Shirley Chisholm Quotes.
I am and always will be a catalyst for change.
Women must become revolutionary. This cannot be evolution but revolution.
The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, ‘It’s a girl.’
The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says: It’s a girl.
In the end anti-black, anti-female, and all forms of discrimination are equivalent to the same thing: anti-humanism.
Mother always said that even when I was 3, I used to get the 6- and 7-year-old kids on the block and punch them and say, ‘Listen to me.’
The fact is that a woman who aspires to be chairman of the board – or a member of the House – does so for exactly the same reasons as any man. Basically, these are that she thinks she can do the job, and she wants to try.
Legal discrimination between the sexes is, in almost every instance, founded on outmoded views of society and the pre-scientific beliefs about psychology and physiology. It is time to sweep away these relics of the past and set further generations free of them.
There is a good deal of evidence that the United States is moving to the right, and that the main force behind the movement is a resurgence, in a new form, of racial prejudice.
I’m finding all over America that people are sick and tired of the tweedle-dee dees and the tweedle-dee dums who constantly flip-flap from one side to another. People are interested in having candidates that are truthful.
I stand before you today to repudiate the ridiculous notion that the American people will not vote for qualified candidates simply because he is not white or because she is not a male.
I ran for the presidency, despite hopeless odds, to demonstrate the sheer will and refusal to accept the status quo.
Don’t list to those who say YOU CAN’T. Listen to the voice inside yourself that says, I CAN.
Of my two handicaps, being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black.
I have never cared too much what people say. What I am interested in is what they do.
I ran because somebody had to do it first. In this country, everybody is supposed to be able to run for president, but that has never really been true.
Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt.