Feminism is a great passion of mine (incase you couldn’t tell). And there’s nothing I love more than an inspirational quote. There are some really great feminist role models around right now, actors, politicians and authors to name but a few. With this in mind I’ve compiled a list of my favourite 7 strong women quotes.
Don’t feel stupid if you don’t like what everyone else pretends to love – Emma Watson
First up on the list of my favourite strong women quotes is Emma Watson. The Harry Potter films and books were a huge part of my teen years; I almost feel like I grew up with Emma / Hermione (her character in the Harry Potter films). She inspires me to write about feminism, and to call myself a feminist.
You do not have to say anything to the haters, you don’t have to acknowledge them at all. You just wake up every morning and be the best you can be, that tends to shut them up – Michelle Obama
No list of strong women quotes is complete without Michelle Obama. In the face of adversity she holds her head high and acts with dignity at all times she is a wonderful role model for all young girls.
You are not his princess. You are your own queen – Nikita Gill
This is right up there as one of my favourite strong women quotes. Women should know from a young age that they are individuals not objects owned by men.
What’s the greatest lesson a woman should learn? That since day one, she’s already had everything she needs within herself. It’s the world that convinced her she did not – Rupi Kaur
Over the centuries the patriarchy has convinced the world that women inferior to men. We need to teach our girls that they are enough as they are and are just as valuable to society as their male counterparts.
To all the little girls… never doubt that you are valuable, powerful, and deserving of every opportunity in the world and every chance to pursue your own dreams – Hillary Clinton
I have a great admiration for Hillary Clinton following the 2016 US election. She was dignified throughout her campaign despite the best efforts of her opponent to undermine her at every turn. This is a quote that I will repeat to ragamuffin as she grows. Our girls need to know that they are capable and worthy of gaining anything they want from life.
Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength – G.D Anderson
Feminism is about changing the way that the world sees women. Strong, opinionated women are seen as ‘bossy’ whereas their male counterparts are described as ‘leaders’. Traits seen as unattractive in women are often desirable in men. It’s time to level the playing field.
Every scar that you have is a reminder not just that you got hurt, but that you survived – Michelle Obama
This is my favourite of all the strong women quotes I’ve read to date. Proving that good can come from bad, that we can learn from every mistake or failure. She is truly an inspiration to girls and women (anyone who identifies as a woman) everywhere.
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