Five Feminist Quotes By Jacinda Ardern That Will Empower You

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Jacinda Ardern, the 4oth prime minister of New Zealand recently won her second term with a landslide mandate for all the good reasons. She is the youngest female to take the role and she has never shied away from carrying her baby around while performing her duties. Well, she does not need any applause for that because she knows she is not the first woman who multitasks. During her tenure as the Prime Minister, Ardern has faced one crisis after another and she made sure to not leave any stone unturned.

Her approach to deal with the greatest crisis of our times, COVID-19, has won her praises from all around the world as New Zealand till date has managed to keep the number of deaths to 25. She even voluntarily took a 20% cut in her pay to ‘close the gap’ between herself and those economically affected by COVID-19. She recently declared free pads for young women in school from 2021. Ardern is also the first prime minister of New Zealand to march in a gay pride calling for more support for LGBTQAI community.  If there is a definition of what a leader in this day and age should be like, Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand totally fits the part.

Here are five quotes of hers that prove her a feminist in every sense:

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On co-parenting with her partner

“I have a partner who can be alongside me, who’s taking up a huge part of that joint responsibility because he is a parent too, he’s not a babysitter”.

On raising her daughter

“I hope that she (her daughter) doesn’t have any sense of what girls can do or can’t do. That it’s just not a concept for her”.

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On women’s rights

“It’s a women’s decision about when they choose to have a children, and it should not predetermine whether or not they are given a job or have job opportunities”.

On being a leader

“I want to be a good leader and not a good lady leader. I don’t want to be known as the woman who gave birth”.

On dreaming big

“This stardust won’t settle because none of us should settle”.