Feminism Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old feminism quotes, feminism sayings, and feminism proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Feminism loves men enough to expect them to act more honorably and actually believes them capable of doing so.     

Michael Kimmel

Feminism is something you do. It's a verb. It's what you are. It's an activity; it's something you're actively engaged in."     

Kathleen Hanna

Feminism is equality: politically; culturally; socially; economically. That's it, that simple.     

Emma Watson

Feminism was about making women's lives less constrained and giving them more choices.     

Hanna Rosin

Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings.     

Cheris Kramarae

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

Feminism means something - legislation, cultural change - but 'Girl Power' meant nothing more than being friends with your friends.     

Caitlin Moran

Feminism is the ability to choose what you want to do.     

Nancy Reagan

Really feminism is about being all that you are and not having to trade one thing for another on your way up.     

Gina Torres

Feminism's agenda is basic: It asks that women not be forced to ‘choose' between public justice and private happiness.     

Susan Faludi

Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women access to the mainstream of society.     

Rush Limbaugh

Feminism means to me being comfortable with who you are as a woman and being unapologetic about it.     

Charissa Thompson

The word feminism needs to be taken back. It needs to be reclaimed in a way that is inclusive of men.     

Annie Lennox

Feminism is the single most powerful social movement of our time, one that addresses every aspect of human and social life.     

Richard Allen Epstein

Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.     

Pat Robertson

Feminism is a belief that although women and men are inherently of equal worth, most societies privilege men as a group. As a result, social movements are necessary to achieve political equality between women and men, with the understanding that gender always intersects with other social hierarchies.     

Estelle Freedman

Feminism isn't called the longest revolution for nothing.     

Gloria Steinem

Feminism is an entire world view or gestalt, not just a laundry list of women's issues.     

Charlotte Bunch

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

Feminism's ultimate success is that we don't need it anymore.     

S. E. Cupp

here's nothing bad about feminism. We have to help each other, because there's a lot of women in the world who are suffering because the fact is we're not equal. It's as plain as that. It's still a men's world. I don't know. We'll go on with it.     

Yoko Ono

Feminism is a political mistake. Feminism is a mistake made by women's intellect, a mistake which her instinct will recognize.     

Valentine de Saint-Point

Feminism is just about equality, really, and there's so much stuff attached to the word, when it's actually so simple. I don't know why it's always so bogged down.     

Mia Wasikowska

Feminism is doomed to failure because it is based on an attempt to repeal and restructure human nature.     

Phyllis Schlafly

Feminism is a transformational force, an individual and social force. It is a way of looking at the world-a questioning of power/domination issues, an affirmation of women's energy.     

Charlotte Bunch

Feminism is not just about women; it's about letting all people lead fuller lives.     

Jane Fonda

Feminism is a program for making different beings — men and women — turn out alike, and… it must do a good deal of chopping to fit the real world into its ideal.     

Michael Levin

Feminism is a good venue for getting yourself across as much as for getting your point across.     

Elizabeth Wurtzel

Feminism has led the way in demystifying personal relations, forcefully insisting they are political to the core.     

Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

Feminism is what I do with my life, it's how I spend my days, it's my job, it's not just an opinion I have among many other opinions.     

Jaclyn Friedman