Feminist Quotes

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The world was hers for the reading.
“The world was hers for the reading.”
Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

George Carlin
“He - and if there is a God, I am convinced he is a he, because no woman could or would ever fuck things up this badly.”
George Carlin

Dorothy L. Sayers
“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, Gaudy Night

Audre Lorde
“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”
Audre Lorde

Mahatma Gandhi
“To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man's injustice to woman. If by strength is meant brute strength, then, indeed, is woman less brute than man. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man's superior. Has she not greater intuition, is she not more self-sacrificing, has she not greater powers of endurance, has she not greater courage? Without her, man could not be. If nonviolence is the law of our being, the future is with woman. Who can make a more effective appeal to the heart than woman?"

[To the Women of India (Young India, Oct. 4, 1930)]”
Mahatma Gandhi

Marissa Meyer
“Maybe the princess could save herself."
"That sounds like a pretty good story too.”
Marissa Meyer, Fairest

Naomi Wolf
“A culture fixated on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty, but an obsession about female obedience. Dieting is the most potent political sedative in women’s history; a quietly mad population is a tractable one.”
Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth

Gloria Steinem
“We are becoming the men we wanted to marry”
Gloria Steinem

Idowu Koyenikan
“I am a strong and powerful woman.
I am proud to be a woman and I celebrate the qualities that I have as a woman.
I am not defined by other people’s opinion of who I should be or what I should do as a woman. I determine that, not anyone else.
I am not passed up for a position, title, or promotion because I am a woman.
I fully deserve all the good things that comes my way.
Irrespective of what anyone might think, being a woman places no boundaries or limits on my abilities.
I can do anything I set my mind to.
I celebrate my womanhood and I am beautiful both inside and out.”
idowu koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

Roxane Gay
“I would rather be a bad feminist than no feminist at all.”
Roxane Gay, Bad Feminist

Idowu Koyenikan
“I am a strong and powerful woman.
I am proud to be a woman and I celebrate the qualities that I have as a woman.
I am not defined by other people’s opinion of who I should be or what I should do as a woman. I determine that, not anyone else.
I am not passed up for a position, title, or promotion because I am a woman.
I fully deserve all the good things that comes my way.
Irrespective of what anyone might think, being a woman places no boundaries or limits on my abilities.
I can do anything I set my mind to.
I celebrate my womanhood and I am beautiful both inside and out.”
Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

Erica Jong
“Someday every woman will have orgasms- like every family has color TV- and we can all get on with the business of life. ”
Erica Jong, How to Save Your Own Life: An Isadora Wing Novel

Vera Nazarian
“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, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Audre Lorde
“But the true feminist deals out of a lesbian consciousness whether or not she ever sleeps with women.”
Audre Lorde

Jackson Pearce
“I am confident, I am capable, and I will not wait to be rescued by a woodsman or a hunter.”
Jackson Pearce, Sisters Red

C.J. Redwine
“I love how you still think if you tell me to do something, I'll just check my brain at the door and do it.”
C.J. Redwine, Defiance

Sena Jeter Naslund
“Great minds may have cold hearts. Form but no color. It is an incompleteness. And so they are afraid of any woman who both thinks and feels deeply.”
Sena Jeter Naslund, Ahab's Wife, or The Star-Gazer

Emilie Autumn
“Women who focus on style over substance usually find themselves in a big fucking hole, with other men who want to fuck the hole. Oh so smooth, and none sophistacted. Because, you know, how sophisticated can hole-fucking really be”
Emilie Autumn

“The Vatican won't prosecute pedophile priests but I decide I'm not ready for motherhood and it's condemnation for me? These are the same people that won't support national condom distribution that PREVENTS teenage pregnancy.”
Sonya Renee Taylor

Caitlin Moran
“But as the years went on, I realised that what I really want to be, all told, is a human. Just a productive, honest, courteously treated human.”
Caitlin Moran, How to Be a Woman

Judith Lewis Herman
“... in practice the standard for what constitutes rape is set not at the level of women's experience of violation but just above the level of coercion acceptable to men.”
Judith Lewis Herman

Emilie Autumn
“Hey, look at me! Look at me! Look at me! And...look at me. Will he think I'm sexy enough? Will he find me wholesome enough? Am I fuckable? Is he allergic to feathers?!”
Emilie Autumn

Jennifer Crusie
“When Eve ate the apple her knowledge increased. But God liked dumb women so Paradise ceased. Gwen Goodnight. Her Work.”
Jennifer Crusie, Faking It

Gina Barreca
“How about "diamonds are a girl's best friends"? Nope. It should be switched around and pointed out, instead, that your best friends are diamonds.”
Gina Barreca, It's Not That I'm Bitter . . .: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Visible Panty Lines and Conquered the World

“You learn that the only way to get rock-star power as a girl is to be a groupie and bare your breasts and get chosen for the night. We learn that the only way to get anywhere is through men. And it's a lie.”
Kathleen Hanna

Frederick Douglass
“a woman should have every honorable motive to exertion which is enjoyed by man, to the full extent of her capacities and endowments. The case is too plain for argument. Nature has given woman the same powers, and subjected her to the same earth, breathes the same air, subsists on the same food, physical, moral, mental and spiritual. She has, therefore, an equal right with man, in all efforts to obtain and maintain a perfect existence.”
Frederick Douglass

Simone de Beauvoir
“Weakness' is weakness only in light of the aims man sets for himself, the instruments at his disposal and the laws he imposes.”
Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex

Zeyn Joukhadar
“I am a woman and a warrior. If you think I can't be both, you've been lied to.”
Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar, The Map of Salt and Stars

Christine de Pizan
“As for those who state that it is thanks to a woman, the lady Eve, that man was expelled from paradise, my answer to them would be that man has gained far more through Mary than he ever lost through Eve.”
Christine de Pizan, The Book of the City of Ladies

Marilyn French
“There was no justice, there was only life. And life she had.”
Marilyn French, The Women's Room

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