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.
More quotes by Michelle Obama
Every day, you have the power to choose our better history – by opening your hearts and minds, by speaking up for what you know is right.
I want our young people to know that they matter, that they belong. So don’t be afraid. You hear me, young people? Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered. Empower yourself with a good education. Then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your boundless promise. Lead by example with hope; never fear.
With every word we utter, with every action we take, we know our kids are watching us. We as parents, are their most important role models.
More quotes about Feminism
I guess that maybe breasts are the most important part of the body when you think about it, I mean without them employers just wouldn’t know who to give the smaller paychecks to.
Strong men, men who are truly role models, don’t need to put down women to make themselves feel powerful.
It’s misogynistic in nature to try and control a woman’s sexual presentation of self. I consider this an issue that is bigger than one film.
We won’t unlock opportunities for young women and girls unless we can change the mindset of every family and community. To achieve this, it cannot just be women who speak up for girls.
A feminist is a person who believes in the power of women just as much as they believe in the power of anyone else. It’s equality, it’s fairness, and I think it’s a great thing to be a part of.
[My father] always reminded us that it was important to stand up for your rights, and regardless of who you are and where you come from, to hold your head up high with dignity and respect.
You’re a feminist if you go to a Jay-Z and Beyoncé concert, and you’re NOT like, mmm, I feel like Beyoncé should be making 23 percent less money than Jay-Z.