March 8, 2011
Honoring the Yentas That Came Before US
For International Women’s Day, here are a series of strong, vocal, in-your-face and influential Jewish women who may have, without your even realizing it, changed your world.
The Wisdom of Women
“An orgasm is just a reflex like a sneeze.”
“Constructive criticism is about finding something good and positive to soften the blow to the real critique of what really went on.
“I sweat real sweat and I shake real shakes.”
“All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest - never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principles of equal partnership.”
“This is all you have. This is not a dry run. This is your life. If you want to fritter it away with your fears, then you will fritter it away, but you won’t get it back later.”
Abigail Van Buren (Dear Abby)
“If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we’d all be millionaires.”
“Women have been trained to speak softly and carry a lipstick. Those days are over.”
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