Independence is happiness.
The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, 'It's a girl.'
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.
Women themselves have the right to live in dignity, in freedom from want and freedom from fear. On this International Women's Day, let us rededicate ourselves to making that a reality.
There will never be a new world order until women are a part of it.
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.
Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.
We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.
...there is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.
Everybody counts in applying democracy. And there will never be a true democracy until every responsible and law-abiding adult in it, without regard to race, sex, color or creed has his or her own inalienable and unpurchasable voice in government.
Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations... can never effect a reform.
When women thrive, all of society benefits, and succeeding generations are given a better start in life.
Women will not simply be mainstreamed into the polluted stream. Women are changing the stream, making it clean and green and safe for all - every gender, race, creed, sexual orientation, age, and ability.
Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of discrimination and violence in a culture cannot be eliminated without changing culture.
...the Government must not think that they can stop this agitation. It will go on...We are here not because we are law-breakers; we are here in out efforts to become law-makers.
Strengthen the female mind by enlarging it, and there will be an end to blind obedience.
Men are not the enemy, but the fellow victims. The real enemy is women's denigration of themselves.
I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.
Those who are really in earnest must be willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation.
There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.
The dogma of woman's complete historical subjection to men must be rated as one of the most fantastic myths ever created by the human mind.
There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women.
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.
The test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your chromosomes.
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.
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