Women’s Day Special: 10 Inspiring Quotes On Womanhood

International Women’s Day falls on March 8 every year. Having started back in the 1900s, Women’s Day was initially called “An International Working Women’s Day”. The earliest celebration was observed and held on February 28th back in 1909 in New York and was organized by the Socialist Party of America. In a few years the movement took on and on March 8th in 1917 a demonstration for women requiring higher salaries and better working standards was held in the capital of the Russian Empire, Petrograd. The United Nations began celebrating the day in 1975 and invited member states to proclaim March 8 as the UN Day for women’s rights and world peace.

Starting 1996 the United Nations picked a topic for the event to focus and spread the word on the rising issue. In 2016 the topic was “Step It Up for Gender Equality” and this year the official theme was set to “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030″. Not just a celebration, the day has also come to be increasingly associated with feminism and equal rights for women. To celebrate womanhood, women’s changing role and equal rights, here are a few quotes from the world’s most known, strong, independent and inspiring women:

“You can be a thousand different women. It’s your choice which one you want to be. It’s about freedom and sovereignty. You celebrate who you are. You say, ‘This is my kingdom.” — Salma Hayek, Actress and Activist

“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.” — Hillary Clinton

“Young women should pave their own path. I find it quite confining to live up to anybody else’s expectations of who you should be.” — Jessica Alba, Actress

“We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.” — Beyoncé

“Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.” — Lady Gaga

“My hope for the future, not just in the music industry, but in every young girl I meet, is that they all realize their worth and ask for it.” — Taylor Swift

“No one has ever asked an actor, you’re playing a strong-minded man, We assume that men are strong-minded, or have opinions. But a strong-minded woman is a different animal.” — Meryl Streep

“I feel like young girls are told that they have to be a princess and fragile. It’s bullshit. I identify much more with being a warrior—a fighter.” — Emma Watson

“I consider myself to be a feminist, and I’d always wanted to show that just because a woman has made a choice, a free choice to say, ‘Well, I’m going to raise my family and that’s going to be my choice. I may go back to a career, I may have a career part time, but that’s my choice.’ Doesn’t mean that that’s all she can do.” — JK Rowling, Author

“Femininity for me means happiness and freedom… freedom of being who you are in whatever shape or size you come in.” — Kate Winsleet

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