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    "We as women are trained to see ourselves as cheap imitations of fashion photographs, rather than seeing fashion photographs as cheap imitations of women."  -- Naomi Wolf
    "It's the image of the beauty business that's damaging to women.  When you damage, you take away her self-esteem, and self-esteem is not a wishy-washy subject.  It is the route to revolution, it is a route to self-knowledge, self-worth, it is a route to political activism, it is a route to say, 'Stand up and matter!' and to say, 'I take this personally.'  That should be the mantra [of every woman] - 'I take it personally.'  I take what you say about us, I take how you interpret us, I take how you think you can sell to us - I take it personally."  -- Anita Roddick
    "If ...women honor and cherish our physical bodies, we can be in our power.  Devaluing ourselves for not being thin or not mirroring society's standards of how our physical body should look can silence our creative voices. ...It may keep you quiet and passive so that you don't affirm yourself and your talents."  -- Gail McMeekin
    "We must all choose between battles: One battle is against the cultural ideal, and the other is against ourselves."  -- Sara Tisdale
    "If you don't like something, change it.  If you can't change it, change the way you think about it."  -- Mary Engelbreit
    "...How much does insecurity about your "imperfect" body limit your creative courage?"  -- Gail McMeekin
    "...women's identity [has been] premised upon our 'beauty' so that we will remain vulnerable to outside approval..."  -- Naomi Wolf
    "Your body is your vehicle for life.  As long as you are here, live in it.  Love, honor, respect, and cherish it, treat it well, and it will serve you in kind."  -- Suzy Prudden
    "A woman may develop wrinkles and cellulite, lose her waistline, her bustline, her ability to bear a child, even her sense of humor, but none of that implies a loss of her sexuality, her femininity."  -- Barbara Gordon
    "You can admire Clint Eastwood without starving yourself to look like him."  -- Susan Jane Gilman
    "When she stopped conforming to the conventional picture of femininity she finally began to enjoy being a woman."  -- Betty Friedan
    "Women will be free when we have a positive definition of female sexuality."  -- Germaine Greer
    "Make no judgments where you have no compassion."  -- Anne McCaffrey
    "The only abnormality is the incapacity to love."  -- Anaïs Nin
    "I'm not fat, I'm just short for my weight.  I should be 9'7."  -- Totie Fields
    "I'm the finest woman who walked the streets."  -- Mae West
    "Too much of a good thing is wonderful."  -- Mae West
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