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11 Inspiring Gender Equality Quotes That Will Leave You Thinking

Posted: June 7, 2016

These inspiring gender equality quotes express the sentiments of eminent personalities from different backgrounds.

I think Gender Equality is basically in the mind. It is an individual’s perception of treating another person at par with himself/herself. It does not happen in one day- it’s more of a practice that you do every day.

Observing a Mother’s Day or a Fathers’ Day or an International Women’s Day is meaningless if we do not understand the crux of the meaning of equality. Ultimately, it is something that we need to internalise, and reflect on in our actions as well. Without this, purely focusing on observances does not help us further the cause of equality at all.

The good news is, that we don’t have to start from scratch. There is plenty of wisdom that we can draw upon, from the women who have fought the fight before us, as well as from men who have supported the cause of gender equality. We can learn so much from their struggles, their learning and the experiences, which they have shared with us.

Here are 11 empowering gender equality quotes for you to ponder on. While gender equality quotes don’t translate into action directly, they are certainly words of wisdom for us to reflect on and make our own!

“We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons… but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.”

― Gloria Steinem

“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”

― Maya Angelou

“It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals.”

― Emma Watson

“Achieving gender equality requires the engagement of women and men, girls and boys. It is everyone’s responsibility.”

— Ban Ki-moon

“Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.”

— Kofi Annan

“A gender-equal society would be one where the word ‘gender’ does not exist: where everyone can be themselves.”

— Gloria Steinem

“A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.”

― Gloria Steinem

“If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.”

― Plato, The Republic

“Equality is not a concept. It’s not something we should be striving for. It’s a necessity. Equality is like gravity. We need it to stand on this earth as men and women, and the misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition. It is life out of balance, and that imbalance is sucking something out of the soul of every man and woman who’s confronted with it. We need equality. Kinda now.”

― Joss Whedon

“I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”

― Jane Austen, Persuasion

“Equality is not just the right thing to do. It’s smart economics. How can an economy achieve full potential if it ignores, sidelines, or fails to invest in half its population?”

–Robert Zoellick

Hope these gender equality quotes bring in some positive vibes so that we develop a fresh outlook towards life.



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1 Comment

  1. this is a amazing site to use for quotes. thank you!

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