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Feminism quotes by Saidi Mdala
#1. No man can ever be half of what an average woman is. Men have known this since time immemorial. That's why they have always denied women their rights! #Quote by Saidi Mdala
Feminism quotes by Holly Walrath
#2. I tell my sisters: / cultivate loneliness / like you might care for / an orchid, turning it / gently towards the light, / serving it water like wine / aerated, purified, filtered. #Quote by Holly Walrath
Feminism quotes by Sharad Vivek Sagar
#3. I sometimes wonder how powerful are those Fortune 500 CEOs who can can't even change the way that list looks (leave aside how the world looks). And, I wonder what message do we send to our young girls, in classrooms across the world, who work as hard as our young boys but see only 20 CEOs out of those 500 who look like them. #Quote by Sharad Vivek Sagar
Feminism quotes by Caroline George
#4. I am strong and human with a mouth that works like a man's and a more intelligible brain, and I demand to be heard. #Quote by Caroline George
Feminism quotes by Sylvia Plath
#5. I am too pure for you or anyone. #Quote by Sylvia Plath
Feminism quotes by Vaclav Klaus
#6. And finally, there is another danger: the emergence of nonideological but very aggressive 'isms,' which are really quite new. Let me at least name them: We all care about human rights, but I am afraid of 'human rightism.' We all want to have a healthy environment, but I see the danger in environmentalism. To put it politically correctly, I admire the second gender, but I fear feminism. We all are enriched by other cultures, but not by multiculturalism. I am aware of the importance of voluntary associations, but I fear NGOism. #Quote by Vaclav Klaus
Feminism quotes by Sydney Marie Hughes
#7. Do not think me a maiden who needs saving from a dragon. I am the dragon, and I will set the world aflame. #Quote by Sydney Marie Hughes
Feminism quotes by Donna Woolfolk Cross
#8. This was the price for the the strange life she had chosen, but she had gone into it with eyes open, and there was no profit in regret. #Quote by Donna Woolfolk Cross
Feminism quotes by Catherine Of Siena
#9. Take my heart and squeeze it out over the face of Your Bride, the Church. #Quote by Catherine Of Siena
Feminism quotes by Marie Jenney Howe
#10. Besides, when I look around me at the men, I feel that God never meant us women to be too particular. #Quote by Marie Jenney Howe
Feminism quotes by Benazir Bhutto
#11. Benazir Bhutto doesn't cease to exist the moment she gets married. I am not giving myself away. I belong to myself and I always shall. #Quote by Benazir Bhutto
Feminism quotes by Steve Coogan
#12. Depending on which side of the fence you're on, you could argue that the sexual liberation of the late '60s, led to women being emancipated in some ways. That they found a voice during that time, with feminism. It's complicated. #Quote by Steve Coogan
Feminism quotes by Nichole McElhaney
#13. Be a witch they cannot burn. #Quote by Nichole McElhaney
Feminism quotes by Emily Matchar
#14. American culture at large has failed working mothers. #Quote by Emily Matchar
Feminism quotes by Jessica Valenti
#15. If you spend any amount of time doing media analysis, it's clear that the most frenzied moral panic surrounding young women's sexuality comes from the mainstream media, which loves to report about how promiscuous girls are, whether they're acting up on spring break, getting caught topless on camera, or catching all kinds of STIs. Unsurprisingly, these types of articles and stories generally fail to mention that women are attending college at the highest rates in history, and that we're the majority of undergraduate and master's students. Well-educated and socially engaged women just don't make for good headlines, it seems. #Quote by Jessica Valenti
Feminism quotes by Erica Jong
#16. Why are women so ungenerous to other women? Is it because we have been tokens for so long? Or is there a deeper animosity we owe it to ourselves to explore?
A publisher...couldn't understand why women were so loath to help each other.... The notion flitted through my mind that somehow, by helping..., I might be hurting my own chances for something or other -- what I did not know. If there was room for only one woman poet, another space would be filled....
If I still feel I am in competition with other women, how do less well-known women feel? Terrible, I have to assume.

I have had to train myself to pay as much attention to women at parties as to men.... I have had to force myself not to be dismissive of other women's creativity. We have been semi-slaves for so long (as Doris Lessing says) that we must cultivate freedom within ourselves. It doesn't come naturally. Not yet.
In her writing about the drama of childhood developments, Alice Miller has created, among other things, a theory of freedom. in order to embrace freedom, a child must be sufficiently nurtured, sufficiently loved. Security and abundance are the grounds for freedom. She shows how abusive child-rearing is communicated from one generation to the next and how fascism profits from generations of abused children. Women have been abused for centuries, so it should surprise no one that we are so good at abusing each other. Until we learn how to stop doing that, we cannot make our revoluti #Quote by Erica Jong
Feminism quotes by KAMILAH WILLACY
Feminism quotes by Kurt Cobain
#18. The future of rock belongs to women. #Quote by Kurt Cobain
Feminism quotes by Helene Cixous
#19. Wouldn't the worst be, isn't the worst, in truth, that women aren't castrated, that they have only to stop listening to the Sirens (for the Sirens were men) for history to change its meaning? #Quote by Helene Cixous
Feminism quotes by Kristina Schroder
#20. I think that the early feminism at least overlooked the fact that partnership and children can provide happiness. It isn't the only way but for very many people it is the most important way. #Quote by Kristina Schroder
Feminism quotes by Jessica Valenti
#21. I think feminism is taking off. It's just not visible in the way that we would like it to be. #Quote by Jessica Valenti
Feminism quotes by Hilary Mantel
#22. But I had to think to myself that this was normal, because that was the attitude. I was 19 when I went to see my doctor and I was told it was all in the mind.
