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To unite people around a fight, you first need a speech. And for that, we can count on women. Whether they talk about men or women or patriarchy, their status as women, or their motives for revolt, their words ring true and resonate especially on International Women’s Day.
“Life is not what you alone make it. Life is the input of everyone who touched your life and every experience that entered it. We are all part of one another”. Yuri Kochiyama. American civil rights activist.
“I don’t know why women want any of the things men have when one of the things that women have is men.” Coco Chanel. French fashion designer.
“I know enough women who are totally patriarchal, who are totally anti-women; who do nasty things to other women, and I have known men who have worked for women’s rights their whole life. Feminism is not biological: feminism is an ideology.” Kamla Bhasin. Feminist activist & Social Scientist.
“Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can’t figure out what from.” Mae west. American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedian, and sex symbol.
Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world. Hillary Clinton. American politician, diplomat, lawyer, writer, and public speaker.
“One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman”. Simone de Beauvoir. French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist.
“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 doormat.” Rebecca West. British author, journalist, literary critic.
“To be silent is a privilege,” Helen Zia. Influential lesbian journalist.
We have to free half of the human race, the women so that they can help to free the other half.” Emmeline Pankhurst. British activist. Leader of the UK suffragette movement and helping women win the suffering right to vote.
“I am tired of being treated like a second-class citizen”. Rosa Parks. American activist in the civil rights movement.
“Simple, strong, loving art and the ideal, brave and free too, the woman of tomorrow will neither want to dominate nor be dominated.” Benoîte Groult, Journalist and writer.
“Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong; it’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” G.D Anderson. Australian feminist writer and founder of an Australian charity, The Cova Project.
“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.”. Margaret Thatcher. Prime Minister of the United Kingdom From 1975 to 1990.
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. English actress, model, and activist.
“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” Michelle Obama. American attorney and First lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017.
“When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man; when a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch.” Bette Davis. Bette Davis. American actress.
“Women’s freedom is the sign of social freedom.” Rosa Luxemburg. Polish philosopher, economist, anti-war activist.
“There is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” Virginia Woolf. English writer
“I have sometimes thought that a woman’s nature is like a great house full of rooms: there is the hall, through which everyone passes in going in and out; the drawing-room, where one receives formal visits; the sitting-room, where the members of the family come and go as they list; but beyond that, far beyond, are other rooms, the handles of whose doors perhaps are never turned; no one knows the way to them, no one knows whether they lead; and in the innermost room, the holy of holies, the soul sits alone and waits for a footstep that never comes.” Edith Wharton. American novelist, and designer.
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