Top 44 Rebecca Traister Quotes

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Camille Hanks, whose upper-middle-class parents both ha
Camille Hanks, whose upper-middle-class parents both had college degrees, was a student at the University of Maryland planning on a teaching career when she met Bill Cosby, who was seven years her senior.

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Up until 1920, women couldn’t vote. Until 1974, married women couldn’t get their own credit cards or, in some cases, their own loans. Basically, the husband’s professional, social, and economic identity covered the individual identity of the wife.

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In the nineteenth century, in part because a ton of American men moved west, in part because of the Civil War, and in part because of trepidation about marriage, which was then a very confining institution, there was a big population of women – mostly middle-class white women on the East Coast – who didn’t marry.

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Women are living independently, but we don’t yet have the social and economic policies behind us to support that independence.

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Bill Clinton had to propose to Hillary Rodham several times before she agreed to marry him and move to Arkansas.

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There are all kinds of ways in which especially white men in this country have been helped by the government.

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One of the things that gets confused often is the difference between marriage and good marriage. Marriage is a theoretical concept of the institution, and ‘you should be married,’ is actually meaningless. Marriage is pretty meaningless without the notion of having a specific person to whom you are married.

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The vast majority of women who marry still take their husband’s name. And I’m not vilifying that behavior! But that’s a pattern where women are truly still taking on their husbandsidentities.

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Obama has proved to be particularly adept at using the media to disseminate his administration‘s messages, but he is a masterful orator. Bill Clinton, too.

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Yes, there have been women in comedy. Moms Mabley was one of the earliest. She was an African American comedian; she often dressed up as an older, disheveled woman.

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Changing professional expectations and technological tools have created an impossibility of balancing work and life.

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Though Hillary Rodham married Bill Clinton 11 years after Camille Hanks married Bill Cosby, and after having earned her own law degree, the terms of her marriage were also shaped in their own way by a presumption of a husband’s centrality and a wife’s subsidiary nature.

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Hillary Clinton must have been as aware as anyone that by entering the presidential race she was kicking off a long-awaited social experiment.

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When I say, ‘The choice to not marry,’ that doesn’t always translate into, ‘I am a woman, and I am deciding that I am not going to get married,’ or ‘I am rejecting marriage.’

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In 2009, the proportion of American women who were married dropped below 50 percent.

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Single women will get us closer to gender equality, and that will take many forms, including a reimagining of what families entail and what it means to have a full female life. Also, their presence will force the government to support a population of independent women more capably.

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In 1947, the year Clinton was born, there were no women serving in the Senate.

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Scores of African-Americans have written both appreciatively and critically about what ‘The Cosby Show’ meant to them over the years.

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Since the late 19th century, the median age of first marriage for women had fluctuated between 20 and 22. This had been the shape, pattern and definition of female life.

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In 1965, Cosby had become the first black man ever to star in a prime-time television show; he was conscious enough of his non-dissolved, traditional nuclear family that he made it the foundation of his public persona, his comedy act, and eventually of his blockbuster sitcom.

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I had thought a lot about unmarried life during my years as an unmarried woman – which was all during my 20s and into my 30s. I was someone who didn’t have a ton of relationships as a single person – and so I had a sharp identification with singlehood.

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It’s important to remember that, while poverty certainly makes single life harder, it also makes married life harder – so much harder that single life might be preferable.

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The lack of marriage is being blamed for almost every social ill – whether it’s gun violence, whether it’s poverty, whether it’s the dropping birth rate.

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For inspiration, we still demand the rhetorical high notes. Clinton has hit them before, in her speech in Beijing as first lady when she said, ‘Women’s rights are human rights,’ and in her 2008 concession speech, when she talked about the ’18 million cracks‘ in the glass ceiling.

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Like everyone else, I can barely take the waves of embarrassment that come with watching someone do something so badly. Roseanne Barr singing the national anthem, Sofia Coppola acting in ‘The Godfather: Part III,’ Sarah Palin talking about Russia – they all create the same level of eyeball-squinching discomfort.

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Single female life is not prescription, but its opposite: liberation.

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More women than ever are having babies at the peak of their careers. When will we stop punishing them for it?

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I’d spent my whole adult life considering myself an independent entity, my life filled by work and friends and family. Suddenly I had a male partner, someone I woke up with and went to sleep with every night.

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Look at somebody like Margaret Sanger, who was married young and had kids but then left her husband and wound up living a kind of single life as she got into the founding of what would become Planned Parenthood.

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The diminishment of southern contests is the kind of veiled racist rhetoric that Bill Clinton deployed memorably in South Carolina in 2008, and which does not look any more attractive on Bernie – the guy whose campaign is centered on the premise that he plays cleaner and more progressive politics than his opponents.

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It’s a controversial issue: many feminists reasonably worry that by taking the concentration off gender as an independent locus of oppression, we dilute the strength of a women’s movement, or of women’s rights advocacy.

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In 220 years of American presidential politics, there had been no serious female major party contenders, though women had been campaigning for the presidency since before they could vote, starting with Victoria Woodhull in 1872 and Belva Lockwood in 1884.

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White people loved ‘The Cosby Show,’ especially liberal white people. They loved it because it was a great, funny, well – written, and beautifully performed television show.

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One reason that we have collectively plugged our ears against a decade of dismal revelations about Bill Cosby is that he made lots of Americans feel good about two things we rarely have reason to feel good about: race and gender.

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The first big impact that feminism in the 1960s and ’70s had was a big divorce boom in the ’70s and ’80s. That, in part, had an impact on how the children of that divorce boom viewed marriage.

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In some ways, privileged women who are closer to power wind up being able to exert their influence in ways that change public policy in ways that women with less power don’t have access to.

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After Emancipation, black women married earlier and more often because they were legally free to do so for the first time, and that was true until after World War II. But middle-class white women married less and later.

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Our government and its social policies, its tax breaks, the way school days work, so much of the country we live in is built for married couples with a male breadwinner and a female domestic laborer. Government needs to be massively altered in order to serve this population.

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The women’s movement in the 1970s led more women into the workforce and got them closer to pay equality.

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My favorite moment of the 2012 election was the debate question where they asked Romney and Obama what they would do to stem gun violence, and Romney’s answer was you should marry someone.

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By demanding more from men and from marriage, it’s single women who have perhaps played as large a part as anyone in saving marriage in America.

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There may be many benefits to working outside the home for wages, but it’s certainly not been done as an act of liberation. It’s an act of economic necessity and has been since the beginning of time.

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‘The End of Men’ was an incendiary title, but the actual book was very sympathetic to men. It was very invested in a lot of the challenges men are facing with unemployment and the economy changing because of technology.

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There are all kinds of ways in which women, together, change the world. And I don’t mean that in a cheesy way. I’m not somebody who believes all women should support each other. I believe very strongly in women critiquing each other, just not critiquing each other more intensely because they’re women.

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