Patricia Ireland Quotes & Sayings

35 most famous Patricia Ireland quotes and sayings (activist). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Patricia Ireland Quotes
“I don't think you lead by pessimism and cynicism. I think you lead by optimism and enthusiasm and energy.”
Patricia Ireland Quotes
“Jesus never said anything about homosexuality.”
Patricia Ireland Quotes
“I want to organize so that women see ourselves as people who are entitled to power, entitled to leadership.”
“The Violence Against Women Act is so important. It provides money to train the cop on the beat, to train the judges that this is a new day, that we won't tolerate this violence and to know how to deal with it.”
Patricia Ireland Quotes
“And of course we are familiar with the English common law rule of thumb that said a man could in fact use a stick no bigger than his thumb to discipline his wife and family.”
Patricia Ireland Quotes
“The way to be a man if you're a little boy is to be willing to throw your weight around.”
“When I started law school I was shocked to learn that our legal system traditionally had the man as the head and master of the family. As late as the '70s and '80s when we were fighting for the Equal Rights Amendment, states like Louisiana still had a head and master law.”
“Some of us may just, in one-on-one conversations with our family, with our friends, over the back fence with our neighbors, talk about the reality of our lives and realize that we're not alone, that we have a right to be physically safe and emotionally safe in our own homes.”
“When I hear traditional family values raised, I hear that effort once again to re-establish the man as head and master of his family. Who had the, not only the right, but the obligation to discipline his wife and children to keep them in line?”
“The Young Women's Christian Association is nourished by its roots in Christianity and, at the same time, over the years, it's been enriched by beliefs and values from all kinds of places, even, in fact, strengthened by our diversity.”

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