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Feminist Quotes

Mayuri Kulkarni Jul 27, 2020

Some feminist quotes are thought to be quite provocative, while some are hilarious and funny. The information given here provides a short compilation of some of the most popular feminism quotes.
A woman has many roles to play in the society. She is an ambitious daughter, a doting sister, a loving wife, and a responsible and caring mother. Even in the 21st century, many women in different parts of the world are deprived of their basic rights.
Feminism is basically a legal movement which can be a series of campaigns to bring forward serious women issues like sexual harassment, domestic violence, voting rights, etc., and thereby establish equal rights for women. Many feminist leaders have put forward these issues through their quotes about feminism. Presented here are some of those quotes.
"Nobody objects to a woman being a good writer or sculptor or geneticist if at the same time she manages to be a good wife, good mother, good looking, good tempered, well-groomed and unaggressive."
- Leslie McIntyre
"You have to admit that most women who have done something with their lives have been disliked by almost everyone."
- Francoise Gilot

"And the first commandment of feminism is: I am woman; thou shalt not tolerate strange gods who assert that women have capabilities or often choose roles that are different from men's."
- Phyllis Schlafly
"I became a feminist as an alternative to becoming a masochist."
 - Sally Kempton

"You don't have to be anti-man to be pro-woman." 
- Jane Galvin Lewis
"The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race."
- Susan B. Anthony
"Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, 'She doesn't have what it takes.' They will say, 'Women don't have what it takes'." 
- Clare Boothe Luce
"Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men." 
- Joseph Conrad
"It matters more what's in a woman's face than what's on it." 
- Claudette Colbert (Book - Kindling the Spirit by Lois P. Frankel)

"To tell a woman everything she may not do is to tell her what she can do."
- Spanish Proverb
"Woman is a miracle of divine contradictions."
- Jules Michelet

"According to a recent survey, men say the first thing they notice about a woman is their eyes, and women say the first thing they notice about men is they're a bunch of liars."
- Author Unknown
"And yet wherever there exists the display of power there is politics, and in women's relations with men there is a continual transfer of power, there is, continually, politics."
- Sally Kempton

Funny Feminism Quotes

"The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, 'It's a girl'." 
- Shirley Chisholm 

"If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning." 
- Aristotle Onassis
"A woman knows how to keep quiet when she is in the right, whereas a man, when he is in the right, will keep on talking."
- Malcolm de Chazal

"A good part - and definitely the most fun part - of being a feminist is about frightening men."
- Julie Burchill

"As a result of the feminist revolution, feminine becomes an abusive epithet."
- Percy Wyndham Lewis
"Someone once asked me why women don't gamble as much as men do and I gave the common-sensical reply that we don't have as much money. That was a true but incomplete answer. In fact, women's total instinct for gambling is satisfied by marriage."
- Gloria Steinem
"But the true feminist deals out of a lesbian consciousness whether or not she ever sleeps with women."
- Audre Lorde
" The great and almost only comfort about being a woman is that one can always pretend to be more stupid than one is and no one is surprised."
- Freya Stark

"Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians."
- Pat Robertson
Apart from these, there are many more quotes attributed to feminism. Check them out if this list has left you asking for more.