The term Feminism receives a mixed platter of both cynicism and acceptance from both genders and all age. But even in the midst of misconceptions feminism at the core is all about celebrating women and empowering them to no end to take on the world with no fear. For some, this movement might look synonymous to hate but Feminism in all its glory is about equality for male, female, and the transgender, with no discrimination especially based on sex or race. The feminists aren’t a pack of male-hating folks demanding special treatment of any kind nor do they believe that one gender should be above the other. Feminists strive to make those virtues a norm that is usually looked down upon and help build a society where men aren’t afraid of vulnerability and women are allowed to be independent. Throughout history, many fearless women have put away the cloak of submissiveness and have gone above and beyond to throw some light on feminism. Women that held the reins of the fashion world during the 17th and 18th century like Coco Chanel did their own bit to break the gender gap; when women were expected to dress in skirts and dresses, Chanel designed pants and suits! Just like her, there are many such badass women of this generation like Oprah Winfrey, Ellen Page, Hillary Clinton, and Angelina Jolie who have changed the course of this world with their struggles. There is still more to learn from these women- keep reading and have your mind blown by their insane fearlessness!
Ellen PageEllen Page
21 February 1987, Canadian
Harriet TubmanHarriet Tubman
29 February 1822, American

Gloria SteinemGloria Steinem
25 March 1934, American

Susan B. AnthonySusan B. Anthony
15 February 1820, American
Women’s Rights Activist

Margaret SangerMargaret Sanger
14 September 1879, American

Mary ShelleyMary Shelley
30 August 1797, British
Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882, British

Joan JettJoan Jett
22 September 1958, American
Singer, Composer

Amandla StenbergAmandla Stenberg
23 October 1998, American
Tori AmosTori Amos
22 August 1963, American
Musician and Singer

Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
18 November 1939, Canadian
Writer, Environmental Activist
Betty FriedanBetty Friedan
04 February 1921, American
Feminist, Writer

Sojourner TruthSojourner Truth
01 December 1797, American
American women's rights activist

Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir
09 January 1908, French

Abigail AdamsAbigail Adams
11 November 1744, American
Second First Lady of the United States

John Stuart MillJohn Stuart Mill
20 May 1806, British
British Philosopher and Civil Servant.
Audre LordeAudre Lorde
18 February 1934, American

Rosa LuxemburgRosa Luxemburg
05 March 1871, German, Polish
Marxist Theorist

Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
27 June 1869, American

Mary WollstonecraftMary Wollstonecraft
27 April 1759, British
Valentina TereshkovaValentina Tereshkova
06 March 1937, Russian

Betty FordBetty Ford
08 April 1918, American
Former First Lady of the United States
Germaine Greer Germaine Greer
29 January 1939, Australian

Margaret ChoMargaret Cho
05 December 1968, American
American comedian

Emmeline PankhurstEmmeline Pankhurst
04 July 1858, British
Leader of the British Suffragette Movement
Elizabeth Cady StantonElizabeth Cady Stanton
12 November 1815, American
Women’s Rights Activist

Annie BesantAnnie Besant
01 October 1847, British
Member of the London School Board
George SandGeorge Sand
01 July 1804, French

Diane von FürstenbergDiane von Fürstenberg
31 December 1946, American
Fashion designer

Andrea Dworkin Andrea Dworkin
26 September 1946, American
Feminist and Writer
Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy
23 December 1955, British

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Adrienne RichAdrienne Rich
16 May 1929, American
American poet
Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver
08 April 1955, American
Novelist, Poet, Essayist

Carrie Chapman CattCarrie Chapman Catt
09 January 1859, American
Women’s Rights Activists

Charlotte Perkins GilmanCharlotte Perkins Gilman
03 July 1860, American

Marie StopesMarie Stopes
15 October 1880, British
Paleobotanist & Women’s Rights Activists
Elizabeth BlackwellElizabeth Blackwell
03 February 1821, American
First Woman Medical Graduate
Angela CarterAngela Carter
07 May 1940, British

Lucretia MottLucretia Mott
03 January 1793, American
Abolitionist, Women's Rights Activist, Social

