We love a celebration of women, but quite honestly International Women’s Day just shouldn’t exist. Of course, no one likes a spoil sport, but men don’t need a special day to celebrate their gender so why should we? And so, this International Women’s Day, we suggest there’s no need to make a big fuss over things, because we already KNOW how amazing it is to be a woman, and one single day in the calendar dedicated to women isn’t going to change that.
Sure, it’s great that we’re having conversations about feminism, but in this day and age, it really shouldn’t be a thing any more. But perhaps you’re still not sure if you’re a feminist? Let us call on the always-insightful Caitlin Moran for some sage advice:
“Here is the quick way of working out if you’re a feminist. Put your hand in your pants.
a) Do you have a vagina? and
b) Do you want to be in charge of it?
If you said ‘yes’ to both, then congratulations! You’re a feminist.” Excellent. So here are 12 inspiring quotes about why it’s fantastic to be a woman. Get empowered and remind yourself just how amazing – and lucky – you are.
“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” – Coco Chanel
“A woman’s guess is much more accurate than a man’s certainty.” – Rudyard Kipling
“We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.” – Beyoncé
“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” – Brigham Young
“A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
“The best protection any woman can have…is courage.” – Elizabeth Cady Stanton
“All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women.” – Voltaire
“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman.” – Melinda Gates
“Women are the real architects of society.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe
“Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.” – Joseph Conrad
“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” – Margaret Thatcher
“Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.” – Hilary Clinton