Quotation by Gloria Steinem

The family is the basic cell of government: it is where we are trained to believe that we are human beings or that we are chattel, it is where we are trained to see the sex and race divisions and become callous to injustice even if it is done to ourselves, to accept as biological a full system of authoritarian government.
Gloria Steinem (b. 1934), U.S. feminist writer, editor. Speech, July 1981, to the National Women's Political Causus Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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