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15 Women's Equality Quotes That Are Worthy of a Share

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Women's Equality Day

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Women's Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day (Aug. 26) is fast approaching, and this year especially, that means holding space for our truth. We’ve made a lot of progress, yes, but we’ve still got a long way to go. The following share-worthy women’s equality quotes from people throughout history are a true testament to that fact.

Further proof? Between celebrating all of the hard-earned victories women have won since the 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920 — thereby giving us the right to vote — you may very well have to spend time on this important day in women’s history defending the very fact that there is a day dedicated to gender equality.

But every time you’re faced with an alarmingly backward perspective regarding women’s (unalienable) rights, remember this: we’re not done yet, but we are on our way. And we’re on our way thanks to women in our past like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Ida B. Wells, who refused to back down from the good fight before them.

Today, let’s honor all of the fierce feminists from our past and our present whose great strides remind us how far we’ve come.

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G.D. Anderson

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G.D. Anderson

The Women’s March on Jan. 21, 2017, will go down in history as a prime example of our strength.

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Audre Lorde

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Audre Lorde

When you feel you have nothing to offer in this fight, remember Lorde’s words: You have your voice.

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Barack Obama

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Barack Obama

Preach, Obama. Can we get this cross-stitched on a pillow to put in the Oval Office?

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Emma Watson

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Emma Watson

Why is this such a hard concept for so many to grasp? Everyone wins when equality prevails.

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Gloria Steinem

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Gloria Steinem

A feminist for the history books, Steinem nails it with this simple yet oh-so-spot-on sentiment.

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Geraldine Ferraro

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Geraldine Ferraro

In times as troubling as these, when people are trying to tear us apart, we must stand together.

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Ida B. Wells

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Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells knew that doing the right thing isn’t necessarily easy, and she did it anyway.

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Hillary Clinton

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Hillary Clinton

Clinton makes a salient point. To finish it, all genders must take up the cause.

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Maya Angelou

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Maya Angelou

Read Angelou’s words, and then go be the girl who grabs the world by the lapels.

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Malala Yousafzai

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Malala Yousafzai

All the praise hand emojis for Yousafzai! Women supporting women is where it’s at.

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Madeline Albright

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Madeline Albright

Albright isn’t afraid to use her voice to fight for women’s rights. Be like Albright.

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Meryl Streep

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Meryl Streep

This. So much this, y’all. Just because men say women are equal doesn’t make it so.

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Sheryl Sandberg

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Sheryl Sandberg

Women have far too much to bring to the conversation to not even be asked to be a part of it.

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Unknown

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If you ever need a talking point when someone says gender inequality doesn’t exist, here you go.

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Don't forget to pin it!

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Don't forget to pin it!

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