[Author Hilary Mantel on being told her endometriosis was imagined pain, From Oct 2009 Daily Mail interview] #Quote by Hilary Mantel
Feminism quotes by Somer Brodribb
#23. The assertion that only sex is power and the arrogation of creativity to the masculine sex and the rendering of all creativity as sexual - this is patriarchal aesthetics. Patriarchal passion sees violent sex as the essential creative act, even aesthetically, through a sort of metaphysical transubstantiation. This is their romantic belief that sex with the Master can produce the artistic spirit in the student. Male creativity is thus born in another, her work is given depth through the violent transgression of her boundaries. #Quote by Somer Brodribb
Feminism quotes by Clifford Geertz
#24. I'm writing a review of three books on feminism and science, and it's about social constructionism. So I would say I'm a social constructionist, whatever that means. #Quote by Clifford Geertz
Feminism quotes by Otto De Joux
#25. It would be a mistake to suppose that all Urnings must be woman-haters. Quite the contrary. They are not seldom the faithfulest friends, the truest allies, and most convinced defenders of women. #Quote by Otto De Joux
Feminism quotes by Laura Schlessinger
#26. The current feminist agenda mostly accuses men or society in general, thereby ignoring the pivotal role played by women themselves in their life predicaments. #Quote by Laura Schlessinger
Feminism quotes by Kelly Sue DeConnick
#27. I am willing to make people uncomfortable so that my daughter doesn't have to! #Quote by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Feminism quotes by Aysha Taryam
#28. Our Arab mothers and sisters are suffering from injustices like domestic violence, sexual harassment, child marriages and honour killings, some are still fighting for their right to drive or travel without male custody therefore our powerful Arab media was not only expected to broadcast this particular one of a kind Women's march it should have held panels to dissect the issues being brought forth in order for the Arab world to better understand that gender equality is not an idea that one believes in, it is a planned movement that requires an enormous effort on the part of both men and women to reach. #Quote by Aysha Taryam
Feminism quotes by Barbara Brookes
#29. Twenty two year old Connie Jones, who had boarded in the home of charismatic Methodist and pacifist Ormond Burton, was a member of the No More War movement and the Christian Pacifist Society. She first attended the Friday night public meetings at which the pacifists argued their case in 1941. She stepped onto the podium, stating, "the Lord Jesus Christ tells us to love one another," and was promptly arrested by Wellington's chief inspector of police. Charged with obstruction under the Emergency Regulations, she was sentenced to three months' hard labour with harsh conditions at the Point Halswell Reformatory - an experience that did nothing to dampen her commitment to pacifism. #Quote by Barbara Brookes
Feminism quotes by Roxane Gay
#30. I disavowed feminism because I had no rational understanding of the movement. I was called a feminist, and what I heard was, „You are an angry, sex-hating, man-hating victim lady person." This caricature is how feminists have been warped by people who fear feminism most, the same people who have the most to lose when feminism succeeds. #Quote by Roxane Gay
Feminism quotes by Joy McCullough
#31. Not all stories have happy endings. I cannot promise this one will either. But I am certain you will be glad you stayed with Susanna to the end. She deserves that much - a witness, one who says I see you, hear you, I'm better for knowing your story #Quote by Joy McCullough
Feminism quotes by Geoffrey Harvey
#32. The 1980s witnessed radical advances in the theorisation of the study of literature in the universities. It had begun in France in the 1960s and it made a large impact on the higher education establishments of Britain and America. New life was breathed into psychoanalytic and Marxist theory, while structuralism gave way to post-structuralism. The stability of the text as a focus of study was challenged by deconstruction, a theory developed by the French philosopher, Jacques Derrida, which represented a complete fracture with the old liberal-formalist mode of reading. Coherence and unity were seen as illusory and readers were liberated to aim at their own meanings. Hardy's texts were at the centre of these theoretical movements, including one that came to prominence in the 1980s, feminism. #Quote by Geoffrey Harvey
Feminism quotes by Camille Paglia
#33. I consider myself 100 percent a feminist, at odds with the feminist establishment in America. For me the great mission of feminism is to seek the full political and legal equality of women with men. However, I disagree with many of my fellow feminists as an equal opportunity feminist, who believes that feminism should only be interested in equal rights before the law. I utterly oppose special protection for women where I think that a lot of the feminist establishment has drifted in the last 20 years. #Quote by Camille Paglia
Feminism quotes by Gabby Rivera
#34. It's about women of color owning their own space and their voices being treated with dignity and respect. It's about women of color not having to shout over voices to be heard. We are the dominant force almost all the time. White women are the stars of all the movies. White women are the lead speakers in feminist debates, and it's little white girls that send the nation into a frenzy when they've been kidnapped. ...check your privilege. We're the ones that need to give women of color space for their voices. #Quote by Gabby Rivera
Feminism quotes by H.G.Wells
#35. And she wanted to be free. It wasn't Mr. Brumley she wanted; he was but a means - if indeed he was a means - to an end. The person she wanted, the person she had always wanted - was herself. Could Mr. Brumley give her that? Would Mr. Brumley give her that? Was it conceivable he would carry sacrifice to such a pitch as that?... #Quote by H.G.Wells
Feminism quotes by Marilyn French
#36. And there are so much easier ways to destroy a woman. You don't have to rape her or kill her; you don't even have to beat her. You can just marry her. You don't even have to do that. You can just let her work in your office for thirty-five dollars a week. #Quote by Marilyn French
Feminism quotes by Carolyn G. Heilbrun
#37. Marriage, in short, is a bargain, like buying a house or entering a profession. One chooses it knowing that, by that very decision, one is abnegating other possibilities. In choosing companionship over passion, women like Beatrice Webb and Virginia Woolf made a bargain; their marriages worked because they did not regret their bargains, or blame their husbands for not being something else--dashing lovers, for example. But in writing biographies, or one's own life, it is both customary and misleading to present such marriages, to oneself or to one's reader, as sad compromises, the best of a bad bargain, or scarcely to speak of them at all. Virginia Woolf mentioned that she, who is reticent about nothing, had never spoken of her life with Leonard. but we know that she said of him that when he entered a room, she had no idea what he was going to say, a remarkable definition of a good marriage. Such marriages are not bad bargains, but the best of a good bargain, and we must learn the language to understand and describe them, particularly in writing the lives of accomplished women. #Quote by Carolyn G. Heilbrun
Feminism quotes by Joan D. Chittister
#38. Feminists are asking women and men not to buy into patriarchal systems that destroy them both. Feminism comes to bring both men and women to the fullness of life, the wholeness of soul, for which we were all made in the image and likeness of God. #Quote by Joan D. Chittister
Feminism quotes by Katha Pollitt
#39. Like Broadway, the novel, and G-d, feminism has been declared dead many times #Quote by Katha Pollitt
Feminism quotes by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
#40. Crime does not decrease in proportion to the severest punishment. #Quote by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Feminism quotes by MaryJanice Davidson
#41. I'll cough up the bitter truth right now, at the risk of losing my Feminism Club Decoder Ring: I didn't go see 'Inside Out' for Amy Poehler, though she's terrific. I went to see my dark prince, Lewis Black. #Quote by MaryJanice Davidson
Feminism quotes by Roxane Gay
#42. So often feminism is built up as this thing where you have to be perfect. You have to be consistent and you can't ever deviate. That's just not realistic. #Quote by Roxane Gay
Feminism quotes by Frances Hardinge
#43. And perhaps some other later girl, leafing through her father's library, would come across a footnote in an academic journal and read the name 'Faith Sunderly.' Faith? she would think. That is a female name. A woman did this. If that is so ... then so can I. And the little fire of hope, self-belief and determination would pass to another heart. #Quote by Frances Hardinge
Feminism quotes by Sarah Grimke
#44. I ask no favor for my sex. All I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks. #Quote by Sarah Grimke
Feminism quotes by Sara Gruen
#45. Hey! Shouts Camel. There ain't no woman in the world worth two bottles of whiskey! #Quote by Sara Gruen
Feminism quotes by Jane Austen
#46. I do not think I ever opened a book in my life which had not something to say upon woman's inconstancy. Songs and proverbs, all talk of woman's fickleness. But perhaps you will say, these were all written by men."
"Perhaps I shall. Yes, yes, if you please, no reference to examples in books. Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything. #Quote by Jane Austen
Feminism quotes by Julia Kristeva
#47. Pregnancy = "the slow, difficult, and delightful apprenticeship in attentiveness, gentleness, forgetting oneself. The ability to succeed in this path without masochism and without annihilating one's affective, intellectual, and professional personality - such would seem to be the stakes to be won through guiltless maternity. #Quote by Julia Kristeva
Feminism quotes by Qiu Miaojin
#48. I love my own kind - womankind. #Quote by Qiu Miaojin
Feminism quotes by Isabel Allende
#49. I would like to have been born a man, so I could leave too. #Quote by Isabel Allende
Feminism quotes by Alida Nugent
#50. WANTING to be anything is the whole point of feminism. HAVING TO BE SOMETHING is what feminists fight against, or at least the ones I know. #Quote by Alida Nugent
Feminism quotes by Melinda Gates
#51. As women gain rights, families flourish, and so do societies. That connection is built on a simple truth: Whenever you include a group that's been excluded, you benefit everyone. And when you're working globally to include women and girls, who are half of every population, you're working to benefit all members of every community. Gender equity lifts everyone. Women's rights and society's health and wealth rise together. #Quote by Melinda Gates
Feminism quotes by Mary Pipher
#52. Intelligent resistance keeps the true self alive #Quote by Mary Pipher
Feminism quotes by Emma Watson
#53. 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. #Quote by Emma Watson
Feminism quotes by Robert Bork
#54. Radical feminism is the most destructive and fanatical movement to come down to us from the Sixties. This is a revolutionary, not a reformist, movement, and it is meeting with considerable success. Totalitarian in spirit, it is deeply antagonistic to traditional Western culture and proposes the complete restructuring of society, morality, and human nature. #Quote by Robert Bork
Feminism quotes by Rebecca West
#55. 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. #Quote by Rebecca West
Feminism quotes by Lorde
#56. I'd refer to myself as a feminist. I don't think my music is overtly rooted in feminism. I'm a teenager, and 95 percent of my friends are boys, and that's just the way I've always been. #Quote by Lorde
Feminism quotes by Lisa Kemmerer
#57. In Western patriarchal culture, both women and nonhuman nature have been devalued alongside their assumed opposites--men and civilization/culture. #Quote by Lisa Kemmerer
Feminism quotes by Simone De Beauvoir
#58. A man never begins by presenting himself as an individual of a certain sex; it goes without saying that he is a man. #Quote by Simone De Beauvoir
Feminism quotes by Joanna Russ
#59. Now in my eleven years of conventional life I had learned many things and one of them is what it means to be convicted of rape--I do not mean the man who did it, I mean the woman to whom it was done. Rape is one of the Christian mysteries, it creates a luminous and beautiful tableau in people's minds; and as I listened furtively to what nobody would allow me to hear straight out, I slowly came to understand that I was face to face with one of those feminine disasters, like pregnancy, like disease, like weakness; she was not only the victim of the act but in some strange way its perpetrator; somehow she had attracted the lightening that struck her out of a clear sky. A diabolical chance--which was not chance--had revealed her to all of us as she truly was, in her secret inadequacy, in that wretched guiltiness which she had kept hidden for seventeen years but which now finally manifested in front of everybody. Her secret guilt was this:
She was Cunt.
