Feminism Quotes – Women’s Rights Quotes

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Women’s Equality Day is held annually on 26 August day. Its main aim is to get equals rights to women: Voting, Jobs, Education etc.

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women is observed on November 25 to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence.

Following are the quotes about womens rights, equality and feminism.

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Feminism Quotes – Women Rights – Equality Quotes


“Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, “She doesn’t have what it takes.” They will say, “Women don’t have what it takes.” » Clare Boothe Luce


“No woman is required to build the world by destroying herself.” » Rabbi Sofer


“Women’s chains have been forged by men, not by anatomy.” » Estelle R. Ramey


Feminine Quotes-Women's Equality-You Know, When I First Went Into The Movies Lionel Barrymore Played My Grandfather. Later He Played My Father And Finally He Played My Husband. If He Had Lived I'M Sure I Would Have Played His Mother. That'S The Way It Is In Hollywood. The Men Get Younger And The Women Get Older. » Lillian Gish


“I do not wish them to have power over men, but over themselves.” » Mary Wollstonecraft


“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” » Maya Angelou Topfamousquotes.com


“Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote. The relative positions to be assumed by man and woman in the working out of our civilization were assigned long ago by a higher intelligence than ours.” » Grover Cleveland


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“I didn’t want to be a boy, ever, but I was outraged that his height and intelligence were graces for him and gaucheries for me.” » Jane Rule


“Be plain in dress, and sober in your diet;In short, my deary, kiss me, and be quiet.” » Mary Wortley Montagu


“The world has never yet seen a truly great and virtuous nation because in the degradation of woman the very fountains of life are poisoned at their source.” » Lucretia Mott


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“I’ve yet to be on a campus where most women weren’t worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I’ve yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing.” » Gloria Steinem


“I see my body as an instrument, rather than an ornament.” » Alanis Morissette


“But life is a battle: may we all be enabled to fight it well!.” » Charlotte Bronte


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“To tell a woman everything she may not do is to tell her what she can do.” » Spanish Proverb


“It is an old error of man to forget to put quotation marks where he borrows from a woman’s brain.” » Anna Garlin Spencer


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“I think it’s about time we voted for senators with breasts. After all, we’ve been voting for boobs long enough.” » Claire Sargent


“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” » Diane Mariechild


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“Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.” » Margaret Sanger


“It is now possible for a flight attendant to get a pilot pregnant.” » Richard J. Ferris


“I listen to feminists and all these radical gals — most of them are failures. They’ve blown it. Some of them have been married, but they married some Casper Milquetoast who asked permission to go to the bathroom. These women just need a man in the house. That’s all they need. Most of the feminists need a man to tell them what time of day it is and to lead them home. And they blew it and they’re mad at all men. Feminists hate men. They’re sexist. They hate men — that’s their problem.” » Jerry Falwell


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“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 door mat or a prostitute.” » Rebecca West


“The only jobs for which no man is qualified are human incubators and wet nurse. Likewise, the only job for which no woman is or can be qualified is sperm donor.” » Wilma Scott Heide


“Today the two hundred million men in our country are entering into a civilized new world..but we, the two hundred million women, are still kept down in the dungeon.” » Qui Jin


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“We want to try to galvanize as many men and boys as possible to be advocates for change.” » Emma Watson


“It matters more what’s in a woman’s face than what’s on it.” » Claudette Colbert


“In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.” » Margaret Thatcher


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“I am working for the time when unqualified blacks, browns, and women join the unqualified men in running our government.” » Frances Farenthold


“Why are women.. so much more interesting to men than men are to women?” » Virginia Woolf


“Our struggle today is not to have a female Einstein get appointed as an assistant professor. .” » Bella Abzug


“I can’t be a rose in any man’s lapel.” » Margaret Trudeau


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“If Congress refuse to listen to and grant what women ask, there is but one course left them to pursue…. Under such glaring inconsistencies, such unwarrantable tyranny, such unscrupulous despotism, what is there left women to do but to become the mothers of the future government.” » Victoria Claflin Woodhull Martin


“I asked a Burmese why women, after centuries of following their men, now walk ahead. He said there were many unexploded land mines since the war.” » Robert Mueller


“A woman is like a tea bag. It’s only when she’s in hot water that you realize how strong she is.”


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“If it is true that men are better than women because they are stronger, why aren’t our sumo wrestlers in the government?.” » Kishida Toshiko


“Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution.” » Bertrand Russell


“Instead of getting hard ourselves and trying to compete, women should try and give their best qualities to men — bring them softness, teach them how to cry.” » Joan Baez


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“When two people marry they become in the eyes of the law one person, and that one person is the husband.” » Shana Alexander


“How good does a female athlete have to be before we just call her an athlete?”


