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A list of the best feminism quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous feminism quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic feminism quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

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    When an individual is kept in a situation of inferiority, the fact is that he does become inferior. Simone de Beauvoir

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    The freedom that women were supposed to have found in the Sixties largely boiled down to easy contraception and abortion; things to make life easier for men, in fact. Julie Burchill

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

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    The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love. See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed. Maya Angelou

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    Feminism is hated because women are hated. Anti-feminism is a direct expression of misogyny; it is the political defense of women hating. Andrea Dworkin

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    Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us. Andrea Dworkin

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    Ah, I fancy it is just the same with most of what you call your emancipation. You have read yourself into a number of new ideas and opinions. You have got a sort of smattering of recent discoveries in various fields -- discoveries that seem to overthrow certain principles which have hitherto been held impregnable and unassailable. But all this has only been a matter of intellect, Miss West -- superficial acquisition. It has not passed into your blood. Henrik Ibsen

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    Women's liberation, if it abolishes the patriarchal family, will abolish a necessary substructure of the authoritarian state, and once that withers away Marx will have come true willy-nilly, so let's get on with it. Germaine Greer

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    Merely external emancipation has made of the modern woman an artificial being. Now, woman is confronted with the necessity of emancipating herself from emancipation, if she really desires to be free. Emma Goldman

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    Women have been taught that, for us, the earth is flat, and that if we venture out, we will fall off the edge. Some of us have ventured out nevertheless, and so far we have not fallen off. It is my faith, my feminist faith, that we will not. Andrea Dworkin

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    Feminism was recognized by the average man as a conflict in which it was impossible for a man, as a chivalrous gentleman, as a respecter of the rights of little nations (like little Belgium), as a highly evolved citizen of a highly civilized community, to refuse the claim of this better half to self-determination. Wyndham Lewis

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    I didn't fight to get women out from behind vacuum cleaners to get them onto the board of Hoover. Germaine Greer

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    I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black: it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect. June Jordan

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    The feminist anti-pornography movement, no less than the feminist movement of a century ago, encourages the assumption that male and female sexuality, and possibly morality, are as unlike as yin and yang. Barbara Ehrenreich

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    The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself. Virginia Woolf

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    Just because we're sisters under the skin doesn't mean we've got much in common. Angela Carter

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    The sight of women talking together has always made men uneasy; nowadays it means rank subversion. Germaine Greer

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    There has come into existence, chiefly in America, a breed of men who claim to be feminists. They imagine that they have understood what women want and that they are capable of giving it to them. They help with the dishes at home and make their own coffee in the office, basking the while in the refulgent consciousness of virtue. Such men are apt to think of the true male feminists as utterly chauvinistic. Germaine Greer

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    People call me feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute. Rebecca West

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    In the battle of the sexes, woman gains her greatest victory by surrendering.

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    I owe nothing to Women's Lib. Margaret Thatcher

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    Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry. Gloria Steinem

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    The most important thing women have to do is to stir up the zeal of women themselves. John Stuart Mill

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    Such hubris could only come from a man’s mouth. Janet Morris

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    I am blackly bored when they are at large and at work; but somehow I am still more blackly bored when they are shut up in Holloway and we are deprived of them. Henry James

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    As a result of the feminist revolution, feminine becomes an abusive epithet. Wyndham Lewis

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    The people I'm furious with are the Women's Liberationists. They keep getting up on soapboxes and proclaiming women are brighter than men. That's true, but it should be kept quiet or it ruins the whole racket. Anita Loos

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    Male supremacy has kept woman down. It has not knocked her out. Clare Boothe Luce

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    Women's Liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's the men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one's likely to do anything about that. Golda Meir

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    It’s women’s rights, South Park style. The message was sound: men and women are equal. The delivery: disturbingly hilarious.

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    I am a staunch feminist, in spite of all women's magazines. Gerhard Kocher

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    Everything in woman hath a solution. It is called pregnancy. Friedrich Nietzsche

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    We need a new kind of feminism, one that stresses personal responsibility and is open to art and sex in all their dark, unconsoling mysteries. The feminist of the fin de si?cle will be bawdy, streetwise, and on-the-spot confrontational, in the prankish Sixties way. Camille Paglia

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    The suffering of either sex -- of the male who is unable, because of the way in which he was reared, to take the strong initiating or patriarchal role that is still demanded of him, or of the female who has been given too much freedom of movement as a child to stay placidly within the house as an adult -- this suffering, this discrepancy, this sense of failure in an enjoined role, is the point of leverage for social change. Margaret Mead

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    A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after. Gloria Steinem

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    Men now monopolize the upper levels depriving women of their rightful share of opportunities for incompetence. Laurence J. Peter

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    The connections between and among women are the most feared, the most problematic, and the most potentially transforming force on the planet. Adrienne Rich

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    I don't think I've ever seen a better argument for feminism on mainstream television. Aemilia Scott

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    Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior. Socrates

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