Feminist Inspirational Quotes

40 Feminist Quotes

Find out the best feminist and empowerment quotes for women that will lead to an equalitarian, inclusive society.

Nowadays,  feminism is still a concept that is conditioned and poisoned by the perception of being a social movement that promulgates the superiority of women over men or even incites hatred of men, when it should really be taken as an inclusive vision.

There is a component of women's empowerment that is indisputable. Why? Because we need a tool to climb the steps on which we were left several floors below just because of the fact of being women.

This women empowerment is the way to reach the same social, economic, educational and personal floor in which the male sex is found. In this way, we present the best strong women quotes so that girls and women can continue to climb the steps towards equality  that in turn will give way to an inclusive and egalitarian society.

The best feminist quotes to empower women

Imagine a ten-floor staircase, the male sex at the top (i.e., the 10th floor) and the female sex on the 4th floor. If you want to achieve a life together, women must climb, or men must descend. To go down steps is to lose a high vision of a better future that we can all enjoy, so it is better for women to go up; with our strength and constancy and with the support of those who are waiting for us upstairs. This is what feminism pursues.

And now feminist quotes come into play. Every feminism inspirational quote that women and men internalize is a step that climbs the female sex. Let's fight to get to the 10th floor as safely and as soon as possible. Let's see these inspirational quotes for women that catapult us to the floor of equality and inclusion!

Feminist Inspirational Quotes
Find out the best strong women quotes.


1.   I do not wish for women to have power over men, but over themselves. (Mary Wollstonecraft)

We couldn't start the list of best feminism inspirational quotes without really emphasizing what feminism means.

2.    The more I have spoken about feminism the more I have realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop. (Emma Watson)

Our dear Emma Watson confirms the banality of this absurd idea of 'feminism = hatred of men.'

3.   We never know how high we are till we are called to rise (Emily Dickinson)

Any better metaphor to boost our abilities?

4.   As women, we must stand up for each other. (Michelle Obama)

In unity, there is strength.

5.   You don't have to be anti-man to be pro-woman. (Jane Galvin Lewis)

Within the best inspirational quotes for women, we can see how feminism is not synonymous with hatred towards men or the desire to position ourselves over them. Empowerment to achieve equality, that's all.

Feminist Inspirational Quotes
The best inspirational quotes for women.


6.   We will have equality when a female schlemiel moves ahead as fast as a male schlemiel. (Estelle Ramey)

Ironic and sarcastic, yet true.

7.   Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind. (Virginia Woolf)

Feminism tells us that it's time to get rid of everything that's been imposed on us and be free.

8.   You are not your circumstances. You are your possibilities. If you know that, you can do anything. (Oprah Winfrey)

Oprah is giving more momentum. We can get to the 10th floor and be all a set of possibilities!

9.   A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle. (Gloria Steinem)

Independence. This is what this feminist quote reflects; we are dependent on no one, just as men are also independent of anyone.

10.  Feet, what do I need them for if I have wings to fly. (Frida Kahlo)

Among the best  strong women quotes for overcoming and empowerment could not be missing Frida Kahlo. This is a clear message, right?

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11.  I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will. (Charlotte Brontë)

Independent woman.

12.  Feminism is not just about women; it’s about letting all people lead fuller lives. (Jane Fonda)

Feminism is the responsibility of all; men, women, and people who do not identify with either sex.

13.  A girl should be two things: who and what she wants. (Coco Chanel)

Amen, Coco.

14.  The point is not who will let me. The point is who will stop me? (Ayn Rand)

No one!

15.  I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept. (Angela Davis)

We cannot accept inequality, so let us change it.

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It is important to change the society's vision of women's roles. 


16.  Feminism isn't about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It's about changing the way the world perceives that strength. (G. D. Anderson)

May the world perceive women empowerment and may we all enjoy the fruit of that strength.

17.  Feminism, unlike almost every other social movement, is not a struggle against a distinct oppressor - it's not the ruling class or the occupiers or the colonizers - it's against a deeply held set of beliefs and assumptions that we women, far too often, hold ourselves. (Kavita Ramdas)

This is a fact. Since the beginning of history, we have been burdened with a ballast that is not ours, so it is time to get rid of that unnecessary weight.

