83+ Best Feminist Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Feminist is a person who believes in feminism, and tries to achieve change that helps women to get equal opportunities and treatment. Inspirational feminist quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Most Famous Feminist Quotes

You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation. Brigham Young

When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch. Bette Davis

My coach said I run like a girl. And I said if he ran a little faster he could too. Mia Hamm

I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives. Jane Austen

We need to encourage girls that their voice matters. I think there are hundreds and thousands of Malalas out there. Malala Yousafzai

I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay. Madonna

I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives. Jane Austen

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle. Irina Dunn

Though we have the courage to raise our daughters more like our sons, we’ve rarely had the courage to raise our sons like our daughters. Gloria Steinem

Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them. Margaret Atwood

Feminism is hated because women are hated. Anti feminism is a direct expression of misogyny; it is the political defense of women hating. Andrea Dworkin

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat. Rebecca West

Feminism is about giving women choice. Feminism is not a stick with which to beat other women with. Emma Watson

I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself. Simone de Beauvoir

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Maya Angelou

A friend said to me, Hey you need to grow a pair. Grow a pair, Bro. It’s when someone calls you weak, but they associate it with a lack of testicles. Which is weird, because testicles are the most sensitive things in the world. If you suddenly just grew a pair, you’d be a lot more vulnerable. If you want to be tough, you should lose a pair. If you want to be real tough, you should grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding. Sheng Wang

Feminism is not a dirty word. It does not mean you hate men. It does not mean you hate girls that have nice legs and a tan, and it does not mean you are a bitch or a dyke, it means you believe in equality. Kate Nash

I hate men who are afraid of women’s strength. Anaïs Nin

Unlikeable women accept the consequences of their choices, and those consequences become stories worth reading. Roxane Gay

Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings. Cheris Kramarae

There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women. Madeleine Albrigh

My idea of feminism is self determination, and it’s very open ended every woman has the right to become herself, and do whatever she needs to do. Ani DiFranco

I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother. Martha Gellhorn

Women, we endure those cuts in so many ways that we don’t even notice we’re cut. We are living with small tiny cuts, and we are bleeding every single day. And we’re still getting up. Michelle Obama

The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it. Roseanne Barr

A huge part of being a feminist is giving other women the freedom to make choices you might not necessarily make yourself. Lena Dunham

Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it. George Carlin

I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femininity. And I want to be respected in all my femaleness. Because I deserve to be. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

No woman gets an orgasm from shining the kitchen floor. Betty Friedan

It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent. Madeleine Albright

A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men. Gloria Steinem

Feminism is not just about women; it’s about letting all people lead fuller lives. Jane Fonda

She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. Time for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water. Roman Payne

Feminism isn’t a cloak that I put on in the morning and take off at certain times. It’s who I am. I look at the world through eyes that are very alert to gender injustice, and I always will. Chimamanda Ngozi

Adichie Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size. Virginia Woolf

There’s just as many different kinds of feminism as there are women in the world. Kathleen Hanna

If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation. Abigail Adams

Feminism is not dead, by no means. It has evolved. If you don’t like the term, change it for Goddess sake. Call it Aphrodite, or Venus, or bimbo, or whatever you want; the name doesn’t matter, as long as we understand what it is about, and we support it. Isabel Allende

She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city. Roman Payne

More than ever, I am aware of the need to support and celebrate each other. I like to believe I am part of a global support group network of 3.4 billion. Imagine if you can fall back on the 3.5 billion sisters, and the many good men who are with us, what could we possibly not achieve? Nicole Kidman

To terrify children with the image of hell, to consider women an inferior creation is that good for the world? Christopher Hitchens

There is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind. Virginia Woolf

One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman. Simone de Beauvoir

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle. Irina Dunn

A woman knows very well that, though a wit sends her his poems, praises her judgment, solicits her criticism, and drinks her tea, this by no means signifies that he respects her opinions, admires her understanding, or will refuse, though the rapier is denied him, to run through the body with his pen. Virginia Woolf

We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back. Malala Yousafzai

Wherever you find a great man, you will find a great mother or a great wife standing behind him or so they used to say. It would be interesting to know how many great women have had great fathers and husbands behind them. Dorothy L. Sayers

Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength. G.D. Anderson

He is a gentleman, and I am a gentleman’s daughter. So far we are equal. Jane Austen

Feminisim’s agenda is basic it asks that women not be forced to choose between public justice and private happiness. Susan Faludi

You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination. Roman Payne

There’s a strong chance the next Bill Gates isn’t going to look anything like the last one. So I’m interested in finding solutions that will help ensure we recognize her when we see her. Melinda Gates

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, or a prostitute. Rebecca West

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me I am a free human being with an independent will. Charlotte Bronte

Men should think twice before making widowhood women’s only path to power. Gloria Steinem

I believe the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st Century. Hillary Clinton

So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say. Virginia Woolf

I’m a feminist. I’ve been a female for a long time now. It’d be stupid not to be on my own side. Maya Angelou

No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body. Margaret Sanger

Why do people say grow some balls? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding. Sheng Wang

Women who love themselves are threatening; but men who love real women, more so. Naomi Wolf

I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own. Audre Lorde

Women make up one half of society. Our society will remain backward and in chains unless its women are liberated, enlightened and educated. Saddam Hussein

You don’t have to be pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend spouse partner, not to your co workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don’t owe it to your mother, you don’t owe it to your children, you don’t owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked female.Erin McKean

Never did the world make a queen of a girl who hides in houses and dreams without traveling. Roman Payne

I am not ashamed to dress Like a woman because I don’t think it’s shameful to be a woman. Iggy Pop

Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age. Gloria Steinem

A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman. Melinda Gates

I think being a woman is like being Irish. Everyone says you’re important and nice, but you take second place all the time. Iris Murdoch

We need everyone to be a feminist. Feminism is the fight for the equality of sexes, not for the domination of one sex over another. Najat Vallaud Belkacem

Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It’s about making life more fair for women everywhere. It’s not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It’s about baking a new pie. Gloria Steinem

No woman gets an orgasm from shining the kitchen floor. Betty Friedan

I cannot understand anti abortion arguments that centre on the sanctity of life. As a species we’ve fairly comprehensively demonstrated that we don’t believe in the sanctity of life. The shrugging acceptance of war, famine, epidemic, pain and life long poverty shows us that, whatever we tell ourselves, we’ve made only the most feeble of efforts to really treat human life as sacred. Caitlin Moran

Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women. Maya Angelou

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. Adrienne Rich

Your silence will not protect you. Audre Lorde

If men could see us as we really are, they would be a little amazed; but the cleverest, the acutest men are often under an illusion about women they do not read them in a true light they misapprehend them, both for good and evil: their good woman is a queer thing, half doll, half angel; their bad woman almost always a fiend. Charlotte Brontë

One isn’t born courageous, one becomes it. Marjane Satrapi

There is no female mind. The brain is not an organ of sex. As well speak of a female liver. Charlotte Perkins Gilman

I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves. Mary Shelley

Woman’s degradation is in man’s idea of his sexual rights. Our religion, laws, customs, are all founded on the belief that woman was made for man. Elizabeth Cady Stanton