Feminism Quotes and Sayings

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.
– Gloria Steinem

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
– Timothy Leary

When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a b*tch.

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

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

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

As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking.
Virginia Woolf


We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons… but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.
– Gloria Steinem

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

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

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

If any female feels she need anything beyond herself to legitimate and validate her existence, she is already giving away her power to be self-defining, her agency.
– Bell Hooks

No, you can’t deny women their basic rights and pretend it’s about your “religious freedom”. If you don’t like birth control, don’t use it. Religious freedom doesn’t mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs.
Barack Obama

I’m tough, I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a b*tch, okay.
– Madonna

I raise up my voice-not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard…we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.
Malala Yousafzai


I want women to control their own health choices, just like I want my daughters to have the same opportunities as your sons.
Barack Obama

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

It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful. I’m not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me.
– Warsan Shire

All men should be feminists. If men care about women’s rights, the world will be a better place. We are better off when women are empowered.
– John Legend

Do not live someone else’s life and someone else’s idea of what womanhood is. Womanhood is you.
– Viola Davis

We won’t unlock opportunities for young women and girls unless we can change the mindset of every family and community. To achieve this, it cannot just be women who speak up for girls.
– Prince Harry of Wales

I believe in gender equality. Being a feminist is for both women and men. I am a feminist.
– Matt McGorry

Men of quality support gender equality.

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

Feminism means to me being comfortable with who you are as a woman and being unapologetic about it.
– Charissa Thompson


Feminism is the ability to choose what you want to do.
– Nancy Reagan

Feminism was about making women’s lives less constrained and giving them more choices.
– Hanna Rosin

Feminism is equality: politically; culturally; socially; economically. That’s it, that simple.
– Emma Watson

Feminism is something you do. It’s a verb. It’s what you are. It’s an activity; it’s something you’re actively engaged in.
– Kathleen Hanna

Feminism loves men enough to expect them to act more honorably and actually believes them capable of doing so.
– Michael S. Kimmel

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