Admiral Al Calavicci: What a scene! Chicks in cells. Talk about your major fantasy.
Dr. Sam Beckett: Thank you for sharing. Now, what the hell am I doing here?
Admiral Al Calavicci: What could be better? Chicks in *chains* in cells.
Dr. Sam Beckett: Al!
Admiral Al Calavicci: That would be bet- What? Wh- Oh.
[Sam is Margaret Sanders, a mother who becomes embroiled in the equal rights movement of the sixties]
Dr. Sam Beckett: [after an argument with George, Margaret's husband] Nobody should be treated like that, Al. Nobody. Patronized, insulted like that. It's...
Admiral Al Calavicci: George and all the other Georges in the world, they have no idea that they're denigrating women. It's just they were never taught to behave any other way.
Admiral Al Calavicci: George is from a generation that was taught that women have a place, and men have a place, and never the twain shall meet.
Dr. Sam Beckett: Yes, well, if that's the system, then take it from somebody on this side in a, in a dress, okay? It should crash and burn!
Diana St. Cloud: In marriage, husbands and wives are one; and that one is the husband.
Suzanne Sanders: Diana, I just don't understand. How did we let it get that way?
Diana St. Cloud: Fear.
Suzanne Sanders: Of what?
Diana St. Cloud: Well, mine started with my father, who used to beat me.
Suzanne Sanders: Really?
Diana St. Cloud: And when he wasn't hitting me, he would tell me I was stupid, and brainless. And my mother allowed it, because she was so afraid she wouldn't be able to survive alone.
Suzanne Sanders: I can't believe anyone would hit their own child.
Diana St. Cloud: Well, I guess by putting me down, my father was making himself feel smarter and stronger.
Suzanne Sanders: But that's wrong.
Diana St. Cloud: I know. Suzi, men have been oppressing women for thousands of years, and we've allowed it.
Suzanne Sanders: Well, I'm not gonna allow it.
Diana St. Cloud: We allow it. And every time we tell our daughters they're not as bright, not as strong, not as good as men, every time, we're creating another generation of fear.
[Diana has suggested a violent confrontation against the male society]
Dr. Sam Beckett: I understand that you cannot match strength in a physical confrontation.
Diana St. Cloud: Unless we fight, nothing will change.
Dr. Sam Beckett: Fine. Fine, then fight them in the boardrooms, not in a street brawl. You wanna make a change? Take a lesson from Gandhi.
Admiral Al Calavicci: Or King.
Dr. Sam Beckett: Or Martin Luther King. You go out and start a riot, and people will only notice what's wrong about you. But you state your beliefs in an orderly fashion, and people will notice what's wrong about the system.