Women's Civil Rights Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 54 Quotes About Women's Civil Rights

#1. Rejecting the fundamental provision of the Civil Rights Act is a rejection of the foundational promise of America that all men and women should be treated equally, a promise for which many Americans have lost their lives. - Author: John Yarmuth
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#2. Justice needs money; it always has ... whether for abolition of slavery and early women's rights movements or the civil rights and environmental drives of our generation. - Author: Ralph Nader
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#3. Women have to risk civil disobedience for their rights. - Author: Sonia Johnson
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#4. I WILL FOLLOW ANYONE ... AND BEG EVERYONE ... TO HELP RESCUE ALL IMPRISONED WOMEN. - Author: Widad Akreyi
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#5. In not a single one of these little campaigns was I victorious. In other words, in each case, I personally failed, but I have lived to see the thesis upon which I was operating vindicated. And what I very often say is that I've lived to see my lost causes found. - Author: Pauli Murray
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#6. I am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marrying another are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties. And quite frankly, I don't see much of a distinction beyond that. - Author: Joe Biden
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#7. If only women are talking about women's rights, then the issue has failed from the start. If you think about the Holocaust, that wasn't just a Jewish issue. Civil rights weren't just a black issue. - Author: Nicholas D. Kristof
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#8. I will follow anyone ...
And remind everyone ...
Of enslaved Yazidi women ...
Raped ...
And forced ...
To donate blood to ISIS men ... - Author: Widad Akreyi
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#9. Look at what I've done my entire life. I have been working on behalf of civil rights, women's rights, human rights for years and I know how challenging it is to change our political system and I have the highest regard for those who have put themselves on the line. - Author: Hillary Clinton
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#10. I feel very strongly that the Democratic Party has, in the past, been the party of the future. I think when you look at Social Security and Medicare, when you look at the civil rights movement, the women's movement, I think the Democratic Party has always been in the forefront of change. - Author: Richard Lamm
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#11. SHOW THE WORLD YOUR STRONG COMPASSION!
GIVE YOUR VOICE TO VOICELESS KOBANE KIDS! - Author: Widad Akreyi
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#12. In the '60s, when I was growing up, one of the great elements of American culture was the protest song. There were songs about the civil rights movement, the women's rights movement, the antiwar movement. It wasn't just Bob Dylan, it was everybody at the time. - Author: George Clooney
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#13. The evolution of national unity and equal rights is all about what America represents as a nation today: a manifestation of the historical episodes of Jefferson and Henry as well as the Civil War, the Women's Suffrage movement, and the Civil Rights struggles. - Author: Patrick Mendis
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#14. [T]he full and complete development of a country, the welfare of the world and the cause of peace require the maximum participation of women on equal terms with men in all fields.
[Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (1979)] - Author: United Nations
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#15. I believe that what I've worked for - women and children, civil rights against poverty, trying to level the playing field for people to have a better chance - is what I still believe is important and what I'm trying to do today. - Author: Hillary Clinton
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#16. You could not be in the civil rights movement without having an appreciation for everybody's rights. That these rights are not divisible - not something men have and women don't and so on. - Author: Julian Bond
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#17. In our country there's never been a successful progressive struggle that did not have a soundtrack, whether it was the civil rights movement, workers' rights movement, women's rights movement. There's got to be songs at the barricades, and those are the kinds of songs that I try to write. - Author: Tom Morello
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#18. In Indonesia, where I am from, the Dutch-imposed Civil Code dating back to the colonial 1870s prevailed until the 1974 Law on Marriage granted married women greater rights, including the ability to open individual bank accounts. - Author: Sri Mulyani Indrawati
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#19. The Purpose of life is to thrive and save lives with passion! Save Yazidis today with love and compassion! - Author: Widad Akreyi
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#20. No ONE MENTIONS YOUR TEARS, SADNESS OR SLOW DEATH! BUT, WE FEEL YOUR FALLEN TEARS, YOUR BEHEADED BODIES, YOUR RAPED DIGNITY! - Author: Widad Akreyi
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#21. Social gains are never handed out. They must be seized. - Author: Sheryl Sandberg
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#22. You have a chance to save lives! If you don't take it, you may regret it! - Author: Widad Akreyi
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#23. We have the history of slavery or inequality to women, and now the civil rights movement of the 21st century is the struggle for equality for the gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people. And I think it's important for Americans to know about the times that we failed. - Author: George Takei
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#24. My parents were civil rights activists, and my mother was active in the feminist movement. Issues concerning marginalized people and especially women of color were what they cared about most in the world. - Author: Anna Holmes
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#25. When the women's liberation movement began, when people began protesting against the Vietnam War, civil rights movement, at the beginning of those movements, the majority of the country was not with them, did not believe in the basic principles of any of those philosophies. - Author: Michael Moore
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#26. In the women's movement, women needed men to stand up and say, 'This isn't right.' In the civil rights of the '60s, it took people of all color to demand equal rights. - Author: Pauley Perrette
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#27. The rights of women are to the 21st century what civil rights were to the 20th. - Author: Tina Brown
