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8 Quotes From Badass Women on Female-Empowerment

From Virginia Woolf to Beyonce, here are some famous, wise words on navigating the world as a woman. Who run the world? Girls!

It’s a great time to be a woman. This year marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Boy oh boy, have we come a long, long way. It’s hard to reconcile the fact that at one point in history, women were entirely deprived of freedom. Freedom to partake in politics, freedom to dress as they pleased, freedom to work…women essentially lived their lives (barely) like it were borrowed.

A whole century and countless feminist movements later, we can safely claim every day as International Women’s Day. Today, we live in an era where the voices of women ring louder than they have ever been before. Global campaigns like #MeToo and #TimesUp have pushed for real change and succeeded in varying degrees. Even the notoriously frivolous fashion industry has taken heed of feminist agendas. In 2017, Dior debuted t-shirts quoting Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – yes, we’re talking the “We Should All Be Feminists” t-shirts that were quite the viral sensation. Feminist statements now have permanent real estate on the forefront of not only the runways but in society, overall. A change that was a long-time coming, if you ask us.

The world is far from perfect but we’re making great strides towards an ideal world where women and men stand on the same footing – that’s the dream, ladies. Take it from the feminist trailblazers of our time to find empowerment in being a woman. Put on your superwoman capes and scroll through the gallery above for some very wise words.

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