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Frankly, I adore your catchy slogan "Adoption, not abortion," although no one has been able to figure out, even with read more

Frankly, I adore your catchy slogan "Adoption, not abortion," although no one has been able to figure out, even with expert counseling, how to use adoption as a method of birth control, or at what time of the month it is most effective

by Barbara Ehrenreich Found in: Adoption Quotes,
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Exercise is the yuppie version of bulimia

Exercise is the yuppie version of bulimia

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The secret of the truly successful, I believe, is that they learned very early in life how not to be read more

The secret of the truly successful, I believe, is that they learned very early in life how not to be busy. They saw through that adage, repeated to me so often in childhood, that anything worth doing is worth doing well. The truth is, many things are worth doing only in the most slovenly, halfhearted fashion possible, and many other things are not worth doing at all.

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Surely there must be some way to find a husband or, for that matter, merely an escort, without sacrificing one's read more

Surely there must be some way to find a husband or, for that matter, merely an escort, without sacrificing one's privacy, self-respect, and interior decorating scheme. For example, men could be imported from the developing countries, many parts of which are suffering from a man excess, at least in relation to local food supply.

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Given the cultural barriers to intersex conversation, the amazing thing is that we would even expect women and men to read more

Given the cultural barriers to intersex conversation, the amazing thing is that we would even expect women and men to have anything to say to each other for more than ten minutes at a stretch. The barriers are ancient -- perhaps rooted, as some paleontologist may soon discover, in the contrast between the occasional guttural utterances exchanged in male hunting bands and the extended discussions characteristic of female food-gathering groups.

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Some of us still get all weepy when we think about the Gaia Hypothesis, the idea that earth is a read more

Some of us still get all weepy when we think about the Gaia Hypothesis, the idea that earth is a big furry goddess-creature who resembles everybody's mom in that she knows what's best for us. But if you look at the historical record -- Krakatoa, Mt. Vesuvius, Hurricane Charley, poison ivy, and so forth down the ages -- you have to ask yourself: Whose side is she on, anyway?

by Barbara Ehrenreich Found in: Existence Quotes,
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No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty read more

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

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We who officially value freedom of speech above life itself seem to have nothing to talk about but the weather.

We who officially value freedom of speech above life itself seem to have nothing to talk about but the weather.

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The media have just buried the last yuppie, a pathetic creature who had not heard the news that the great read more

The media have just buried the last yuppie, a pathetic creature who had not heard the news that the great pendulum of public conciousness has just swung from Greed to Compassion and from Tex-Mex to meatballs.

by Barbara Ehrenreich Found in: Yuppies Quotes,
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