We have a long, LONG way to go, ladies!
Being a woman is hard. I’m not talking about periods, giving birth, or the every day awesomeness that comes with having a vagina. I'm talking about the actual LIFE of a woman.
Unfortunately, to this day many of us are STILL expected to handle the housework, like cooking and cleaning. We are STILL blamed for being "hormonal". And sadly, we are STILL not getting paid equal wages. Let's not even get into the cat calling.
Yes, things don't seem nearly bad as they felt in the days of yore, but there’s still a whole lot of work to do until we can finally be recognized as EQUAL.
Surprisingly, many of us women call ourselves "feminists", but don't think twice when bringing other women down.
“Oh, she works? Well, that’s sad. She must hardly see her children!”
“She stays home with the children? But what does she ACTUALLY do? I bet she’s all caught up on her soap operas!”
Us, as women, clawing at others to make ourselves feel better. It's NOT OK. Shouldn't we have each other's backs?
Women have been fighting for decades to be treated equally, and yet, in 2016, it’s still a war that hasn’t been won. We need to teach our children that no matter what body part is in between your legs (If any. Or — gasp! — BOTH.), they should be treated equally. We are all HUMAN.
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The Prez knows what's up.
"Empowering women isn't just the right thing to do—it's the smart thing to do." - Barack Obama
Come on! Woman UP!
"We've begun to raise daughters more like sons ... but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.' - Gloria Steinem
We're rock stars. BOOM.
"The media says that equality for women has arrived, but if you look around, you still don't see girls playing guitars and having success with it." - Joan Jett
Queen Bee has spoken.
"We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead." - Beyonce
SHOULD be equal.
"Men and women have roles—their roles are different, but their rights are equal." - Harri Holkeri
Asking for equality is NOT overreacting.
"It's never overreacting to ask for what you want and need." - Amy Poehler
We shouldn't have to wait that long.
"The reality is if we do nothing it will take 75 years, or for me to be nearly a hundred before women can expect to be paid the same as men for the same work." - Emma Watson
Whatever you can do, I can do better!
"I believe I've always been a big believer in equality. No one has ever been able to tell me I couldn't do something because I was a girl." - Anne Hathaway
Those are the smart men.
"Men of quality are not threatened by woman of equality." - Thomas Jefferson
Don't let OUR time slip through our fingers.
"It's our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America."- Patricia Arquette
Let's hope so.
"It's something that people will look back on in years to come and say, 'I can't believe it took so long for us to recognize this.' It'll be like segregation and giving women the right to vote." - Julianne Moore
Stick together, sisters.
"I'm a feminist. I've been a female for a long time now. It'd be stupid not to be on my own side." - Maya Angelou
ALWAYS keep the dream alive.
"Even if I am a girl, if people think I can't do it, I should not lose hope." - Malala Yousafzai
#TRUTH (and you KNOW it).
"It's really important for boys to see that girls take up half the planet—which we do." - Geena Davis
Criminality against women is happening far too often.
"Violence against women isn't cultural, it's criminal. Equality cannot come eventually, it's something we must fight for now." - Samantha Power
The men who are threatened have low self-esteem.
"Demands for equality for women are threats to men's self-esteem and sense of sexual turf." - Alice S. Rossi
We must ALL stand up for each other.
"Whenever one person stands up and says, 'Wait a minute, this is wrong,' it helps other people to do the same." - Gloria Steinem
This guy has the right idea!
"We shouldn't be afraid of the word feminist. Men and women should use it to describe themselves." - Justin Trudeau
We already have some amazing leaders.
"In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders." - Sheryl Sandberg
We need to instill these values at birth!
"I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say, 'Yes, women can.'" - Dilma Rousseff
She's right. It IS crazy that we're still fighting.
"I am a feminist. Yes, women have more freedom and more influence than ever, but it's hardly equal. It's just not. It's really f*cking crazy." - Claire Danes
We really should be over the whole size thing by now.
"Women have fought so long and hard for our rights and equality, and now all our attention is put on being a size 0." - Pink
Without women, we wouldn't be here. REMEMBER THAT!
"To every woman who gave birth to ever tax payer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everyone else's equal rights. It's our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America." - Patricia Arquette
Some of us actually wear the pants in the family.
"We are more than just our dresses." - Reese Witherspoon
SOMETHING needs to change.
"If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves?" - Mary Astell
Come on, people. Really.
"I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat." - Rebecca West
Always aim for more, ladies.
"Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition." - Marilyn Monroe
We are capable of ANYTHING.
"A woman is like a tea bag—you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Let's show 'em what we're made of.
"Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism." - Oprah Winfrey