spent my first two years at a small all-male college in Virginia called Hampden-Sydney. That was like going to college 120 years ago. The languages, a year of rhetoric, all of the great books, Western Man courses, stuff like that. -Stephen Colbert

I think male actors get confused by their own vanity. -Shirley MacLaine

I've been talking to certain wrestlers on the phone lately, and certain female wrestlers that were huge stars ten years ago, and the first thing I ask them is 'do you still want to work?' Do they want to talk, or do they want to wrestle or do something else in the business? -Hulk Hogan

By patting somebody on the back, a boy or a girl, a professional dancer, male, female, it really makes people feel good and I know it certainly made me feel good. -Jack Wagner

I was not supposed to be in any way a liberated person. I was a female born in the '40s in a patriarchal family; I was supposed to marry and make everyone around me happy. -Isabel Allende

'Do the Right Thing' was my first union film. I looked at the rosters, and for the most part, it was white males. Especially the Teamsters. So we had some conversations. -Spike Lee

People don't always want to have females as leaders. -Christina Aguilera

I kicked the door open, and I'm gonna hold my leg in there. I'm keeping the door open for all these amazing female singer-songwriters that are coming out. -Miranda Lambert

The rise to prominence of the Saudi novel in Arabic is the great man-bites-dog of recent world literature. Saudi Arabia is a country without a free press, where European styles and forms are distrusted and where the female half of the population became literate only in this generation. -James Buchan

It isn't that NPR is matriarchal but that it has dedicated itself to not being patriarchal in its outlook and presentation, stipulating from the outset that its headline voices would not resound across the fruited plains from big male bags of air sent from Mount Olympus. -James Wolcott

Comedy is something that I'm definitely looking to get into. I had a little taste of it and I do intend on going to classes for it because I think it's a different muscle, and it's hard to find female comedians. -Ashley Greene

I'm doing something called 'Olivia Twisted,' that will start next year. There may be something in between, but right now, that's the one that I'm slated to do next year. That's a very ultra-modern version of 'Oliver Twist,' and it's female-driven. It's an action film, and it's kind of dark and gritty. -Ashley Greene

I definitely think that females have a harder time. It's a lot harder to be a girl because you're always in your head. I've heard my brother go and take it out on the football as he says. Whereas girls would rather sit down and over think things. -Nikki Reed

I'm not saying that 'Twilight' is, you know, some brilliant Oscar-winner, it's not 'Dr. Zhivago.' It's not trying to be. Because it is a female fantasy. I would argue that it's actually a universal fantasy. Which is, the fantasy being to be loved and cherished for exactly who you are. -Melissa Rosenberg

It doesn't matter if you're the smartest person in the room: If you're not someone who people want to be around, you won't get far. Likewise for helping those in line behind you. I take seriously my role as a mentor to young female filmmakers – I make sure my time is tithed. -Melissa Rosenberg

Females want other females to be really strong, so there are a whole lot of scripts that are basically just male parts renamed as a girl. -Kristen Stewart

Everyone is into male grooming. -Kevin Pietersen

You don't really hear a female perspective on the radio, because so many of the songs are being written by men. -Shirley Manson

I found that women entrepreneurs earn 50% less than their male counterparts. -Warren Farrell

I have always liked lionesses. Female lions have always seemed like the best. They were really strong and took care of their babies and are beautiful. -Brooke Shields

Female performers have been doing this for years – pushing the envelope about sexuality – and the minute a man does it, everybody freaks out. -Adam Lambert

A lot of my male vocal influences are British – people like David Bowie, Freddie Mercury and Robert Plant. -Adam Lambert

There are female artists I can look at that I find more in common with than the male artists, because they're blending the pop, dance and theatricality… but currently there aren't a lot of guys who go there. -Adam Lambert

Strong female leads are important. -Chris Hemsworth

I think I was born at a time when an American male had so many advantages and opportunities that weren't available to men before or after, just a very brief period. -John Malkovich

A female friend who caught me watching Fashion TV reckons its audience is largely made up of slobbering men who are just taking a break from the appalling Men & Motors channel. I don't agree. -Arthur Smith

What I find is with all due deference to – deference to our male colleagues, that women's styles tend to be more collaborative. -Susan Collins

In politics, the number of women in the cabinet has fallen and, if current poll trends continue and Labour loses a number of marginal seats, the number of female MPs is likely to drop significantly. -Lucy Powell

The Labour party has done more than any other to address gender inequalities, through legislation and other means, and to increase women's representation in politics, which has led to recent increases in the number of female politicians. -Lucy Powell

You hear a few people saying that, you know, maybe some of the past male players like to watch me play or whatever else, just because I play a bit differently and maybe they can relate to it a bit more with a bigger forehand rather than a backhand, good serve and whatnot. -Samantha Stosur

Politics is traditionally a male domain in Russia. Until now, women have only been accessories. Now, female protest groups are emerging – not because men came up with the idea, but through their own efforts. That's something new for Russia. -Alexei Navalny

The female attention I have to struggle hardest with is from my two-year-old daughter. -Dan Stevens

Models, even male models – how small they've gotten! It looks great for the clothes, but it's not what you want in real life. -Demi Moore

I believe that I am male and I am female. -Joni Mitchell

Becoming the first Canadian male to win a Major Championship, especially being the Masters, was a dream come true. -Mike Weir

I connect with an aura, with energy. And if the person with whom I connect happens to be a female, that's just the way it is. -Kristanna Loken

My dad was a huge country music fan, but he also had a band and he sang. So he'd listen to a lot of music and the songs that he'd learn for the band were more from the male artists. So my earliest country memories were Waylon Jennings, Conway Twitty, George Jones, Johnny Paycheck even. -Martina McBride

I guess the characters I play may be at the more destructive edge of the spectrum, more damaged or whatever, but I find a lot of female roles uninteresting. -Lili Taylor

You know, when I got started on television in the '80s, you would go to the costume department, and if you were a female they put you into a skirt. And you had a pocketbook, usually a shoulder bag. -Melissa Leo

I haven't had a lot of experience with glamour. I've never had to mask myself, as many now not-so-young actresses have had to do. Female actors in that regard have a different lot in life than male actors. -Melissa Leo

Behind a smoke screen of high-profile female appointees and soothing slogans, George W. Bush is waging war on women. -Molly Ivins

But, by just being myself, I end up touching a lot more people who might never have paid much attention to a female rapper. -Nicki Minaj

I can rap in a London accent, make weird faces, wear spandex, wigs, and black lipstick. I can be more creative than the average male rapper. -Nicki Minaj

I've always had this female-empowerment thing in the back of my mind – because I wanted my mother to be stronger, and she couldn't be. -Nicki Minaj

People have become less discriminating listeners, which is tragic, really. There's a lot of emperor's new clothes out there, whether they're female or male solo acts. That bothers me. It's hard to break through, and it's like climbing Mount Everest if you actually do. -Paula Cole

And also I think particularly as a female, you're taught to be defensive your whole life. You're taught not to be aggressive. -Uma Thurman

There were times, especially when I was traveling for 'Eat, Pray, Love,' when, I swear to God, I would feel this weight of my female ancestors, all those Swedish farmwives from beyond the grave who were like, 'Go! Go to Naples! Eat more pizza! Go to India, ride an elephant! Do it! Swim in the Indian Ocean. Read those books. Learn a language.' -Elizabeth Gilbert

When I look at my life and the lives of my female friends these days – with our dizzying number of opportunities and talents – I sometimes feel as though we are all mice in a giant experimental maze, scurrying around frantically, trying to find our way through. -Elizabeth Gilbert

I think it's unfortunate that there exists only one path in America to complete social legitimacy, and that is marriage. I think, for instance, that it would be far easier for Americans to elect a black president or a female president than an unmarried president. -Elizabeth Gilbert

The dumber half of the audience – whether they're male or female, and a lot of them are male – for some reason responds very quickly to the feminine voice. How can I put it? They kind of instantly react to the female voice in a positive way quicker than they would the male voice. -Frank Black

I've certainly played those leading man or male juvenile roles, where you're not supposed to make people laugh. -Andrew Rannells

I put everyone in my school on to Nicki Minaj before she blew up. I was obsessed with her and I was like, 'If she's the best female rapper then I've got to be better than her.' -Angel Haze

Guys pit female rappers against each other because female rappers – if you haven't noticed of late – are a lot more interesting than guys. -Angel Haze

I used to be scared of women. When I was very young they terrified me, but discovering the female universe was incredible and still is to this day, as you never stop learning about them. -Antonio Banderas

Hollywood is a very strong machine that needs, and in… especially with female actors, fresh flesh. It's that cruel. But that's the way it is. -Antonio Banderas

I don't try and write strong female characters or strong male characters, I just try and write, hopefully, strong characters and sometimes they happen to be female. -J. J. Abrams

A female vocal can lift a song. -Jessie Ware

I've always had mostly gay male friends. -Melissa McCarthy

There aren't a lot of movie star males around my age that I can play opposite. -Teresa Palmer

The nerds are my favourite sort of boys – any guy with a passion – whether it be physics or film or writing or poetry even, I think it's super sweet and it's very attractive for a female. -Teresa Palmer

I think for anyone – male or female – in improv, the biggest thing to get over is the fear. I think every improviser has that. -Rachel Dratch

The 2004 presidential election that saw George W. Bush win with 51 percent of the vote was the last one Republicans will ever win with the overwhelmingly white and male coalition they have now. -John Podhoretz

Whole communities are growing up without fathers or male role models. Bringing up a family in the best of circumstances is not easy. To try to do it by placing the entire burden on women – 91% of single-parent families in Britain are headed by the mother, according to census data – is practically absurd and morally indefensible. -Jonathan Sacks

I just think that unless you have that cohesiveness in the family unit, the male character tends to become very dominant, repressive and insensitive. So much of this comes also from a lack of education. -Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

An awful lot of female celebrities are very beautiful whereas a lot of male celebrities are not so hot. -Graham Norton

I think as time goes by you'll get female comics who are weirder – you'll get a female Mighty Boosh. -Jenny Eclair

