Our Words Are Evolving
"Women are fifty-one percent of human kind. Empowering them will change everything. I can promise you that. Women working together, linked, informed, and educated can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken land."
-Isabel Allende, author
"There cannot be true democracy unless women's voices are heard. There cannot be true democracy unless women are given the opportunity to take responsibility of their own lives. There cannot be true democracy unless all citizens are able to participate fully in the lives of their country."
-Hilary Clinton, former secretary of State of the United States and presidential candidate
"I don't know what it's like to be a woman in a band- I have nothing else to compare it to. But I will say that I doubt in the history in rock journalism and writing any man has been asked, "Why are you in an all-man band?"
-Carrie Brownstein, musician, author, actor, comedian
"We need policies for long-term security that are designed by women, focused on women, executed by women- not at the expense of men, or instead of men, but alongside and with men. There is no greater pillar of stability than a strong, free, and educated woman, and there is no more inspiring role model than a man who respects and cherishes women and champions their leadership."
-Angelina Jolie, actor and activist
"I have no longer chosen to be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity . And I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be."
-Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author
"The more I have spoken about feminism, the more I have realized that fighting for women's rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that has to stop. For the record, feminism, by definition, is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of political, economic, and social equality of the sexes."
-Emma Watson, actor and activist
"There is nothing wrong with being a strong woman. For me that's what I try to let young women know: You can be strong and you can be intense, and that's fine. You don't have to be a girl that's an athlete, you can just be an athlete."
-Skylar Diggins, basketball player
"Some women chose to follow men, and some chose to follow their dreams. If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore."
-Lady Gaga, pop star