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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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"Women are always at the front of revolutions." —Bothaina Kamel, 2011
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"Women are always at the front of revolutions." —Bothaina Kamel, 2011

2.

"If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman." —Margaret Thatcher, People magazine, 1975
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"If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman." —Margaret Thatcher, People magazine, 1975

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"I would have girls regard themselves not as adjectives but nouns." —Elizabeth Cady Stanton, "Our Girls," 1880
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"I would have girls regard themselves not as adjectives but nouns." —Elizabeth Cady Stanton, "Our Girls," 1880

4.

“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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“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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“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"

6.

"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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"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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"A man does what he can; a woman does what a man cannot." —Isabel Allende, Inés of My Soul
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"A man does what he can; a woman does what a man cannot." —Isabel Allende, Inés of My Soul

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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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"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

9.

"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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"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

10.

"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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"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"

11.

"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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"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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"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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"I am a WomanPhenomenally.Phenomenal Woman,that's me."—Maya Angelou, "Phenomenal Woman"
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"I am a Woman

Phenomenally.

Phenomenal Woman,

that's me."

—Maya Angelou, "Phenomenal Woman"

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"Women are the real architects of society." —Harriet Beecher Stowe, Household Papers and Stories
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"Women are the real architects of society." —Harriet Beecher Stowe, Household Papers and Stories

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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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"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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"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

17.

"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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"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

18.

"Bitches get stuff done." —Tina Fey, SNL
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"Bitches get stuff done." —Tina Fey, SNL

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