It’s 2015, yet people are still confused about the real definition of feminism. It is not about man-hating, nor about demanding special treatment, it is simply about having equal rights! Below are some incredible quotes from some the icons to celebrate Women’s Day 2015!
“Girls can wear jeans and cut their hair short, wear shirts and boots cause it’s okay to be a boy. But for a boy to look like a girl is degrading cause you think being a girl is degrading””Girls can wear jeans and cut their hair short, wear shirts and boots cause it’s okay to be a boy. But for a boy to look like a girl is degrading cause you think being a girl is degrading” -Madonna
“I am from Britain and think it is right that as a woman I am paid the same as my male counterparts. I think it is right that I should be able to make decisions about my own body. I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decision-making of my country. I think it is right that socially I am afforded the same respect as men.” – Emma Watson “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” -Kurt Cobain “I want to be representative of my race – the human race. I have a chance to show how kind we can be, how intelligent and generous we can be…” -Maya Angelou “A cultural fixation on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty but an obsession about female obedience” – Naomi Wolf “All societies on the verge of death are masculine. A society can survive with only one man; no society will survive a shortage of women” – Germaine Greer “I want to say to you who think women cannot succeed, we have brought the government of England to this position, that it has to face this alternative: either women are to be killed or women are to have the vote” –Emmeline Pankhurst “I have not lived as a woman. I have lived as a man. I’ve just done what I damn well wanted to, and I’ve made enough money to support myself, and ain’t afraid of being alone” -Katherine Hepburn “They said, “You are a savage and dangerous woman. I am speaking the truth. And the truth is savage and dangerous” -Nawal El Saadawi “To every woman who gave birth, to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights, it’s our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America.” -Patricia Arquette “It is a vulgar error that love, a love, to woman is her whole existence; she is born for Truth and Love in their universal energy” – Margaret Fuller “No woman gets an orgasm from shining the kitchen floor” -Betty Friedman “I myself have never able to find out precisely what a feminist is. I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat” – Rebecca West “In societies where men are truly confident of their own worth, women are not merely tolerated but valued” -Aung San Suu Kyi