14 Celebrity Quotes on Women and Equality

As we all know, the media is constantly sending us distorted messages of what beauty and femeninity truly should be like. They feed us crap that should've been normal a couple decades ago, but not in the 21st century. We begin to believe that our beauty is defined by the approval and desire of men.  That men will protect us and provide for us when we are weak. That we are secondary characters with less importance in a story where the man is the hero. Regardless, the media has been improving, but there is still a lot left to change. Thankfully, actresses like Jennifer Lawrence, Beyoncé, and Zooey Deschanel have been taking a stand. These powerful voices have used their fame to call out the media and actually begin changing it. Read all of these inspiring quotes on gender and what it means to be a woman faced with our current social and cultural expectations. 

1. Jennifer Lawrence

2. Blake Lively

3. George R.R. Martin

4. Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche

5. Zooey Deschanel

6. Jennifer Lawrence, again

7. Willow Shields

8. Emma Watson

9. Ellen Page 

 

10. Beyoncé Knowles

11. Zooey Deschanel, again

12. Madonna

13. Meryl Streep

14. Joseph Gordon Levitt

 

 

 

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