That term's definitely got a negative aura to it, because people think a diva is somebody with an attitude who demands things all the time. Of course there is that type of diva, but my idea of a diva has always been a singer – whether male or female – who gets on that stage and captivates you with their presence and their voice. -Jordin Sparks

Not yet, but I do wanna work with Leona Lewis. I love her, she's so sweet! I think she's working on her album as well so I'd love to do a nice powerful female duet with her. I think our voices would blend really well. There's a couple of other people I'd love to work with – like Fergie, Justin Timberlake and Alicia Keys. -Jordin Sparks

For me, 'I Am Woman' is all about transition. I turned 21 in December, so I'm not completely grown up yet but I'm not a little girl anymore. Just in that in-between stage. The song is everything I have ever heard a woman say. I loved this song for me and every young lady, girl and woman to be able to feel empowered in being female. -Jordin Sparks

As far as female vocalists, I love Heart, Joan Jett, Courtney Love, Laura Branigan, Linda Ronstadt, Barbra Streisand – or going back to when I was a child, Aileen Quinn, the original Annie. -Fergie

I needed to take a break from performing, and from the Peas, to be happy. I craved female time, and time with my husband to feed my soul. My life now is about being balanced. I'm passionate about work and working out, seeing friends and family, and letting my hair down once in a while. -Fergie

I think female-female relationships interest me so much more because they're so encoded. There is kind of a psychic element that happens within groups of women. -Heidi Julavits

There's only so much you can do with a male voice in dance music. -Calvin Harris

We put limitations on the way that we think about things, on ourselves, think about all the boxes we live in, male or female, you're this age, that age, this is your job, this is not your job, everything is about getting boxed in. -Brit Marling

Many of my books are written from a female perspective. I rather enjoy the take that women have on the world, and certainly I enjoy the conversations that women have. -Alexander McCall Smith

I think a lot of great male comic actors are introspective, quiet personalities, which I really admire. But they are really able to turn it up when the camera's on. -Peter Dinklage

Marlene Dumas is one of the two or three most successful female artists alive, if you judge by prices. I've never reviewed her work, because I find nothing in it to get excited about no matter how hard I look. -Jerry Saltz

When I criticize Joseph Beuys or Francis Bacon, nobody calls those opinions anti-male. Putting female artists or their subject matter off-limits is itself sexist and limiting. -Jerry Saltz

One argument goes that recessions are good for female artists because when money flies out the window, women are allowed in the house. The other claims that when money ebbs, so do prospects for women. -Jerry Saltz

I have never been an ambitious person, and my participation in this industry is a fluke, but only male writers can afford to be coy and self-deprecating. -Diablo Cody

I think I have a very good reputation amongst the gay population and among the whole country because I stood up on the issue of gay rights. It is not easy to stand up on that issue when you are single and male in New York City. I did it anyway. -Ed Koch

On American TV, there just aren't a lot of female leads in comedy, especially at the peak of all the Judd Apatow stuff. -Alia Shawkat

Yeah, I've worked with a couple of female directors, now, and I think that they're amazing. As good or better than guy directors. -Alia Shawkat

Often, I'll read a script and the female character's an extension or serves some sort of purpose in terms of the male character's narrative and it just isn't fully formed. But they will be very beautiful. Whether a secretary or a doctor or a vet, they will be very beautiful. -Andrea Riseborough

I've worked with so few female directors. -Andrea Riseborough

Most female models don't have any muscle mass. -Andreja Pejic

To survive in a lot of male-dominated situations – the police, the military, what have you – you put on a bit of the crass, blowhard thing, because you just can't survive being the nice guy in those environments. -Dean Norris

There's a remarkable amount of sexism on TV. When male characters are flawed, they're interesting, deep and complex. But when female characters are flawed, they're just a mess. It's good to put more flawed but interesting female characters out there because it promotes equality. -Ellen Pompeo

I had a bit of a male menopause. It started at the age of 18 and continued until I was 45. -Ian McShane

It's hard to find female leads that are flawed and interesting and dynamic. -Rashida Jones

I'm saying that the depth of exploration of the male psyche and the female psyche is uneven. I see further, deeper renderings of what it means to be a man. -Vera Farmiga

When I look at female characters, I want to recognize myself in them: my trials, my tribulations as a mother, as a lover, as a daughter. -Vera Farmiga

Relationship movies are often made for a female audience. -Roman Coppola

'Alien' asked ground-breaking questions about eco-politics and female empowerment. 'The Matrix' delved deeper into the concept of perception versus reality than perhaps any other film I know. But for some reason, we tend not to remember the significance of their writing. -Jason Reitman

I'm really into strong, female roles – but they don't have to necessarily be loud – I'm just as interested in introverts too. -Jessica Brown Findlay

The first episodes I actually read for 'Downton,' Sybil was really intimidated and hadn't come into her own. So it's only in Series Two that she's become so headstrong. In general, I find it exciting to play strong, female roles because they're shocking. -Jessica Brown Findlay

I absolutely adore Alessandra Rich, I think her dresses are stunning and she really knows how to cut and dress the female shape. Her stuff is really beautiful, stylish and a little bit quirky. I love it all! -Jessica Brown Findlay

If you have been divorced once – male or female, but especially for females – and you're over 40 you're actually a commodity. It means you were able to commit once, and you'll do it again. -Patti Stanger

When you know what the male species is looking for – 'I'm not into a redhead,' 'I don't want a fat chick,' – I have to tell them that X won't date you unless you're this. I'm just the messenger. -Patti Stanger

I am the father of twin sons that were born in Philadelphia at Pennsylvania Hospital in 1983. They were 13 weeks premature. Gerry weighed 1 pound 14 ounces, and Zachary 1 pound 11 ounces. They were the first male twins to ever survive at Pennsylvania Hospital. -H. G. Bissinger

Women face enough pressures and challenges in a workplace that is still depressingly biased against a female's success. Add to that, the fact that the very thing many women I know find most rewarding (having kids) is now frowned upon. -Mika Brzezinski

A female piano player is always pretty cool to me. -Chrisette Michele

Musically, I have more things in common with tons of bands that have no female members. -St. Vincent

It's unfortunate that a lot of people think African-American female artists are monolithically R&B this-or-that, don't have to do anything by default. -Janelle Monae

We don't all have to take the same coordinates to get to the same destination. Being a young African American female artist, I want to open doors for young black girls. -Janelle Monae

I have really good female friends. I've never bought the whole men-and-women-can't-be-friends thing. I think that's sort of nonsense. -Josh Radnor

I used to get made fun of a lot for being a male dancer, especially growing up in Boston. Kids are terrible, they don't realize how heavy words can be. -Kenny Wormald

I don't think you can be successful in television without appealing to women. I don't think it's possible. I think that men like women. It doesn't really matter what they do – they love anything. But women don't necessarily like every woman, so I think that's a challenge to get the female audience to not only relate to you but also like you. -Maggie Q

I love writing about men. To get by in the world you have to know how men think. Not that all guys think alike, but women tend to think about more things at the same time, an overgeneralization, but I find it easier to make my male characters focus than I do my female characters. -Bonnie Jo Campbell

As a female there aren't too many characters that are very empowering, and there's something very empowering about Lara Croft. She kicks butt and she does it in style. She's confident and she's educated. -Camilla Luddington

The bottom line is that female writers aren't being given enough opportunities by male producers. -Chris O'Dowd

My dad is a nurse midwife, one of about only 50 male midwives in the U.S., I think. -Matthew Morrison

I don't get as much female attention as you'd think, because I never go out. -Matthew Morrison

I've admired Alicia Keys since before I got into the music industry, just everything she represents as a female artist. -Melanie Fiona

I've never associated myself with other singers, certainly not female singers. -Sade Adu

It's all too easy when talking about female gymnasts to fall into the trap of infantilizing them, spending more time worrying more about female vulnerability than we do celebrating female strength. -Meghan O'Rourke

And I think the female creative urge is intrinsically biologically linked to our ability to give birth to a child, even if we've never… I've never given birth, but I feel like it's part of our psychology. -Zoe Kazan

The fact is that I find more most men are more open, more generous, and much more stimulating than the majority of females I know. -Marilyn Monroe

One of the best things that ever happened to me is that I'm a woman. That is the way all females should feel. -Marilyn Monroe

Confidentially, the type of male I find most enjoyable for a friend is one who has enough fire and assurance to speak up for his convictions. -Marilyn Monroe

'Swan Lake' is the most difficult thing to portray for a female ballet dancer; it really requires such specific qualities of articulation, agility, strength, and the arm work is something that takes a lot of training. -Benjamin Millepied

If there's anything Trollope novels always take seriously, it is money – how it flows from one character to another, how it is managed, who has it, who deserves it, and what it means to a character, male or female. -Jane Smiley

I would never sign on to a project that was male-bashing, because first and foremost I'm a man… what guy would sign on for that? -Michael Ealy

Let there be no mistake. A gay man alone could never begin to replicate the inner workings of the female mind. -Michael Patrick King

My female writers have always been my backbone. I had a writing room of six women for five years so I know what women do. Cultivated by me, by the way! -Michael Patrick King

If you don't believe there's some organising principle, or somebody up in the sky pulling the strings, then it can be very stressful. And nature itself is very arbitrary – it's not malevolent or benevolent; it doesn't even know we're here. -Michael Shannon

Female rappers get it the hardest. You have to be a girl, yet you have to be just as hard as the guys. I think some female rappers get scared out of the business before they can make it. -Nicki Minaj

I don't mind being called a weirdo. There are a lot of people in hip-hop who are probably never going to get what I do. But, by just being myself, I end up touching a lot more people who might never have paid much attention to a female rapper. -Nicki Minaj

As a writer, as much as I try, I can't stop writing female characters. They have so much more to offer; they have to wear so many different hats. There's so much wonderful gray matter in a female's life that it just makes for a stronger character. -Tate Taylor

A lot of professions happen to be male-dominated because women drop out at a certain point. It's unfortunate. -Tom Colicchio

I think that we're in a really amazing time, where there are really a lot of really fantastic female actresses and comedians. I imagine there's just a lot of opportunity for women to have powerful roles. Or it's just that there's more women writing TV. Women tend to maybe write strong women. -Whitney Cummings

