1. Margaret Thatcher:If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.
2. Nancy Rathburn:A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts.
3. Eleanor Roosevelt:A woman is like a tea bag—you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.
4. Diane von Furstenberg:I always wanted to be a femme fatale. Even when I was a young girl, I never really wanted to be a girl. I wanted to be a woman.
5. Madonna:I'm tough, I'm ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.
6. Gloria Steinem:A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.
7. Maya Angelou:I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.
8. Malala Yousafzai:I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard...we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.
9. G.D. Anderson:Feminism isn’t about making women strong. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.
10. Gloria Steinem:Women are always saying, 'We can do anything that men can do.' But Men should be saying, 'We can do anything that women can do.'
11. Erin McKean:You don't have to be pretty. You don't owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don't owe it to your mother, you don't owe it to your children, you don't owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked 'female.'
12. Melinda Gates:A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.
13.Amerlia Earhart:Women, like men, should try to do the impossible, and when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.
14. Bette Davis:When a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch.
15. Dilma Rousseff:I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say, ‘Yes, women can.’
16. Nancy Pelosi:Women are leaders everywhere you look—from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women, and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes.
17. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie:Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.
18. Angelina Jolie (on her double mastectomy):I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity.
19. Ayn Rand:The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me.
20. Sheryl Sandberg:We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women's voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.
21. Madeleine Albright:It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.
22. Harriet Beecher Stowe:Women are the real architects of society.
23. Diane von Furstenberg:I’ve never met a woman who is not strong, but sometimes they don’t let it out. Then there’s a tragedy, and then all of a sudden that strength comes. My message is let the strength come out before the tragedy.
24. Coco Chanel:Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants.
25. bell hooks:Feminism is for everybody
26. Hillary Clinton:I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century.
27. Beyoncé:We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.
28. Maya Angelou:I am a Woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal Woman, that's me.
29. Emma Watson:Why has the word [feminism] become such an uncomfortable one? It is not the word that is important; it’s the idea and the ambition behind it.
30. Lena Dunham:The idea of being a feminist: so many women have come to this idea of it being anti-male and not able to connect with the opposite sex, but what feminism is about is equality and human rights. For me that is just an essential part of my identity.
Please keep in mind that I’m currently following a bit over 750 blogs, so obviously, not everyone could be included! Inbox me if you think you should be included on this list.
These are people who run really good blogs. Most of them make AMAZING original graphics/ edits/ gifs/ themes, some of them post original photography, some of them bring breaking news to various fandoms, and some of them are good friends of mine (you know who you are!).
Bolds are mutuals. And the rest of you… well, see you all in my wet dreams :-P