I love how the men stand around cooking the barbie while the women have done all the work beforehand doing the marinade and making the salads and then everybody says, ‘what a great barbie’ to the guy cooking. A barbecue is just the ultimate blokes’ pastime, isn’t it?
No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent.
Something cracked open inside of me right after giving birth to my first daughter. From that point on, I truly understood my power, and motherhood has been my biggest inspiration. It became my mission to make sure she lived in a world where she feels truly seen and valued.
I do not want to appear on another program or climb another mountain. I want instead to sit on a sunny field and admire the very gifted women — and OK, some men too — who will be taking my place.
If it’s a woman, it’s caustic; if it’s a man, it’s authoritative. If it’s a woman it’s too pushy, if it’s a man it’s aggressive in the best sense of the word.
How do you say goodbye to something like 50 years in television? How proud when I see all the young women who are making and reporting the news. If I did anything to help make that happen, that is my legacy.
There just aren’t a lot of roles in general, roles for someone more specific to my age. I’m kind of in the middle, I don’t exactly look like a grandmother, but I don’t look like a leading lady in the more traditional sense.
I have no sympathy for any of us, none, except for the women who stay at home and take care of the children and do things that don’t add to their ego.
Most men want the admiration of women—their smiles, their attention, their interest. That’s why we beat our chests; that’s why we play basketball and football.
I don’t think the new female rappers really understand who I am. A lot of the girls that came before me, they really were those sexual beings, and I was so inspired by them. But I’m not like that, I’m more the goofy girl.