What's the difference between male and female passion? If love is a drug, what are its side effects? Rhye makes chill-out music, but it never quite lets your mind switch off. -Will Hermes

I create women characters by watching the female staff at my studio. Half the staff are women. -Hayao Miyazaki

I do have a lot of female friends who are stand-ups and also women who are actresses and also happen to have an act. -Kate Flannery

I cannot believe that in all the years that there have been female stand-ups, there has never been a show just for them. -Kate Flannery

There are plenty of bands who never get in the charts and it doesn't mean that they're not any good. Actually, a lot of the top ten is filled with stuff that just sounds the same. I could guess what's in there now – probably a bit of GaGa, Beyonce and some U.S. R&B males. -Ellie Goulding

I keep getting compared to Marina and the Diamonds because she's kind of in the same place as me at the moment. It's quite annoying being compared, actually, because it almost downgrades your work and makes you feel like you're just another female artist. -Ellie Goulding

I find male singers and what they sing about fascinating. It makes me realize how little we know about ourselves and how little I know about myself. It's interesting to see the male perspective. -Ellie Goulding

I'd like a male to listen to my music and find it kind of fascinating, what a girl goes through when they get heartbroken or get sad or get hurt by something. -Ellie Goulding

I've always said that Adele has turned so many people on to British singers – whether female singers or just like music from this country in general. -Ellie Goulding

I never expected to get the Tom Jones treatment and it amazes me that I do. Strangely it's women who throw their underwear at me when I'm performing live. My male fans tend to be quite shy. My female fans are wild. I never know what to do with all the lingerie that lands at my feet. Maybe I should open a shop. -Ellie Goulding

Because I didn't have any queer, lesbian, female role models I hated my own femininity and had to look deep within myself to create an identity that worked for me. Pop culture just doesn't hand us enough variety to choose from. -Beth Ditto

It is difficult to get men to pick up a female author. Women will read men, but men won't read women. -Lisa Gardner

We as women have a voice and we are decision makers in what film to see. We always support our boyfriends and husbands by going to see the male dominated films, but we don't compel them to see films with female casts. -Octavia Spencer

As we women know, there are so many other hurdles that we have to cross that I would love it if we could stop having the race conversation so that we can get women further on. You know, a female president now that we have an African American president. Maybe we can get an Asian female, a gay person? -Octavia Spencer

Often, as a young actress, you find yourself being the only girl in a room full of men… and one of the reasons why I like 'Grey's Anatomy' is because they have such strong female characters and the women really drive this show. -Rachael Taylor

The male elites that run most countries are exceedingly uncomfortable with the subject of AIDS because it's a sexually transmitted disease. -Richard Holbrooke

In Vermont, Governor Madeleine Kunin has given years of service to our state after becoming the state's first female governor in 1985. She is an inspiration to girls throughout Vermont and the country in allowing them to know that the opportunities they have are unlimited. -Bernie Sanders

I'm of Neil Young's generation. Neil Young's songs have spoken to what it's like to be at least a white male of his generation over the years. Endlessly, he's sung about the stuff that I really care about. He's put into words the feelings that hit you at different transitional moments in life. -Jonathan Demme

It's funny. People often compare me to other humor essayists. They're usually quite nice comparisons; I will accept those gladly. But I am always sort of appalled at the idea of being lumped with other, more chick-y female writers. And the truth is probably that neither comparison is accurate. -Sloane Crosley

Female can understand more detail and really care for the consequence and understand all the process. -Yingluck Shinawatra

So sometime the expectation of the female by a high expectation. Because peoples think that female were weak in term of, like, of the physically and compared to the men. -Yingluck Shinawatra

I will repeat again that females are the symbols of nonviolence. Another thing I would say is that a female is more compromising. A female can talk with anyone easily. -Yingluck Shinawatra

A society that does not use the intellectual power of its female population fully is not a wise society. Most women are not as tainted by mistakes in the conduct of the economy as the male population, and now they deserve an opportunity. -Johanna Siguroardottir

Everyone has a different training style and being a female, sometimes you find you have to get really aggressive. Some people respond really well to aggression, some people don't. -Cara Castronuova

What does being a woman today mean? Is there a right way of doing it? Is there a wrong way of doing it? Different kinds of women, female friendships: It's all pretty funny, and worth making fun of. -Elizabeth Meriwether

There are a lot of women screenwriters, but they are obviously outnumbered by men. And it still is a very much male-dominated industry. -Elizabeth Meriwether

The funniest things just come from honesty. We have a tendency to see female characters as representative of something larger than what they are, when male characters are just characters. -Elizabeth Meriwether

I definitely am drawn to strong females who are successful, smart women because I am a woman like that. I think it's important to portray those kinds of women on film and television. Especially as a black woman, I think it's important. -Megalyn Echikunwoke

I think all males from Detroit have an obsession with cars. -Dax Shepard

Most mainstream male fiction is littered with heroines, and female characters are basically so great, you want to fall in love with them. -Iain Banks

What I find most upsetting about this new all-consuming beauty culture is that the obsession with good looks, and how you can supposedly attain them, is almost entirely female-driven. -Julie Burchill

We are used to female writers who use their private lives as unmitigated material being somewhat hormonal; this somehow 'excuses' what might be seen as a highly unfeminine ability to turn their personal upsets into money. -Julie Burchill

It is also interesting to note that the original supermodels are now making a comeback after being dismissed in the Nineties as being 'greedy' by a gaggle of male designers who lived like Sun Kings. -Julie Burchill

I've always thought of beauty therapy, 'alternative' treatments and the like as the female equivalent of brothels – for essentially self-deceiving people who feel a bit hollow and have to pay to be touched. -Julie Burchill

These women whose antics we smirk at good-naturedly in the pap-traps put themselves out there at least partly on their beauty; they are in showbiz, and showing what they've got is part of their business as much as it is for male show-ponies from the Chippendales to George Clooney. -Julie Burchill

There aren't very many notable Native American female figures historically. That's the way that it's been. Pocahontas and Sacajawea. -Julia Jones

One of my first favorite records was the debut Garbage album, which I heard when I was very young. Shirley Manson is a great female vocalist and performer and I admire her for that. -Taylor Momsen

I'd love to do a movie with females in it, and not necessarily the female version of 'The Hangover,' but I'd love to. If I did it it'd star Juliette Lewis, because she's the funniest woman in the world. She's my favorite actress on the planet. If we did a character-based comedy about women, I don't see it out of my range. -Todd Phillips

I never had a ton of male friends and it's always been something that's really interesting to me, what brings guys together? The bonding. 'Old School' is a good example of that. And even 'Starsky' and even 'Road Trip.' -Todd Phillips

I don't think about the gender thing very much. But when I speak at schools, I've had female students say to me afterwards, "I never envisioned myself being a director, since I've never seen women do it." But after seeing me, they can picture themselves directing, so maybe we'll see more female directors. -Jennifer Yuh Nelson

There aren't a lot of female story artists, and it's baffling to me. There are a lot of kids in school that are female and I wonder, 'Where did they all go?' People have brought it up, asking me, 'What did you do?' I don't really know. I puttered along, did my thing and gender has really never been an issue. -Jennifer Yuh Nelson

If screenwriters have to kill off a female character, they love to give her cancer. We've seen so many great actresses go down to the Big C: Ali MacGraw, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Debra Winger, Susan Sarandon. -Geraldine Brooks

Crime is a very hard genre to feminise. If you have a female protagonist she is going to be looking after her mum when she gets older; she is going to be worried about her brother and sister; she will be making a living while bringing up kids. -Denise Mina

There are a lot of downsides to being male. We age faster and die younger. But give us this: we're lifetime baby-making machines. Women's reproductive abilities start to wane when they're as young as 35. Men? We're good to go pretty much till we're dead. -Jeffrey Kluger

I believe in celebrating the female figure and embracing what we've been given, not hiding that. -Miranda Kerr

I have always believed that we all have male and female within us. -Meredith Monk

Since women ask me about male motives all the time, I can offer a bit of advice. If you feel like you're going to get hurt then you shouldn't be there in the first place. That's the way I look at relationships. -Chris Noth

I've never felt stigmatized in my profession, nor have I allowed myself to. I don't feel either male or female, I feel I am just me, and I should be able to do whatever I like. -Miranda Richardson

I wouldn't know how to write a weak female character. I read so much epic fantasy growing up, where you have these sword-wielding, in-your-face warrior maidens. -Richelle Mead

The one thing about being a dude and writing from a female perspective is that the baseline is, you suck. The baseline is it takes so long for you to work those atrophied muscles – for you to get on parity with what women's representations of men are. -Junot Diaz

We hide so well. This is the bottom line: how hidden is male subjectivity? Name five books where male subjectivity is produced in an honest way. -Junot Diaz

I've always been sort of influenced by my male relationships and that period of my life when you start to cringe and be like, 'I can't believe I wore this or that.' -Max Winkler

Women are the majority of immigrants yet the minority of immigrant employment visas; immigrant and native born women who work in the service arena – such as domestic workers – are not valued for their work, making pennies on the dollar compared to male counterparts; and, women are disproportionately affected by family reunification policies. -Christine Pelosi

America's demographic shift was obvious to everyone in the 2010 Census – but Republicans stubbornly rejected math, facts, and polls to their electoral peril. While Republicans tailored their platform by and for the pale stale and male, among us, Obama and Democrats are embracing America's diverse mosaic. -Christine Pelosi

Once upon a time, growing up male gave little boys a sense of certainty about the natural order of things. We had short hair, wore pants, and played baseball. Girls had long hair, wore skirts, and, no matter how hard they tried, always threw a baseball just like a girl. -Kenneth R. Miller

I think for female filmmakers a big issue is making their second and third films. -Ava DuVernay

Once I got over the fear of writing female characters, it actually came quite easily and I was really happy with it. I just thought about girls I knew really, really well and I'd just have conversations with them and tried to relay how they talk about certain things. -Eli Roth

For a black male, the sound of the blues is pre-Civil Rights. It's oppression. -Gary Clark, Jr.

