Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Martha Wright Griffiths
(1912-____) born on
Jan 29
US politician. "She was a Congresswoman from Michigan 1955-1975, best known for adding sex discrimination as a prohibited act in the 1962 Civil Rights Act."

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F
"It is a different world and they [the Supreme Court] should speak for justice, not prejudice.... I seek justice, not in some distant tomorrow, not in some study commission, but now while I Iive."

R
"This amendment [the Equal Rights Amendment], if passed, would be like a beacon which should awaken nine sleeping Rip Van Winkles to the fact that the twentieth century is passing into history."
A
"If you are trying to run a whorehouse in the sky, then get a license."
N
"My grandmother wanted to live long enough to vote for a woman president. I'll be satisfied if I live to see a woman go before the Supreme Court and hear the justices acknowledge, "Gentlemen, she's human. She deserves the protection of our laws.""
K
The biggest problem in politics is that you help some S.O.B. get what he wants and then he throws you out of the train.

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "In "American Political Women," by Esther Stineman, 1980."
R: "In "American Political Women," by Esther Stineman, 1980."
A: "In "American Women in the 1960s," ch. 14, by Blanche Linden-Ward and Carol Hurd Creen, 1991."
N: "In "American Political Women," by Esther Stineman, 1980."
K: "On Michigan governor James Blanchard's decision to drop her from reelection ticket; in "New York Times," 5 Sep 1990."


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