14 Early Feminist Quotes That Still Resonate Today
One hundred seventy years ago, crusaders for women’s suffrage gathered at the Seneca Falls Convention to sign the Declaration of Sentiments. Here are words from some of the most legendary American women’s rights activists of the era that hold true to this day.
A gentleman opposed to their enfranchisement once said to me, ‘Women have never produced anything of any value to the world.’ I told him the chief product of the women had been the men, and left it to him to decide whether the product was of any value. —Anna Howard Shaw
On the balance of power
The world has never yet seen a truly great and virtuous nation, because in the degradation of women, the very fountains of life are poisoned at their source. —Elizabeth Cady Stanton. For more feminist quotes, don’t miss these 10 empowering quotes from women in politics.
Women should have justice as well as praise, and if she is to dispense with either, she can better afford to part with the latter than the former. —Frederick Douglass. If you liked these feminist quotes, read about the 24 women pioneers who changed the world.