I love strong women in films that are allowed to play women and not male fantasies. -Kelly Reilly

I just think there are certain men who feel like engaging in a story told from a female point of view is somehow a feminizing experience. And that itself is something that they're almost supposed to not want to engage. -Mike White

If I have a male protagonist, it's a studio movie, and if it's a female protagonist, it's an indie movie. That's just how it is. It's not about the studios. It's about America and who goes to see movies. Women are interested in men and women, and men aren't interested in the woman's story. They just aren't. -Mike White

As an African-American male born with a couple of strikes against you because of your skin color, I think it's very, very important to have some positive role models around, especially male influences. -Omari Hardwick

When it's all said and done, I am secure enough with my manhood to say to the world, 'I am a male actor, and its okay for me to play a gay man.' -Omari Hardwick

All religions have always hated females. -Peter Greenaway

The male role models I had all seemed to have been in the military. My father served in the army. My uncle was in the Marine Corps. Both of my grandfathers served in WWII. There weren't any career soldiers in my family, but when I was young it seemed like a way of arriving at adulthood. -Kevin Powers

I was trained classically, and that's something that I want to do, but I do want to say that right now it's a good market for female comedians, and I want to explore that right now. I really do want to do dramas and meatier roles, especially film. -Eliza Coupe

I was the female lead in a romantic comedy. It's a little indie film that we shot in China called 'America Town,' starring Daniel Henney and Bill Paxton. I actually had to speak Chinese in the film. It was funny because I found out I was doing the film and then a week later, I was in Shanghai. -Eliza Coupe

I think as men begin to see things that address them, they will feel that they can relate. They can't relate to 'Basketball Wives,' 'Housewives of Atlanta.' I am not judging or criticizing those shows at all; what I am saying is the perspective is not necessarily the male perspective. 'Iyanla: Fix My Life' is inclusive of everyone. -Iyanla Vanzant

Well, I think women across Australia, particularly, are a bit fed up with this constant attack and belittling of women in politics, and particularly the role of a female as a prime minister. -Christine Milne

Not getting girls is the story of my life. I have always had a bit of a tough time with the ladies. I don't know whether it's that I don't have game or just don't feel comfortable in my own skin, but females pick up on that. -Josh Peck

A romance novel focuses exclusively on two people falling in love. It can't be about a woman caring for her aging mother or something like that. It can have that element, but it has to be primarily about the male-female relationship. -Kristin Hannah

If you look at most women's writing, women writers will describe women differently from the way male writers describe women. The details that go into a woman writer's description of a female character are, perhaps, a little more judgmental. They're looking for certain things, because they know what women do to look a certain way. -Lorrie Moore

Spiders – the way they move freaks me out. It's so malevolent. -Matt Smith

My mum is Croatian, and obviously she's female and she's very emotional, very hot-blooded, very touchy-feely, whereas I think my dad's quite British. -Tamara Ecclestone

Basically I'm a female human being with brown hair, enjoy precision, reading the news, eating delicious food with my delicious friends and laughing at ridiculous things that don't translate while you are desperately trying to make them. -Tig Notaro

The software program for motherhood is impossible to fully download into the male brain. You give them two tasks and they're like, 'I have to change the baby and get the dry cleaning?' -Allison Pearson

Personally, I've realized that the tradition I thought of as too safe, too pretty, and too conventional is the space where women have been able to gain some practical ground. The area of music where we thought the status quo was really being upset – specifically hard rock – has actually remained the most male-dominated. -Ann Powers

I look young. I heard this said so often that it became irritating. I once worked as a babysitter for a woman who, the first time we met, said she didn't want somebody in high school. I was 22. Later, I realised that in certain places being female and looking 'young' meant it was more difficult to be taken seriously, so I turned to make-up. -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Something I always admire, especially in female comedians, is that they're willing to make themselves look terrible. -Jorma Taccone

My work generally tends to be an all-out, 360-degree subversive take on everything, most of all my own notion of myself as a son, father, husband, human being and male in this culture. -Mark Leyner

I look back at my elementary or high school pictures and I always had gel in my hair and a gold chain that I would wear outside my shirt. That's how I was born and raised as an Italian male, and I always considered myself a Guido, anyway. -Pauly D

I have been working in male-dominated industries most of my life. When I started my career in investment banking, I was one of two women in my analyst class. -Carol Roth

Without a positive male role model in your life, it is extremely difficult to become a man who benefits his family and benefits society. -Donald Miller

ABC's intelligently hilarious sitcom 'Modern Family' depicts a gay-male marriage in which both partners are refreshingly dimensional, believable human beings. The writers dare to make them flawed and thus fully delineated, but they're not flawed in the silly, stereotypical ways that once dominated such portrayals. -Tom Shales

With 'Holes' I was troubled that there weren't very many female characters. I tried to put them in where I could. But the setting didn't lend itself to girls. -Louis Sachar

Combat duty is strenuous and physically demanding, and I'm not the first person to notice that men and women are built differently. And while many will argue that women will only be allowed into combat arms units under the same requirements as their male counterparts, count me as skeptical. -Pete Hegseth

My experience in childhood and adolescence of the subordinate role played by the female in a society run entirely by men had convinced me that I was not cut out to be a wife. -Rita Levi-Montalcini

I was perhaps about 10 years old when a local farmer rang us up to say he had found a young badger and would we take it in. So we did; it was a female called Bessy and she lived in the boiler room. She was extremely intelligent, had a very low opinion of cats but loved the dogs. She was pretty well trained; she went in the car. -Owen Paterson

It may be something to do with my having been to a girls' school, but I'm far more comfortable making male friendships than female ones. My friends tend to be men and their significant others. -Joanne Harris

Each of my novels features a protagonist undertaking a difficult personal journey. On the way, each of these characters – mostly female – discovers something about herself and at the same time makes an impact on other people's lives. -Juliet Marillier

When I was growing up I loved reading historical fiction, but too often it was about males; or, if it was about females, they were girls who were going to grow up to be famous like Betsy Ross, Clara Barton, or Harriet Tubman. No one ever wrote about plain, normal, everyday girls. -Kathryn Lasky

I am always revolted when Islamic leaders, from Afghanistan or elsewhere, deny the very existence of female oppression, avoid the issue by pointing to examples of what they view as Western mistreatment of women, or even worse, justify the oppression of women on the basis of notions derived from Sharia law. -Khaled Hosseini

I remember the mid-'50s well. It was when my life changed, and I left acting to become one of the first female television news reporters in the U.K. -Lynne Reid Banks

I am a metrosexual and into male grooming – I moisturise, I exfoliate. -Gary Kemp

I cannot illustrate huge differences between male and female spiritualities except in their starting points, style and fascinations along the way. This is significant, however, and has huge pastoral implications: men must be challenged in the world of doing; women must be challenged in the world of relating. -Richard Rohr

When I wrote my first book, 'The Tennis Party', my overriding concern was that I didn't write the autobiographical first novel. I was so, so determined not to write about a 24-year-old journalist. It was going to have male characters, and middle-aged people, so I could say, 'Look, I'm not just writing about my life, I'm a real author.' -Sophie Kinsella

What happens to each of my female heroes, certainly, is they find something bigger than themselves that they are honored to serve. It's not giving up your family. -Tamora Pierce

I'm regarded outside New York University as a looney tunes leftie, self-hating Jewish communist; inside the university, I'm regarded as a typical, old-fashioned, white male liberal elitist. I like that. I'm on the edge of both; it makes me feel comfortable. -Tony Judt

For thousands of years, men have written history, so it seems to me that most of what we've read is from the male point of view. -Stacy Schiff

Cleopatra had one great advantage. She lived at a time when female sovereigns were not anomalies. And when women enjoyed rights they would not again enjoy for another 2,000 years. You could call them early feminists, if I may use a dirty word. -Stacy Schiff

For the several thousands of years before they became firefighters and physicians, women were sirens, enchantresses, snares. At times it seems as if female powerlessness is male self-preservation in disguise. And for millennia, this has made for a zero-sum game: A woman's intelligence was a man's deception. -Stacy Schiff

There's an entire generation of male strength and endurance athletes, even recreational lifters, who have never gotten off the ephedrine-caffeine-aspirin stack. The process of getting off stimulants is really horrible. -Tim Ferriss

I certainly relate to Ygritte in the fact that she is so strong and also ruthless as well and I feel that especially within 'Game of Thrones,' I think that as a show, it is one of the frontrunners for showing dominant female characters and making sure that men answer to women rather than the other way around. -Rose Leslie

I think that at 21, I still look like I'm 17 years old, so I feel like I'm going to be playing teenagers for a while, and that's a very relatable stage in a teenage life for a female – that kind of rambunctious stage. -Willa Holland

I've never isolated role models based on gender. I have more male role models due to the mere fact that I've done business with more of them and they're leaders within the verticals I work. Of those, Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com, is an entrepreneur and personal friend that I have a great deal of respect for. -Amy Jo Martin

Women and men grow up with both sexes. Our mothers and fathers mean a lot to us, so it's just a question of finding a balance between their influences. I've found mine. And it tends to be more on the male side. I mean male side the way we understand it in the West. -Grace Jones

When I perform on stage I become those male bullies, those dominators from my childhood. That's probably why it's so scary, because they scared me. -Grace Jones

I really think there's no difference between an art piece made by a man and one made by a woman. Is it a good art piece or a bad art piece? Of course, if you're female, you're maybe dealing with different issues. -Marina Abramovic

People ask why there are so few female artists who succeed. It's because women are not ready to sacrifice as much as men. Women want a man, they want a family, they want to have children, they want to be loved, and to be an artist. And they can't; it's impossible. -Marina Abramovic

I believe writers need to be chameleons, or like Meryl Streep, who can play all sorts of characters. A good writer should be able to cross gender lines and people of all social classes. So for me, writing from a male point of view would be a great challenge, that I would look forward to taking on. -Marisha Pessl

I don't think anyone disagrees that male and female brains work differently. -Michael Gurian

The good thing is that women have such high expectations of men that it inspires us to live up to them. That's what I learned about male-female relationships. -Neil Strauss

