Feminism or the advocacy of women’s rights is being highlighted nowadays with more and more people joining the movement of women empowerment and gender equality. We compiled a list of spot-on feminism quotes but before we proceed to that, let’s look into how and when this movement started.
The first wave of Feminism began in 1848 at the Seneca Falls Convention, with three hundred men and women rallying for Women’s Equality. The purpose of this wave is to create more opportunities for women.
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Some of the notable feminists of all time include The Suffragettes who fought for women’s rights, specifically the right to vote. Simone de Beauvoir paved the way for modern Feminism. Eleanor Roosevelt, the first First Lady, took on political responsibilities other than entertaining and hosting guests.
There are many more prominent feminists aside from these three that you can also check on various articles, websites and publications worldwide. Now, here are 50 of our favourite feminism quotes. Check these empowering feminist T-shirts.
“One of the best things that ever happened to me is that I’m a woman. That is the way all females should feel.”
“A wise girl knows her limits, a smart girl knows that she has none.”
“I’m very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.”
“I know what I want, I have a goal, an opinion, I have a religion and love. Let me be myself and then I am satisfied. I know that I’m a woman, a woman with inward strength and plenty of courage.”
“As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking.”
“Nolite te bastardes carborundorum. Don’t let the bastards grind you down.”
“My mother told me two things constantly. One was to be a lady, and the other was to be independent. The study of law was unusual for women of my generation. For most girls growing up in the ’40s, the most important degree was not your B.A. but your M.R.S.”
“I always thought that there was nothing an antifeminist would want more than to have women only in women’s organizations, in their own little corner empathizing with each other and not touching a man’s world. If you’re going to change things, you have to be with the people who hold the levers.”
“I don’t say women’s rights—I say the constitutional principle of the equal citizenship stature of men and women.”
“A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.”
These quotes are meant to inspire every feminist to not give up and continue fighting for what they stand for. The feminist movement is not meant to disrespect another gender or think of them any less. It is not exclusive for women, it is for everyone who believes in gender equality.
Simply being a woman has been challenging, from the dawn of time. The ray of hope for women is just getting stronger and stronger because more and more people are being enlightened and are fighting for equality and women empowerment. That is one of the things that we should look forward to for the years to come.
I hope that you enjoyed this compilation of feminism quotes and kept your fight for equality going.