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81 Feminist Quotes By Famous Women That Inspire All Females

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Females are powerful yet undervalued, important yet ignored, and emerging yet demotivated. This is why Feminism, a social movement that advocates for gender equality is significant. The goal is to have equal educational, political, social, and economic rights for females.

Looking at the road that leads to a world with genuine gender equality, females know it is an obscure and long sojourn. The good thing is that we have already started the sojourn and we shall arrive at our destination sooner or later. To keep the F-world motivated, we have the powerful words of trailblazing women.

We have listed 80 feminist quotes here, which make you feel proud to be a female.

1) "To all the little girls who are watching this, 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

Feminist Quotes By Famous Women

2) "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

Feminist Quotes By Famous Women

3) "If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman." — Margaret Thatcher

Feminist Quotes By Famous Women

4) "A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman." — Melinda Gates

Feminist Quotes By Famous Women

5) "There's something so special about a woman who dominates in a man's world. It takes a certain grace, strength, intelligence, fearlessness, and the nerve to never take no for an answer." — Rihanna

Feminist Quotes By Famous Women

6) "There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish." — Michelle Obama

Feminist Quotes By Famous Women

7) "When there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit. So let's keep going—let's keep going until every one of the 161 million women and girls across America has the opportunity she deserves to have." — Hillary Clinton

Feminist Quotes By Famous Women

8) "The more I have spoken about feminism the more 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

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9) "Whether I am meant to or not, I challenge assumptions about women. I do make some people uncomfortable, which I'm well aware of, but that's just part of coming to grips with what I believe is still one of the most important pieces of unfinished business in human history—empowering women to be able to stand up for themselves." — Hillary Clinton

Feminist Quotes By Famous Women

10) "We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead."— Beyoncé

Feminist Quotes By Famous Women

11) "You could make a case that, along with the technological revolution, the most provocative upending destabilizing thrilling change in the course of human history is that we’re finally in it. … We're here now, women are in the world, and we will not be bullied." — Meryl Streep

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12) "Human rights are women's rights and women's rights are human rights, once and for all." — Hillary Clinton

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13) "Women have discovered that they cannot rely on men's chivalry to give them justice." — Helen Keller

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14) "Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing." — Arundhati Roy

Feminist Quotes By Famous Women

15) "I hate to hear you talking so like a fine gentleman, and as if women were all fine ladies, instead of rational creatures. None of us expect to be in smooth water all our days." — Jane Austen

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16) "Around the world, there are countless examples of women rising, taking leadership, taking their destiny into their own hands, inspiring all of us. But women and girls are still the majority of the victims of war. They are over half of all refugees, and the vast majority of the victims of rape and other sexual and gender-based violence." — Angelina Jolie

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17) "If we do not lift up women and families, everyone will fall short." — Kamala Harris

Feminist Quotes By Famous Women

18) "I'm tough. I'm ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay." — Madonna

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19) "A woman is never sexier than when she is comfortable in her own clothes." — Vera Wang

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20) "Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women." — Maya Angelou

Feminist Quotes By Famous Women

The feminist quotes are a way to let females across the globe know their capabilities and rights. Most women don't know how to speak up for their rights becuase they haven't seen anyone doing it.

21) "Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world." — Marilyn Monroe

Feminist Quotes By Famous Women

22) "A man told me that for a woman, I was very opinionated. I said, 'For a man, you're kind of ignorant.'" — Anne Hathaway

Feminist Quotes By Famous Women

23) “Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong.” — Emma Watson

Feminist Quotes By Famous Women

24) “Women and girls have always faced hurdles. But that’s never stopped us. We’ve sacrificed, fought, campaigned, succeeded, been knocked back, and succeeded again. In a race for justice, we’ve leaped over countless obstacles to win our rights.” — Emma Watson

Feminist Quotes By Famous Women

25) “Feminism is not here to dictate to you. It’s not prescriptive, it’s not dogmatic. All we are here to do is give you a choice.” — Emma Watson

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26)  “Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women. It's about freedom, it's about liberation, it's about equality." —Emma Watson

Feminist Quotes By Famous Women

27) "You have to accept your body. You may not love it all the way, but you have to be comfortable with it, comfortable knowing that that's your body." — Rihanna

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28) "If men don't have to be aggressive in order to be accepted, women won't feel compelled to be submissive. If men don't have control, women don't have to be controlled." — Emma Watson

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29) "Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness." — Oprah Winfrey

Feminist Quotes By Famous Women

30) "We have to teach our boys the rules of equality and respect so that as they grow up gender equality becomes a natural way of life. And we have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible."— Beyoncé

Feminist Quotes By Famous Women

31) "We need men and women to understand the double standards that still exist in this world, and we need to have real conservation so we can begin to have real changes."— Beyoncé

Feminist Quotes By Famous Women

32) "Don't let anyone tell you you're weak because you're a woman." —Mary Kom

Feminist Quotes By Famous Women

33) "In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will be just leaders." —Sheryl Sandberg

Feminist Quotes By Famous Women

34) "I'm just happy we live in a world where boys can play princesses and girls can play soldiers." —Taylor Swift

Feminist Quotes By Famous Women

35) "Strong men, men who are truly role models, don’t need to put down women to make themselves feel powerful." — Oprah Winfrey

Feminist Quotes By Famous Women

36) "I want every little girl who's told she's bossy to be told instead she has leadership skills." — Sheryl Sandberg

Feminist Quotes By Famous Women

37) "For most of history, anonymous was a woman." — Virginia Woolf

Feminist Quotes By Famous Women

38) “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

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39) “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” — Maya Angelou

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40) “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

Feminist Quotes By Famous Women

Feminist quotes reflect the idelogy that women should be as free as men, treated in the same way in the society and motivated to do wonders. Read along to know about it by females, who are leading by example.