As a successful romantic novelist – one of my publishers is Mills & Boon – I create the sort of male heroes that no woman could fail to adore and few real men could hope to emulate. -P. C. Cast

Perhaps the most mysterious of all mammals is the male Homo sapiens. Indeed, many anthropologists classify the group as a subspecies. -Patricia Marx

Though the male can be noble in reason and infinite in faculties, he is also easily amused by shiny toys, especially ones that do dumb things on his desk. -Patricia Marx

Males have probably always enjoyed watching the defeat of other males, but without the invention of numerals and the subsequent invention of the concept of keeping score, we could never have had a million sports channels. -Patricia Marx

'I Am Legend' is quite unusual for its time. I just wanted to write a story about female boxers, and I couldn't get that going in my mind. I don't know exactly where the idea of just a man pitting himself against a robot boxer came from. -Richard Matheson

Technology may be traditionally perceived as a male-dominated industry, but it won't always be that way. Every day we see more and more powerful women leaders boasting outstanding achievements. -Clara Shih

There were two very distinct voices going on in my head and I moved easily between them. One had to do with sports, street life and establishing myself as a male… The other voice, the one I had from my street friends and teammates, was increasingly dealing with the vocabulary of literature. -Walter Dean Myers

I'm a leukemia survivor, and I recall during my darkest days in the hospital when my friends would come to see me, especially the male friends – they had certain mortality issues with their visit. -Lew Temple

I used to read the criticism on blogs about other people – mostly female actresses and singers – and even when they are extremely perfect and harmless, people still go after them. So I figure, if I'm going to get negativity regardless, why do I have to worry about what somebody thinks of me? -Kat Graham

If my boyfriend finds me sexy, then I don't need that kind of male attention from anyone else. -Alexa Chung

I never used to see anything on TV where the man was in the weaker position. It was always the female showing emotion, breaking down, being emotionally torn apart by men. -Sharon Horgan

I like writing strong women, because as a straight male, there's nothing more attractive to me than a strong girl. -Jay Baruchel

I resent having witnessed the survival of some very mediocre male actors and the professional demise of the very brilliant female ones. -Helen Mirren

I do think it's well over-time to have a female Doctor Who. I think a gay, black female Doctor Who would be the best of all. -Helen Mirren

Two phrases I hate in reference to female characters are 'strong' and 'feisty.' They really annoy me. It's the most condescending thing. You say that about a three-year-old. It infantilises women. -Helen Mirren

After 'Wedding Crashers' I was just surprised as to the lack of comedic female material there is. So I had to start working and getting stuff out there for myself. -Isla Fisher

I have one female fan. But she lives with me. I'm not aware of any others. -Jesse Eisenberg

I'm sort of like a T. rex in the world of female actresses. Every time a job is finished, I look at my car and think, 'Could I live in it?' -Lena Headey

I think there need to be more female action heroines out there that are intelligent and not overly masculine and things like that so I'd love to find – and real too. Not necessarily the superhero perfect archetype of what an action hero is represented as a lot of times. I would love to find that kind of action heroine role to play. -Mary Elizabeth Winstead

The male is always the pawn in a romantic comedy. Come together, break up, go chase her, get her, roll credits. That's what happens in all of them. -Matthew McConaughey

I have some good friends of my own who happen to be gay, and when it comes to gay, straight, or whatever, I'm for anything life-affirmative. I'm for gay power, straight power, male power, female power; everybody should feel empowered without oppressing anyone who's different. -Matthew McConaughey

I think it's important that we have strong, female characters in movies now, which can really leave an impression on people – especially young people – and that they're not 'sexy' or 'cool.' -Saoirse Ronan

I'm listening to a lot of Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and Rihanna. A lot of pop female artists. I have to say I'm pretty well-versed in the pop female category. -Steve Carell

Female adolescence is – universally – an emotionally and psychologically intense period. -Caitlin Flanagan

Civilisation is partly about restraining the male of the species from engaging in the violence of the hunter-gatherer period. But it doesn't take an awful lot to unleash it. -Niall Ferguson

Being a woman in a male-dominated industry, you are so afraid of people thinking you are weak. -Erin Andrews

My mom is an art teacher and is very much into the performing arts. What can I say? She is the female in my life and has guided me on how to act and conduct myself. A lot of my strength comes from her. -Erin Andrews

I'm drawn to female characters; not all of them are strong characters. -Todd Haynes

I see many black males grasping for some thread of hope. There are so many destructive practices, glimpses into a psychic abyss. That must be very frightening. -Yusef Komunyakaa

I grew up as a Catholic, and there was so much that was beautiful there, and also so much that was troubling. The whole patriarchal thing, the whole male-dominated approach, really bothered me. -Patty Griffin

God as 'He,' as a patriarchal thing, is offensive to me. It's standard fare for America, 'He, He, He.' Every time I hear that it's like another blow against females. It's very radical talk at this point for females to say this kind of stuff, but nationwide I still hear females referring to God as 'He.' -Patty Griffin

James Patterson has a way with female characters. He understands women in a way that a lot of male writers don't. -Tracy Pollan

From a male perspective, you don't think about how much outward pressure and importance you put on how women look. -Benjamin Koldyke

I wanted to be the greatest woman guitarist alive. I had fantasies about being a female Jimi Hendrix. -Phoebe Snow

Anorexia is a response to cultural images of the female body – waiflike, angular – that both capitulates to the ideal and also mocks it, strips away all the ancillary signs of sexuality, strips away breasts and hips and butt and leaves in their place a garish caricature, a cruel cartoon of flesh and bone. -Caroline Knapp

There is a particular whir of agitation about female hunger, a low-level thrumming of shoulds and shouldn'ts and can'ts and wants that can be so chronic and familiar it becomes a kind of feminine Muzak, easy to dismiss, or to tune out altogether, even if you're actively participating in it. -Caroline Knapp

Sometimes I try to sell shows with a female lead to networks, and that isn't something that's been a proven formula for them, so they reject it. I do feel like men get the funniest roles in movies. -Kristen Schaal

As a result of 50 years of emancipation, feminine qualities were dying out or being transferred to the males. Pansies of both sexes were everywhere, not yet completely homosexual, but confused not knowing what they were. The result was a herd of unhappy sexual misfits… the women wanting to dominate and the men to be nannied. -Ian Fleming

I'm naturally athletic, and I think playing strong, female roles just kind of happened. -Adrianne Palicki

With women, there's a basic female instinct of caring deeply about the way they look; women stars have a narcissist complex. -Edith Head

Most female actresses will have a very difficult time being made unattractive. -Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Architecture is particularly difficult for women; there's no reason for it to be. I don't want to blame men or society, but I think it was for a long time, the clients were men, the building industry is all male. -Zaha Hadid

In Iraq, many of my female friends were architects and professionals with a lot of power during the 1980s while all the men were at war in Iran. -Zaha Hadid

I made a decision when I was in school that I'd have a lot of male friends. -Zaha Hadid

Half of architecture students are women, and you see respected, established female architects all the time. -Zaha Hadid

Especially in comedies, I think a lot of time the female characters are there to provide a balance for guys. -Zooey Deschanel

I did go through this period where girls would be mean and I had a lot of guy friends. But I've found as an adult the importance of having female and male friends. -Zooey Deschanel

Girls get competitive, as though there's only one spot in the world for everything _ but that's not true. We need to stick together and see there's more to life than pleasing men. It's important not to cut yourself off from female friendships. I think sometimes girls get scared of other girls, but you need each other. -Zooey Deschanel

There is no gender to my music. There's no male or female voice, no trite lyrics or poetry. It's much more abstract, so it lives with you longer. -Yanni

Strong female characters – even if they don't necessarily make the same decisions that we might – make such great narrative material, especially when there's an equally strong male character in the mix. -Meg Cabot

I've never had any close male friends. The most important relationships in my life have always been with women. -Willem Dafoe

Is it easy for me to write from a female point of view? Yeah, I am a female. I'm a very sensitive type of guy. I try to put my female hat on and think how a female would think. If I'm watching 'The Notebook,' I'm definitely gonna cry. I cried during 'E.T.' too. -Benny Blanco

A dress is a piece of ephemeral architecture, designed to enhance the proportions of the female body. -Christian Dior

Paul Robeson was an athlete, Rutgers valedictorian, lawyer, writer, actor in movies and plays, great voice – a black male doing it all, back when some people thought he shouldn't. One reason I do all the things I do is to break stereotypes that people can only do certain things. -Dhani Jones

Why have I been chosen to deliver the message of female intelligence and its divinity to a deaf world of males? I have asked my god that question and She answered, 'Hey, why not you Roseanne?' Indeed, why not each of us? -Roseanne Barr

War, I thought, was the most negative aspect of male heterosexuality. If more men were homosexual, there would be no wars, because homosexual men would never kill other men, whereas heterosexual men love killing other men. -Morrissey

I think it's… I don't want to become a social crusader on this issue, but I think sports, male sports, has traditionally not been an inviting environment for gay men to identify themselves. But eventually… we will get to a place where it is not an issue in sports. -David Stern

You really have to have a voice, especially as a female. You've got to be strong-minded and really focus on what your goal is – you can't be all over the place. -Aly Michalka

Staying true to our goals, Question Bridge as a company and as a project is not singularly about black males. One of the things I'm so excited about Question Bridge is that my vision goes far beyond black males. -Jesse Williams

Words are really beautiful, but they're limited. Words are very male, very structured. But the voice is the netherworld, the darkness, where there's nothing to hang onto. The voice comes from a part of you that just knows and expresses and is. -Jeff Buckley

If I had to reflect on the finest classical male ballet dancers of my time, Vladimir Vasiliev of the Bolshoi and the Danish dancer Eric Bruhn were, I feel, without peer. -Jacques d'Amboise

Sadly, in any industry and in any work-related environment, females always strive to achieve a certain amount of perfection, whether that be skinny or pretty. It's a constant, in our society. -Mila Kunis

I think there will always be a double standard between males and females, so I think that an actress is more likely to protect her public persona, so to speak, than an actor would be. -Mila Kunis

Every woman should recruit a female friend to take up golf so there will be more women available to play. -Paula Creamer

