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    “Being a woman is hard work”.


    “If growing up is painful for the Southern Black girl, being aware of her displacement is the rust on the razor that threatens the throat”.


    “The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerence. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance”.


    “The white American man makes the white American woman maybe not superfluous but just a little kind of decoration. Not really important to turning around the wheels of the state. Well the black American woman has never been able to feel that way. No black American man at any time in our history in the United States has been able to feel that he didn't need that black woman right against him, shoulder to shoulder -- in that cotton field, on the auction block, in the ghetto, wherever”


    “As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them, and Black women worked for them”.


    “Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise”.


    “There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it”.


    “There is a kind of strength that is almost frightening in black women. It's as if a steel rod runs right through the head down to the feet”.


    “The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love. See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed”.























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