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.

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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

“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

“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.

“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.

“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

“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.

“The best protection any woman can have…is courage.” – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women

“All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women.” – Voltaire

A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman

“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman.” – Melinda Gates

Women are the real architects of society

“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

“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

“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

“Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.” – Hilary Clinton