Women in pro-ams are always telling me about all the business deals they've struck on the golf course playing with their male work colleagues. -Paula Creamer

I pray for discretion every single night, that I can see through people, see what their greater good is. Sometimes that individual 'wows' you by the eye, but when it come to heart to heart, that person's not there for you. That's not just females. That may be friends, people who come into your life just to use you for who you are. -Cam Newton

Conservative women in politics run a punishing gauntlet. They endure psychological evaluations and near-gynecological exams their male and liberal counterparts do not. -Mark McKinnon

Republicans working in leadership and the trenches are largely old, white, male, out-of-touch, out of ideas, technology averse, and living in the past. -Mark McKinnon

There's nothing worse than having a very strong female character and then suddenly having it go away. -Khandi Alexander

I love jeans and T-shirts, but for red carpets, I like Oscar de la Renta, who is timeless. Marchesa celebrates the female form in an ethereal way. Donna Karan does an Urban Zen collection, which is eco-friendly. I love socially conscious fashion. -Serinda Swan

For acting, if there's a strong female role and there is that action element, for me that just feels really natural. -Marisa Miller

I definitely don't think of myself as an actual male model. I'm far too short and my legs are far too muscular. -Johnny Weir

I've lived my whole life exactly the way I've wanted to. Being gay, being white, being male, it doesn't matter to me. They're all things I'm born with. -Johnny Weir

Most female CEOs have been more understanding than their male counterparts, of the stress that new mothers experience to 'do it all,' which often means, 'all by themselves.' Why? They've been there. They understand the policies needed to keep women in the workforce. -Madeleine M. Kunin

Most often, qualifications are defined by the credentials of the person who last held the job. If that is to continue to be the litmus test, white males will continue to be the top choice on any list, if the interviewer is also a white male. -Madeleine M. Kunin

It's time for male leaders to not only ask for binders of qualified women, but to re-write the definition of 'qualified.' The best man for the job, may in fact, be a woman, whose biography is not traditional, but is rich with experiences and skills that are not necessarily learned either in school or on the job. -Madeleine M. Kunin

When I ran for governor, was I ambitious? Yes. Anyone, male or female, who goes through the trials of a campaign must be ambitious. -Madeleine M. Kunin

There are not many female role models to guide voters, and the tradition that a Southern woman's place is in the home still lingers in some quarters. -Madeleine M. Kunin

Hugs are helpful, especially when women step out into a mostly male political world. Emotional support, at critical moments, enables women to stay in the race. -Madeleine M. Kunin

I've actually been compared to every female singer going from Britney, Christina, Mariah, Duffy, Amy Winehouse, everyone. And they are so different, so I think it's cool that people see me as so many different artistes but I think I'm a little different, yeah. -Pixie Lott

The anorexic is out to prove how little she needs, how little she can survive on; she is out, in a sense, to discredit her nurturers, while at the same time making a public crisis out of her need for nurture. Such vulnerability and such power: it brings the whole female machinery to a halt. -Rachel Cusk

An eating disorder epidemic suggests that love and disgust are being jointly marketed, as it were; that wherever the proposition might first have come from, the unacceptability of the female body has been disseminated culturally. -Rachel Cusk

It seems to me that 'women's writing' by nature would not seek equivalence in the male world. It would be a writing that sought to express a distinction, not deny it. -Rachel Cusk

Female hysteria is a subject I'm very fond of. I always try to bring it in somewhere. For me, it is the finest part of the line between comedy and tragedy. -Rachel Cusk

It's only recently women got to be action heroes on TV. Progress is slow, and often non-existent. There's plenty of cool comics with female characters… But all it takes is one Catwoman to set the cause back a decade. -Joss Whedon

In country music, there are certain female artists, like Gretchen Wilson, where you're going to find lesbians because they're responding to that more aggressive side. -Melissa Etheridge

When I was a physics major in the late 1970s, my very few fellow female students and I had high hopes that women would soon stand equal with men in science. But progress has proved slower than many of us imagined. -Margaret Wertheim

Female physicists, astronomers and mathematicians are up against more than 2,000 years of convention that has long portrayed these fields as inherently male. -Margaret Wertheim

Most of my friends are male. Men are more fun. -Kylie Bax

By the time the traditionally male lexicographers become interested in looking at fashion words, their origins are lost in the mists of time. -Erin McKean

The use of food metaphors is really well established English… Somebody is a peach, a hot tamale. -Erin McKean

I describe in 'Chimpanzee Politics' how the alpha male needs broad support to reach the top spot. He needs some close allies and he needs many group members to be on his side. -Frans de Waal

Female bonobos form a strong sisterhood. They rule through female solidarity. -Frans de Waal

Male bonobos really don't fit the human male ideal. -Frans de Waal

The term 'alpha female' originated in my field of animal behavior, but has acquired new meaning. It refers to women who are in charge, for example, by flirting and dating on their own terms. It is also used maliciously for a loud-mouthed, controlling woman who has no patience with deviating opinions. -Frans de Waal

The idea that women are innately gentle is a fantasy, and a historically recent one. Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction, is depicted as wreathed in male human skulls; the cruel entertainments of the Romans drew audiences as female as they were male; Boudicca led her British troops bloodily into battle. -Naomi Wolf

I know I'm not a woman's fantasy man; I don't have to uphold this image of male beauty, so that's kind of a relief in a way. -Steve Carell

So far as female beauty is concerned, the Circassian women have no superiors. They have preserved in their mountain home the purity of the Grecian models, and still display the perfect physical loveliness, whose type has descended to us in the Venus de Medici. -Bayard Taylor

I actually prefer female voices to listen to, mostly, but among the male singers whose voices I like are Jeff Buckley, Art Garfunkel, that sort of voice. Contemporary crooners rather than rockers. -Gregory Maguire

It's very important to me that people accept me as a transgendered female. But it's ridiculous to a lot of people and I understand that. -Alexis Arquette

Yes, I am transgendered but I also am a cross-dresser – I dress as a woman. It's not that I just want to be seen as a female in our society, I'm also a drag queen and a performer – there are many levels there. -Alexis Arquette

I think people don't often realize how much goes into being a male dancer. It's athletic and it's hard. It's not just men wearing tights, or wanting to be around women. -Amanda Schull

I think it would be fair to say that most female dancers have dealt with, whether it's an extreme, or minor complex in eating disorders. So the first thing I would say to girls who are feeling that way is you're not alone. You're far from alone. You're the majority. There's absolutely nothing wrong with what you're feeling. -Amanda Schull

All leaders, male or female, innately possess feminine qualities like empathy, candor and vulnerability – the difference lies in which leaders choose to suppress those qualities, and which choose to leverage them as strengths. -John Gerzema

The vast literature concerning whistleblowers shows that, far from weird extremists, they are really quite ordinary people: male and female, young and old, junior and senior, no more nerdy or obsessive than most hard workers. -Margaret Heffernan

Irish people give big hellos and very little goodbyes. Unless they're female, and then they spend five hours talking in the doorway to the person that's leaving their house. -Dylan Moran

I am absolutely not a feminist, I am against stupidity, and if it comes from males or females, it doesn't change anything. If it means that women and men, they are equal, then OK, certainly I am a feminist. -Marjane Satrapi

My fans are probably largely female; it wasn't until 'How to Make it in America' that guys started coming up to me: 'You're Bryan Greenberg.' 'Yeah… Don't hurt me. What do you want?' 'Love the show.' -Bryan Greenberg

A lot of female comedians will go up there in a sweatshirt and Converses, trying to dress themselves down, because it is sort of a boy's club. I'll go up in my heels. I like that people don't think I'll be funny. I'll take that on. I don't do standup comedy – I do standup and I do comedy, but I don't go up there and do jokes. -Carly Craig

I am interested in all things that celebrate and enhance the female form. -Christian Louboutin

Acting feels different. I'm not sure exactly what that is, but it used to mean a lot more. Maybe that sounds like I'm throwing it away and I'm not, I'll still do the best damn job I can, but it doesn't mean the same thing. I'm going to get the answer for myself one of these days. It's the male menopause, that's what it is. -Mel Gibson

I don't categorize myself. I don't think I'm perceived as a female act by my audience. My fans include just as many men as women. -Elayne Boosler

Boys want to grow up to be like their male role models. And boys who grow up in homes with absent fathers search the hardest to figure out what it means to be male. -Geoffrey Canada

I grew up in a working-class Israeli family, which was feminist only in its female-dominated structure. -Hanna Rosin

Every congresswoman surely endures the same strains that drive some of her male colleagues to have affairs: lots of travel, families far away, heady work that makes a domestic routine seem distant and boring. But the stakes are much higher for women, because they are still judged by a different standard. -Hanna Rosin

One way the Tea Party has benefited female candidates – and the conservative movement generally – is by consciously steering clear of social issues. -Hanna Rosin

Women are better at reading body language everywhere in the world. As a matter of fact, it's associated with the female hormone estrogen. Women are better at figuring out of tone of voice, reading your face and posture and gesture. -Helen Fisher

As societies continue to loosen their standards regarding what is appropriate female and male behavior, I think we are going to realize we have not only underestimated women, but also men. -Helen Fisher

Most male victims of violence are the victims of other men's violence. So that's something that both women and men have in common. We are both victims of men's violence. -Jackson Katz

I've heard it said that the most dangerous animal on the planet is the adolescent male. -Jacqueline Novogratz

The image of Ireland is projected as a male image in the acting world, similar to the way that the word of Ireland is male dominated. -Fionnula Flanagan

Women are the face of hunger. Hunger has a female face. It affects women disproportionately, and therefore it affects children as well, and it gets passed on inter-generationally, too. -Josette Sheeran

The venture community is largely male. -Sandra Lerner

It's hard because I seek out strong female roles. I turn down a lot of stuff, not because it's not good, but because I don't want to play certain types of characters. I don't like to just play the pretty girl. -Gina Holden

When I'm watching TV, I'm always drawn to those female characters who are doing something that I would want to do. -Gina Holden

I'm always drawn to strong female leads, so that's what drew me to 'Lost Girl.' I was a 'Buffy' fan and watched it with friends every week. I was also a big fan of 'Alias' when that was on – they both had strong female leads, and that's what draws me in the most. -Anna Silk