41) “Anything a man can do, I can do.” — Cardi B

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42) “To me, feminism is probably the most important movement that you could embrace because it’s just basically another word for equality.” — Taylor Swift

Feminist Quotes By Famous Women

43) “Who runs the world? Girls.” — Beyonce

44) “You can be a woman who wants to look good and still stand up for the equality of women.”  —  Meghan Markle

45) “Other women who are killing it should motivate you, thrill you, challenge you and inspire you.” — Taylor Swift

46) “Ambition is a word associated with women negatively. People say ‘She’s too ambitious.’ Why is that a bad thing? — Priyanka Chopra

47) “Feminism is women standing up for themselves and saying ‘Give me the freedom to make my own choices without judging me.’” — Priyanka Chopra

48) “Feminism is just another word for equality. It means equality.” — Malala Yousufzai

49)  “My hope for the future, not just in the music industry, but in every young girl I meet, is that they all realize their worth and ask for it.” — Taylor Swift

50) “I don’t really like being in the center 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

51) “I do not wish women to have power over men, but over themselves.” —  Mary Shelley

52) “Women are still treated as secondary issues. It is still far too easy and accepted for leaders to ignore uncomfortable truths… Women, we know, are the first to be affected by war, and the last to be taken into account when it ends.” —  Angelina Jolie

53) “Very early on in writing the series, I remember a female journalist saying to me that Mrs. Weasley, 'Well, you know, she’s just a mother.' And I was absolutely incensed by that comment. Now, I consider myself to be a feminist, and I’d always wanted to show that just because a woman has made a choice, a free choice to say, 'Well, I’m going to raise my family and that’s going to be my choice. I may go back to a career, I may have a career part-time, but that’s my choice.' That doesn’t mean that that’s all she can do. And as we proved there in that little battle, Molly Weasley comes out and proves herself the equal of any warrior on that battlefield.” — J.K. Rowling

54) “Do you have a vagina? And do you want to be in charge of it? If you said ‘yes’ to both, then congratulations – you’re a feminist!” — Caitlin Moran

55) “I'm very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.” — Marilyn Monroe

56) “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” – Coco Chanel

57) “Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.” – Mae West

58) “I’ve interviewed and portrayed people who’ve withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights.” – Oprah Winfrey

59) “I found that ultimately if you truly pour your heart into what you believe in — even if it makes you vulnerable — amazing things can and will happen.” – Emma Watson

60) “If you want to run for Prime Minister, you can. If you don’t, that’s wonderful, too. Shave your armpits, don’t shave them, wear flats one day, heels the next. These things are so irrelevant and surface to what it is all really about, and I wish people wouldn’t get caught up in that. We want to empower women to do exactly what they want, to be true to themselves, to have the opportunities to develop. Women should feel free.” – Emma Watson

Feminist quotes urgue you to be proud of being a female, of the differneces you are blessed with. Ther's nothing in you that should make you feel inferior or supressed. As a female, you can conquer the world.

61) “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

62) “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

63) “No woman gets an orgasm from shining on the kitchen floor. ” ― Betty Friedan

64) “Men are not the enemy, but the fellow victims. The real enemy is women's denigration of themselves.” ― Betty Friedan

65) “The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.” ― Gloria Steinem

66) “Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That’s their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood.”  ― Gloria Steinem

67) “To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women.” ―  Angela Davis

68) “All too often women believe it is a sign of commitment, an expression of love, to endure unkindness or cruelty, to forgive and forget. In actuality, when we love rightly we know that the healthy, loving response to cruelty and abuse is putting ourselves out of harm's way.” ― Bell Hooks

69) “The process begins with the individual woman’s acceptance that American women, without exception, are socialized to be racist, classist and sexist, in varying degrees, and that labeling ourselves feminists does not change the fact that we must consciously work to rid ourselves of the legacy of negative socialization.” ― Bell Hooks

70) “The love expressed between women is particular and powerful because we have had to love in order to live; love has been our survival.”  ― Audre Lorde

71) “My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.” ― Ruth Bader Ginsburg

72) “Why any woman gives a shit what people think is a mystery to me.” ― Alice Walker

73) “The biggest mistake a woman can make is to not be herself in public or private.”  ― Diane Von Furstenberg

74) “Be a woman. Never forget to be a woman.” ― Diane Von Furstenberg

75) “We teach girls shame. ‘Close your legs. Cover yourself.’ We make them feel as though being born female they’re already guilty of something. And so, girls grow up to be women who cannot say they have the desire. They grow up to be women who silence themselves. They grow up to be women who cannot say what they truly think. And they grow up — and this is the worst thing we do to girls — they grow up to be women who have turned pretense into an art form.” ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

76) “Some people ask: ‘Why the word feminist? Why not just say you are a believer in human rights or something like that?’ Because that would be ... a way of pretending that it was not women who have, for centuries, been excluded. It would be a way of denying that the problem of gender targets women.” ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

77) “My own definition is a feminist is a man or a woman who says, yes, there’s a problem with gender as it is today and we must fix it, we must do better. All of us, women and men, must do better.”  ―  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

78) “I would rather be a bad feminist than no feminist at all.” ― Roxane Gay

79) “In my opinion, if women and gender-expanding people want to run for office we can’t knock on anybody's doors, we have to build our own house.” — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

80) “What I like to say to the world is that men are just as hurt by patriarchy as women are.” — Laverne Cox

81) "No woman should be told she can't make decisions about her own body. When women's rights are under attack, we fight back." — Kamala Harris

By now, you should be inspired enough to raise your voice for the rights of females and disapprove of discrimination on the basis of gender. As a female, you deserve the best of both worlds and nobody can take that away from you.

These feminist quotes tell you to stand up for yourself and for all the females out there.

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