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Declaration of Feminism (1971):“The end of the institution of marriage is necessary for the liberation of women;therefore it is important for us to encourage women to leave their husbands and not live individually with men. All of history must be rewritten in terms of oppression of women. We must go back to ancient female religions like witchcraft.”

Gloria Setinem: “By the year 2000 we will, I hope, raise our children to believe in human potential, not God.”

Sheila Cronam: “Since marriage constitutes slavery for women, it is clear that the women’s movement must concentrate on attacking this institution. Freedom for women cannot be won without the abolition of marriage.”

Carol Crist (Roman Catholic Theologian): “I found God in myself and I loved her fiercely….”

Margaret Sanger:“The most merciful thing a large family can do to one of its infant members is to kill it.”

Shirley McClain: “Male is matter, matter is male, matter is evil, male is evil, feminine is spirit, spirit is feminine, and that’s good.”

Ann Lori-Gaylor: “Let’s forget about the mythical Jesus and look for encouragement, solace and  inspiration from real women. 2,000 years of patriarchal rule under the shadow of the cross ought to be enough to turn women toward the feminist salvation of the world.”

Vivian Gornick: “Being a housewife is an illegitimate profession. The choice to serve and to be protected and plan towards being a family maker is a choice that shouldn’t be. The heart of radical feminism is to change that.”

Dr. Mary Jo Bane: “In order to raise children with equality we must take them away from families and communally raise them.”

Sheila Cronan: “The simple fact is, every woman must be willing to be recognized as a lesbian to be fully feminine.”

Linda Gordon: “The nuclear family must be destroyed… Whatever its ultimate meaning, the break-up of families now is an objec-tively revolutionary process.”

Antonia Senior: “Standing where religious martyrs were held and tortured in Britain’s turbulent reformation,” she writes, “I could think of one cause I would stake my life on: a woman’s right to be educated, to have a life beyond the home and to be allowed by law and custom to order her own life as she chooses. And that includes complete control over her own fertility.”

Antonia Senior: “As ever, when an issue we thought was black and white becomes more nuanced, the answer lies in choosing the lesser evil…The nearly 200,000 aborted babies in the UK each year are the lesser evil, no matter how you define life, or death, for that matter. If you are willing to die for a cause, you must be prepared to kill for it, too.”

Mary Daly: “If life is to survive on this planet, there must be a decontamination of the Earth. I think this will be accompanied by an evolutionary process that will result in a drastic reduction of the population of males.”

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