It's never enjoyable watching yourself. Because you're never as good looking as you hope you are. You're not expecting to be Penelope Cruz… but I'm a female of the species. I have my hang-ups and all of that. -Anne-Marie Duff

To me, acting is all about hard work and talent. Once you get your first wrinkle, if you are a female actress, nobody will care about what you look like – it's all about what you can do. -Dominik Garcia-Lorido

I used to write on my resume that I was shorter than I was because I thought it would inhibit my roles, and as soon as I embraced that I am a tall female, I started getting really fantastic roles and really didn't even worry about wearing heels. -Heather Doerksen

In the 1950s and 1960s, many parents were generally standoffish with their male children and acted as if they were raising a generation of would-be soldiers. I remember some of my friends' parents who would shake their children's hands at bedtime. -Ezekiel Emanuel

What's quote-unquote a 'good' lawyer, doctor, or whatever the profession is. And if you're a male who grew up professionally in a male-dominated profession, then your image of what a good lawyer is a male image. -Sonia Sotomayor

I can say, 'Well, I'm a male. I'm a male human. I'm a medical doctor. I'm an author…' If I go to a religious point of view, I will say, 'I am a soul. I am a spirit.' If I go into science, I will say, 'I am energy. I am light.' But the truth is I have no idea what I am. -Don Miguel Ruiz

Friday is my night for letting my hair down, and once a month a group of my old male friends will come down and stay at our house in Hampshire. -Rupert Penry-Jones

What I really enjoy is when someone who I used to have a crush on, a female from my industry, comes up to me at a party and says, 'Oh, I've been dying to meet you. I've had such a crush on you.' -Rupert Penry-Jones

Other people get moody in their forties and fifties – men get the male menopause. I missed the whole thing. I was just really happy. -Rik Mayall

'Malandrinas' means 'bad girls,' but not bad in a negative way. I wrote it in homage to my female fans. -Jenni Rivera

I was impressed with what someone like Karl Lagerfeld built and did and the house that he made, but there was never really a female figure I wanted to emulate. -Lana Del Rey

In places like South Afghanistan, where cultural norms prevent men from entering homes, female vaccinators often make the difference between a closed or opened door. -Ksenia Solo

I don't have time to write a mom blog, but I'm not against it. I think it's great when women talk about things. I'm all about female empowerment. There's a lot of lonely, lost moms out there. Moms need to be encouraged to tell the truth. There's a lot of glamour mommy stuff. It's OK to get real. -Kelly Cutrone

One of my favourite actresses is Kate Winslet. She plays strong female characters and seems like she has a strong political awareness. I really like Naomi Watts and Juliette Lewis. -Emily Perkins

I was a cub reporter on a local newspaper in Limerick city, and I used to cover the district court meetings. All of life passed through the Limerick courthouse. Misery, malevolence, the dark side of humanity… I tell ya, it made 'Angela's Ashes' look like 'The Wonderful World of Disney.' -Kevin Barry

Clinton is the first female to be taken seriously for the highest office in the land. She has the credentials, the stamina and she is a good campaigner. Her detractors in both parties like to say she can't win, but they may be proven wrong. -Helen Thomas

Female athletes are supposed to be toned down. You're always supposed to talk about the team and never stand out. -Hope Solo

I just think overall there's not as many female ministers than there are male ministers. -Joyce Meyer

When you get into your 40s, the roles do tend to drop off, and I've seen it happening to friends of mine. Hopefully it is improving, and there are female TV executives now who are championing women of all ages in leading roles. But I'm not counting on it. -Keeley Hawes

I have no sense of myself as a sex symbol at all. But the meaning of sex symbol might be a little different in Japan to elsewhere. The Japanese version seems to come with a stronger emphasis on a sort of grownup or mature male charm. And if that's the case, then I guess I'm happy to hear it. -Ken Watanabe

There's nothing so unattractive as vanity… particularly male vanity. -Rafe Spall

When you're single, you're very independent. Very independent women raised me. We didn't have a lot of male figures as the head of our household, so I got, and took on, a lot of that strong spirit from the matriarchs in my family. -Tichina Arnold

There are some artists that don't like working with other females, which is fine. They have their own thing. I personally love being surrounded by other females. -Bonnie McKee

I was not very well-behaved. I remember I was a discipline problem. I was a typical American male at twenty years old, and I was causing trouble whenever I could. -Peter DeLuise

A lot of my female fans discovered me through the passion I have for bettering myself. Not to say the dudes don't, but my female fan-base is based off women who want to do better. -Wale

I don't believe in categorising a gender, as it makes for discord. People always say, 'That's what men are like' or, 'That's what women do'; I don't really feel that at all. I think that's because I have two fathers, three brothers, a husband and two sons. I'm surrounded by maleness, and I couldn't possibly summarise them into a type. -Natascha McElhone

Whether you like it or not, the digital age has produced a new format for modern romance, and natural selection may be favoring the quick-thumbed quip peddler over the confident, ice-breaking alpha male. -Ashton Kutcher

I want to abolish tags like 'comeback' and 'retirement' that are used to define every married female actor. What is the big deal? In Hollywood, every top actor takes a break, has children, and gets back to work. -Karisma Kapoor

I have a few girlfriends, but nearly all my friends are guys. I don't think I ever wore girl clothes. I wore baggy jeans, baggy T-shirts, sweaters, just to avoid the looks that everyone gives you when you're a young female in the world. -Katharine Isabelle

When I was at school studying biology, I wanted to be a medical researcher. I did work experience at St Mary's Hospital in London, and I begged them to let me see the post mortems. So the first time I saw a naked male was at 15, when I saw an 89 year old man who had died of a brain hemorrhage. -Katherine Parkinson

Hmm, can I be obvious and say there is probably a double standard for male vs. female directors? Sadly, I think that's actually the case. And it probably stems from the fact that there are proportionately so many fewer women directors than men ones that each project is perhaps more closely scrutinized for its content. -Lynn Shelton

For me, I want to see diversity in storytelling sources because we live in a very diverse society, and the stories are for the whole society. That's really important. For me, as a female filmmaker, when I was out on the festival circuit on 2006, I felt like such a freaking anomaly – an oddity. -Lynn Shelton

I was growing up with a single mom who'd be at work when I came home from school. So I'd just turn on the TV. I grew up watching old Clint Eastwood westerns. I adopted him as one of my male role models. -Bailey Chase

I think Mariska Hargitay on 'Law and Order: SVU' is a really good example of a female lead I'd like to emulate. She's really been able to captivate men and women in a way that's appealing, which is a tough line to follow. -Spencer Grammer

When it comes to female fan attention, I'm married, so obviously I avoid the places where you might get unwanted female attention – clubs and social environments, bars and public spaces. -Simon Bird

Female ambition is such a complicated thing to play because it is an aggressive quality, and people respond very badly to women exhibiting any kind of aggression. -Romola Garai

LL Cool J was a rapper-turned-actor, and I also relate to him because he was sort of a ladies' man and had a female fan base, but yet he's a positive dude. You never read about him getting into trouble or going to jail. -Bow Wow

You could tell 'The Handmaid's Tale' from a male point of view. People have mistakenly felt that the women are oppressed, but power tends to organise itself in a pyramid. I could pick a male narrator from somewhere in that pyramid. It would interesting. -Margaret Atwood

Sometimes female characters start out as the wife or girlfriend, but then I realize, 'No, she's the book,' and she becomes a main character. I surrender the book to her. -Elmore Leonard

When I get an idea for a book, something appeals to me, it's usually a character. I'll see a picture of a female marshal in front of the courthouse in Miami and she's got a shotgun on her hip and it goes up on an angle. And she's good-looking. And I say, 'I've got to use her.' -Elmore Leonard

I've always wanted male friends that I could be real intimate with and talk about important things with and be as affectionate with that person as I would be with a girl. -Kurt Cobain

I definitely feel closer to the feminine side of the human being than I do the male – or the American idea of what a male is supposed to be. Just watch a beer commercial and you'll see what I mean. -Kurt Cobain

I grew up in a family of predominantly female bread winners who are strong and are fierce and opinionated. There's not enough women like that on the screen. -Melonie Diaz

You know what? At the end of the day, funny is funny. I hope to see the end of all the female cliches that are written in a lot of comedies that are named chick flicks. -Wendi McLendon-Covey

I have a great pack of female friends, but I also have a lot of guy friends. I believe that platonic relationship is entirely possible. -Olivia Wilde

Writers write these male stereotypes, and it makes it ten times more interesting if a woman says the lines. -Sigourney Weaver

I landed the role of Bravo 5, the only female fighter pilot in 'Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.' I did my bit and fired my guns, but I haven't a notion of which side I was on or who I was firing the guns at. -Celia Imrie

I'm a romantic and will only marry for love where there's respect and compatibility. I'd like to be with someone if the right person came along. I really like male company. I like the male mind. -Cherie Lunghi

We are all souls, and what I have learnt so far is that while God is male, the souls created by Him are female, so I always had women as my theme, as they are dedicated to Him. -Kailash Kher

If directors, actors and writers have the ability to drop their alpha-male egos, you will always get better work. In terms of my own demands, I actually want fewer lines. If I can lose a line and do it with my face, I'd rather do that. -Max Beesley

I had wanted to be a Calvin Klein model since I was 17. Marky Mark in his Calvin Kleins was the epitome of male sexuality. That was something I worked for. -Mehcad Brooks

I've never had a problem in a male-dominated sector. Results speak for themselves. -Cynthia Carroll

I think the must-have power qualities for a female or male power leader are really the ability to focus, to work hard, to be extremely goal oriented and to not let the noise and the nonsense interfere with your mission – what you really feel you want to do with your career and your life. -Anne Sweeney

I have seen women who are very interested in tech finish their graduate or undergraduate degrees, but then choose not to pursue a career in tech because they're not sure they want to spend the next 20-30 years in an industry that's very male dominated. -Padmasree Warrior

I fed my yak on my spare Cadbury chocolate 21,0000ft up Everest. It was a blonde, very sweet female yak. I made it my pet after that. -Brian Blessed

