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Sonia Johnson
Born Sonia Ann Harris
(1936-02-27) February 27, 1936 (age 80)
Malad, Idaho
Residence New Mexico
Nationality American
Alma mater Utah State University
Rutgers College
Occupation Feminist activist and writer
Known for Supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment, excommunicated by LDS Church
Spouse(s) Rick Johnson (divorced)
Partner(s) Jade DeForest

I still feel Mormon. Those men in Salt Lake City can't decide who's Mormon and who isn't.
Sonia Johnson
I liked the name of the amendment. I couldn't help feeling uneasy that the church was opposing something with a name as beautiful as the Equal Rights Amendment.
Sonia Johnson
It's only when we have nothing else to hold onto that we're willing to try something very audacious and scary.
Sonia Johnson
What we have most to fear is failure of the heart.
In our home we grew up thinking we were Mormons first and human beings second.
Sonia Johnson
What we resist persists.
A friend said to me, 'Be glad for your troubles – they strengthen you.' Well, if that's the truth, I'm going to be so strong they'll have to beat me to death!
Sonia Johnson
Obviously, the anti-ERA people are tickled about my ordeal because it proves that the ERA breaks up families. When they point out that feminism is a dangerous thing, I just say marriage is pretty precarious too.
Sonia Johnson
Women have to risk civil disobedience for their rights.
I'm one of the few people in this world who can do anything I choose. I can't tell you how good I'm feeling.
Sonia Johnson
The mid-life crisis hits men harder than women.
I came from the most orthodox background you could ask for.
We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.
Sonia Johnson