Feminism Quotes By Popular Feminists

Redefine feminism with these thought provoking quotes by famous women who have made their mark time and again.
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A feminist is a

A feminist is a woman who does not allow anyone to think in her place. – Michele Le Doeuff

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A girl should not

A girl should not expect special privileges because of her feminity nor should she adjust to prejudice and discrimination. -Betty Friedan

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A man has to

A man has to be Joe McCarthy to be called ruthless. All a woman has to do is put you on hold. – Marlo Thomas

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A patriot is one

A patriot is one who wrestles for the soul of her country as she wrestles for her own being. – Adrienne Rich

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Action is indeed the

Action is indeed the sole medium of expression for ethics. – Jane Addams

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Action is the antidote

Action is the antidote to despair. – Joan Baez

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Actually power is like

Actually, power is like money: neither good nor bad. Its negative or positive spin depends on how we use it. – Pat Heim

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Ah women I wish

Ah, women, I wish I could fill your hearts with a desire for liberty like that which boils in my heart. – Matilda J. Gage

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All History is current

All History is current; all injustice continues on some level, somewhere in the world. – Alice Walker

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All women hustle Women

All women hustle. Women watch faces, voices, gestures, moods…she’s the person who has to survive through cunning. – Marge Piercy

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Always carry a small

Always carry a small sledgehammer in your purse in case you hit the glass ceiling -Joan Rivers

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And the trouble is

And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more. – Erica Jong

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Arise then women of

Arise then, women of this day! – Julia Ward Howe

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As a woman I

As a woman, I have no country. As a woman, I want no country. As a woman, my country is the world. – Virginia Woolf

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As long as a

As long as a woman is prouder to bring a boy rather than a girl into the world, it’s proof woman’s victory has not been won. – F. Parturier

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Be bold If you

Be bold. If you’re going to make an error, make a doozy, and don’t be afraid to hit the ball. – Billie Jean King

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Be critical Women have

Be critical. Women have the right to say: This is surface, this falsifies reality, this degrades. – Tillie Olsen

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Being a feminist means

Being a feminist means seeing the world whole instead of half; it shouldn’t need a name. And someday it won’t. – Gloria Steinem

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Bloody feet sisters have

Bloody feet, sisters, have worn smooth the path by which you have come up hither. – Abby Kelley Foster

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Change when it comes

Change, when it comes, cracks everything open. – Dorothy Allison

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Childbirth is more admirable

Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one. – Gloria Steinem

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Clearly no one knows

Clearly no one knows what leadership has gone undiscovered in women of all races and in black and other minority men. – Gloria Steinem

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Courage to be is

Courage to be is the key to the revelatory power of the feminist revolution. – Mary Daly

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Don t agonize organize

Don’t agonize, organize. – Florynce Kennedy

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Don t give up

Don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. – Ella Fitzgerald

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Don t tolerate me

Don’t tolerate me as different. Accept me as part of the spectrum of normalcy. – Ann Northrop

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Equal pay for women

Equal pay for women is a matter of simple justice. – Mary Anderson

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Every time we liberate

Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man. – Margaret Mead

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Everybody gets so much

Everybody gets so much information all day long they lose their common sense. – Gertrude Stein

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Exchange is creation Muriel

Exchange is creation. – Muriel Rukeyser

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Feminism has led the

Feminism has led the way in demystifying personal relations, forcefully insisting they are political to the core. – Elizabeth Fox Genovese

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Feminism is an entire

Feminism is an entire world view or gestalt, not just a laundry list of women’s issues. – Chartlotte Bunch

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Feminism s agenda is

Feminism’s agenda is basic: It asks that women not be forced to ‘choose’ between public justice and private happiness. – Susan Faludi

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Follow your instincts That

Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom lies. – Oprah Winfrey

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Freedom is like taking

Freedom is like taking a bath: You got to keep doing it every day. – Florynce Kennedy

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Freedom to explore our

Freedom to explore our environment and develop our bodily abilities is a link to intellectual development. – Gloria Steinem

