Monday, March 10, 2014


Did you know . . . March 8, 2014 was International Women's Day?  The first International Women's Day was held back in 1911.  It is celebrated annually with thousands of events across the world; celebrating achievements in women's equality and emancipation worldwide.  It also brings attention to areas of continued inequality; raising awareness for future change.

In honor of this day, I wanted to share with you, some inspiring quotes from some amazing women (past and present), who have helped pave the way for women.

Susan B Anthony.  Teacher and activist; active in temperance.  Campaigned for abolition of slavery. 
(image via Wikipedia)

"I have encountered riotous mobs and have been hung in effigy, but my motto is: 
"Men's rights are nothing more.  Women's rights are nothing less.""
(quote via Brainy quote)

Bette Davis, Actress

"If you want a thing well done, get a couple of old broads to do it."
(quote and image via Bette Davis website)

Aung San Suu Kyi (image via Wikipedia)
Chairperson and General Secretary of the National League for Democracy Incumbent and Nobel Peace Prize winner

“In societies where men are truly confident of their own worth, women are not merely tolerated but valued"
(quote credit via here)

Nour El Refai (image via Wordpress).  Egyptian feminist writer, activist, physician and psychiatrist. 
Written many books, particularly focusing on female genital cutting.

“They said, “You are a savage and dangerous woman. I am speaking the truth. And the truth is savage and dangerous”

Hilary Clinton (Getty image)

"I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do
was to fulfill my profession, which I entered before my husband was in public life"
(quote credit)

Malala Yousafzai.  Activist for rights to education and for women
(image via Wikipedia)

“In Pakistan, when we were stopped from going to school, at that time I realized that education …
Is the power for women, and that’s why the terrorists are afraid of education”
(quote via here)

There are many more women to be recognized and acknowledged around the world.  Do you have any that come to mind?


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