18.  Humanity requires both men and women, and we are equally important and need one another. So why are we viewed as less than equal? (Beyoncé)

We continue with the best empowering quotes from Beyoncé. To those who still do not see equality, put on the glasses of reality, acceptance, and tolerance.

19.  Women are multi-orgasmic, and men are not. Are we really inferior? (Mary Swift)

A little humor doesn't hurt even in these cases. Leaving aside the 'banal' aspect of this phrase, we find it a great way to laugh at the stupid idea of 'women are less than men.'

20.  Feminism is a way of living individually and of fighting collectively. (Simone de Beauvoir)

I.e., of being independent yet socially united.

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Women empowerment begins supporting all women. 


21.  The word feminism needs to be taken back. It needs to be reclaimed in a way that is inclusive of men. (Annie Lennox)

And this is what we want to emphasize. Feminism does not exclude men, it includes them in the struggle for equality between the sexes.

22.  A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men. (Gloria Steinem)

One of the best definitions of feminism, within the best women quotes.

23.  What, do you think that feminism means you hate men? (Cyndi Lauper)

If it wasn't clear enough, that is not the case.

24.  There will be no mass-based feminist movement as long as feminist ideas are understood only by a well-educated few. (Margin Hooks).

That is why we all should be feminists.

25.  Freedom is learned by exercising it. (Clara Campoamor)

And it has to be exercised by women and men without hurting or conditioning anyone.

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Good education includes teaching feminist values to children. 


26.  The female companionship has made me see the true sense of strength, determination, and courage. (Franz Kafka)

Because we are strong, determined and brave.

27.  If someone believes they are limited by their gender, race or background, they will become more limited. (Carly Fiorina)

And also to believe that we are limited by something that others have imposed on us. Limitations are there to be broken.

28.  Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it. (George Carling)

Is there anything more essential?

29.  The bible and the church have been the greatest stumbling block in the way of women's emancipation. (Elisabeth Cady)

Perhaps one of the most sensitive sentences to be controversial within this list of best feminist quotes, but we do not believe that the sacred book is the best example of equality and inclusion.

30.  Chains of gold are still chains. (Robert Tier)

And that is why they should not exist at all.

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Empowerment begins when we are children. 


31.  Feminism is not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It's about baking a new pie. (Gloria Steinem)

We are excited to think about building something new together. Aren't you?

32.  Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture. (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)

It could be a complement to the previous sentence: to create a new egalitarian culture.

33.  In my movies, women will need a friend, or a supporter, but never a savior. Any woman is just as capable of being a hero as any man. (Hayao Miyazaki)

We can handle situations by ourselves.

34.  My silence didn't protect me. Your silence will not protect you. (Audre Lorde)

That's why we have to shout about what we want.

35.  If feminism wasn't powerful, if feminism wasn't influential, people wouldn't spend so much time putting it down. (Jessica Valenti)

You don't attack what you don't consider powerful.

Feminist Inspirational Quotes
Feminism includes and influences not only women but also men. 


36.  Feminism benefits men as well. (Karin Slaughter)

There are some useless 'responsibilities' that have fallen on men as a result of inequality, such as, for example (and as something that was given until recently and even continues to happen, although less), the fact of being the only one who works to 'support' a family. Stupid, isn't it? Women also work.

37.   Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women. (Joss Whedon)

One of the clearer feminist quotes.

38.  I am not free while any woman is unfree. (Audre Lorde)

And that is why it is the duty of all of us to fight for the freedom that all women deserve.

39.  Abandon the cultural myth that all female friendships must be bitchy, toxic, or competitive. This myth is like heels and purses - pretty but designed to slow women down. (Roxane Gay)

Sometimes it is we ourselves who fall into thoughts, comments or actions that play against our own struggle for equality, so when it comes to judging (if it has to be done), don't let it be about gender.

40.  Freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit political convenience. I don't believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others. (Coretta Scott King)

Freedom and independence for all. That's inclusion and equality.

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It is our duty to educate our children transmitting them proper feminist values. 


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