"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created EQUAL." -- Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1848)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s quote sets up the fundamental objective of feminism—the pursuit of equality between men and women. A great way to trace the struggle for gender equality is to study and understand quotations from the greatest thinkers in history, where even a short sentence can unlock a new feminist perspective.
Feminism in 100 Quotes is a compendium of thoughts from the past two millennia, brought together in the words of the feminists whose work has changed our understanding of ourselves and the society in which we live. These are quotes that will inform, inspire, and entertain. Accompanying commentary explores their meaning and reveals the life and work of the people who said them.