Feminism is a beautiful abstract but only when construed well. Any cooked up version of feminism may be utterly dangerous for such abstracts are sensitive. Hence any misinformed version of the very idea of feminism will invite turbulence in the society.
To make the picture of feminism look clearer we bring you quotes on feminism from the women across the world and the crux of these quotes lie in the fact of matter that these women have mattered to the world hence their words should matter to us. You like them or not but they have made the world feel their presence.
“We cannot all succeed unless half of us are held back” – Malala Yousafzai
She has been the face of women rights and women courage and she has always been of the opinion that there is everything wrong about how women are held back especially in the Islamic nations.
“I do not wish women to have power over men but over themselves”- Mary Wollstonecraft
This is where the true sense of feminism lies. People have misconstrued feminism as an idea that puts women above men or as an abstract that urges women to overpower men. Feminism isn’t about overpowering but simply about equality.
“I am tough, I am ambitious and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay”- Madonna
Toughness knows no gender and hence a woman who is tough is always an inspiration for those who have been oppressed and Madonna puts it in a subtle straight manner.
“It is not about women acting like men but women acting like themselves and succeeding” – Zooey Deschanel
Again this quote explains why feminism is anything but women trying to act like men. It is about women crafting their own identity being a woman!
“I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself” –Emma Stone
Feminism is a beautiful concept if understood as equality between genders and urging women to be their own self. When feminism would be contemplated as a gender war or acting like men it would seem dark and ugly!