She had "lost" something.
Now the other party to the incident had manifested his essential nature, too; he was Prick--but being Prick is not a bad thing. In fact, he had "gotten away with" something (possibly what she had "lost").
And there I was at eleven years of age:
She was out late at night.
She was in the wrong part of town.
Her skirt was too short and that provoked him.
She liked having her eye blacked and her head banged against the sidewalk.
I understood this perfectly. (I refle #Quote by Joanna Russ
Feminism quotes by Laura Steven
#60. Unless an old white man can profit from your sexuality, you better hide it, because if it can't be exploited, it will be punished. #Quote by Laura Steven
Feminism quotes by Warren Farrell
#61. Feminism justified female 'victim power' by convincing the world that we lived in a sexist, male-dominated, and patriarchal world. #Quote by Warren Farrell
Feminism quotes by Terry Gilliam
#62. Because she should be sure in her soul that the most terrifying thing in the forest was her #Quote by Terry Gilliam
Feminism quotes by Celia Gilbert
#63. No longer will we (women) agree to protect the hearth at the price of extinguishing the fire within ourselves. #Quote by Celia Gilbert
Feminism quotes by Vivek Shraya
#64. Sexist comments, intimidation, groping, violating boundaries, and aggression are merely seen as "typical" for men. But "typical" is dangerously interchangeable with "acceptable". #Quote by Vivek Shraya
Feminism quotes by Aysha Taryam
#65. The Women's March had restored my faith as I am sure it has introduced the young generation to the new wave of feminism. A feminist movement that was made up of both sexes and all ages and creeds, one that did away with the arguments and stood arm in arm for a greater cause, a cause which the Arab media did not wish to project. #Quote by Aysha Taryam
Feminism quotes by Tupelo Hassman
#66. Which statements are true according to the passage?
A) Science, governments, and your doctor should be trusted.
B) 'Comforting her deep into the night' is a euphemism for sneaking candy.
C) The ugliest phrase used in this passage is 'female.'
D) Bad things really do come in threes. #Quote by Tupelo Hassman
Feminism quotes by Maggie Young
#67. But time and time again, I saw the change in their eyes once they'd conquered me. Dehumanization always follows penetration. #Quote by Maggie Young
Feminism quotes by Mike Adams
#68. I saw the significance of this pattern immediately. The men all had individual opinions. The feminists all had the same opinion. The men embraced individualism. The feminists embraced collectivism. #Quote by Mike Adams
Feminism quotes by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
#69. As a woman you are better off in life earning your own money. You couldn't prevent your husband from leaving you or taking another wife, but you could have some of your dignity if you didn't have to beg him for financial support. #Quote by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Feminism quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#70. So far as Feminism seeks to adjust the legal position of woman to that of man, so far as it seeks to offer her legal and economic freedom to develop and act in accordance with her inclinations, desires, and economic circumstances - so far it is nothing more than a branch of the great liberal movement, which advocates peaceful and free evolution. #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Feminism quotes by Rosalind Coward
#71. Womanism is feminism's vulgate. It asserts that women are the oppressed or the victims and never the collaborators in the 'bad' things that men do. It entails a double standard around sexuality where women's sexual self-expression is seen as necessary and even desirable, but men's is seen as dangerous or even disgusting. Womanism is by no means confined to a tiny, politically motivated bunch of man-hating feminists, but is a regular feature of mainstream culture. #Quote by Rosalind Coward
Feminism quotes by Sylvia Plath
#72. But life is long. And it is the long run that balances the short flare of interest and passion. #Quote by Sylvia Plath
Feminism quotes by Louise Doughty
#73. We are taught we can redeem them, she said to me once. We are taught it as soon as we can read. We can turn the beast into a prince, if only we love him enough. #Quote by Louise Doughty
Feminism quotes by Patricia Storace
#74. You cannot know how many other miracles one sole miracle begets. She was not a savior. She did not confer salvation. She said we were to be the saviors. She said we know God only through each other. That God is not in us, but between us. That we deliver God to each other, like a flame passed from cupped hand to cupped hand. We bring God to life in each other. #Quote by Patricia Storace
Feminism quotes by Mona Eltahawy
#75. I was traumatised into feminism -- there's no other way to describe it #Quote by Mona Eltahawy
Feminism quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#76. Everything in woman hath a solution. It is called pregnancy. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Feminism quotes by Nalini Priyadarshni
#77. Shame is the best weapon after fear
in the arsenal of patriarchy
ammo of choice for its sari draped agents
to keep young women in line lest they
sprout a tongue or mind of their own #Quote by Nalini Priyadarshni
Feminism quotes by Jean Sasson
#78. My voice thick with frustration, I declared that if men and women could only meet each other under normal circumstances, that delusions of instant love would be more infrequent. While I do believe that great attractions lead to genuine love, such as it had with my sister, Sara, and her husband, Assad, such a happy outcome is rare. When men and women rarely have the opportunity to enjoy the other's company in ordinary social occasions, spontaneous emotions are quick to rise to the surface, often ending in terrible personal tragedies. #Quote by Jean Sasson
Feminism quotes by Jia Tolentino
#79. No crime is confounding and punitive the way rape is. No other violent offense comes with a built-in alibi that can instantly exonerate the criminal and place responsibility on the victim. There is no glorified interpersonal behavior that can be used to explain robbery or murder the way that sex can be used to explain rape. The best-case scenario for a rape victim in terms of adjudication is the worst-case scenario in terms of experience: for people to believe you deserve justice, you have to be destroyed. The fact that feminism is ascendant and accepted does not change this. The world that we believe in, that we're attempting to make real and tangible, is still not the world that exists. #Quote by Jia Tolentino
Feminism quotes by Sinéad Gleeson
#80. Hair has been used to define women racially, sexually, religiously. It makes them into temptresses: represents a troika of femininity, fertility, fuckability #Quote by Sinéad Gleeson
Feminism quotes by Catharine A. MacKinnon
#81. Men who are in prison for rape think it's the dumbest thing that ever happened... it's isn't just a miscarriage of justice; they were put in jail for something very little different from what most men do most of the time and call it sex. The only difference is they got caught. That view is nonremorseful and not rehabilitative. It may also be true. It seems to me that we have here a convergence between the rapists's view of what he has done and the victim's perspective on what was done to her. That is, for both, their ordinary experiences of heterosexual intercourse and the act of rape have something in common. Now this gets us into immense trouble, because that's exactly how judges and juries see it who refuse to convict men accused of rape. A rape victim has to prove that it was not intercourse. She has to show that there was force and that she resisted, because if there was sex, consent is inferred. Finders of fact look for "more force than usual during the preliminaries". Rape is defined by distinction from intercourse - not nonviolence, intercourse. They ask, does this event look more like fucking or like rape? But what is their standard for sex, and is this question asked from the women's point of view? The level of force is not adjudicated at her point of violation; it is adjudicated at the standard for the normal level of force. Who sets this standard? #Quote by Catharine A. MacKinnon
Feminism quotes by Helene Cixous
#82. When I write, it's everything that we don't know we can be that is written out of me, without exclusions, without stipulation, and everything we will be calls us to the unflagging, intoxicating, unappeasable search for love. In one another we will never be lacking. #Quote by Helene Cixous
Feminism quotes by Aisha Tyler
#83. A belief in feminism is a belief in personal freedom - the freedom to live a life free of fear of violence, to select a fulfilling career and be compensated fairly, to choose when to start a family, to marry whom you love. I want everyone, regardless of gender, to live a life free of restriction or fear, able to pursue their own personal brand of happiness and fulfillment. #Quote by Aisha Tyler
Feminism quotes by Megan Mayhew Bergman
#84. Nothing has topped the way men shake her hand and look her in the eye, what it's like to call a man chickenshit to his face and get away with it, to mean it, to feel free and dominant and in control of your life. #Quote by Megan Mayhew Bergman
Feminism quotes by Krista Burton
#85. If reconciling your feminist values with your sexual preferences is something you're struggling with, don't panic. But try to believe what I'm about to tell you, because it's true: It's healthy to want and seek pleasure. It's generous and kind to want to make your sexual partner(s) feel good. You should do stuff with someone because you want to, not because they expect or feel entitled to it, and the same should be true for them. Whatever you do during sexytimes is between you and your partner - not you, your partner, and feminism, and not you, your partner, and the Gender Roles Police Force. Everything doesn't always have to be equal - unless you want it to be. The only things that matter are that everyone's having fun, and everyone's feeling respected by and respectful of their partners the whole time you're doing whatever it is that you get up to. Because in the end, that's all that sex is: Two people who want to have sex, alone in a room. No judgy voices allowed. #Quote by Krista Burton
Feminism quotes by John G. Stackhouse Jr.
