Barbara Ehrenreich Quotes

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Barbara Ehrenreich

"America is addicted to wars of distraction" Barbara Ehrenreich
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America   

Barbara Ehrenreich

"A child is not a salmon mousse. A child is a temporarily disabled and stunted version of a larger person, whom you will someday know. Your job is to help them overcome the disabilities associated with their size and inexperience so that they get on with being that larger person." Barbara Ehrenreich
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Children   

Barbara Ehrenreich

"Thus will the fondest dream of Phallic science be realized: a pristine new planet populated entirely by little boy clones of great scientific entrepreneurs free to smash atoms, accelerate particles, or, if they are so moved, build pyramids / without any social relevance or human responsibility at all." Barbara Ehrenreich
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Barbara Ehrenreich

"If that's how it all started, then we might as well face the fact that what's left out there is a great deal of shrapnel and a whole bunch of cinders (one of which is, fortunately, still hot enough and close enough to be good for tanning)." Barbara Ehrenreich
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Barbara Ehrenreich

"Someone has to stand up for wimps." Barbara Ehrenreich
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Barbara Ehrenreich

"Upscale young men seem to go for the kind of woman who plays with a full deck of credit cards, who won't cry when she's knocked to the ground while trying to board the six o clock Eastern shuttle, and whose schedule doesn't allow for a sexual encounter lasting more than twelve minutes." Barbara Ehrenreich
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Men    Men And Women   

Barbara Ehrenreich

"In sci-fi convention, life-forms that hadn't developed space travel were mere prehistory - horse-shoe crabs of the cosmic scene - and something of the humiliation of being stuck on a provincial planet in a galactic backwater has stayed with me ever since." Barbara Ehrenreich
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Life   

Barbara Ehrenreich

"It seems to me that there must be an ecological limit to the number of paper pushers the earth can sustain, and that human civilization will collapse when the number of, say, tax lawyers exceeds the world's total population of farmers, weavers, fisherpersons, and pediatric nurses." Barbara Ehrenreich
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Bureaucracy    Earth   

Barbara Ehrenreich

"How hard can this be? If I go out there with a good résumé - which I created - looking for a PR job, and use every possible resource, I should have a good job in four to six months." Barbara Ehrenreich
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"Upscale people are fixated with food simply because they are now able to eat so much of it without getting fat, and the reason they don't get fat is that they maintain a profligate level of calorie expenditure. The very same people whose evenings begin with melted goats cheese... get up at dawn to run, break for a mid-morning aerobics class, and watch the evening news while racing on a stationary bicycle." Barbara Ehrenreich
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Food    Food And Eating   

Barbara Ehrenreich

"A free-enterprise economy depends only on markets, and according to the most advanced mathematical macroeconomic theory, markets depend only on moods: specifically, the mood of the men in the pinstripes, also known as the Boys on the Street. When the Boys are in a good mood, the market thrives; when they get scared or sullen, it is time for each one of us to look into the retail apple business." Barbara Ehrenreich
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Economy    Free Enterprise   

Barbara Ehrenreich

"The discovery of poverty at the beginning of the 1960s was something like the discovery of America almost 500 years earlier. In the case of these exotic terrains, plenty of people were on the site before the discoverers ever arrived." Barbara Ehrenreich
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America   

Barbara Ehrenreich

"So why do people keep on watching? The answer, by now, should be perfectly obvious: we love television because television brings us a world in which television does not exist. In fact, deep in their hearts, this is what the spuds crave most: a rich, new, participatory life." Barbara Ehrenreich
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Love    Television   

Barbara Ehrenreich

"In sci-fi convention, life-forms that hadn't developed space travel were mere prehistory -- horse-shoe crabs of the cosmic scene -- and something of the humiliation of being stuck on a provincial planet in a galactic backwater has stayed with me ever since." Barbara Ehrenreich
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Life    Science Fiction   

Barbara Ehrenreich

"Natural selection, as it has operated in human history, favors not only the clever but the murderous." Barbara Ehrenreich
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American Writer   

Barbara Ehrenreich

"Considering the absence of legal coercion, the surprising thing is that men have for so long, and, on the whole, so reliably, adhered to what we might call the ''breadwinner ethic.''" Barbara Ehrenreich
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Men   

Barbara Ehrenreich

"I'm not a nice person." Barbara Ehrenreich
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American Writer   

Barbara Ehrenreich

"That's the really neat thing about Dan Quayle, as you must have realized from the first moment you looked into those lovely blue eyes: impeachment insurance." Barbara Ehrenreich
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American Writer   

Barbara Ehrenreich

"The feminist anti-pornography movement, no less than the feminist movement of a century ago, encourages the assumption that male and female sexuality, and possibly morality, are as unlike as yin and yang." Barbara Ehrenreich
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Feminism   

Barbara Ehrenreich

"Personally, I have nothing against work, particularly when performed, quietly and unobtrusively, by someone else. I just don't happen to think it's an appropriate subject for an "ethic."" Barbara Ehrenreich
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American Writer   

Barbara Ehrenreich

"Anyone who has invented a better mousetrap, or the contemporary equivalent, can expect to be harassed by strangers demanding that you read their unpublished manuscripts or undergo the humiliation of public speaking, usually on remote Midwestern campuses." Barbara Ehrenreich
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