The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.
More quotes by Maya Angelou
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me.
More quotes about Feminism
I feel like it’s by design that I’m raising boys, like there’s a reason. I don’t like my sons watching Snow White. It’s totally misogynistic
There’s something so special about a woman who dominates in a man’s world. It takes a certain grace, strength, intelligence, fearlessness, and the nerve to never take no for an answer.
Women are not a special interest group. They are half of this country and they are perfectly capable of making their own choices about their health.
I’m not a feminist. If men were going through the things women are going through today, I would be fighting for them with just as much passion. I believe in equality.
It’s about being alive and feisty and not sitting down and shutting up. Even if people would like you to.
If you’re someone who genuinely believes that women don’t deserve or aren’t as much as men, you’re like the plague. On the big history chart, you’re the plague it’s just pointless and deadly.
Strong men, men who are truly role models, don’t need to put down women to make themselves feel powerful.
Our first job in life as women, I think, is to get to know ourselves. And I think a lot of times we don’t do that. We spend our time pleasing, satisfying, looking out into the world to define who we are – listening to the messages, the images, the limited definitions that people have of who we are.
I’m attracted to films that have strong female characters because there are strong female characters in my life.