“It’s wonderful to watch a pretty woman with character grow beautiful.” » Mignon McLaughlin


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“I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.” » Virginia Woolf


“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult. It’s complicated by the fact that in most nations women receive substantially less education than men.” » Melinda Gates


“When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It’s a whole different way of thinking.” » Elayne Boosler


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“There is more difference within the sexes than between them.” » Ivy Compton-Burnett


“Men will often admit other women are oppressed but not you.” » Sheila Rowbotham


“Give a woman a job and she grows balls.” » Jack Gelber Amazingwomenrock.com


“Celebrate the exquisite beauty of every woman.” » Cindy Olsen


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“Women belong in the house… and the Senate.”


“The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, ‘It’s a girl.’ “»Shirley Chisholm


“We haven’t come a long way, we’ve come a short way. If we hadn’t come a short way, no one would be calling us baby.” » Elizabeth Janeway


“Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” » Timothy Leary


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“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.” » Roseanne Barr


“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” » Rosa Parks


“Toughness doesn’t have to come in a pinstripe suit.” » Dianne Feinstein


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“Men define intelligence, men define usefulness, men tell us what is beautiful, men even tell us what is womanly.” » Sally Kempton


“Men weren’t really the enemy — they were fellow victims suffering from an outmoded masculine mystique that made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no bears to kill.” » Betty Friedan


“I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.” » Anaïs Nin


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“The test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your chromosomes.” » Bella Abzug


“We are struggling for a uniting word, but the good news is that we have a uniting movement.” » Emma Watson


“Women have been taught that, for us, the earth is flat, and that if we venture out, we will fall off the edge.” » Andrea Dworkin


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“The only chance for much intellectual improvement in the female sex, was to be found in the families of the educated class and in occasional intercourse with the learned.” » Abigail Adams


“Resolved, that the women of this nation in 1876, have greater cause for discontent, rebellion and revolution than the men of 1776.” » Susan B. Anthony


“Women are not the weak, frail little flowers that they are advertised. There has never been anything invented yet, including war, that a man would enter into, that a woman wouldn’t, too.” » Will Rogers


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“Easy is an adjective used to describe a woman who has the sexual morals of a man.” » Nancy Linn-Desmond


“No man is as anti-feminist as a really feminine woman.” » Frank O’Connor


“For what is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood, the property of all women.” » Elizabeth Blackwell


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“Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels.” » Faith Whittlesey


“Women are not inherently passive or peaceful. We’re not inherently anything but human.” » Robin Morgan


“Nobody objects to a woman being a good writer or sculptor or geneticist if at the same time she manages to be a good wife, a good mother, good-looking, good-tempered, well-dressed, well-groomed, and unaggressive.” » Marya Mannes


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“Why is it that men can be bastards and women must wear pearls and smile?” » Lynn Hecht Schafran


“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” » Nora Ephron


“It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals.” » Emma Watson


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“Advertisers in general bear a large part of the responsibility for the deep feelings of inadequacy that drive women to psychiatrists, pills, or the bottle.” » Marya Mannes


“Women are the only oppressed group in our society that lives in intimate association with their opressors.” » Evelyn Cunningham


“When at 15, my girlfriends started dropping out of their beloved sports teams, because they didn’t want to appear muscle-y, when at 18, my male friends were unable to express their feelings, I decided that I was a feminist.” » Emma Watson


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“We need more of those and if you still hate the word, it is not the word that is important. It’s the idea and the ambition behind it.” » Emma Watson


“The little rift between the sexes is astonishingly widened by simply teaching one set of catchwords to the girls and another to the boys.” » Robert Louis Stevenson


“Sometimes the best man for the job isn’t.”


“If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves?” » Mary Astell


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“Man endures pain as an undeserved punishment; woman accepts it as a natural heritage.”


“When I see the elaborate study and ingenuity displayed by women in the pursuit of trifles, I feel no doubt of their capacity for the most herculean undertakings.” » Julia Ward Howe


“One of the things about equality is not just that you be treated equally to a man, but that you treat yourself equally to the way you treat a man.” » Marlo Thomas


Nobody Objects To A Woman Being A Good Writer Or Sculptor Or Geneticist If At The Same Time She Manages To Be A Good Wife, A Good Mother, Good-Looking, Good-Tempered, Well-Dressed, Well-Groomed, And Unaggressive. » Marya Mannes Feminine Quotes-Women's Equality


“You know, when I first went into the movies Lionel Barrymore played my grandfather. Later he played my father and finally he played my husband. If he had lived I’m sure I would have played his mother. That’s the way it is in Hollywood. The men get younger and the women get older.” » Lillian Gish


“Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway.” » Mary Kay Ash


“History is herstory too.”


