When women support each other, anything is possible. A statement that has and will forever be true. Today is International Women’s Day, a day that is meant to celebrate the women in our lives and the movement of women’s rights. There are so many strong female artists and celebrities today that have spoken out in the feminist movement. Here are a couple of our favorite quotes from these women.
"I put the definition of feminist in my song and on my tour, not for propaganda or to proclaim to the world that I'm a feminist, but to give clarity to the true meaning. I'm not really sure people know or understand what a feminist is, but it's very simple. It's someone who believes in equal rights for men and women."
"I am tired of living in a world where women are mostly referred to as a man's past, present or future property/possession. I…do not. belong. to anyone. but myself. and neither do you,"
"I love having every right to be as outspoken as I am, as any man would be."
“So to me, feminism is probably the most important movement that you could embrace, because it’s just basically another word for equality.”
“We need a feminism that is not negligent of women of color, trans women, queer women. We need a feminism that protects ALL women. Globally.”
“The things that make us different, those are our superpowers.”
“Feminism is women standing up for themselves and saying ‘Give me the freedom to make me own choices without judging me’”
“Feminism to me is not man-hating, it's just being like ‘we deserve the same opportunities’.
“Every woman is multifaceted. Every woman has a switch, whether she's going to be maternal, whether she's going to be a man-eater, whether she has to kick ass, whether she has to be one of the boys, whether she has to show the guys that she's just as smart or smarter, she's just as talented or creative.”
“Women empowerment is using your voice to help the voiceless women be heard.”
“Why do people say “grow some balls”? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding.”
“There’s a natural doubt that women can be smart, sexy and have a message. It’s OK to say what the fuck you want and not be afraid to get called a bitch”
“We come in peace, but we mean business. And to those who would dare try and silence us, we off you two words: time’s up.”
“We are complete with or without a mate, with or without a child. We get to decide for ourselves what is beautiful when it comes to our bodies. That decision is ours and ours alone.”
“Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams.”
“Anything a man can do, I can do”
“We will never be anything but loud”
“I feel like I’m one of the biggest feminists in the world because I tell women to not be scared of anything.”
“When you grow up as a girl, the world tells you the things that you are supposed to be: emotional, loving, beautiful, wanted. And then when you are those things the world tells you they are inferior, illogical, weak, vain, empty.”
"It's amazing that women are now speaking up for each other."