A new-age feminist hero.
With the release of the newest Wonder Woman movie, there have been a lot of mixed emotions about the whole thing and honestly, I’m tired of it.
Everything negative you heard or read about Wonder Woman all centers around the same topic: why does she get her own movie? Why do women have to be the center of anything?
All of this trash talk about how no one is ready for a woman “insert title here” is getting old, fast.
But enough of this negative talk, because Wonder Woman is a film that should be celebrated for its portrayal of a strong female lead that kicks ass and takes names.
I know I’m not alone when I say that seeing empowered women getting sh*t done only empowers me more.
The fight for acceptance in today’s world is far from over – especially for our WOC – and continuously having a strong outpouring of success and support for all women is something I can definitely get behind.
Not only does Wonder Woman depict the strong female lead we’ve been itching for since the Ghostbusters reboot, but it also gives young girls someone to look up to; more specifically, a woman who doesn’t have to act like anything less than she is (a total badass) for others to like her.
This is something I wish I had known when I was younger because I am still trying to fit into the mold I deserve – without having to water myself down or take up less room than my male counterparts.
And having a role model like Wonder Woman not only makes me feel more confident as a woman, but gives me hope for younger generations as they grow up.
Keep reading for quotes from Wonder Woman the movie and Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot, that celebrate strong women.
If you’re looking for a little inspiration, we’ve got the best quotes to share and savor. For quotes from the most inspiring celebs, activists, and poets, look no further! You might even find the quote that motivates the best parts of your life (and love!) forever.
On finding people who deserve you.
“Be careful of mankind. They do not deserve you.” — Wonder Woman
On defending the world.
“If no one else will defend the world, then I must.” — Wonder Woman
On taking the good with the bad.
“I used to want to save the world, to end war and bring peace to mankind. But then I glimpsed the darkness that lives within their light. I learnt that inside every one of them there will always be both. The choice each must make for themselves – something no hero will ever defeat.” — Wonder Woman
On believing in love.
“It’s about what you believe. And I believe in love. Only love will truly save the world.” — Wonder Woman
On fighting for others.
“I will fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.” — Wonder Woman
On a man’s importance.
“When it comes to procreation, men are essential, but for pleasure, not necessary.” — Wonder Woman
On finding your duty in this world.
“It is our sacred duty to defend the world.” — Wonder Woman
“Fighting doesn’t make you a hero.” — Wonder Woman
“A deal is a promise and a promise is unbreakable.” — Wonder Woman
On fighting your own battle.
“Everyone’s fighting their own battles, just as you are fighting yours.” — Wonder Woman