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“Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.” » Gloria Steinem


“Remember the dignity of your womanhood. Do not appeal, do not beg, do not grovel. Take courage, join hands, stand beside us, fight with us.” » Christabel Pankhurst


“Feminism directly confronts the idea that one person or set of people [has] the right to impose definitions of reality on others.” » Liz Stanley and Sue Wise


Feminine Quotes-Women's Equality-Men Weren'T Really The Enemy — They Were Fellow Victims Suffering From An Outmoded Masculine Mystique That Made Them Feel Unnecessarily Inadequate When There Were No Bears To Kill. » Betty Friedan


“I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.” » Madonna Ciccone


“Most women are one man away from welfare.” » Gloria Steinem Hillispugh.com


“To me, “sexual freedom” means freedom from having to have sex.” » Lily Tomlin


“It’s hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.” » Sally Kempton


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“There is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women.” » Madeleine K. Albright


“I wish someone would have told me that, just because I’m a girl, I don’t have to get married.” » Marlo Thomas


“I would have girls regard themselves not as adjectives but as nouns.” » Elizabeth Cady Stanton


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“Nobody will ever win the Battle of the Sexes. There’s just too much fraternizing with the enemy.” » Henry Kissinger


“A man has every season while a woman only has the right to spring.” » Jane Fonda


“If you have any doubts that we live in a society controlled by men, try reading down the index of contributors to a volume of quotations, looking for women’s names.” » Elaine Gill


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“I have realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop.” » Emma Watson


“I know I have the body but of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.” » Elizabeth I


“Whether women are better than men I cannot say — but I can say they are certainly no worse.” » Golda Meir


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“I ask no favors for my sex.. All I ask of our brethren is that they will take their feet from off our necks.” » Sarah Moore Grimke


“We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons… but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.” » Gloria Steinem


“I became a feminist as an alternative to becoming a masochist.” » Sally Kempton


“Today’s decisions are tomorrow’s realities. Remember you have three choices: Take it, leave it or change it.” » Marsha Petrie Sue


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“How can we effect change in the world when only half of it is invited or feel welcome to participate in the conversation?” » Emma Watson


“Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.” » Joseph Conrad


“Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.” » Cheris Kramarae and Paula Treichler


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“Isn’t that the problem? That women have been swindled for centuries into substituting adornment for love, fashion (as it were) for passion?” » Erica Jong


“The woman who appeals to a man’s vanity may stimulate him, the woman who appeals to his heart may attract him, but it is the woman who appeals to his imagination who gets him.” » Helen Rowland


“During the feminist revolution, the battle lines were again simple. It was easy to tell the enemy, he was the one with the penis. This is no longer strictly true. Some men are okay now. We’re allowed to like them again. We still have to keep them in line, of course, but we no longer have to shoot them on sight.” » Cynthia Heimel


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“Young wives are the leading asset of corporate power. They want the suburbs, a house, a settled life, and respectability. They want society to see that they have exchanged themselves for something of value.” » Ralph Nader


“There are very few jobs that actually require a penis or vagina. All other jobs should be open to everybody.” » Florynce Kennedy


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“In my nervousness for this speech and my moments of doubt, I’ve told myself firmly, ‘If not me, who? If not now, when?’” » Emma Watson


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“It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union…. Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.” » Susan B. Anthony


“Sexism is a social disease.”


“I’m just a person trapped inside a woman’s body.” » Elaine Boosler


“I was told that whistling wasn’t ladylike, but I knew even then that women were simply not supposed to be that happy.”


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“Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man.” » Margaret Mead


“Men are taught to apologize for their weaknesses, women for their strengths.” » Lois Wyse


“You don’t have to be anti-man to be pro-woman.” » Jane Galvin Lewis


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“Women are the only exploited group in history to have been idealized into powerlessness.” » Erica Jong


“Several men I can think of are as capable, as smart, as funny, as compassionate, and as confused — as remarkable you might say — as most women.” » Jane Howard


“But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Women are choosing not to identify as feminists.” » Emma Watson


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  • now….its time to recognize the hidden power within us.
    now….its time to make world realize “what type of so called BITCH we are”.
    finally its time to stand up for FEMINISM.

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