Gloria Steinem is the big name of feminism. Even if you aren’t a feminist, or well versed in feminist history, more than likely you’ve heard this lady bosses name.
An acclaimed author and activist, Gloria Steinem has been involved with the feminist movement, as well as various other social movements, for over 40 years. She has impacted the lives of countless women and her efforts have contributed immensely to the many victories of feminism.
These are just a few of my favorite quotes from Steinem to inspire your inner feminist and motivate you to go out there and kick some patriarchal butt.
“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”
“A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.”
“A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.”
“Once we give up searching for approval we often find it easier to earn respect.”
“We’ve begun to raise daughters more like sons… but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters.”
“Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It’s about making life more fair for women everywhere. It’s not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It’s about baking a new pie.”
The great Gloria Steinem, ladies and gentlemen. A lady boss feminist if there ever was one.