Famous Feminists

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!

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 1 Halsey

Halsey.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 29, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edison, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 2 Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Abolitionist
Birthdate: February 29, 1822
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dorchester County, Maryland, United States
Died: March 10, 1913

 3 Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: January 25, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: South Kensington, London, England
Died: March 28, 1941

 4 Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: August 30, 1797
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Somers Town, London, England
Died: February 1, 1851
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 5 Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Writer, Environmental Activist
Birthdate: November 18, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 6 Joan Jett

Joan Jett.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer, Composer
Birthdate: September 22, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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 7 Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Women’s Rights Activist
Birthdate: February 15, 1820
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Adams, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 13, 1906
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 8 Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 23, 1998
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 9 Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: American women's rights activist
Birthdate: December 1, 1797
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Swartekill, New York
Died: November 26, 1883

 10 Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem.
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: March 25, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 11 Margaret Sanger

Margaret Sanger.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: September 14, 1879
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Corning, New York, United States
Died: September 6, 1966

 12 Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir.
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 9, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Paris
Died: April 14, 1986

 13 Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Second First Lady of the United States
Birthdate: November 11, 1744
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Greenville
Died: October 28, 1818

 14 John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill.
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Famous As: British Philosopher and Civil Servant.
Birthdate: May 20, 1806
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pentonville, London, England
Died: May 8, 1873

 15 Emmeline Pankhurst

Emmeline Pankhurst.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Leader of the British Suffragette Movement
Birthdate: July 4, 1858
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moss Side, Manchester
Died: June 14, 1928

 16 Eve

Eve
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

 17 Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft.
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: April 27, 1759
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 10, 1797

 18 Margaret Cho

Margaret Cho.
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Famous As: American comedian
Birthdate: December 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, U.S
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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 19 Ester Expósito

Ester Expósito.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 26, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 20 Rosa Luxemburg

Rosa Luxemburg.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Marxist Theorist
Birthdate: March 5, 1871
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zamos'c'
Died: January 15, 1919

 21 Valentina Tereshkova

Valentina Tereshkova.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Pilot
Birthdate: March 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bolshoye Maslennikovo
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 22 Tori Amos

Tori Amos.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician and Singer
Birthdate: August 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newton
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 23 Kathleen Hanna

Kathleen Hanna
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 24 Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Women’s Rights Activist
Birthdate: November 12, 1815
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Johnstown
Died: October 26, 1902

 25 Emma Goldman

Emma Goldman.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 27, 1869
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kaunas
Died: May 14, 1940

 26 Annie Besant

Annie Besant.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Member of the London School Board
Birthdate: October 1, 1847
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Clapham
Died: September 20, 1933

 27 Carrie Brownstein

Carrie Brownstein
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer, Guitarist, Actor, Writer, Musician, Blogger, Television actor
Birthdate: September 27, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Seattle

 28 Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Harlem, New York City
Died: November 17, 1992

 29 Elizabeth Blackwell

Elizabeth Blackwell.
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: First Woman Medical Graduate
Birthdate: February 3, 1821
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bristol
Died: May 31, 1910

 30 Betty Friedan

Betty Friedan.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Feminist, Writer
Birthdate: February 4, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: eoria, Illinois, United States
Died: February 4, 2004

 31 Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy.
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 23, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow

 32 Germaine Greer

Germaine Greer .
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 29, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

 33 George Sand

George Sand.
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 1, 1804
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 8, 1876

 34 Betty Ford

Betty Ford.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former First Lady of the United States
Birthdate: April 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 8, 2011

 35 Diane von Fürstenberg

Diane von Fürstenberg.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Fashion designer
Birthdate: December 31, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brussels
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 36 Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 3, 1860
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut
Died: August 17, 1935

 37 Margaret Colin

Margaret Colin
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 26, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 38 Pippa Bacca

Pippa Bacca
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: December 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: March 31, 2008
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 39 Angela Carter

Angela Carter.
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Birthdate: May 7, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Eastbourne, England
Died: February 16, 1992

 40 Andrea Dworkin

Andrea Dworkin .
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Feminist and Writer
Birthdate: September 26, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Camden, New Jersey, U.S.
Died: April 9, 2005

 41 Anne Bradstreet

Anne Bradstreet.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 20, 1612
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Northampton
Died: September 16, 1672

 42 Taslima Nasrin

Taslima Nasrin
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 25, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mymensingh, Bangladesh

 43 Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: American poet
Birthdate: May 16, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: March 27, 2012

 44 Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 15, 1689
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 21, 1762

 45 Stuart Hall

Stuart Hall
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Famous As: Sociologist
Birthdate: February 3, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica
Died: February 10, 2014

 46 Poly Styrene

Poly Styrene
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 3, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bromley, England
Died: April 25, 2011

 47 Millicent Fawcett

Millicent Fawcett.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Suffragist
Birthdate: June 11, 1847
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Aldeburgh
Died: August 5, 1929

 48 Rita Mae Brown

Rita Mae Brown
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hanover, Pennsylvania, United States

 49 Chantal Akerman

Chantal Akerman
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: June 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: October 5, 2015

 50 Emily Haines

Emily Haines
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer, Pianist
Birthdate: January 25, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Delhi
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)