I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.— Audre Lorde
Most Powerful Women's Rights quotations
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.
I always feel the movement is a sort of mosaic.
Each of us puts in one little stone, and then you get a great mosaic at the end.
...there is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.
Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Don't wait. Because right now is the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you'll ever be again.
When women thrive, all of society benefits, and succeeding generations are given a better start in life.
...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.
The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone in checking this mad, wicked folly of 'Women's Rights'. It is a subject which makes the Queen so furious that she cannot contain herself.
Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited of what could go right.
If you believe in equal rights, then what do “women’s rights,” “gay rights,” etc., mean? Either they are redundant or they are violations of the principle of equal rights for all.
Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down.
And trust your instincts ... good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don't hurt. They're not painful. That's not just with somebody you want to marry, but it's with the friends that you choose. It's with the people you surround yourselves with.
While Europe's eye is fix'd on mighty things, The fate of empires and the fall of kings; While quacks of State must each produce his plan, And even children lisp the Rights of Man; Amid this mighty fuss just let me mention, The Rights of Woman merit some attention.
If things go wrong, don’t go with them.
Women's rights are an essential part of the overall human rights agenda, trained on the equal dignity and ability to live in freedom all people should enjoy.
The task of organizing human happiness needs the active cooperation of man and woman: it cannot be relegated to one half of the world.
None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyways.
When women are able to live in a safe and secure environment, they can participate effectively in the economy and society. This helps overcome poverty, reduces inequalities and is beneficial for children's nutrition, health and school attendance. Every woman and girl has the right to live in safety in her home and community.
I grew up so thoroughly imbued with women's rights that it was the most important question of my life from a very early day.
Human rights are women's rights, and women's rights are human rights.
Let us not forget that among those rights are the right to speak freely - and the right to be heard.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
The Saudi government's denial of basic rights to women is not only wrong, it hurts Saudi Arabia's economic development, modernization and prosperity.
A girl should not expect special privileges because of her sex, but neither should she "adjust" to prejudice and discrimination.
...a political struggle that does not have women at the heart of it, above it, below it, and within it is no struggle at all.
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up beign the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step.
The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
Violence against women is an appalling human rights violation.
But it is not inevitable. We can put a stop to this.
I would have girls regard themselves not as adjectives but as nouns.
Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody is going to know whether you did it or not.
In my view, we need a massive federal jobs program which puts millions of our people back to work. We must end our disastrous trade policies. We need to raise the minimum wage to a living wage. And we have to fight for pay equity for women.
Girl Scouts is such an iconic organization that it's easy to overlook how daring an idea it was for founder Juliette Gordon Low to gather those first 18 girls in that troop in Savannah, Georgia. It was 1912, after all, and women wouldn't earn the right to vote for another eight years.
One of the things I have always said about the man-woman relationship is that I don't want anybody to walk ahead of me and I don't want anybody to walk behind me. I want a man who will walk along beside me. And that's how I feel about equal rights.
Do what is right, not what is easy
We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.
A woman has a right to an abortion. That's a decision that's up to the pregnant woman, not up to the pope or some do-gooders or the Religious Right.
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.
Knowledge is having the right answer. Intelligence is asking the right questions.
I've always loved independent women, outspoken women, eccentric women, funny women, flawed women. When someone says about a woman, 'I'm sorry, that's just wrong,' I tend to think she must be doing something right.
A girl has the power to go forward in her life.
And she's not only a mother, she's not only a sister, she's not only a wife. But a girl has the - she should have an identity. She should be recognized and she has equal rights as a boy.
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.
You attract the right things when you have a sense of who you are.
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.
The history of progress is written in the blood of men and women who have dared to espouse an unpopular cause, as, for instance, the black man's right to his body, or woman's right to her soul.
We have to start looking at the world through women's eyes' how are human rights, peace and development defined from the perspective of the lives of women? It's also important to look at the world from the perspective of the lives of diverse women, because there is not single women's view, any more than there is a single men's view.
Women's rights in essence is really a movement for freedom, a movement for equality, for the dignity of all women, for those who work outside the home and those who dedicate themselves with more altruism than any profession I know to being wives and mothers, cooks and chauffeurs, and child psychologists and loving human beings.
There are two names that jump right out to me they are Mariska Hargitay and Katie Holmes. Both of these women are incredibly talented, and also wonderful moms, they would be down on their knees right after a take to play with their kids. They’re beautiful women inside and out, and that’s what inspires me!