#86. When society was patriarchal, as it was in the New Testament context and as it has been everywhere in the world except in modern society in our day, the church avoided scandal by going along with it - fundamentally evil as patriarchy was and is. Now, however, that modern society is at least officially egalitarian, the scandal is that the church is NOT going along with society, not rejoicing in the unprecedented freedom to let women and men serve according to gift and call without an arbitrary gender line. This scandal impedes both the evangelism of others and the edification - the retention and development of faith - of those already converted. #Quote by John G. Stackhouse Jr.
Feminism quotes by Audre Lorde
#87. I was going to die, sooner or later, whether or not I had even spoken myself. My silences had not protected me. Your silences will not protect you.... What are the words you do not yet have? What are the tyrannies you swallow day by day and attempt to make your own, until you will sicken and die of them, still in silence? We have been socialized to respect fear more than our own need for language."

I began to ask each time: "What's the worst that could happen to me if I tell this truth?" Unlike women in other countries, our breaking silence is unlikely to have us jailed, "disappeared" or run off the road at night. Our speaking out will irritate some people, get us called bitchy or hypersensitive and disrupt some dinner parties. And then our speaking out will permit other women to speak, until laws are changed and lives are saved and the world is altered forever.

Next time, ask: What's the worst that will happen? Then push yourself a little further than you dare. Once you start to speak, people will yell at you. They will interrupt you, put you down and suggest it's personal. And the world won't end.

And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers, and realize you don't miss them. And new ones will find you and cherish you. And you will still flirt and paint your nails, dress up and party, because, as #Quote by Audre Lorde
Feminism quotes by Manu Herbstein
#88. I am a human being; I am a woman; I am a black woman; I am an African. Once I was free; then I was captured and became a slave; but inside me, I have never been a slave; even today, inside me, here, and here, I am still a free woman. #Quote by Manu Herbstein
Feminism quotes by Caroline Kaufman
#89. I am done being delicate.
As a girl, I was taught to be sweet,
to be dainty,
to fold into myself until I was nothing more than crumpled paper.
This is my unfolding.
I will use gunpowder to set my makeup and gasoline as my perfume.
Next time you try to burn me at the stake, I will burn back.
I will start a fire you cannot control. #Quote by Caroline Kaufman
Feminism quotes by Catherine Keller
#90. The abiding western dominology can with religion sanction identify anything dark, profound, or fluid with a revolting chaos, an evil to be mastered, a nothing to be ignored. 'God had made us master organizers of the world to establish system where chaos reigns. He has made us adept in government that we may administer government among savages and senile peoples.' From the vantage point of the colonizing episteme, the evil is always disorder rather than unjust order; anarchy rather than control, darkness rather than pallor. To plead otherwise is to write 'carte blanche for chaos.' Yet those who wear the mark of chaos, the skins of darkness, the genders of unspeakable openings
those Others of Order keep finding voice. But they continue to be muted by the bellowing of the dominant discourse. #Quote by Catherine Keller
Feminism quotes by Mary Harris Jones
#91. I'm not a humanitarian, I'm a hell-raiser. #Quote by Mary Harris Jones
Feminism quotes by Brigid Kemmerer
#92. It [is] possible to be strong and yielding at the same time. #Quote by Brigid Kemmerer
Feminism quotes by Jessica Valenti
#93. Idea at play here is that of "morality." When young women are taught about morality, there's not often talk of compassion, kindness, courage, or integrity. There is, however, a lot of talk about hymens #Quote by Jessica Valenti
Feminism quotes by April Bernard
#94. Here was the same feeling (Anne) had been surprised by so many years ago, when Miss Fuller had died. Everyone was - relieved. Not actually glad that she was dead, perhaps. But surely relieved, relieved of the burden of this impossible woman. Relieved that they no longer would have to read her exhortations to do good, to send money, to think more broadly, to consider the poor and the powerless, to worry over their place in history, to follow her difficult sentences, to wonder if women after all should be allowed to pester them in this way, and to do such things as Miss Fuller did and imagined.