Margaret FullerMargaret Fuller
23 May 1810, American

Millicent FawcettMillicent Fawcett
11 June 1847, British
Lucy StoneLucy Stone
13 August 1818, American
Women's Rights Activist

Christine de PizanChristine de Pizan
1364 AD, French
Poet & Author

Rebecca WestRebecca West
21 December 1892, British
British author

Agnes MacphailAgnes Macphail
24 March 1890, Canadian
Canadian Politician

Nizar QabbaniNizar Qabbani
21 March 1923, Syrian
Anne BradstreetAnne Bradstreet
20 March 1612, British

29 September 1994, American
Kate SheppardKate Sheppard
10 March 1847, New Zealander
Women's Suffrage Leader

Hélène CixousHélène Cixous
05 June 1937, Algerian

Matilda GageMatilda Joslyn Gage
24 March 1826, American
Abolitionist, Freethinker, Author
Rose MacaulayRose Macaulay
01 August 1881, British

Cristina Peri RossiCristina Peri Rossi
12 November 1941, Uruguayan
Barbara Grizzuti HarrisonBarbara Grizzuti Harrison
14 September 1934, American
Author, Journalist

Hella WuolijokiHella Wuolijoki
22 July 1886, Finnish

Angelina GrimkeAngelina Grimke
20 February 1805, American
Abolitionist, Women's Rights Activist

Eva PerónEva Perón
07 May 1919, Argentinian

Octavia E. ButlerOctavia E. Butler
22 June 1947, American
Science fiction author
10 November 1978, American

Judith ButlerJudith Butler
24 February 1956, American
Philosopher, Writer, University teacher,

Kathleen HannaKathleen Hanna
12 November 1968, American

Margaret ColinMargaret Colin
26 May 1958, American
Carrie BrownsteinCarrie Brownstein
27 September 1974, American
Singer, Guitarist, Actor, Writer, Musician,

Victoria Claflin WoodhullVictoria Woodhull
23 September 1838, American
Clementine FordClementine Ford
1981 AD, Australian

Rita Mae BrownRita Mae Brown
28 November 1944, American

Lady Mary Wortley MontaguLady Mary Wortley Montagu
15 May 1689, British
Emily HainesEmily Haines
25 January 1974, Canadian
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer, Pianist

Tobi VailTobi Vail
20 July 1969, American
Clara ZetkinClara Zetkin
05 July 1857, German
Politician, Journalist, Feminist

Mary DalyMary Daly
16 October 1928, American
Theologian, Writer, Philosopher, University

Beatrice WebbBeatrice Webb
22 January 1858, British
Patricia Hill CollinsPatricia Hill Collins
01 May 1948, American
Philosopher, Sociologist, University teacher,

Nellie McClungNellie McClung
20 October 1873, Canadian
Novelist, Writer, Politician, Human rights
Crystal EastmanCrystal Eastman
25 June 1881, American

John VanbrughJohn Vanbrugh
24 January 1664, British

Mary Ann Shadd CaryMary Ann Shadd
09 October 1823, Canadian, American

Dorothy AllisonDorothy Allison
11 April 1949, American
Olive SchreinerOlive Schreiner
24 March 1855, South African
Joanna RussJoanna Russ
22 February 1937, American

Ellen WillisEllen Willis
14 December 1941, American

Fatema MernissiFatema Mernissi
27 September 1940, Moroccan

Frances WrightFrances Wright
06 September 1795, British
Writer, Philosopher
Jill CraigieJill Craigie
07 March 1911, British
Film director

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps WardElizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
31 August 1844, American

Mary AstellMary Astell
12 November 1666, British
Writer, Philosopher, Feminist

Dorothy HewettDorothy Hewett
21 May 1923, Australian

Florine StettheimerFlorine Stettheimer
19 August 1871, American
Carole PatemanCarole Pateman
11 December 1940, British
Political Scientist

Barbara BodichonBarbara Bodichon
08 April 1827, British
Ernestine Louise RoseErnestine Rose
13 January 1810, Polish
Social reformer

Julia MarloweJulia Marlowe
17 August 1865, American
Rosie Malek-YonanRosie Malek-Yonan
04 July 1965, American
Actor, Novelist, Film director, Writer, Stage
Liz CarpenterLiz Carpenter
01 September 1920, American