15 Empowering Quotes That Celebrate Women's Equality Day

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Celebrate Women's Equality Day With These 15 Empowering Quotes

We've made great strides in our fight for gender equality, but we still have a ways to go—which is why days like today, Women's Equality Day, are still necessary to celebrate.

White women are still paid a fraction of what men are paid, and it's even less for women of color. Our access to proper health care (including abortions and birth control) are currently being stripped away as we speak. For any of you who question the validity of such a day, know that there are more than enough reasons to celebrate it.

While we should be practicing women's equality year round, there's almost more emphasis on its necessity when we only point it out one day a year. And it reminds us why we need to use our ability to vote for the greater good, which is really what this whole holiday is about.

To keep things simple, we've rounded up 15 Women's Equality Day quotes that everyone (guy, gal, or non-binary pal) needs to read and appreciate. Check them out now!

Best Women's Equality Day Quotes

  • "The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." -Alice Walker

  • "There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish." -Michelle Obama

  • "If one man can destroy everything, why can't one girl change it?" -Malala Yousafzai

  • "Feminism is equality: politically; culturally; socially; economically. That's it. That simple." -Emma Watson

  • "Empowering women isn't just the right thing to do—it's the smart thing to do." -Barack Obama

Empowering Women's Equality Day Quotes

  • "Human rights are women's rights, and women's rights are human rights." -Hillary Clinton

  • "We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead." -Beyoncé

  • "We must raise both the ceiling and the floor." -Sheryl Sandberg

  • "If we tell the truth to each other, we empower each other. It helps us understand that there's no such thing as perfect. There's unique." -Gloria Steinem

  • "When women and girls can live free from violence and discrimination, they can reach their full potential, and everyone benefits." -Yasmeen Hassan

Inspiring Women's Equality Day Quotes

  • "We all move forward when we recognize how resilient and striking the women around us are." -Rupi Kaur

  • "Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women." -Maya Angelou

  • "Gender equality is something we all advocate. Some speak about it, some don't. I hope one day everyone will say that we are equal and women are not treated as objects." -Sania Mirza

  • "It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent." -Madeleine Albright

  • "Women's equality is nothing short of human equality. And, we can help achieve equality through respect for ourselves and others, and also by adding value." -Lillie Ben

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