We’re just a couple weeks away from Election Day 2016. This entire race for the White House has definitely been one for the books and I’m pretty sure no matter who wins, no one ever, in the future history of the world, will forget just how absurd this whole thing has been. Even you, when you’re old and grey, will find yourself sitting around, telling your grandkids, or anyone who will listen, about the epic craziness that was the 2016 Presidential Campaign. Even President Barack Obama, at his final state dinner, compared the election to Dante’s Inferno — and he totally nailed it.
With two very opposite candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, duking it out in debates, all over social media, and the incessant mud-slinging (mostly from the latter), it’s time to realize a lot is at stake. But the best thing about a democracy, is that the choice is yours and yours alone.
However, no matter whom you’re thinking about voting for this election, take a moment to realize just what fundamental rights we, as women, could possibly lose, if things go a certain way. Reach inside and pull out your inner feminist this Election Day and realize just how far we’ve come and just how much further we need to go.
Here are 13 feminist Election Day quotes to get you inspired before November 8.
1. “No mother in the world wants her daughter to have fewer rights than she did.” — Cecile Richards
2. “Women, we might as well be dogs baying the moon as petitioners without the right to vote!” — Susan B. Anthony
3. “Every man with a vote was considered a foe to woman suffrage unless he was prepared to be actively a friend.” — Emmeline Pankhurst
4. "We've chosen the path to equality, don't let them turn us around." — Geraldine Ferraro
5. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead
6. “Voting is the most precious right of every citizen, and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process.” — Hillary Clinton
7. “Suffrage is a common right of citizenship. Women have the right of suffrage. Logically it cannot be escaped.” — Victoria Woodhull
8. "Women will have achieved true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation." — Ruth Bader Ginsburg
9. “No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent.” — Susan B. Anthony
10. “Proof that they do not understand the republic is that in their fine promises for universal suffrage, they forgot women.” — Delphine de Girardin
11. “Democracy is not just the right to vote, it is the right to live in dignity.” — Naomi Klein
12. “The abolition and suffrage movements progressed when united and were damaged by division; we should remember that.” — Gloria Steinem
13. "There is no doubt in my mind that without the involvement of women in the economy, in politics, in peace-making, in every aspect of society, you can't realize [a country's] full potential." — Hillary Clinton
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