Sunday, September 28, 2008

[feminist quiz] do you know your heroines

Woman strangling male beast to death

C'mon girls [and guys], let's see how well you know your heroines. The task is to identify which of these famous people:

Germaine Greer, Gloria Steinem, Simone de Beauvoir, Mary Wollstonecraft, Henry Kissinger [oh how I'm missin' yer]

...was behind which quote:

1. Nobody will ever win the Battle of the Sexes. There's just too much fraternizing with the enemy. 2. I do not wish them to have power over men, but over themselves. 3. A woman reading Playboy feels a little like a Jew reading a Nazi manual. 4. One is not born a woman, but becomes one. 5. I didn't fight to get women out from behind vacuum cleaners to get them onto the board of Hoover.

Answers in the correct order

Henry Kissinger [oh how I'm missin' yer], Mary Wollstonecraft, Gloria Steinem, Simone de Beauvoir, Germaine Greer

Bonus questions - which one of these quotes did Simone de Beauvoir not utter?

a. The word love has by no means the same sense for both sexes, and this is one cause of the serious misunderstandings that divide them. b. To catch a husband is an art; to hold him is a job. c. That's what I consider true generosity. You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing. d. It is in the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our lives that we must draw our strength to live and our reasons for living. e. One of the things I really like about men is that they are raised to take responsibility for their actions. They don't make excuses, and they don't have a whole lot of tolerance for people who do make excuses, who try to weasel out from their responsibility.

Answer

e. Correct - it was spoken by feminist Marylaine Block.

6 comments:

Sean Jeating said...

Suppose, I was just lucky. All six.

As for Kissinger, I do agree: A most skilful criminal fulstop.
No discussion needed.

James Higham said...

Well done, Sean but where are the ladies for their quiz?

jmb said...

One of the things I really like about men is that they are raised to take responsibility for their actions. They don't make excuses, and they don't have a whole lot of tolerance for people who do make excuses, who try to weasel out from their responsibility.

That is one of the most amusing generalities I have ever read. If only it were even vaguely true.

Marylaine who? The librarian?

jmb said...

Before I get jumped on I was thinking of examples like politicians, "deadbeat" dads, many in the corporate world, etc.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Well, this one's right here, James. Agree with jmb!

James Higham said...

If only it were even vaguely true.

Thank goodness it is true, JMB, for the sake of you ladies, except for the exceptions to the rule though. :)