Father's Day is just around the corner. Whether you're celebrating with your own dad or helping a special someone in your life celebrate their father, families all over the globe are taking note of dads who are fighting for women's rights. What better way to do that than with feminist Father's Day 2017 quotes?
Being a feminist is for everyone. The way they talk about and raise their daughters — wanting to empower them, trusting their judgment, ensuring their bodily autonomy, wanting to spend time with them, and so much more — is inspiring to all.
I'm lucky enough to know many feminist men who care about my right to choose, who strive to raise feminist little girls and boys, and who are proud to fight for equality. As Father's Day comes around again this year, it's important to celebrate those men in your life. From the new dad who changes his baby's diapers every single night to the woke dad who went with you to the Women's March, here are 13 feminist Father's Day quotes to celebrate this special man in 2017. Don't forget to give him an extra tight hug for sticking by you all this time, too.
1. "They are smart, steady young women." — Barack Obama
2. "When you have a little girl, it’s like how can you teach her that you’re in control of her body. If I teach her that I’m in charge of whether or not she can touch her hair, she’s going to replace me with some other man when she goes out in the world." — Will Smith
3. "I thought I would be more inspired to have all these new feelings to talk about, but I really just want to hang out with my daughter." — Jay-Z
4. "[Being a father] is my most important role. If I fail at this, I fail at everything." — Mark Wahlberg
5 "If I had a bucket list, I’d say raising my four girls to be strong, good women would be number one." — Matt Damon
6. "It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping." — John Sinor
7. "[Fatherhood] just gives you something more than basketball to kind of play and live for. It's pretty special." — Stephen Curry
8. "My boy has a big sister whom he loves a great deal. Naturally, he inherits her skirts and dresses — and sometimes he likes to put them on. I have no intention whatsoever of getting in his way." — Nils Pickert
9. "My own mother fought to make herself more than a possession; she lived her life as a mother who chose when she would have children, and a wife who could earn a living if she so chose. I want my daughters to enjoy that same choice." — Mark Ruffalo
10. "If guys were to come around, I might take a serious tone. But I love her and trust her. Hopefully, I’ve taught her well enough to make the right decisions." — Forest Whitaker
11. "Our daughters understand what my wife understands full well, which is it's important to be strong, present, and powerful, and accept nothing less than a man would — in fact, ask for more. And, you know, that's part of what I admire so much about my wife, and I know that through her example, my children will absorb that." — Ben Affleck
12. "I would like my daughter to experience a world where gender doesn't dictate one's responsibility or limit one's opportunity." — Ashton Kutcher
13. "Everyone thinks I'm going to be a really protective father, but I'm not. She's a good girl, she's smart, and I respect her choices. If something isn't done right, she learns from it and that's life." — Lenny Kravitz