Betty Dodson Quotes


Art is all about becoming a name a brand; it isn't based on talent or creativity.

I'm fully aware had I stayed with my art I would be well known respected and most likely rich.

The clitoris is the female sex organ and the fact that we aren't told that when we were small children is devastating. We grow up with no information about the pleasure center of our body.

It's very hard for a man to ask questions about sex. The smart ones do.

It was easy to leave the art world after I found out that it was just another corporation. When they told me I had to create the same thing I rebelled.

The galleries are simply corporations in the art world - "Here's a million dollars for this latest piece of crap" - but I'm not about to go along with the gallery system.

The women working at abortion clinics are really on the front lines and the true heroes of feminism.

It's just blind luck when a woman is born into a wealthy family and attends the best colleges and joins top sororities.

Women don't run around saying "Oh I took a Bodysex workshop and I had so much fun and Betty Dodson taught us how to blah blah." They come they go and I rarely hear from them again.

If you tell a child "Don't touch yourself there " they will deal with some kind of sexual problem from then on to one degree or other.

Instead of being a well-known painter I became everybody's favorite dirty joke. Come to think of it teaching masturbation skills is pretty weird.

I think I should get the Nobel Peace Prize before I die for ending the war between the sexes.

When I do documentaries my best information ends up on the cutting-room floor. People have trouble dealing with sexual honesty.

Sacrifice sacrifice sacrifice! That's the condition of the female. Women have been conditioned to sacrifice for centuries.

I consider myself a lesbian but I'm a bisexual lesbian.

The powers that be understand that sexual freedom or liberation with any kind of joy means they are losing control.

We are constantly protecting the male ego and it's a disservice to men. If a man has any sensitivity or intelligence he wants to get the straight scoop from his girlfriend.

Masturbation is our first and natural form of sexual activity and if that's inhibited or damaged then we suffer for the rest of our lives.

If you go out to dinner with someone you find out what they prefer in food. We ought to be able to have a conversation to find out what people prefer when it comes to sex.

Men are hung up on breasts. They're looking at the titty dinner. It's pathetic.

Although my Dad was a talented calligrapher and both of my younger brothers were successful I was the first one in my family to graduate from high school.

The media only wants to get the view of the flaming radicals because they make better copy than those of us who are more sensible. I'm a feminist and I think I've done a lot of good.

The person whose face is between your legs is gonna get lockjaw.

We all have our individual romantic or idealistic ideas. To get information that masturbation is our basic form of sex is hard because who wants to admit they're masturbating?

A monogamous marriage and family is what some women want - but not all of us. We are mostly doing serial monogamy anyway.

We are at war with men and most women don't even know it.

The first thing the male establishment wants to control is uterus and birth. You might call it womb envy. But even worse is the fact we are still using the male model of sexual response for women.