What's hardest for me to swallow is when there is a love story, say, with a really high-profile male star and there's no reason I can't play the part. They say, 'Oh, we love Halle, we just don't want to go black with this part.' -Halle Berry

I'm totally into Taylor Swift. I think she has super-clever lyrics, and I love that she writes her own music. Some of the themes she writes about are stuff I wish was there for me when I was in high school, and I'm so happy she really cares about her female fans. She's not catering to a male audience and is writing music for other girls. -Kathleen Hanna

I always thought that putting tons of reverb on my voice was kind of the equivalent of airbrushing. And I wanted other girls and women to hear a real female voice that wasn't completely manipulated. -Kathleen Hanna

I'm not that interested in female superheroes. -Kathleen Hanna

My daughters related to something in the Spice Girls that made them feel better about being female. They truly started to believe girls could do anything. They could be fat, thin, anything they wanted to be. -Jennifer Saunders

I remember auditioning for record labels and having them tell me, 'Well, the country-radio demographic is the thirty-five-year-old female housewife. Give us a song that relates to the thirty-five-year-old female, and we'll talk.' -Taylor Swift

There's so much about Dolly Parton that every female artist should look to, whether it's reading her quotes or reading her interviews or going to one of her live shows. She's been such an amazing example to every female songwriter out there. -Taylor Swift

I've always wanted to do a female buddy film, the kind the guys get to do. -Sandra Bullock

I was always longing to do, emotionally and physically, what my male counterparts always got to do. I just felt envious, every time I saw a movie that I was in awe of, and it was usually a male lead. And those kinds of roles weren't available. They just weren't being written. -Sandra Bullock

If a studio sees that a female can bring in audiences, then they're going to make movies with that person. -Sandra Bullock

There weren't roles for females in comedies for a really long time. -Sandra Bullock

There's no male Oprah. -Denis Leary

Speaking as somebody with three sisters and a very largely female Muslim family, there is not a single woman I know in my family or in their friends who would have accepted the wearing of a veil. -Salman Rushdie

I have had many more close women friends than men, and I've always assumed that comes from the fact that in my family there was such a disproportionate female element. -Salman Rushdie

Sometimes writing a novel is not unlike having a baby. You'd have to ask a female novelist to compare the pain. -Salman Rushdie

The best part of my job is that we can be making shows like 'Boardwalk', 'Thrones', 'True Blood' but also female-centered comedies like 'Enlightened', 'Veep' and 'Girls'. -Sue Naegle

I've been a medical and public health professional as well as a mother. I became skilled at juggling a number of priorities and competing interests. Like many other female leaders, I've tried to serve as a role model for the young women at my organization who are trying to balance a high-level leadership position and a family. -Margaret Hamburg

Suffice to say, many women find their first appearance on a comedy panel show to be their last. Second chances seem to be given less often to the female of the species. -Jo Brand

We do see Gong Li, Zhang Ziyi and Chow Yun Fat, but it's very rare to see the Chinese male actor in Hollywood movies, which is something I take great umbrage with. You know, my son is Asian. He may want to direct one day; he may want to be an actor like his father – and I want that to be open to him. -Nicolas Cage

I want to turn my attention to movies about love relationships. Exploring the female psyche – there ought to be some interesting discoveries there. Love stories. If you do it right, people want to hear romantic dialog. -Sylvester Stallone

A lot of women read male magazines. Of course, a lot of guys read female magazines, but they've got another issue to deal with. But a lot of women read men's magazines and think, 'Oh, this is what these guys are thinking? Studying up on the enemy here.' -Sylvester Stallone

The whole world is starting to realize that it was the most unwise thing for our society to have ignored women power, to run the society with male priorities. -Yoko Ono

I don't know if I could write songs if it wasn't for the female race, to be honest with you. -Christian Kane

Homicide through gun violence is the leading cause of death among young African American males in the United States. If people look a certain way, they have a higher tendency of dying, of having their lives taken away. -Ryan Coogler

You never hear about a pit bull doing anything good in the media. And they have a stigma to them… and, in many ways, pit bulls are like young African-American males. Whenever you see us in the news, it's for getting shot and killed or shooting and killing somebody – for being a stereotype. -Ryan Coogler

There are so many people that don't come in contact with black men. Whether they live in a homogeneous area that's mostly white or whether they live in places where they don't have to come in contact with them. So what kind of contact do they have with African-American males? They have the media, and that's it. -Ryan Coogler

My wife tells me I am a male chauvinist pig and I have to sort of admit it. In my office and in my home, I'm not very democratic. I think of myself as a benevolent dictator. -Edgar Mitchell

I love and really respect strong women. I'm obsessed with Scarlett Johansson and Drew Barrymore and Penelope Cruz. They are just really incredibly strong-willed, intelligent females in the industry. -Vanessa Hudgens

You come across words all the time that are everyday sexism. I was described as 'competently bossy' and 'bossily competent' by a male journalist, and I thought, 'Gosh, 'bossy' is never used of a man.' -Clare Balding

There is something to be said for the power of figureheads. After Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, a record number of countries posted female ambassadors to the U.S. – some of whom have dubbed this 'the Hillary effect.' -Jessica Valenti

It is bad enough to be white and poor; it is worse still to be black, or brown, and female, and young, and poor. Simply said, race makes class hurt more. -Michael Eric Dyson

Carry your Bible and live by it. There's a better chance that you will stay married if that much is true for either one of you – male or female. -Phil Robertson

Although I have a lot of close female friends in my life, my number one is still my mom. Without her, I wouldn't have the values that I have and see the world the way that I do today. She taught me how to appreciate and respect women. She taught me chivalry and how to love a woman and respect their feelings and emotions. -Shemar Moore

Hip-hop definitely taught me a lot. Having to create your own identity and become known and respected in a male-dominated field – it requires some guts. There are times you have to be strong, and times when you have to stand alone for what you believe in. -Queen Latifah

Award shows, like the Grammys, were tough on us early in hip-hop, not even televising our categories or splitting them up on best male or female or any of that. We had to earn them. -Queen Latifah

To me, hip hop will never be right until female rappers have a stronger voice in it. -Queen Latifah

I want to see 10 female rappers getting regular rotation. It can't be all about a man's opinion. -Queen Latifah

The objectification of females is not a good thing! Not every rapper does this, but when the lyrics focus solely on the strip club, 'poppin' bottles' and how many girls they can 'tap,' it distorts what kids are learning. I think if there was more of a female presence in hip hop we could break up the monotony. It's all about balance. -Queen Latifah

I have a real passion for playing a role that's a strong female character, that's just not typical, with a lot of heart, not an easy sell of a movie, not real commercial. It doesn't have to be a big movie, but I'm just looking for something that I really, truly, 100 percent believe in and am behind. -Missy Peregrym

I've always read broadly: literary fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, chick lit, historical, dystopian, nonfiction, memoir. I've even read Westerns. I prefer female protagonists. -Sandra Cisneros

As an African-American, as a woman, I think that I've been sensitized to the way in which history privileges the white male and the way in which certain aspects of history, the things that we are taught in school, the things that are handed down, never, never entered the picture though they might have been very important. -Rita Dove

I can't imagine writing a book without some strong female characters, unless that was a demand of the setting. -William Gibson

I think Wonder Woman is a very difficult character to crack. More difficult than Superman, who is also more difficult than Batman. Also, a lot of people in Hollywood believe that it's hard to do a big action movie with a female lead. I happen to disagree with that. -David S. Goyer

The brewing industry is a very, very male dominated industry. It's a male bastion. -Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

The 'New York Honk,' as it was called, was the most fashionable accent an American male could have at that time, namely, the spring of 1963. One achieved it by forcing all words out through the nostrils rather than the mouth. It was at once virile… and utterly affected. Nelson Rockefeller had a New York Honk. -Tom Wolfe

Nerds… the 'nerd' has never been precisely defined, thanks to the psychological complexity of the creature. The word has connotations of some level of intelligence. The typical nerd is a male with intelligence but no sense of giving it a manly face. -Tom Wolfe

Females get hired along procreative lines. After 40, we're kind of cooked. -Carrie Fisher

I'm one of those people who has always struggled with emotions and revealing them. When my dog Orson died, I did this very male thing of 'It's just a dog and I'll just move on.' I was very slow to grasp the emotion. But Orson is the reason I started writing about dogs. -Jon Katz

By divine design, men and women are intended to progress together toward perfection and a fulness of glory. Because of their distinctive temperaments and capacities, males and females each bring to a marriage relationship unique perspectives and experiences. -David A. Bednar

Just as the unique characteristics of both males and females contribute to the completeness of a marriage relationship, so those same characteristics are vital to the rearing, nurturing, and teaching of children. -David A. Bednar

I was never a singer; I can't play any instruments; I had no training. Plus, I was brought up in a time when all the great rock stars were male. I didn't have any template for what I was doing. I did what I did out of frustration and concern. -Patti Smith

Pop music seems to be the way radio programming has chosen to support female artists. They have chosen not to support a more provocative voice from women, which I find disappointing. -Shirley Manson

I think women in pop have been declawed and defanged, and they're just meant to look pretty and sing pretty. You don't really hear a female perspective on the radio, because so many of the songs are being written by men. -Shirley Manson

I just am fascinated by other female artists, probably because I feel a kinship with them, no matter who they are and what they do. -Shirley Manson

Until we command the exact same salary as every male counterpart, I feel a political desire to stand by other women. If we don't stand together, that equality will never be fully realized, and that bothers me. -Shirley Manson

I'm a female in comedy, so of course I want there to be more women on 'SNL', and women of color. -Kathy Griffin

I don't think that women being seen as inferior is a prejudice based on male hatred of women. When you look at history, it's a prejudice based on simple fact. -Caitlin Moran

I can't live in a world where there are only, like, four kinds of women. Or where every woman is obsessed with cake. The very least I ask is that we have one female character in the world who likes savory things! I don't have any role models who like cheese! -Caitlin Moran

The kind of classic pose of a female model is to look kind of sexy and a bit annoyed. -Caitlin Moran

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