The Nobel Prize–winning Pakistani girls’ education advocate didn’t get to savor her final months at university, but so be it. Like so many of her generation, she knows she is inheriting a broken world—and believes in her power to change it.
It's humbling and powerful to look back to the strongest women in history during Women's History Month every year. From the strong women of today to the ones to fought from the very beginning for gender equality and feminism, these 50 best quotes pay respect to the greatest women in history.
After you've wished Bharat Mata, Gau Mata, and all the other symbols of pure womanhood and virtue, maybe find some time to wish actual human beings who identify as women. If you're in a good mood, you could even share a Malala quote before returning to a day of trolling and rape threats online. Sounds simple enough?
1. A group of women called "The 9 Nanas" kept a secret for decades that not even their husbands knew about. For 30 years, they met at 4 am and anonymously paid bills and bought clothes for people in need. Each care package came with a homemade pound cake and a note that read "Somebody loves you."