20 Feminist Quotes from Badass Women
To all my fellow feminist comrades who are continuing to fight for women’s rights and equal opportunities… it can get exhausting! From writers, political representatives, and comedians, these outstanding women have used their voices for justice and refused to be silenced.
When you need a little extra motivation while smashing the patriarchy, these 20 quotes are for you.
“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
“Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” ― Margaret Atwood
“It makes me sad to hear girls constantly putting themselves down. We have these unbelievably high expectations of ourselves, when actually we’re human beings and our bodies have a function.” ― Emma Watson
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” ― Alice Walker
“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
“Never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it” ― Hillary Clinton
“Women’s rights are human rights.” ― Hillary Clinton
“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” — Maya Angelou
“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
“A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.” ― Gloria Steinem
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“For I conclude that the enemy is not lipstick, but guilt itself; we deserve lipstick, if we want it, AND free speech; we deserve to be sexual AND serious – or whatever we please. We are entitled to wear cowboy boots to our own revolution. ― Naomi Wolf
‘I am a woman with thoughts and questions and shit to say. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story – I will.’ ― Amy Schumer
‘I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind leading.’ ― Amy Poehler
“A man told me that for a woman, I was very opinionated. I said, ‘For a man, you’re kind of ignorant.’” ― Anne Hathaway
“A woman is like a tea bag. You never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt
“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.” ― Roseanne Barr
“Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings.” ― Cheris Kramarae
“I embrace the label of bad feminist because I am human. I am messy. I’m not trying to be an example. I am not trying to be perfect. I am not trying to say I have all the answers. I am not trying to say I’m right. I am just trying — trying to support what I believe in, trying to do some good in this world, trying to make some noise with my writing while also being myself.” ― Roxane Gay
Other women who are killing it should motivate you, thrill you, challenge you and inspire you. ― Taylor Swift
If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. ― Katharine Hepburn
Hang in there, friends. You got this! Who’s one woman you choose to celebrate?
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