The 15 Best Quotes of… Women Empowerment.

This week is all about empowering women. May we be them and may we raise them.

  1. “I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.” – Mary Shelley 
  2. “Feminism is about giving women choice. Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women with.” – Emma Watson 
  3. “Feminism is hated because women are hated. Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny; it is the political defense of women hating.” – Andrea Dworkin
  4. “My coach said I run like a girl. And I said if he ran a little faster he could too.” – Mia Hamm
  5. “I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.” ― Jane Austen
  6. “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 
  7. “Though we have the courage to raise our daughters more like our sons, we’ve rarely had the courage to raise our sons like our daughters.” – Gloria Steinem 
  8. “Feminism is not just about women; it’s about letting all people lead fuller lives.” – Jane Fonda
  9. “Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” — G.D. Anderson 
  10. “Why do people say “grow some balls”? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding.” ― Sheng Wang 
  11. “I am not ashamed to dress ‘like a woman’ because I don’t think it’s shameful to be a woman.” – Iggy Pop 
  12. “Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings.” ― Cheris Kramarae 
  13. “Your silence will not protect you.” – Audre Lorde 
  14. “No woman gets an orgasm from shining the kitchen floor.” – Betty Friedan 
  15. “We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man.Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same?

    We raise girls to see each other as competitors not for jobs or accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 

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