International Women’s Day falls on March 8 each year.
It’s a day to celebrate how far we’ve come in terms of women’s rights, and also to look ahead at how we cane improve in the future.
Whether it’s women’s suffrage, the invention of the contraceptive pill, or improvements in the developing world, there’s plenty to be happy about.
It can’t pass without giving a huge thanks to the women that helped make that happen, though.
What better way to do that than with some hilarious memes, and quotes from some of the women who helped push the movement forward in the first place?
Quotes and messages
‘Well-behaved women seldom make history.’ – Laurel Thatcher-Ulrich
‘A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.’ – Irish Proverb
‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.’ – Simone De Beauvior
‘Don’t let anyone tell you you’re weak because you’re a woman.’ – Mary Kom
‘Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.’ – Oprah Winfrey
‘There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made.’ – Michelle Obama
‘Women are the real architects of society.’ –Cher
‘I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women.’ – Nora Ephron
‘All over the world, young males and females, schooled in the art of patriarchal thinking, are building an identity on a foundation that sees the will to do violence as the essential way to assert being.’ – Bell Hooks
‘I am grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life.’ – Maya Angelou
‘We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.’ – Malala Yousafzai
‘The education and empowerment of women throughout the world cannot fail to result in a more caring, tolerant, just and peaceful life for all.’ – Aung San Suu Kyi
Now get out there and smash the patriarchy.
Happy International Women’s Day 2018.