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18 Quotes From Badass Women That Will Make You Say "YASSSSS!"

"Women are the real architects of society." —Harriet Beecher Stowe

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“Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture.” —Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists

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“My silences had not protected me. Your silence will not protect you. But for every real word spoken, for every attempt I had ever made to speak those truths for which I am still seeking, I had made contact with other women while we examined the words to fit a world in which we all believed, bridging our differences.” —Audre Lorde, "The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action"

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"When you've worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back." —Michelle Obama, Democratic National Convention, 2012

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"Though we have the courage to raise our daughters more like our sons, we've rarely had the courage to raise our sons like our daughters." —Gloria Steinem, Women & Power Conference, 2004

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"I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody's passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn't mind leading." —Amy Poehler, Glamour magazine

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"We need to raise our voices a little more, even as they say to us, 'This is so uncharacteristic of you.' Invisibility is not a natural state for anyone." —Mitsuye Yamada, "Invisibility is a Unnatural Disaster"

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"Stop telling girls they can be anything they want when they grow up. I think it’s a mistake. Not because they can’t, but because it would have never occurred to them that they couldn’t." —Sarah Silverman, Jesus is Magic

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"There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a third power stronger than both, that of women." —Malala, I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

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"Women will have achieved true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation." —Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The Record

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"There is no female mind. The brain is not an organ of sex. Might as well speak of the female liver." —Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Women and Economics

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"To all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable, powerful, and deserving of every opportunity in the world and every chance to pursue your dreams." —Hillary Clinton, 2016

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