It’s easy to give in to self-doubt and sadness when we see the kind of things women faced and are still facing all over the world. The fact that it’s 2017 and STILL some people take feminism as a joke is beyond our tolerance level.
We all look up to powerful women who, despite the odds have risen to the top and made us all proud.
Here are our favorite quotes by some of the most powerful women to inspire you to break patriarchy and live your life on your own terms, like these ladies did.
‘I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.’
‘If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.’
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love..”
“No one can make you feel inferior without consent.”
Aung Sang Suu Kyi
“In societies where men are truly confident of their own worth, women are not merely tolerated but valued.”
“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass!”
“There’s only one sign that a woman wants to have sex, and that is when she says “YES”.
“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.”
“It’s not your job to like me, it’s mine”
“I urge all women to believe in themselves and in the fact that they are capable of running a successful professional life as well as a family life.”
“I say if I am beautiful. I say if I am strong. You will not determine my story-I will.”
“Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”
If you know any women who inspires you, be it your own mother or a stranger, do let us know in the comments section below.