Empowering Quotes About Feminism

Empowering Quotes About Feminism

Feminism is about all genders having equal rights and opportunities. It’s about respecting diverse women’s experiences, identities, knowledge and strengths, and striving to empower all women to realize their full rights.

Below, we have compiled an array of empowering quotes about feminism. These quotes will inspire you to join this movement and ensure that every human whether male or female is given the same rights and privileges.

Inspirational Quotes About Gender Equality (Feminism)

“Equality is not a concept. It’s not something we should be striving for. It’s a necessity. Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women, and the misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition. It is life out of balance, and that imbalance is sucking something out of the soul of every man and woman who’s confronted with it. We need equality. Kinda now.”― Joss Whedon
“When there are no ceilings, the sky’s the limit. So let’s keep going—let’s keep going until every one of the 161 million women and girls across America has the opportunity she deserves to have.”__Hillary Clinton
The more I have spoken about feminism the more I have realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop.__Emma Watson
“A gender-equal society would be one where the word ‘gender’ does not exist: where everyone can be themselves.”— Gloria Steinem
“Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.”— Kofi Annan
“Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights.”— Hillary Clinton
“I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.”— B. R. Ambedkar
“Women make up one half of society. Our society will remain backward and in chains unless its women are liberated, enlightened and educated.”― Saddam Hussein
“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half its citizens.”_Michelle Obama
“Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It’s about making life more fair for women everywhere. It’s not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It’s about baking a new pie.”
― Gloria Steinem
“I believe the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st Century.”_Hillary Clinton
“I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.”― Rebecca West
“I’m a feminist. I’ve been a female for a long time now. It’d be stupid not to be on my own side.”_Maya Angelou
“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.”― Brigham Young
“I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself”― Simone de Beauvoir
I raise up my voice—not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. … We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back._Malala Yousafzai
“Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it.”― George Carlin
“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.”
_Madeleine Albright
“Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong, it’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.”_G.D. Anderson
Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. … It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.
_Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.”__Gloria Steinem
There’s something so special about a woman who dominates in a man’s world. It takes a certain grace, strength, intelligence, fearlessness, and the nerve to never take no for an answer._Rihanna
“Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.”― Virginia Woolf
“Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture.”― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“He is a gentleman, and I am a gentleman’s daughter. So far we are equal.”― Jane Austen
“We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.”__Beyoncé
“No woman should be told she can’t make decisions about her own body. When women’s rights are under attack, we fight back.”__Kamala Harris
“Men should think twice before making widowhood women’s only path to power.”― Gloria Steinem
“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”― Maya Angelou
“Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings.”― Cheris Kramarae
“It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful. I’m not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me.”― Warsan Shire
“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. ”― Roseanne Barr
“If any female feels she need anything beyond herself to legitimate and validate her existence, she is already giving away her power to be self-defining, her agency.”― bell hooks
“If men could see us as we really are, they would be a little amazed; but the cleverest, the acutest men are often under an illusion about women: they do not read them in a true light: they misapprehend them, both for good and evil: their good woman is a queer thing, half doll, half angel; their bad woman almost always a fiend.”― Charlotte Brontë
“Feminism is not a dirty word. It does not mean you hate men, it does not mean you hate girls that have nice legs and a tan, and it does not mean you are a ‘bitch’ or ‘dyke’; it means you believe in equality.”__Kate Nash
“Repression is a seamless garment; a society which is authoritarian in its social and gender codes, which crushes its women beneath the intolerable burdens of honour and propriety, breeds repressions of other kinds as well.”
“Never did the world make a queen of a girl who hides in houses and dreams without traveling.”― Roman Payne
“Women have discovered that they cannot rely on men’s chivalry to give them justice.”__Helen Keller
“A woman is human.
She is not better, wiser, stronger, more intelligent, more creative, or more responsible than a man.
Likewise, she is never less.
Equality is a given.
A woman is human.”― Vera Nazarian
Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.__Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Women are always saying, ‘We can do anything that men can do.’ But men should be saying, ‘We can do anything that women can do.’_Gloria Steinem
“A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.”_Melinda Gates
“If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.”― Abigail Adams
“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.”_Michelle Obama
“To terrify children with the image of hell, to consider women an inferior creation—is that good for the world?”― Christopher Hitchens
“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.”_Audre Lorde
“Women are leaders everywhere you look—from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women, and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes.”__Nancy Pelosi
“We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.”__Sheryl Sandberg
“Life doesn’t always give us what we deserve, but rather, what we demand. And so you must continue to push harder than any other person in the room.” — Wadi Ben-Hirki
“When God created man and woman, he was thinking, ‘Who shall I give the power to, to give birth to the next human being?’ And God chose woman. And this is the big evidence that women are powerful.”— Malala Yousafzai
“Achieving gender equality requires the engagement of women and men, girls and boys. It is everyone’s responsibility.”— Ban Ki-moon
“Women’s liberation is the liberation of the feminine in the man and the masculine in the woman.”— Corita Kent
“I demanded more rights for women because I know what women had to put up with.”— Evita Peron
“Wherever you find a great man, you will find a great mother or a great wife standing behind him — or so they used to say. It would be interesting to know how many great women have had great fathers and husbands behind them.”
― Dorothy L. Sayers
“They cannot stand that a refugee, a black woman, an immigrant, a Muslim, shows up in Congress thinking she’s equal to them. But I say to them, ‘How else did you expect me to show up?'”__Ilhan Omar
“No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body.”― Margaret Sanger
“And finally, in our time a beard is the one thing that a woman cannot do better than a man, or if she can her success is assured only in a circus.”― John Steinbeck
“My idea of feminism is self-determination, and it’s very open-ended: every woman has the right to become herself, and do whatever she needs to do.”_Ani DiFranco
“Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke . . . She will need her sisterhood.”― Gloria Steinem
“I’m not going to limit myself just because people won’t accept the fact that I can do something else.”
― Dolly Parton
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