I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else's whim or to someone else's ignorance.
What's really sad is that so many young women between the ages of 16 and 25 are ignorant and they already believe that women get the same pay as men. They don't even really understand that equality hasn't happened with the pay force.
It's in the act of having to do things that you don't want to that you learn something about moving past the self. Past the ego.
In this culture, the phrase 'black woman' is not synonymous with 'tender,' or 'gentle.' It's as if those words couldn't possibly speak to the reality of black females.
Edmund S. Muskie