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Have convictions Be friendly

Have convictions. Be friendly. Stick to your beliefs as they stick to theirs. Work as hard as they do. – Eleanor Roosevelt

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I always wondered why

I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody. -Lily Tomlin

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I am for lifting

I am for lifting everyone off the social bottom. In fact, I am for doing away with the social bottom altogether. – Clare Luce Booth

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I am interested in

I am interested in telling my particular truth as I have seen it. – Gwendolyn Brooks

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I am not afraid

I am not afraid to trust my sisters — not I. – Angelina Grimke

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I am the only

I am the only real truth I know. – Jean Rhys

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I can promise you

I can promise you that women working together – linked, informed and educated – can bring peace and prosperity to this planet. – Isabel Allende

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I endeavor to make

I endeavor to make the most of everything. – Victoria Woodhull

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I feel there is

I feel there is something unexplored about a woman that only a woman can explore. – Georgia O’Keeffe

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I hate discussions of

I hate discussions of feminism that end up with who does the dishes. But at the end, there are always the damned dishes. – Marilyn French

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I hear the singing

I hear the singing of the lives of women. The clear mystery, the offering, and the pride. – Muriel Rukeyser

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I know nothing of

I know nothing of man’s rights, or woman’s rights, human rights are all that I recognize. – Sarah Grimke

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I love myself when

I love myself when I am laughing. And then again when I am looking mean and impressive. – Zora Neale Hurston

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I m no lady

I’m no lady; I’m a member of Congress, and I’ll proceed on that basis. – Congresswoman Mary Norton

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I m not a

I’m not a humanitarian, I’m a hell-raiser. – Mother Jones

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I m not afraid

I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship. -Louisa May Alcott

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I restore myself when

I restore myself when I’m alone. A career is born in public – talent in privacy. – Marilyn Monroe

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I shall be honored

I shall be honored until my dying breath at being an activist on the playing field of equal opportunity. – Billy Jean King

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I was brought up

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to
the sum of accurate information in the world. – Margaret Mead

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I will not have

I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else’s whim or to someone else’s ignorance. – Bell Hooks

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I wish women would

I wish women would stand together and shackle the men who want to move us backwards. – Adela Rogers St. John

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If I cannot air

If I cannot air this pain and alter it, I will surely die of it. That’s the beginning of social protest. – Audre Lorde

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If I didn t

If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive. – Audre Lorde

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If I do not

If I do not speak in a language that can be understood there is little chance for a dialogue. – Bell Hooks

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If I had to

If I had to live my life again I’d make all the same mistakes – only sooner. – Tallulah Bankhead

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If it is true

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

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If now isn t

If now isn’t a good time for the truth I don’t see when we’ll get to it. – Nikki Giovanni

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If society will not

If society will not admit of woman’s free development, then society must be remodeled. – Elizabeth Blackwell

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If the world were

If the world were a logical place, men would ride side-saddle. – Rita Mae Brown

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If there is a

If there is a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it. – Toni Morrison

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If women increase their

If women increase their voting turnout by 10 percent, we might see an end to budget cuts in programs for women and children. – Coretta S. King

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If women want any

If women want any rights more than they’s got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking about it. – Sojourner Truth

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If women would today

If women would today would rise en masse and demand their emancipation, the men would be compelled to grant it. – Victoria Woodhull

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If you are going

If you are going to generalize about women, you’ll find yourself up to here in exceptions. – Dolores Hitchens

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If you don t

If you don’t remember history accurately, how can you learn? — Maya Lin

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If you don t

If you don’t understand yourself you don’t understand anybody else. – Nikki Giovanni

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If you say I

If you say, I’m for equal pay, that’s a reform. But if you say. I’m a feminist, that’s a transformation of society. – Gloria Steinem

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If you want a

If you want a thing well done, get a couple of old broads to do it. – Bette Davis

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If you worry about

If you worry about who is going to get credit, you don’t get much work done. – Dorothy Height

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