A Day Without A Woman: Quotes On Equal Rights, Inspiration For International Women’s Day

By Leada Gore
Alabama Media Group, Birmingham

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Today is International Women’s Day. There is also a general action taking place called “A Day Without a Woman” where women are encouraged to strike for the day. Below are some inspirational quotes in honor of today’s events/activities.

Alabama Media Group, Birmingham

Here are some of the best quotes, inspiration for International Women’s Day and the 2017 Day Without a Woman:

“The difference between a broken community and a thriving one is the presence of women who are valued.” — – Michelle Obama

“The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.” — – Viola Davis

“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.” — – Malala Yousafzai

“I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand.” — – Susan B. Anthony

“I do not wish them (women) to have power over men; but over themselves.” — – Mary Wollstonecraft

“Of all the evils for which man has made himself responsible, none is so degrading, so shocking or so brutal as his abuse of the better half of humanity; the female sex.” — – Mahatma Gandhi

“Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.” — – Amelia Earhart

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

“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” — – Margaret Thatcher

“I’d be stupid not to be on my own side.” — – Maya Angelou

“Men and women should own the world as a mutual possession.” — – Pearl Buck

“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.” — – Gloria Steinem

“Only through struggle do we realize the depth of our resilience and understand that the hardest of blows can be survived.” — – Condoleezza Rice

“Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.” — Oprah Winfrey

“A woman is like a tea bag–you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” — – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.” — – Kofi Annan

“In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.” — – Sheryl Sandberg

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

“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made… It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” — — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“Women are the real architects of society.”– — Harriet Beecher Stowe

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