20 Gloria Steinem Quotes to Get You Feeling FeministAF

20 Gloria Steinem Quotes to Get You Feeling FeministAF

Because the “Mother of Feminism” really knows what’s up.

‪”A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.”‬

“Self-esteem isn’t everything; it’s just that there’s nothing without it.”

“Once we give up searching for approval we often find it easier to earn respect.”

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

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

“Far too many people are looking for the right person, instead of trying to be the right person.”

‪”Don’t think about making women fit the world‬—‪think about making the world fit women.”‬

‪”Women have always been an equal part of the past. We just haven’t been a part of history.”‬

‪”Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That’s their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood.”‬

‪”When unique voices are united in a common cause, they make history.”‬

‪”The art of life is not controlling what happens to us, but using what happens to us.”‬

‪”Empathy is the most radical of human emotions.”‬

‪”If women are supposed to be less rational and more emotional at the beginning of our menstrual cycle when the female hormone is at its lowest level, then why isn’t it logical to say that, in those few days, women behave the most like the way men behave all month long?”‬

‪”There are really not many jobs that actually require a penis or a vagina, and all other occupations should be open to everyone.”‬

‪”Women are not going to be equal outside the home until men are equal in it.”‬

‪”I believe that change comes from the bottom, not the top.”‬

‪”Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age.”‬

‪”Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.”‬

‪”Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It’s about making life more fair for women everywhere. It’s not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It’s about baking a new pie.”‬

“Don’t worry about what you should do, worry about what you can do.”

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