Celebrating Women’s Equality Day: 25 Powerful Sayings About Gender Equality

Women's Equality Day
1. “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”- Maya Angelou

2. “And finally, in our time a beard is the one thing that a woman cannot do better than a man, or if she can her success is assured only in a circus.”- John Steinbeck

3. “Woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity.” — Gandhi

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

5. “Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” — Margaret Thatcher

6. “The test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your chromosomes.” — Bella Abzug

7. “Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights.” — Hillary Clinton

8. “I believe I’ve always been a big believer in equality. No one has ever been able to tell me I couldn’t do something because I was a girl.” — Anne Hathaway

9. “The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.” — Roseanne Barr

10. “Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.” — Joseph Conrad

11. “Men are taught to apologize for their weaknesses, women for their strengths.” — Lois Wyse

12. “To tell a woman everything she may not do is to tell her what she can do.” — Spanish Proverb

13. “Women’s chains have been forged by men, not by anatomy.” — Estelle R. Ramey

14. “If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves?” — Mary Astell

15. “Give a woman a job and she grows balls.” — Jack Gelber

16. “No man is as anti-feminist as a really feminine woman.” — Frank O’Connor

17. “When a woman behaves like a man, why doesn’t she behave like a nice man?” — Edith Evans

18. “The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces.” — Maureen Murphy

19. “Men are irrelevant. Women are happy or unhappy, fulfilled or unfulfilled, and it has nothing to do with men.” — Fay Weldon

20. “You don’t have to be anti-man to be pro-woman.” — Jane Galvin Lewis

21. “How can we effect change in the world when only half of it is invited or feel welcome to participate in the conversation?” Emma Watson

22. “It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union … men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.” Susan B. Anthony

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

24. “Society as a whole benefits immeasurably from a climate in which all persons, regardless of race or gender, may have the opportunity to learn respect, responsibility, advancement and remuneration based on ability.” Sandra Day O’Connor

25. “Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could. 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.” Abigail Adams

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