It was this day, August 26th, 94 years ago that the 19TH Amendment of the US Constitution gave women the right to vote, which is why today is officially Women’s Equality Day!
While women still don’t have it as good as men in some ways (the gender pay gap in Ireland is 13.9%), things have come a long way since the days of having to quit your job once you got married.
Some of our celebrity friends feel very strongly on the matter too, and for the day that’s in it, here are some of our favourite celeb quotes about feminism!
“I call myself a feminist when people ask me if I am, and of course I am ‘cause it’s about equality, so I hope everyone is. You know you’re working in a patriarchal society when the word feminist has a weird connotation.”
“At one point, ‘feminist’ became a pejorative term. How did that happen? If you’re a feminist, you’re basically saying you’re a humanist.”
“We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.”
“So many women have come to this idea of it being anti-male and not able to connect with the opposite sex – but what feminism is about is equality and human rights.”
“Feminism is not a dirty word. It does not mean you hate men, it does not mean you hate girls that have nice legs and a tan, and it does not mean you are a ‘bitch’ or ‘dyke’; it means you believe in equality.”
“Do you have a vagina? And do you want to be in charge of it? If you said ‘yes’ to both, then congratulations – you’re a feminist!”
“I’m just being myself. There is not an ounce of me that believes any of that crap that they say. We can’t be feminine and be feminists and be successful? I want to be a f**king feminist and wear a f**king Peter Pan collar. So f**king what?”
“All men should be feminists. If men care about women’s rights, the world will be a better place.”