Quotation by Marlo Thomas

A man has to be Joe McCarthy to be called ruthless. All a woman has to do is put you on hold.
Marlo Thomas (b. 1943), U.S. actor. As quoted in The Decade of Women, by Suzanne Levine and Harriet Lyons (1980).

Senator Joseph McCarthy (1909-1957) of Wisconsin was a relentless anti-Communist who held televised Senate hearings on the subject of Communism, an ideology that, he believed, had penetrated the highest reaches of American government. He proved to be wrong.
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