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The top 50 most empowering feminist quotes of all time

Throughout history women have battled against inequality and discrimination, died for their right to vote, suffered gross misconduct and generally been sidelined because of their gender. And yet, along the way, they have continued to fight for equality and to make their voice heard, whatever the risks.

Nothing makes us prouder to be women than an empowering quote from an inspirational feminist who has struggled for the freedoms we know today.

From Maya Angelou to Emma Watson, from the funny to the moving; we've compiled 50 of the greatest feminist quotes from women throughout history.

Words: Bethany Barley / Images: Rex Features



The politics of being a woman


Amy Poehler creates hashtag promoting intelligent red carpet questions


Sienna Miller quits play over gender pay gap dispute


Inside the feminist village that has banned men for 25 years


“The LinkedIn barrister wasn't a victim of misogyny”


Inside the marginalised world of women and Pop Art


The story behind my peroxide crop: a little feminist rebellion


Amber Rose turns the table on slut-shaming in hilarious new video



“How beauty rituals help me manage my depression”

One writer found comfort in an unexpected place

21 Oct 2016

Stress is genuinely good for you, experts reveal

Forget everything you thought you knew about stress…

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Oct 2016

Must-watch Christmas TV: tune in for Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes

Just in time for Christmas

by Sarah Biddlecombe
21 Oct 2016

Bake Off fans, the BBC has already found a replacement show for GBBO

And it's set to hit our televisions very soon...

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Oct 2016

Costa’s fancy new menu includes avocado toast and Prosecco

You may want to dress up for the world’s poshest Costa…

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Oct 2016

Real-life victims of revenge porn share their stories

“Within a week, everyone had seen them… I tried to kill myself shortly after”

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Oct 2016

People diagnosed with a terminal illness share powerful life lessons

“You only get one life – and we need to live it”

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Oct 2016

This gin is officially the best in Europe – and it's from the UK

Gin drinkers, take note…

by Kayleigh Dray
21 Oct 2016

Amazing tasting menus from top UK restaurants for under £50

Total steals from Michelin-starred spots

by Amy Swales
20 Oct 2016

9 hilarious tips for making it in a male-dominated workplace

"Never say anything that sounds like a question, even questions."

by Harriet Hall
20 Oct 2016