14 Quotes On Feminism From Some Powerful Voices, Said Just Last Week


The conversation about feminism is a continuing one. I doubt we'll ever be finished talking about the injustices that plague women all over the world and it's pretty fantastic that powerful women continue to come out as feminists and speak truth to the patriarchy. Even just last week, some awesome public figures spoke about feminism.

I could collect a list of impactful quotes about feminism from history. Eleanor Roosevelt, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Gloria Steinem all have endless words of wisdom that empower and inspire the women who come after them. However, to remind us that this is still a completely relevant issue, it might be more meaningful to showcase the very recent quotes from Aug. 2-8, 2015.

Yes, we can vote. We can own property and divorce our husbands. But there's still so much to do. We need some new words that will motivate us to push for the things we don't have yet. We need words that will remind us that we don't have fair pay or paid family leave. We need fighting words because every day, we are objectified, cat-called, discriminated against, and judged. To provide a snapshot of the week's feminism dialogue, here are 14 quotes on feminism from last week:

Elizabeth Warren

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Right before the Senate voted on whether to defund Planned Parenthood, Sen. Warren defended the non-profit. The measure did not go through, a victory for feminism.

Ronda Rousey

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Rousey took a very feminist approach to body image in an interview with Yahoo. The literal fighter has a ways to go, though, when it comes to making feminism look good. Two years ago, she made some transphobic comments when discussing her competition.

Hillary Clinton

Clinton was ready to battle for women's health care this week.

Amy Schumer

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Schumer said this at a press conference on Saturday. It's wonderful to see emerging feminists who are still inspired by previous generations.

Rose McGowan

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In an interview with The New York Observer, filmmaker and actress McGowan talked about feminism and Hollywood.

Kirsten Gillibrand

Sen. Gillibrand, one of the most feminist congresspeople working today, reminded her followers that not all women have paid sick days. This issue puts women behind in the workplace.

Alexander Skarsgård

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In an interview with Buzzfeed, Skarsgård reflected on inequality in Hollywood. He said he thinks it's insane that sexism still exists.

Wendy Davis

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Davis is a state senator from Texas who became famous for filibustering a restrictive abortion bill. She published an essay this week called, "Women in Congress Should Never Have to Filibuster Again Over Reproductive Health."

Guerrilla Girls

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The New York Times published a story on the Guerrilla Girls, the women who protested the lack of female artists showcased in museums. One of them made this statement.

Meghan Markle

UN Women released a new PSA last week. The video features actress and model Markle.

Niloofar Rahmani


Rahmani is Afghanistan's first fixed-wing military female pilot and gave an interview with The Wall Street Journal. She has received threats that pressure her to quit.

Cecile Richards

Richards is the president of Planned Parenthood. She uses her Twitter account to promote women's health care issues.

Bernie Sanders

Clinton isn't the only candidate talking about feminism. Sanders is promoting the issue in his campaign, as well.

Barbara Boxer


Sen. Boxer shut down Sen. James Lankford when he told the story of a friend giving birth to a premature baby that is now perfectly healthy. She is a powerful advocate for women's health.