She made everybody angry. Such a terrible talent. #Quote by April Bernard
Feminism quotes by Mona Caird
#95. The world is full of tragedy; and sympathy, a little common sympathy, can do so much to soften the worst of grief. It is for the lack of that, that people despair and go down. #Quote by Mona Caird
Feminism quotes by Andrea Dworkin
#96. I`m tired, very weary, and I cry for my sisters. Tears get the nothing, of course. One needs a generation of warriors who can`t be tired out or bought off. Each woman needs to take what she endures and turn it into action. With every tear, accompanying it, one needs a knife to rip a predator apart; with every wave of fatiguem one needs another platoon of strong, tough women coming up over the horizon to take more land, to make it safe for women. I`m willing to count the inches. The pimps and rapists need to be dispossessed, forced into a mangy exile; the women and children - the world`s true orphans - need to be empowered, cosseted with respect and dignity #Quote by Andrea Dworkin
Feminism quotes by Lucy H. Pearce
#97. If we are to be women in power, then it must be power on very different terms. we have to find a new source of energy. New structures of power. Ones that don't deplete us or our environment. We need to run our lives on sustainable energy. #Quote by Lucy H. Pearce
Feminism quotes by Michelle Obama
#98. At this point, I'd been First Lady for just over two months. In different moments, I'd felt overwhelmed by the pace, unworthy of the glamour, anxious about our children, and uncertain of my purpose. There are pieces of public life, of giving up one's privacy to become a walking, talking symbol of a nation, that can seem specifically designed to strip away part of your identity. But here, finally, speaking to those girls, I felt something completely different and pure - an alignment of my old self with this new role. Are you good enough? Yes, you are, all of you. I told the students of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson that they'd touched my heart. I told them that they were precious, because they truly were. And when my talk was over, I did what was instinctive. I hugged absolutely every single girl I could reach. #Quote by Michelle Obama
Feminism quotes by Cheryl Strayed
#99. It's our work, our job, the most important gig of all: to make a place that belongs to us, a structure composed of our own moral code. Not the code that only echoes imposed cultural values, but the one that tells us on a visceral level what to do. You know what's right for you and what's wrong for you. And that knowing has nothing to do with money or feminism or monogamy or whatever other things you say to yourself when the silent exclamation points are going off in your head. #Quote by Cheryl Strayed
Feminism quotes by Phyllis Chesler
#100. Encountering gender apartheid and waged slavery shook me to my roots more than half a century ago in Afghanistan. Oh, the women of Afghanistan, the women of the Muslim world. I was no feminist
but now, thinking back, I see how much I learned there, how clearly their condition taught me to see gender discrimination anywhere and, above all, taught me to see how cruel oppressed women could be to each other. They taught me about women everywhere. #Quote by Phyllis Chesler
Feminism quotes by Chuck Palahniuk
#101. Horror stories give us a way of exhausting our emotions around social issues, like a woman's right to an abortion, which I always thought was the core of 'Rosemary's Baby,' or the backlash against feminism which I always thought was the core to 'Stepford Wives.' #Quote by Chuck Palahniuk
Feminism quotes by Elmar Hussein
#102. Anti-feminism is not sexism. It does not defend the various types of physical, sexual and moral violence against women in the family and society. It does not claim to violate the natural rights of women, which is expressed in the constitution and the legal system as a whole. Instead, anti-feminism supports the innate biological differences among men and women, and as a final result it is directed against gender-blindness -- a unisex trend that artificially increases due to feminism in modern global civilization. To protect the natural rights of women, you don't need to be a feminist, you have to be a humanist who has devoted himself or herself to protecting all humans. #Quote by Elmar Hussein
Feminism quotes by Adrienne Rich
#103. Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts; hence, grappling with hard work. #Quote by Adrienne Rich
Feminism quotes by Donatella Versace
#104. Feminism is dead in the world. It comes from another time. I'm a feminist. I want to fight, but I don't see many people with this desire to fight for something. Women don't help each other, especially in fashion. #Quote by Donatella Versace
Feminism quotes by Caitlin Moran
#105. Within living memory of this country, men could rape their wives: women were not seen as a separate sexual entity, with the right of refusal. #Quote by Caitlin Moran
Feminism quotes by Mikki Kendall
#106. Hunger has a lifelong impact, shaping not only someone's relationship with food but also their health and the health of their community. Hunger, real hunger, provokes desperation and leads to choices that might otherwise be unfathomable. #Quote by Mikki Kendall
Feminism quotes by Caitlin Moran
#107. Abortions are never seen as a positive thing, as any other operation to remedy a potentially life-ruining condition would. #Quote by Caitlin Moran
Feminism quotes by Ava DuVernay
#108. A black woman making art is a disruptive act. Every story that I tell as a woman is a political act, even if I want to tell a 'silly love story.' The fact it exists through my gaze is radical. #Quote by Ava DuVernay
Feminism quotes by Claire Harman
#109. When Crimsworth praises Frances's devoir and counsels her to cultivate her faculties, she replies not in words, but with a smile 'in her eyes...almost triumphant,' which seems to mean the following: 'I am glad you have been forced to discover so much of my nature; you need not so carefully moderate your language. Do you think I am myself a stranger to myself? What you tell me in terms so qualified, I have known fully from a child.' No words are uttered; that would be unseemly, and, the author implies, somewhat redundant. #Quote by Claire Harman
Feminism quotes by Marilyn French
#110. All men are rapists and that's all they are #Quote by Marilyn French
Feminism quotes by Mary Wollstonecraft
#111. Love from its very nature must be transitory. To seek for a secret that would render it constant would be as wild a search as for the philosopher's stone or the grand panacea: and the discovery would be equally useless, or rather pernicious to mankind. The most holy band of society is friendship. #Quote by Mary Wollstonecraft
Feminism quotes by Michael Makai
#112. Make no mistake about it, a perfect storm is forming, and it's coming our way. Its sudden onset and fierce intensity will surprise even its most vocal proponents and cheerleaders. Many people who are now in the fetish lifestyle will vainly leap into the fray, foolishly thinking that this will be an orderly battle of opposing ideas that can be fought civilly and rationally. They will quickly learn that they are tragically wrong in this assumption, and many of them will pay a terrible price emotionally, socially, and financially as a result. #Quote by Michael Makai
Feminism quotes by Henrik Ibsen
#113. She was an extraordinary person too! Would you believe it, she cut her hair short, and used to go about in men's boots in bad weather #Quote by Henrik Ibsen
Feminism quotes by Roxane Gay
#114. Feminism is, I hope, a way to a better future for everyone who inhabits this world. Feminism should not be something that needs a seductive marketing campaign. The idea of women moving through the world as freely as men should sell itself. #Quote by Roxane Gay
Feminism quotes by Angie Manfredi
#115. Feminism helped me understand that my body was not up for public debate and discussion. Feminism reminds us that people have inherent worth for who they are, not how they look. #Quote by Angie Manfredi
Feminism quotes by Mary Astell
#116. If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves? #Quote by Mary Astell
Feminism quotes by Alice Minium
#117. I want to write a thinkpiece about what you did to me. I want to write a critical analysis about the way you put your hands to my throat, the way you threw me against the partition wall. I want to extract a dose of worldly wisdom for all women to sap the power from that pain and into abstraction so we can all live again; I want what you did to be a statistic, I want you to be a memory, I don't want you to be those hands on my throat. #Quote by Alice Minium
Feminism quotes by Elizabeth Lesser
#118. I do think in general, women have a value system. And it's that value system that I think is feminism. Not "men are bad, women are good, let's get women empowered" - it's let's get this value system, which is about the capacity to feel and empathize with life, and therefore to protect it. #Quote by Elizabeth Lesser
Feminism quotes by Camille Paglia
#119. Men have sacrificed and crippled themselves physically and emotionally to feed, house, and protect women and children. None of their pain or achievement is registered in feminist rhetoric, which portrays men as oppressive and callous exploiters. #Quote by Camille Paglia
Feminism quotes by Tina Fey
#120. [T]he definition of 'crazy' in show business is a woman who keeps talking even after no one wants to fuck her anymore. #Quote by Tina Fey
Feminism quotes by Emma Watson
#121. I've never wanted to grow up too fast. I wanted to wear a sports bra until I was 22! ... The allure of being sexy never really held any excitement for me. I've never been in a terrible rush to be seen as a woman. #Quote by Emma Watson
Feminism quotes by Bell Hooks
#122. Heightened awareness often gives the illusion that a problem is lessening. This is most often not the case. It may mean simply that a problem has become so widespread it can no longer remain hidden or be ignored. #Quote by Bell Hooks
Feminism quotes by Carrie Brownstein
#123. I never wanted to feel ashamed for striving, for desiring, for ambition. And I never wanted to judge another woman, or anyone, for that matter, for their own aspirations, even if they differed from my own #Quote by Carrie Brownstein
Feminism quotes by Roxane Gay
#124. Feminism, as of late, has suffered from a certain guilt by association because we conflate feminism with women who advocate feminism as part of their personal brand. When these figureheads say what you want to hear, we put them up on the Feminist Pedestal, and when they do something we don't like, we knock them right off and then say there's something wrong with feminism because our feminist leaders have failed us. We forget the difference between feminism and Professional Feminists. #Quote by Roxane Gay
Feminism quotes by Gerda Lerner
#125. The system of patriarchy can function only with the cooperation of women. This cooperation is secured by a variety of means: gender indoctrination; educational deprivation; the denial of women of knowledge of their history; the dividing of women, on from another, by defining "respectability" and "deviance" according to women's sexual activities; by restraints and outright coercion; by discrimination in access to economic resources and political power; and by awarding class privileges to conforming women. #Quote by Gerda Lerner
Feminism quotes by Annastacia Dickerson
#126. For me, the times that I dressed provocatively had been empowering. It felt good. It's those times that I felt comfortable in my own skin. Like really, really comfortable. And let's face it, body self-esteem issues are a hurdle many women struggle to overcome.
