Nawal El Saadawi Quotes & Sayings

26 most famous Nawal El Saadawi quotes and sayings (writer). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“Women in most countries have not achieved much, because they can't be liberated under the patriarchal, capitalist, imperialist and military system that determines the way we live now, and which is governed by power, not justice, by false democracy, not real freedom.”
Nawal El Saadawi Quotes
“When you have increasing power of religious groups, oppression of women increases. Women are oppressed in all religions.”
Nawal El Saadawi Quotes
“If you do not love yourself, well, you cannot do anything well, that's my philosophy.”
Nawal El Saadawi Quotes
“Unity is power; without unity women cannot fight for their rights anywhere.”
“I've participated in many demonstrations since I was a child. When I was at medical college, I was fighting King Farouk, then British colonization, against Nasser, against Sadat who pushed me into prison, Mubarak who pushed me into exile. I never stopped.”
Nawal El Saadawi Quotes
“When we live in a world that is very unjust, you have to be a dissident.”
Nawal El Saadawi Quotes
“When you are intelligent and beautiful you face a lot of problems. If you are beautiful and stupid then it's easy.”
Nawal El Saadawi Quotes
“The feminists who are aware of the effects of patriarchy realize that we are all in the same boat from the dangers of patriarchy, and that the oppression of women is universal.”
Nawal El Saadawi Quotes
“I am very much against makeup and high heels and all that we inherit as 'beauty.'”
“Whenever I go to New York or any European country, they say: 'Nawal, why don't you get a facelift?' I tell them, 'I am proud of my wrinkles. Every wrinkle on my face tells the story of my life. Why should I hide my age?'”

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