Quotes by Patricia Ireland (Activist/American).

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We always knew when we took on the issue of violence against women that somehow our opposition would come after us.
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When I hear traditional family values raised, I hear that effort once again to re-establish the man as head and master of his family. Who had the, not only the right, but the obligation to discipline his wife and children to keep them in line?
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The opposition has moved from a blaming the victim to blaming the victim's advocate's statistics. Irrespective of what the numbers are, it's far too many.
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More than 10,000 ballots in Miami-Dade County have been rejected by some machine without any opportunity for a human being to take a look. That is just not right.
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I have a very personal interest. I am a Miami-Dade voter. One of the issues is that my vote and so many other votes of women and African Americans in Florida are being discounted or discarded. I want my vote to count.
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Some of those men in power, we just have to change their faces because we're not going to change their minds.
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I just have that sense this is the reason we got Sandra Day O'Connor on the Court in the first place is because Ronald Reagan was running for President.
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We may be in a tough time right now, but when we are in a tough time is when our movement gets really strong.
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I want to reach young women and to get them involved in the mission of the YWCA, economic empowerment of women and girls, and ending racism.
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I know that it isn't just violence against women, it's how do we support ourselves and our families, how do we deal with health care for ourselves and our families? It's a bigger picture.
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I know that Bush, for political reasons, is going to nominate a minority, a Hispanic man or someone where it will be harder for people on the progressive side to oppose and split some of the traditionally progressive or democratic constituents.
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Violence may be a good focus to organize around, but we have to look at women's lives in our entirety.
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In any grass-roots campaign, building an ongoing base of support is as important as winning the ultimate goal.
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Some campaigns are not worth waging if you can't win; others have to be fought on grounds of principle regardless of the chances for success.
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I don't think you lead by pessimism and cynicism. I think you lead by optimism and enthusiasm and energy.
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Some of us may just, in one-on-one conversations with our family, with our friends, over the back fence with our neighbors, talk about the reality of our lives and realize that we're not alone, that we have a right to be physically safe and emotionally safe in our own homes.
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Bush's choice of Dick Cheney as his running mate is clear confirmation of the policies he would promote and the nominations he would make to an already closely divided U.S. Supreme Court.
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They plan to ride into the White House on the Sweet Talk Express. Well, think again. Bush and Cheney are not compassionate conservatives. They are ruthless reactionaries.
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Women are called upon to defend every bit of progress we have made against particularly virulent attack. But we must also hold out a vision, put forth a positive agenda of what women need and want and then move forward toward that dream.
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When I started law school I was shocked to learn that our legal system traditionally had the man as the head and master of the family. As late as the '70s and '80s when we were fighting for the Equal Rights Amendment, states like Louisiana still had a head and master law.
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I want to organize so that women see ourselves as people who are entitled to power, entitled to leadership.
• Patricia Ireland
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Advice and consent does not mean rubber stamp in the Senate.
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Most of us see Justice O'Connor as something of an icon, although we do not agree with all of her decisions.
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The way to be a man if you're a little boy is to be willing to throw your weight around.
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And of course we are familiar with the English common law rule of thumb that said a man could in fact use a stick no bigger than his thumb to discipline his wife and family.
• Patricia Ireland

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