So when a person tears a woman down for how's she's dressed, they are tearing her down at a moment she feels at the top of her game. That's where the real shame is - not in how a woman is dressed, but in the desire to minimise her self-worth and empowerment. That's not kind, or well meaning. It's rude and cruel. #Quote by Annastacia Dickerson
Feminism quotes by Cordelia Fine
#127. Our sexuality is body, culture, age, learning, habit, fantasies, worries, passions, and the relationships in which all these elements combine. That's why sexuality can change with age, partner, experience, emotions, and sense of perspective. #Quote by Cordelia Fine
Feminism quotes by Neil Strauss
#128. Anyone who hates something feels threatened by it. A guy who says he hates feminism (a) doesn't understand or know feminism, and (b) is scared of powerful women. Most attacks come from fear. #Quote by Neil Strauss
Feminism quotes by Caitlin Moran
#129. It's amazing to me that it's still considered a notable, commendable trait –'Oh, she's a well-known feminist' –in a woman, or a girl, or a man, or a boy. That that is the unusual thing. Really, it should be the reverse. Rather than what seems like a minority having to spend time, energy, brain and heart explaining why they're 'into' equality, the majority should be explaining why they're not. You put the time into explaining why –in a world where every concept of justice, wisdom, progress and rightness is a human invention –we still prefer the human concept of 'some people being inferior to others' over 'this is a vast, inky, cold, empty universe, and in it, we are the only humans that exist, all sharing a tiny milky green/ blue world, and faced with a multitude of problems, and an infinite capacity for joy, and should therefore try and stick together and accord each other some respect'. #Quote by Caitlin Moran
Feminism quotes by Andrea Dworkin
#130. It is a tragedy beyond the power of language to convey when what has been imposed on women by force becomes a standard of freedom for women: and all the women say it is so. #Quote by Andrea Dworkin
Feminism quotes by Ruth Ahmed
#131. Her voice was erudite, interesting; the voice of someone who straddled two cultures with a surety and style that I wished my boyfriend could find. She was smart, funny, and, above all, completely capable of controlling her life and what happened to it. #Quote by Ruth Ahmed
Feminism quotes by Christine De Pizan
#132. ... one could find plenty of intelligent women in the world if one were willing to look. #Quote by Christine De Pizan
Feminism quotes by Tabby Biddle
#133. The Goddess helps us heal the deep wound within us that tells us we are unworthy. #Quote by Tabby Biddle
Feminism quotes by Miles Franklin
#134. There is any amount of love and good in the world, but you must search for it. Being misunderstood is one of the trials we all must bear. I think that even the most common-minded person in the land has inner thoughts and feelings which no one can share with him, and the higher one's organization the more one must suffer in that respect. #Quote by Miles Franklin
Feminism quotes by Amanda Lovelace
#135. i am
the girl
with the
arsonist heart #Quote by Amanda Lovelace
Feminism quotes by Dorothy L. Sayers
#136. A man once asked me ... how I managed in my books to write such natural conversation between men when they were by themselves. Was I, by any chance, a member of a large, mixed family with a lot of male friends? I replied that, on the contrary, I was an only child and had practically never seen or spoken to any men of my own age till I was about twenty-five. "Well," said the man, "I shouldn't have expected a woman (meaning me) to have been able to make it so convincing." I replied that I had coped with this difficult problem by making my men talk, as far as possible, like ordinary human beings. This aspect of the matter seemed to surprise the other speaker; he said no more, but took it away to chew it over. One of these days it may quite likely occur to him that women, as well as men, when left to themselves, talk very much like human beings also. #Quote by Dorothy L. Sayers
Feminism quotes by Sheila Rowbotham
#137. It is only when women start to organize in large numbers that we become a political force, and begin to move towards the possibility of a truly democratic society in which every human being can be brave, responsible, thinking and diligent in the struggle to live at once freely and unselfishly. Such a democracy would be communism, and is beyond our present imagining. #Quote by Sheila Rowbotham
Feminism quotes by Angela Davis
#138. Feminism involves so much more than gender equality and it involves so much more than gender. Feminism must involve consciousness of capitalism (I mean the feminism that I relate to, and there are multiple feminisms, right). So it has to involve a consciousness of capitalism and racism and colonialism and post-colonialities, and ability and more genders than we can even imagine and more sexualities than we ever thought we could name. #Quote by Angela Davis
Feminism quotes by Nenia Campbell
#139. If a woman defined herself solely by the man she was with - and vice versa - the world would be a very shallow and insipid place, indeed. #Quote by Nenia Campbell
Feminism quotes by Gail Simone
#140. If I am to die tonight, let me die a fighter. #Quote by Gail Simone
Feminism quotes by Mackenzi Lee
#141. You deserve to be here. You deserve to exist. You deserve to take up space in this world of men. #Quote by Mackenzi Lee
Feminism quotes by Rebecca Solnit
#142. At my glummest, I sometimes think women get to chose- between being punished for being unsubjugated and the continual punishment of subjugation. #Quote by Rebecca Solnit
Feminism quotes by Bell Hooks
#143. Women will only be truly sexually liberated when we arrive at a place where we can see ourselves as having sexual value and agency irrespective of whether of not we are the objects of male desire. #Quote by Bell Hooks
Feminism quotes by Catherine Cullen
#144. Its history is an especially rich and intriguing one for women: the great salons of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries gave women an intellectual influence and freedom; in the nineteenth century, for the bohemian and the flâneuse pleasure and revolution were a seductive mix; in the mid-twentieth century, Paris spelled freedom for Simone de Beauvoir who set the standard for contemporary feminism in her exhilarating The Second Sex. #Quote by Catherine Cullen
Feminism quotes by Manju Kapur
#145. Feminism is small revolutions, every day #Quote by Manju Kapur
Feminism quotes by Caitlin Moran
#146. In a world where you can get a spare kidney, a black-market Picasso or a ticket to ride into space, why can't I see some actual sex? Some actual fucking from people who want to fuck each other? Some chick in an outfit I halfway respect, having the time of her life? I have MONEY. I'm willing to PAY for this. I AM NOW A 35-YEAR-OLD WOMAN, AND I JUST WANT A MULTI-BILLION-DOLLAR INTERNATIONAL PORN INDUSTRY WHERE I CAN SEE A WOMAN COME. I just want to see a good time. #Quote by Caitlin Moran
Feminism quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin
#147. The part of the tradition that I knew best was mostly written (or rewritten for children) in England and northern Europe. The principal characters were men. If the story was heroic, the hero was a white man; most dark-skinned people were inferior or evil. If there was a woman in the story, she was a passive object of desire and rescue (a beautiful blond princess); active women (dark, witches) usually caused destruction or tragedy. Anyway, the stories weren't about the women. They were about men, what men did, and what was important to men. #Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin
Feminism quotes by Anais Nin
#148. I hate men who are afraid of women's strength. #Quote by Anais Nin
Feminism quotes by Zsa Zsa Gabor
#149. The only place men want depth in their women is in their décolletage #Quote by Zsa Zsa Gabor
Feminism quotes by Lisa Kemmerer
#150. The same patriarchy that oppresses women oppresses nonhuman animals. Farmed animals and "housewives," "lab" animals and prostitutes, dancing bears and girls in the sex trade - all have too long been exploited by the same patriarchal hierarchy wherein the comparatively weak are exploited for the benefit of the powerful. #Quote by Lisa Kemmerer
Feminism quotes by Beth Morey
#151. I stand in my own power now, the questions of permission that I used to choke on for my every meal now dead in a fallen heap, and when they tell me that I will fall, I nod. I will fall, I reply, and

my words are a whisper
my words are a howl

I will fall , I say, and the tumbling will be all my own. The skinned palms and oozing knees are holy wounds, stigmata of my She.

