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 
Madonna
(The 'Queen of Pop' - The Best-Selling Female Music Artist of All Time)

Madonna
78
Birthdate: August 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States

 2 

Mary Wollstonecraft
2
Birthdate: April 27, 1759
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 10, 1797

 3 
Evita Peron
(Actress, First Lady of Argentina (1946-52))

Evita Peron
19
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 7, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Toldos, Argentina
Died: July 26, 1952
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 4 
Lali Espósito
(Pop Singer-Songwriter And Part Of The Band 'Teen Angels')

Lali Espósito
25
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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 5 
Gloria Steinem
(Journalist)

Gloria Steinem
11
Birthdate: March 25, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States

 6 
Octavia Butler
(Science fiction author)

Octavia Butler
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Died: February 24, 2006

 7 
Eve
(Rapper)

Eve
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
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 8 
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Women’s Rights Activist)

Elizabeth Cady Stanton
5
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 12, 1815
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Johnstown
Died: October 26, 1902

 9 
Elizabeth Blackwell
(First Woman Medical Graduate)

Elizabeth Blackwell
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: February 3, 1821
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bristol
Died: May 31, 1910

George Sand
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 1, 1804
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 8, 1876

 11 
Tori Amos
(Musician and Singer)

Tori Amos
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newton
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 12 

Germaine Greer
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 29, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

 13 
Betty Friedan
(Feminist, Writer)

Betty Friedan
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 4, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: eoria, Illinois, United States
Died: February 4, 2004

 14 
Stacey Dooley
(Television presenter)

Stacey Dooley
3
Birthdate: March 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Luton, Bedfordshire, England
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 15 

Kathleen Hanna
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 16 
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
(Civil Rights Activist)

Ayaan Hirsi Ali
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mogadishu, Somalia
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 17 
Betty Ford
(Former First Lady of the United States)

Betty Ford
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 8, 2011

 18 
Lisa Ling
(Host of This Is Life with Lisa Ling on CNN)

Lisa Ling
3
Birthdate: August 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 19 
Margaret Fuller
(Journalist, Activist)

Margaret Fuller
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 23, 1810
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 19, 1850

 20 

Margaret Colin
0
Birthdate: May 26, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 21 
Carrie Brownstein
(Singer, Guitarist, Actor, Writer, Musician, Blogger, Television actor)

Carrie Brownstein
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 27, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Seattle

 22 
Olympe de Gouges
(Playwright)

Olympe de Gouges
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 7, 1748
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montauban, France
Died: November 3, 1793

Charlotte Perkins Gilman
1
Birthdate: July 3, 1860
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut
Died: August 17, 1935

 24 

Rita Mae Brown
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hanover, Pennsylvania, United States

 25 
Adrienne Rich
(American poet)

Adrienne Rich
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 16, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: March 27, 2012

 26 
Angela Carter
(Author of 'The Bloody Chamber' and 'Nights at the Circus')

Angela Carter
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 7, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Eastbourne, England
Died: February 16, 1992

 27 
Poly Styrene
(Musician)

Poly Styrene
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 3, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bromley, England
Died: April 25, 2011

 28 
Victoria Woodhull
(Politician)

Victoria Woodhull
2
Birthdate: September 23, 1838
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Homer, Ohio, United States
Died: June 9, 1927

 29 

Anne Bradstreet
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 20, 1612
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Northampton, England
Died: September 16, 1672

 30 
Marie Stopes
(Paleobotanist & Women’s Rights Activists)

Marie Stopes
1
Birthdate: October 15, 1880
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edinburgh
Died: October 2, 1958

 31 
Lucretia Mott
(Abolitionist, Women's Rights Activist, Social Reformer)

Lucretia Mott
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 3, 1793
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nantucket, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died: November 11, 1880

 32 
Tobi Vail
(Singer-songwriter)

Tobi Vail
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Olympia

 33 
Caitlin Moran
(New York Times Bestselling Author of ‘How to be a Woman’)

Caitlin Moran
1
Birthdate: April 5, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brighton, England

 34 
Chantal Akerman
(Director)

Chantal Akerman
1
Birthdate: June 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: October 5, 2015

 35 
Charles Fourier
(Philosopher, an influential early socialist thinker and one of the founders of utopian socialism)

Charles Fourier
0
Birthdate: April 7, 1772
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Besançon, France
Died: October 10, 1837

 36 
Lucy Stone
(Women's Rights Activist)

Lucy Stone
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 13, 1818
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Brookfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died: October 19, 1893

 37 
Barbara Kingsolver
(Novelist, Poet, Essayist)

Barbara Kingsolver
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 8, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Annapolis, Maryland, United States

 38 
Nizar Qabbani
(Diplomat)

Nizar Qabbani
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 21, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Damascus
Died: April 30, 1998
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 39 
Luce Irigaray
(Philosopher, linguist, Feminist)

Luce Irigaray
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 3, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bernissart, Belgium

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 15, 1689
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 21, 1762

 41 
Eva Hesse
(Former Sculptor known for her pioneering work in materials such as latex, fiberglass, and plastics)

Eva Hesse
0
Birthdate: January 11, 1936
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: May 29, 1970

 42 
Emily Haines
(Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer, Pianist)

Emily Haines
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 25, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Delhi
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 43 
Carrie Chapman Catt
(Women’s Rights Activists)

Carrie Chapman Catt
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 9, 1859
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ripon
Died: March 9, 1947

 44 
Simone Veil
(Member of the Constitutional Council 1998 - 2007)

Simone Veil
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 13, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nice, France
Died: June 30, 2017

 45 
Tove Styrke
(Singer, Musician)

Tove Styrke
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Umeå, Sweden

 46 
Susan Powter
(Motivational Speaker, Nutritionist & Author)

Susan Powter
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 22, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 47 
Grace Lee Boggs
(Author & Social Activist - Key Figure in the 'Asian American Movement')

Grace Lee Boggs
0
Birthdate: June 27, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: October 5, 2015

 48 
Angelina Grimke
(Abolitionist, Women's Rights Activist)

Angelina Grimke
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 20, 1805
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Died: October 26, 1879

 49 
Rina Harun
(Politician)

Rina Harun
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 18, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tanjung Karang, Selangor, Malaysia

 50 
Serena Ryder
(singer-songwriter)

Serena Ryder
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada