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We want better reasons for having children than not knowing how to prevent them. Dora Russell#Children 69
Dora Russell#Children 69
Marie Stopes had established the first birth control clinic in Britain; the whole question of informing women, especially those who were poor, about methods of contraception, began to be discussed. Dora Russell#Birth 67
Dora Russell#Birth 67
Following the rise of the Labour Party it seemed reasonable, in 1927, to expect, or at least hope, that co-operation for the common good might gradually replace the competitiveness of capitalism. Dora Russell#Capitalism 50
Dora Russell#Capitalism 50
Marriage, laws, the police, armies and navies are the mark of human incompetence. Dora Russell#Marriage 44
Dora Russell#Marriage 44
If an adult uses violence on a child, the child will naturally assume that he too, has the right to use it on one smaller or weaker. Dora Russell#Adult 44
Dora Russell#Adult 44
The report of this made me exceedingly angry, for I could not see why information which a middle-class woman could get from her doctor should be withheld from a poorer woman who might need it far more. Dora Russell#Angry 40
Dora Russell#Angry 40
You could not receive a young man in your room; you might be permitted to have him to tea in one of the public reception rooms, but you could accept no invitation from young men to tea or other entertainment without a chaperone from the College. Dora Russell#Accept 34
Dora Russell#Accept 34
We have never yet had a labor Government that knew what taking power really means; they always act like second-class citizens. Dora Russell#Politics 32
Dora Russell#Politics 32
We have heeded no wisdom offering guidance. Dora Russell#Wisdom 29
Dora Russell#Wisdom 29
Democracy can only spring from practising it early, and democratic action was not to expected from young people brought up under a close authoritarian system. Dora Russell#Action 20
Dora Russell#Action 20
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