I will catch my own spilled blood, and not a drop will be wasted. #Quote by Beth Morey
Feminism quotes by Nora Ephron
#152. There's a reason why forty, fifty, and sixty don't look the way they used to, and it's not because of feminism, or better living through exercise. It's because of hair dye. In the 1950's only 7 percent of American women dyed their hair; today there are parts of Manhattan and Los Angeles where there are no gray-haired women at all. #Quote by Nora Ephron
Feminism quotes by Nicholas D. Kristof
#153. In India, a "bride burning"-- to punish a woman for inadequate dowry or to eliminate her so a man can remarry-- takes place approximately once every two hours, but rarely constitute news. #Quote by Nicholas D. Kristof
Feminism quotes by Naomi Alderman
#154. The castle's chapel has been remade. The glass-and-gold chandelier still floats in the center of the room, the wires holding it up too thin to be seen by candlelight. All these electric miracles. The windows depicting the angels praising Our Lady have remained intact, as have the panels to Saint Theresa and Saint Jerome. The others - and the enameled paintings in the cupola - have been replaced and reimagined according to the New Scripture. There is the Almighty speaking to the Matriarch Rebecca in the form of a dove. There is the Prophet Deborah proclaiming the Holy Word to the disbelieving people. There - although she protested - is Mother Eve, the symbolic tree behind her, receiving the message from the Heavens and extending her hand filled with lightning. In the center of the cupola is the hand with the all-seeing eye at its heart. That is the symbol of God, Who watches over each of us, and Whose mighty hand is outstretched to both the powerful and the enslaved. #Quote by Naomi Alderman
Feminism quotes by Siobhan Vivian
#155. It's as if our girls don't understand that they can be recognized for other things
their goals, their brains. Not just their bodies. #Quote by Siobhan Vivian
Feminism quotes by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
#156. If feminism means anything at all, women with power should be addressing their energies to help the girls and women who suffer the pain of genital mutilation, who are at risk of being murdered because of their Western lifestyle and ideas, who must ask for permission just to leave the house, who are treated no better than serfs, branded and mutilated, traded without regard to their wishes. If you are a true feminist, these women should be your first priority. #Quote by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Feminism quotes by John Darnielle
#157. My feminism is what came squarely up against my faith. There's a lot of ecstatic post-patriarchal Christians who have stuff they do with that. But at that point, you're doing Christianity with a double-superscript. The Bible, and especially the book of Genesis, is pretty unapologetically patriarchal. #Quote by John Darnielle
Feminism quotes by Hannah Witton
#158. Me as a woman liking myself, is an act of social defiance! #Quote by Hannah Witton
Feminism quotes by Lorde
#159. I'm speaking for a bunch of girls when I say that the idea that feminism is completely natural and shouldn't even be something that people find mildly surprising, it's just a part of being a girl in 2013. #Quote by Lorde
Feminism quotes by Caitlin Moran
#160. Batman doesn't want a baby in order to feel he's 'done everything'. He's just saved Gotham again! If this means that Batman must be a feminist role model above, say, Nicola Horlick, then so be it. #Quote by Caitlin Moran
Feminism quotes by Kenny Loggins
#161. I think Julia is defining a new feminism. It's the power of the open heart. And its ok to be sexual. #Quote by Kenny Loggins
Feminism quotes by Melinda Gates
#162. If you want to lift up humanity, empower women. It is the most comprehensive, pervasive, high-leverage investment you can make in human beings. #Quote by Melinda Gates
Feminism quotes by Sheila Jeffreys
#163. The bonding of women that is woman-loving, or Gyn/affection, is very different from male bonding. Male bonding has been the glue of male dominance. It has been based upon recognition of the difference men see between themselves and women, and is a form of the behaviour, masculinity, that creates and maintains male power ... Male comradeship/bonding depends upon energy drained from women. #Quote by Sheila Jeffreys
Feminism quotes by Susan Faludi
#164. Self-esteem is the basis for feminism because self-esteem is based on defining yourself and believing in that definition. Self-esteem is regarding yourself as a grown-up. #Quote by Susan Faludi
Feminism quotes by Germaine Greer
#165. What is certain is that he [the baby] has too much attention from the one person who is entirely at his disposal. The intimacy between mother and child is not sustaining and healthy. The child learns to exploit his mother's accessibility, badgering her with questions and demands which are not of any real consequence to him, embarrassing her in public, blackmailing her into buying sweets and carrying him. #Quote by Germaine Greer
Feminism quotes by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
#166. Will you excuse us all," [Jeff] said, "if we admit that we find it hard to believe? There is no such-possibility-in the rest of the world."
Have you no kind of life where [asexual reproduction] is possible?" asked Zava.
"Why, yes-some low forms, of course."
"How low-or how high, rather? #Quote by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Feminism quotes by Carrie Fisher
#167. Unfortunately, it hurts all three of my feelings. #Quote by Carrie Fisher
Feminism quotes by Jung Chang
#168. Cixi's lack of formal education was more than made up for by her intuitive intelligence, which she liked to use from her earliest years. In 1843, when she was seven, the empire had just finished its first war with the West, the Opium War, which had been started by Britain in reaction to Beijing clamping down on the illegal opium trade conducted by British merchants. China was defeated and had to pay a hefty indemnity.

Desperate for funds, Emperor Daoguang (father of Cixi's future husband) held back the traditional presents for his sons' brides – gold necklaces with corals and pearls – and vetoed elaborate banquets for their weddings. New Year and birthday celebrations were scaled down, even cancelled, and minor royal concubines had to subsidise their reduced allowances by selling their embroidery on the market through eunuchs. The emperor himself even went on surprise raids of his concubines' wardrobes, to check whether they were hiding extravagant clothes against his orders. As part of a determined drive to stamp out theft by officials, an investigation was conducted of the state coffer, which revealed that more "than nine million taels of silver had gone missing.

Furious, the emperor ordered all the senior keepers and inspectors of the silver reserve for the previous forty-four years to pay fines to make up the loss – whether or not they were guilty.

Cixi's great-grandfather had served as one of the keepers and his share of the fine amoun #Quote by Jung Chang
Feminism quotes by Bill Maher
#169. But females in even the most advanced Muslim countries are simply, by law, not the equal of men. #Quote by Bill Maher
Feminism quotes by Reni Eddo-Lodge
#170. ...feminism has to be absolutely utopian and unrealistic, far removed form any semblance of the world we're living in now. We have to hope for and envision something before agitating for it, rather than blithely giving up, and accepting the way things are. After all, utopian ideals are as ideological as the political foundations of the world we're currently living in. Above everything, feminism is a constant work in progress. We are all still learning. #Quote by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Feminism quotes by Amy Poehler
#171. There is an unspoken pact that women are supposed to follow. I am supposed to act like I constantly feel guilty about being away from my kids. (I don't. I love my job.) Mothers who stay at home are supposed to pretend they are bored and wish they were doing more corporate things. (They don't. They love their job.) If we all stick to the plan there will be less blood in the streets. #Quote by Amy Poehler
Feminism quotes by Kurt Cobain
#172. Rape is one of the most terrible crimes on earth and it happens every few minutes. The problem with groups who deal with rape is that they try to educate women about how to defend themselves. What really needs to be done is teaching men not to rape. Go to the source and start there. #Quote by Kurt Cobain
Feminism quotes by Elizabeth Kostova
#173. It's a shame for a woman's history to be all about men-first boys, then other boys, then men, men, men. It reminds me of the way our school history textbooks were all about wars and elections, one war after another, with the dull periods of peace skimmed over when they happened. #Quote by Elizabeth Kostova
Feminism quotes by Virginia Woolf
#174. Feminism we have to destroy #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Feminism quotes by Bernardine Evaristo
#175. The Barbies with their stick legs and rocket breasts were another problem Megan had to endure. She was supposed to spend hours dressing up or playing house with them, including the darker ones she was supposed to find more relatable. In a fit she'd once tried to commit Barbicide, defaced them with colored marker pens, chopped off hair, extracted eyes with scissors and de-limbed a few... The Barbie invasion proliferated on birthdays and at Christmas, relatives talked about incredible collection, as if she'd actually chosen to have them in her life. #Quote by Bernardine Evaristo
Feminism quotes by Bell Hooks
#176. As all advocates of feminist politics know most people do not understand sexism or if they do they think it is not a problem. Masses of people think that feminism is always and only about women seeking to be equal to men. And a huge majority of these folks think feminism is anti-male. Their misunderstanding of feminist politics reflects the reality that most folks learn about feminism from patriarchal mass media. #Quote by Bell Hooks
Feminism quotes by Caroline Criado Perez
#177. There is a better way. And it's a pretty simple one: we must increase female representation in all spheres of life. #Quote by Caroline Criado Perez
Feminism quotes by Liza Featherstone
#178. A Hillary Clinton presidency would symbolically break the glass ceiling for women in the United States, but it would be unlikely to break through the military-industrial complex that has been keeping our nation in a perpetual state of war--killing people around the world, many of them women and children. #Quote by Liza Featherstone
Feminism quotes by Alana Massey
#179. Sylvia was an early literary manifestation of a young woman who takes endless selfies and posts them with vicious captions calling herself fat and ugly. She is at once her own documentarian and the reflexive voice that says she is unworthy of documentation. She sends her image into the world to be seen, discussed, and devoured, proclaiming that the ordinariness or ugliness of her existence does not remove her right to have it. #Quote by Alana Massey
Feminism quotes by Taylor Jenkins Reid
#180. That is the fastest way to ruin a woman's reputation, after all - to imply that she has not adequately threaded the needle that is being sexually satisfying without ever appearing to desire sexual satisfaction. #Quote by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Feminism quotes by Nancy Madore
#181. Feminism will be just as oppressive to women as the media if it compels us to change who we are. The ends will not justify the means. It is like a corset that, although originally intended to make us feel good, about ourselves, has been pulled so tight that we are not left with enough room to breathe. Feminism often seems to be looking down its nose at us these days, as it militantly tells us how to behave- focusing on appearances according to a male dominated society. Have they forgotten that it is the societal viewpoint which needs to be changed? Somewhere along the line this movement got off track.

