Often called the “Mother of Feminism,” Gloria Steinem is a woman who is a voice of millions. She is an American journalist, lecturer and social political activist. She became nationally recognised as a leader and a spokeswoman for the American feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Here are seven Empowering Feminist Quotes by Gloria Steinem.

On Women

‪”I’ve yet to be on a campus where most women weren’t worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I’ve yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing.”‬

“It’s still the case that women don’t feel as safe in the streets as men do, or girls don’t as much as boys do, so I think it’s important to say our bodies belong to us, no one else, no one has a right to impose on us physically, nothing justifies it for no reason if we’re not giving it permission.”

On Social Change

“Law and justice are not always the same. When they aren’t, destroying the law may be the first step toward changing it.”‬

“A gender-equal society would be one where the word ‘gender’ does not exist: where everyone can be themselves.”

On Feminism

‪”A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.”‬

‪”Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It’s about making life more fair for women everywhere. It’s not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It’s about baking a new pie.”‬

On Dreams

“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.”

Gloria is as inspirational in her words as much as she is with her actions to bring a change in society. The groundbreaking activist has been looked to as the popular face of the women’s movement for over four decades.

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