Top 10 Most Famous Feminist Quotes 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 Courage to be is the key to revelatory power of the feminist revolution. ― Mary Daly The most beautiful thing a woman can wear is confidence. ― Blake Lively I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute. ― Rebecca West I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own. ― Audre Lorde 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 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 A FEMINIST is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men. ― 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 22 Empowering Feminist Quotes to Make You Strong Be that strong girl that everyone knew would make it through the worst, be that fearless girl, the one who would dare to do anything, be that independent girl who didn't need a man; be that girl who never backed down. ― Taylor Swift The emerging woman ... will be strong-minded, strong-hearted, strong-souled, and strong-bodied ... strength and beauty must go together. ― Louisa May Alcott Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings. ― Cheris Kramarae Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women. ― Maya Angelou It's hard not to be a fighter when you're constantly under siege. ― Cassandra Duffy A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman. ― Melinda Gates I hate men who are afraid of women's strength. ― Anaïs Nin 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 There’s a moment where you have to choose whether to be silent or to stand up. ― Malala Yousafzai 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 Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them. You deserve to be here. You deserve to exist. You deserve to take up space in this world of men. ― MacKenzi Lee Feminism is not accepting discrimination or bias as a blocker to success, but recognizing it, overcoming it, and becoming better and stronger because of it. ― Selena Proctor We need everyone to be a feminist. Feminism is the fight for the equality of sexes, not for the domination of one sex over another. ― Najat Vallaud-Belkacem Women are multi-taskers, extremely strong emotionally and know what they are capable of. My message for every woman is that, we all should have faith in ourselves and should never underestimate our capabilities. ― Deepika Padukone
You don’t have to be pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don’t owe it to your mother, you don’t owe it to your children, you don’t owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked ‘female.'
Erin McKean I am not ashamed to dress ‘like a woman’ because I don’t think it’s shameful to be a woman. ― Iggy Pop No woman gets an orgasm from shining the kitchen floor. ― Betty Friedan Your silence will not protect you. ― Audre Lorde One isn’t born courageous, one becomes it. ― Marjane Satrapi I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves. ― Mary Shelley 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 18 Feminism Quotes About Freedom to Live Your Life the Way You Want I don’t want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself. ― Emma Watson Women's freedom is the sign of social freedom. ― Rosa Luxemburg I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will. ― Charlotte Bronte I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet. ― Susan B. Anthony My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant to be your own person, be INDEPENDENT. ― Ruth Bader Ginsburg I never loved another person the way I loved myself. ― Mae West Freedom, especially a woman’s freedom, is a conquest to be made, not a gift to be received. It isn’t granted. It must be taken. ― Federico Fellini A girl should be two things: who and what she wants. ― Coco Chanel I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story—I will. ― Amy Schumer As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world. ― Virginia Woolf I know where I am going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I am free to be what I want. ― Aruna Asaf Ali Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another. ― Toni Morrison I wanted to be an independent woman, a woman who could pay for her bills, a woman who could run her own life - and I became that woman. ― Diane von Furstenberg Education is the door to freedom. ― Oprah Winfrey A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction. ― Virginia Woolf I will not be ‘famous,’ ‘great.’ I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped and stereotyped. The thing is to free one’s self: to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded. ― Virginia Woolf No matter what happens, no matter who turns on me, no matter what pompous swine thinks he has power over me, I am still me. I will always be me. ― Sara Raasch You have what it takes to be a victorious, fearless, independent woman. ― Tyra Banks 13 Feminism Quotes To Inspire The Leader Within You I'm tough, I'm ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay. ― Madonna We do need women in civic life. We do need women to run for office, to be in political office. We need a feminist to be at the table when decisions are being made so that the right decisions will be made. ― Dolores Huerta Power’s not given to you. You have to take it. ― Beyoncé Who run the world? Girls. ― Beyoncé Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness. ― Oprah Winfrey Little girls with dreams become women with vision. 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 My hope for the future, not just in the music industry, but in every young girl I meet, is that they all realise their worth and ask for it. ― Taylor Swift I don’t really like being in the centre of attention. I’m not used to that. All my life I have been like the invisible girl at the back that no one sees or listens to. ― Greta Thunberg 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
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 cannot all succeed when half of us are held back. ― Malala Yousafzai If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader. ― Dolly Parton 23 Best Inspirational Feminist Quotes I think the degree of a nation's civilisation may be measured by the degree of enlightenment of its women. ― Helen Keller I always wanted to be a femme fatale. Even when I was a young girl, I never really wanted to be a girl. I wanted to be a woman. ― Diane Von Furstenberg A feminist is a person who believes in the power of women just as much as they believe in the power of anyone else. It's equality, it's fairness, and I think it's a great thing to be a part of. ― Zendaya The only thing required to be a woman is to identify as one. Period. End of story. ― Amanda Lovelace Life is not a competition between men and woman. It is a collaboration. ― David Alejandro Fearnhead To all the little girls who are watching, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and achieve your own dreams. ― Hillary Clinton What is feminism? Simply the belief that women should be as free as men, however nuts, dim, deluded, badly dressed, fat, receding, lazy and smug they might be. Are you a feminist? Of course you are. ― Caitlin Moran Teach her that the idea of 'gender roles' is absolute nonsense. Do not ever tell her that she should or should not do something because she is a girl. 'Because you are a girl' is never reason for anything. Ever. ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie What are other women really thinking, feeling, experiencing, when they slip away from the gaze and culture of men? ― Naomi Wolf What I am proud of, what seems so simply clear, is that feminism is a way to FIGHT for justice, always in short supply. ― Barbara Strickland 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 Human rights are women's rights, and women's rights are human rights. Let us not forget that among those rights are the right to speak freely — and the right to be heard. ― Hillary Rodham Clinton
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 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 Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work. ― Adrienne Rich Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them. ― Margaret Atwood I hate to hear you talking so like a fine gentleman, and as if women were all fine ladies, instead of rational creatures. We none of us expect to be in smooth water all our days. ― Jane Austen I want to build a community where women of all races can communicate and ... continue to support and take care of each other. I want to give women a space to feel their own strength and tell their stories. That is power. ― Beyoncé To me, feminism is probably the most important movement that you could embrace, because it’s just basically another word for equality. ― Taylor Swift 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 I can promise you that women working together – linked, informed and educated – can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet. ― Isabelle Allende There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish. ― Michelle Obama Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on. ― Serena Williams 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