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#28. We call on the Senate to reject any judicial nominee who does not affirm fundamental civil rights, including a woman's right [to obtain an abortion on demand]. The threat an [pro-life] judiciary poses to women's lives demands nothing less. - Author: Susana Martinez
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#29. Gospel music is nothing but singing of good tidings -- spreading the good news. It will last as long as any music because it is sung straight from the human heart. - Author: Mahalia Jackson
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#30. ISIS BEHEADS CIVILIANS WHILE WORLD KEEPS FORGETTING WHAT VICTIMS' SOULS R BEGGING:
HUMANITY SAVE KOBANE - Author: Widad Akreyi
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#31. I WILL FOLLOW ANYONE... AND DEMONSTRATE TO EVERYONE... THAT THEIR FEAR IS GENUINE - Author: Widad Akreyi
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#32. When I was at 'Newsweek' magazine - which, you know, this really sounds like I walked four miles in the snow to school - but I started at 'Newsweek' magazine in 1963, which was before the Civil Rights Act of 1964. So it was actually legal to discriminate against women, and 'Newsweek' did. - Author: Ellen Goodman
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#33. Get off of my shoulders. The foundation has been laid, now its time for you to build on it and get to work. - Author: Amelia Boynton Robinson
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#34. I think the legacy of the civil rights movement is that now whites are more open to being represented by people of color or people who are women or, again, non-traditional candidates. - Author: Carol Moseley Braun
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#35. The arc of American history almost inevitably moves toward freedom. Whether it's Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation, the expansion of women's rights or, now, gay rights, I think there is an almost-inevitable march toward greater civil liberties. - Author: James McGreevey
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#36. The third Great Awakening is variously said to have started between the 1860s and 1890; it continued into the early 1900s and laid the ethical basis for the emancipation of women, the reforms of the New Deal and, later, the civil rights movement. - Author: Charles Murray
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#37. Even in the civil rights movement, there were so many unbelievable women. They never, ever received the credit that they should have received. They did all of the, and I cannot say it, they did all of the dirty work. Hard work. - Author: John Lewis
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#38. The nation's government has just handed me the bill that grants us our civil rights. I am receiving it before you, certain that I am accepting this on behalf of all Argentinean women, and I can feel my hands tremble with joy as they grasp the laurel proclaiming victory. - Author: Evita Peron
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#39. YAZIDIS AND CHRISTIANS WANT TO BE FREE OF NIGHT MIST AND BEHEADING DRIFT! - Author: Widad Akreyi
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#40. WE KNOW YOU ARE SURROUNDED BY DARKNESS ...
IN THE TERROR FOREST!
WE HOPE FOR MOONLIGHT! - Author: Widad Akreyi
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#41. We need to guarantee equal rights and civil rights and say that, here in America, workers have the right to organize - women have the right to choose - and justice belongs to everyone regardless of race or gender or sexual orientation. - Author: John F. Kerry
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#42. Too often, advances in civil rights or women's rights are undermined by wrong-headed legislation or weak-kneed political leadership. - Author: Mike Quigley
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#43. We ask justice, we ask equality, we ask that all the civil and political rights that belong to citizens of the United States, be guaranteed to us and our daughters forever. - Author: Susan B. Anthony
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#44. IT'S ALL CLEAR
ISIS INVADES YOUR SPHERE
YET NO ONE IMAGINES YOUR FEAR
BUT DON'T WORRY
TAUSSI MELEK IS HERE
RESTORING LIVES NEAR - Author: Widad Akreyi
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#45. I WILL FOLLOW ANYONE
AND THANK EVERYONE
WHO TRIES TO MAKE
A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES
OF VULNERABLE CIVILIANS - Author: Widad Akreyi
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#46. [Ella Baker]'s second defining characteristic was her dislike of top-down leadership ... 'She felt leaders were not appointed but the rose up. Someone will rise. Someone will emerge'. It was an attitude Baker shared with some of the older women in the movement. - Author: Gail Collins
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#47. I am an educated black woman in a time when educated black people will be called upon to risk everything for the rights of black people everywhere. - Author: Allan Dare Pearce
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#48. It was the best route to get folks to understand segregation fast. Civil rights and women's rights had a clear history. Making the transition to rights for people with disabilities became easier because we had the history of the other two. - Author: Major Owens
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#49. Preferential affirmative action patronizes American blacks, women, and others by presuming that they cannot succeed on their own. Preferential affirmative action does not advance civil rights in this country. - Author: Alan Keyes
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#50. How did I make a living? I haven't. I have eked out an existence. - Ella Baker - Author: Gail Collins
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#51. In college, I got interested in news because the world was coming apart. The civil rights movement, the antiwar movement, the women's right movement. That focused my radio ambitions toward news. - Author: Bob Edwards
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#52. The fact that women are very young in obtaining their civil rights and African-Americans are young in obtaining their civil rights, I think it's about time that we extend that to all Americans, whether straight, gay, purple, green, black, brown. - Author: Octavia Spencer
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#53. As a vibrant force in civil society, women continue to press for their rights, equal participation in decision-making, and the upholding of the principles of the revolution by the highest levels of leadership in Egypt. - Author: Michelle Bachelet
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#54. We have an abundance of rape and violence against women in this country and on this Earth, though it's almost never treated as a civil rights or human rights issue, or a crisis, or even a pattern. Violence doesn't have a race, a class, a religion, or a nationality, but it does have a gender. - Author: Rebecca Solnit
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