From Kasturbe Versus Gandhi: " Conform! Conform! Why is a woman expected to conform to all the rigid expectations and standards of society? Why do I need to behave according to the dictates of society? Why can't I stand my own ground and be myself? Why am I only nice when I am perfect and serve your needs and disregard mine? Why should I know what is expected of me and behave accordingly?" ..... From INDIRA: "I realized soon that I need to prove myself , else I would be taken for a fledgling forever. You know .... (Pause) There is heartbreak in the heart of everything.... "You mean they have double stadards? They have one set of standards for a male leader, and another set for a female one, right? .... From The Return of B: " Pay attention to your education, for it is your books that will take you far. And why should girls be behind boys in any way? Girls are the pride of any nation . They shape the minds and hearts of the young when they become mothers. So it is very, very important to educate girls ... "I want my daughter to have the same opportunities as my sons. And all conditions being equal, it is in every girl's interest to reach her best potential."