International Women’s Day

Mar 8, 2015 by     No Comments    Posted under: Cover Story, Spotlight

Today, the 8th of March marks an event that celebrates women’s accomplishments from around the world and promotes global gender equality.

Instead of writing a long drawn-out article on the importance and promotion of women’s rights that would have probably bored everyone out I decided to do something better; below are some amazing personalities and their opinions about women’s rights.

Madonna

1) Madonna

“Girls can wear jeans and cut their hair short, wear shirts and boots cause it’s okay to be a boy. But for a boy to look like a girl is degrading cause you think being a girl is degrading”

Lupita Nyong’o

2)  Lupita Nyong’o

I hope that my presence on your screens and in magazines may lead you, young girl, on a similar journey. That you will feel the validation of your external beauty but also get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside. There is no shade in that beauty.”

Anais Nin

3)  Anais Nin 

“I hate men who are afraid of women’s strength”

Gloria Steinem

4)  Gloria Steinem

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

Mae West

5)  Mae West

“Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can’t figure out what from”

Malala Yousafzai

6)  Malala Yousafzai

“In Pakistan, when we were stopped from going to school, at that time I realized that education … Is the power for women, and that’s why the terrorists are afraid of education”

John Legend

7)  John Legend 

“All men should be feminists. If men cared about women’s rights, the world would be a better place”

Bette Davis

8)  Bette Davis 

“When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch”

Hillary Clinton

9)  Hillary Clinton 

“I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession, which I entered before my husband was in public life”

Margaret Sanger

10)  Margaret Sanger 

“No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother”

Susan B. Anthony

11)  Susan B. Anthony 

“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”

Sheng Wang

12)  Sheng Wang

“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”

Scarlett Johansson

13)  Scarlett Johansson 

“Why do [male co-stars] get the really interesting, existential questions and I get the, like, rabbit food question?”

Julie Burchill

14)  Julie Burchill

A good part – and definitely the most fun part – of being a feminist is about frightening men”

Aung San Suu Kyi

15)  Aung San Suu Kyi

“In societies where men are truly confident of their own worth, women are not merely tolerated but valued”

Naomi Wolf

16)  Naomi Wolf 

“A cultural fixation on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty but an obsession about female obedience”

Germaine Greer

17)  Germaine Greer

“All societies on the verge of death are masculine. A society can survive with only one man; no society will survive a shortage of women”

Nawal El Saadawi

18)  Nawal El Saadawi

“They said, “You are a savage and dangerous woman. I am speaking the truth. And the truth is savage and dangerous”

Emma Watson

19)  Emma Watson 

“I am from Britain and think it is right that as a woman I am paid the same as my male counterparts. I think it is right that I should be able to make decisions about my own body. I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decision-making of my country. I think it is right that socially I am afforded the same respect as men.”

Kurt Cobain

20)  Kurt Cobain 

“Rape is one of the most terrible crimes on earth and it happens every few minutes. The problem with groups who deal with rape is that they try to educate women about how to defend themselves. What really needs to be done is teaching men not to rape. Go to the source and start there”

Maya Angelou

21)  Maya Angelou 

“I want to be representative of my race – the human race. I have a chance to show how kind we can be, how intelligent and generous we can be…”

Truly some inspirational words from some true feminists. I wish every girl, woman out there a very happy Women’s Day!

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