After all, we are constantly being told how to look, how to age, how to eat, how to act. Can't we at least think what we want? #Quote by Nancy Madore
Feminism quotes by Jane Fonda
#182. Feminism is about ultimate, limitless reality ... #Quote by Jane Fonda
Feminism quotes by Michael S. Kimmel
#183. Feminism expects a man to be ethical, emotionally present, and accountable to his values in his actions with women - as well as with other men. Feminism loves men enough to expect them to act more honorably and actually believes them capable of doing so. #Quote by Michael S. Kimmel
Feminism quotes by Lauren Groff
#184. Also the fact that he's a guy. A girl screws around like Lotto and she's like diseased. Untouchable. But a guy can stick it to a million places and everyone just thinks he's doing what boys do. #Quote by Lauren Groff
Feminism quotes by Simone De Beauvoir
#185. The relation of woman to husband, of daughter to father, of sister to brother, is a relation of vassalage. #Quote by Simone De Beauvoir
Feminism quotes by Sarra Manning
#186. Ari had discovered a contraband Barbie bangle in her weekend case and had gone on an hour's rant that contained words like 'body fascism' and 'third-wave feminism', then made Ellie write out fifty times, 'Barbie is a toxic plastic tool of a patriarchal culture. #Quote by Sarra Manning
Feminism quotes by Bethany Wiggins
#187. For a split second I wonder what I am doing here on this battlefield, on the front line. I am a princess. I am soft and regal. I am quiet, forgotten Sorrowlynn, who never leaves her rooms. And yet I am so much more. I have the capacity to be anything. To be everything! This girl running to fight for the greater good is me. For the first time ever, I feel like I am living the life I was meant to be living all along. #Quote by Bethany Wiggins
Feminism quotes by William Finn
#188. TRINA:
I'm tired of all the happy men who rule the world.
Their smile, their smile's their pedigree. They smile, but not for me.
I'd like the chance to hide
In their world.
I'm happy, but I'm not at ease with that whole world. #Quote by William Finn
Feminism quotes by Mona Charen
#189. Liberalism in various guises - feminism, the sexual revolution, gay activism - has been at war with marriage and family for several decades now. And when do-gooders look around at the wreckage of human lives caused by disintegrating families, they call for government to act as father, mother, brother, and sister. #Quote by Mona Charen
Feminism quotes by Ani DiFranco
#190. I love all those great 'f' words - feminism, folk music.. #Quote by Ani DiFranco
Feminism quotes by Caitlin Moran
#191. Women's bodies do not give up their babies so easily, and so silently, is the message. The heart will always remember. #Quote by Caitlin Moran
Feminism quotes by Simone De Beauvoir
#192. Counselling man to treat her as a slave while persuading her that she is a queen. #Quote by Simone De Beauvoir
Feminism quotes by Susan Sontag
#193. Rules of taste enforce structures of power. #Quote by Susan Sontag
Feminism quotes by Danielle Henderson
#194. Normally when I tell people I'm a gender studies major, they look at me like I'm studying Sanskrit or Latin. But now, NOW I had something to show my family, to possibly convince them that one day I would be employable. Look! People still like feminism! Or maybe they just really like Ryan Gosling's face. But they're getting that face with a dose of feminism! Like it or not. #Quote by Danielle Henderson
Feminism quotes by Brian Luke
#195. From a nonpatriarchal metaethical standpoint, however, Singer's and Regan's theoretical similarities are as significant as their differences. In particular, both Singer's utilitarian theory and Regan's rights approach are developed within a framework of patriarchal norms, which includes the subordinatin of emotion to reason, the privileging of abstract principles of conduct, the perception of ethical discussion as a battle between adversaries, and the presumption that ethics shoudl function as a means of social control. #Quote by Brian Luke
Feminism quotes by Abigail Adams
#196. 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. #Quote by Abigail Adams
Feminism quotes by Erica Jong
#197. As long as women are denied the priesthood, we will try to make our own rituals at our own kitchen altars and we will sew our own magical capes at our own sewing machines #Quote by Erica Jong
Feminism quotes by Jane Goldman
#198. The 1980s: feminism, postmodernism, sexual/textual politics

While it might be tempting to generalise that Woolf 's writing was being discussed almost in two separate camps during the 1980s, formalists on the one hand, and feminists on the other, this would be to simplify things too far.
Many critics were attempting to make sense of and connect her feminist politics with her modernist practices. Such investigations coincided with the explosion of theory in literary studies, and once again the work of Virginia
Woolf was central to the framing of many of the major theoretical developments in literary critical engagements with feminism, postmodernism, deconstruction and psychoanalysis. In the context of the rise of 'high theory'
and the questioning of old-school Marxist, materialist, humanist and historicist literary theories, Woolf studies wrestled with the locating of her radical feminist politics in the avant-garde qualities of the text itself, and its endlessly transgressive play of signifiers, with the Woolfian inscription of radically deconstructed models of the self and of sexuality and jouissance. #Quote by Jane Goldman
Feminism quotes by Virginia Woolf
#199. My belief is that if we live another century or so - I am talking of the common life which is the real life and not of the little separate lives which we live as individuals - and have five hundred a year each of us and rooms of our own; if we have the habit of freedom and the courage to write exactly what we think; if we escape a little from the common sitting-room and see human beings not always in their relation to each other but in relation to reality; and the sky, too, and the trees or whatever it may be in themselves; if we look past Milton's bogey, for no human being should shut out the view; if we face the fact, for it is a fact, that there is no arm to cling to, but that we go alone and that our relation is to the world of reality and not only to the world of men and women, then the opportunity will come and the dead poet who was Shakespeare's sister will put on the body which she has so often laid down. #Quote by Virginia Woolf
Feminism quotes by Christina Hoff Sommers
#200. Perhaps in the pursuit of happiness, men and women take somewhat different paths. And, isn't it more than a little patronizing to suggest that most ... women are not free? They're not self-determining human beings? #Quote by Christina Hoff Sommers

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