Happy International Women’s Day 2012

International Women’s Day globally recognizes women’s achievements and observes and highlights gender inequalities and issues.  I want to share some feminine inspiration with these quotes by women who are and have made a difference.   

Politics must not remain a bastion of male dominance, for there is much that women can bring into politics that would make our world a kinder, gentler place for humanity to thrive in. – Corazon Aquino 

Independence is happiness. – Susan B. Anthony 

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt  

Women are the real architects of society – Harriet Beecher Stowe 

The lovely thing about being forty is that you can appreciate twenty-five-year-old men more. – Colleen McCullough  

And it actually gave me an identity and an understanding of what being a woman is, which also was not submissive or obedient. – Haleh Afshar, Baroness Afsha 

If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman. – Margaret Thatcher  

If you have any doubts that we live in a society controlled by men, try reading down the index of contributors to a volume of quotations, looking for women’s names. – Elaine Gill  

Modern invention has banished the spinning wheel, and the same law of progress makes the woman of today a different woman from her grandmother. – – Susan B. Anthony  

A celebrity name is never enough for an intelligent mass market, … truly successful businesses are born of passion and heartfelt interest. – Elle Macpherson 

Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one. – Eleanor Roosevelt 

If a woman doubts as to whether she should accept a man or not, she certainly ought to refuse him. If she can hesitate as to Yes, she ought to say No, directly. – Jane Austen 

A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult. – Melinda Gates

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3 responses to “Happy International Women’s Day 2012

  1. What a healthy response following Limbaugh’s ugly comments about Susan Fluke

  2. Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently. – Rosa Luxemburg

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