Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Midge Decter
(1927-____) born on
Jul 25
US "journalist, writer". "She was executive director for the "Committee for Free World," 1980-90; her writings include "Liberal Parents, Radical Children," 1975."

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F
It might sound a paradoxical thing to say --for surely never has a generation of children occupied more sheer hours of parental time -- but the truth is that we neglected you. We allowed you a charade of trivial freedoms . . .

R
"We proclaimed you sound when you were foolish in order to avoid taking part in the long, slow, slogging effort that is the only route to genuine maturity of mind and feeling."
A
"Ideas are powerful things, requiring not a studious contemplation but an action, even if it is only an inner action. Their acquisition obligates each man in some way to change his life, even if it is only his inner life. They demand to be stood for."
N
Women's Liberation calls it enslavement but the real truth about the sexual revolution is that it has made of sex an almost chaotically limitless and therefore unmanageable realm in the life of women.
K
"The hatred of the youth culture for adult society is not a disinterested judgment but a terror-ridden refusal to be hooked into the, if you will, ecological chain of breathing, growing, and dying. It is the demand, in other words, to remain children."

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""Liberal Parents/Radical Children," ch. 1, 1975."
R: ""Liberal Parents/Radical Children," ch. 1, 1975."
A: "The Liberated Woman and Other Americans, pt. 2, ch. 2 (1971)."
N: "The New Chastity and Other Arguments Against Women's Liberation, ch. 2 (1972)."
K: "The New Chastity and Other Arguments Against Women's Liberation, ch. 1 (1972)."


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