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8 Feminist Quotes from the Women's Media Center Awards

The Women's Media Center Awards is like the Oscars of feminism, and this year's ceremony honored some pretty amazing women who all said some pretty amazing things. And in case you missed it, we've compiled our favorite quotes of the evening here so that you can bask in their glory.

The Women's Media Center Awards is like the Oscars of feminism, and this year's ceremony honored some pretty amazing women who all said some pretty amazing things. And in case you missed it, we've compiled our favorite quotes of the evening here so that you can bask in their glory.

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Jane Fonda

"Feminism is not talking about matriarchy; we're talking about democracy."

Pat Mitchell

"Good journalism has no gender."

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Christiane Amanpour

"Everything is healthier when there is parity. Everything. Gender equality is not domination; it's justice."

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Lindy West

"I hear a lot these days about the lazy, aimless ‘millennials’ ... and I also hear people asking, ‘Where is the next generation of the social justice movement? Where are all the young feminists and womanists and activists?’ Dude, they're on the Internet. They're working their asses off. And if you can't hear them, it's because you're not listening."

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Lily Tomlin

Lily Tomlin hosted the awards and had so many fantastic quotes, we couldn't pick just one. Here are our top three.

"The feminist movement is about moving the whole species forward, not just half of it."

"In the future, flesh-colored band aids will come in many more shades and colors."

"Women around the world are switching from serving the world to changing the world."

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Sheila C. Johnson

And last but not least, Sheila C. Johnson says what we're all thinking:

"I feel like I'm in feminist heaven."

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