“To call woman the weaker sex is a libel”


“To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man’s injustice to woman. If by strength is meant brute strength, then, indeed, is woman less brute than man. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man’s superior. Has she not greater intuition, is she not more self-sacrificing, has she not greater powers of endurance, has she not greater courage? Without her, man could not be. If nonviolence is the law of our being, the future is with woman. Who can make a more effective appeal to the heart than woman?”

– Mahatma Gandhi

Black and white portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, standing with a gentle smile, wearing round spectacles and traditional Indian attire, a white shawl draped over his shoulders.
Mahatma Gandhi, 1931


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“To call woman the weaker sex is a libel” sources:

  • Quote: Young India (4 October 1930) – Wikiquote