Famous Feminists

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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
131
Birthdate: August 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bay City, Michigan, United States
 2 
Mary Wollstonecraft
5
Birthdate: April 27, 1759
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 10, 1797
 3 
Emmeline Pankhurst
(English Political Activist Who Organised the UK Suffragette Movement)
Emmeline Pankhurst
17
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 15, 1858
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moss Side, Manchester, United Kingdom
Died: June 14, 1928
 4 
Alexander Skarsgård
(Swedish Actor Known for His Role as 'Eric Northman' in the TV Series 'True Blood')
Alexander Skarsgård
36
Birthdate: August 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Lali Espósito
(Pop Singer-Songwriter And Part Of The Band 'Teen Angels')
Lali Espósito
54
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 6 
Evita Peron
(First Lady of Argentina from 1946 to 1952)
Evita Peron
35
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 7, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Toldos, Argentina
Died: July 26, 1952
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 7 
Gloria Steinem
(American Feminist Journalist and Co-Founder of ‘Ms,' Magazine)
Gloria Steinem
17
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 25, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States
 8 
Octavia Butler
(American Author Known for Her Science Fiction Novels)
Octavia Butler
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Died: February 24, 2006
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 9 
Eve
(Rapper)
Eve
20
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
 10 
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(American Women's Rights Activist and Key Figure Behind 'Seneca Falls Convention')
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
6
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 12, 1815
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Johnstown
Died: October 26, 1902
 11 
Betty Friedan
(Feminist, Writer)
Betty Friedan
6
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 4, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: eoria, Illinois, United States
Died: February 4, 2004
 12 
Germaine Greer
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 29, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
 13 
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
 14 
Tori Amos
(Musician and Singer)
Tori Amos
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newton
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 15 
Alba Flores
(Spanish Actress Best Known for Her Role as 'Saray Vargas' in the TV Series 'Vis a Vis')
Alba Flores
11
Birthdate: October 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 16 
Betty Ford
(Former First Lady of the United States)
Betty Ford
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 8, 2011
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Helen Reddy
(Pop Singer Whose Hit ‘I Am Woman’ Became a Feminist Anthem in the 1970’s)
Helen Reddy
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 25, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died: September 29, 2020
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 18 
Agnes Varda
(Filmmaker and Pioneer of French New Wave Film Movement of the 1950s and 1960s)
Agnes Varda
1
Birthdate: May 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium
Died: March 29, 2019
 19 
Emma Goldman
(American Anarchist Political Activist and Writer)
Emma Goldman
11
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 27, 1869
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kaunas, Lithuania
Died: May 14, 1940
 20 
Stacey Dooley
(Journalist and Media Personality)
Stacey Dooley
8
Birthdate: March 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Luton, Bedfordshire, England
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 21 
Lisa Ling
(Host of This Is Life with Lisa Ling on CNN)
Lisa Ling
6
Birthdate: August 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 22 
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
(Critic of Islam and Advocate of Women Rights)
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
7
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 13, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mogadishu, Somalia
 23 
Margaret Fuller
(American Journalist, Critic, Editor, and Women's Rights Advocate)
Margaret Fuller
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 23, 1810
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 19, 1850
 24 
Hasan Piker
(known for his hasanabi Twitch channel and as the on-air host for The Young Turks)
Hasan Piker
5
Birthdate: July 25, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
 25 
Tammy Bruce
(Radio Personality, Author and Political Commentator)
Tammy Bruce
11
Birthdate: August 20, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 26 
Belinda Peregrín
(Spanish-Mexican Singer, Songwriter and Actress)
Belinda Peregrín
9
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Margaret Colin
2
Birthdate: May 26, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Roxane Gay
(Writer Known for Her 2014 Essay Collection 'Bad Feminist')
Roxane Gay
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
 29 
Santigold
(Singer-Songwriter Best Known for Her Song 'L.E.S. Artistes')
Santigold
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
 30 
Carrie Brownstein
(Singer, Guitarist, Actor, Writer, Musician, Blogger, Television actor)
Carrie Brownstein
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 27, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Seattle
 31 
Olympe de Gouges
(French Playwright, Political Activist, and Advocate for Women's Rights)
Olympe de Gouges
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 7, 1748
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montauban, France
Died: November 3, 1793
 32 
Annie Sprinkle
(American Sexologist and Co-creator of the 'Ecosexual' Movement)
Annie Sprinkle
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
3
Birthdate: July 3, 1860
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut
Died: August 17, 1935
 34 
Kathleen Hanna
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 35 
Adrienne Rich
(American poet)
Adrienne Rich
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 16, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: March 27, 2012
 36 
Rita Mae Brown
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hanover, Pennsylvania, United States
 37 
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
 38 
Samantha Bee
(Comedienne, Actress, Writer and Television Host)
Samantha Bee
4
Birthdate: October 25, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 39 
Chantal Akerman
(Belgian Film Director Best Known for Her Art-House Film 'Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles')
Chantal Akerman
3
Birthdate: June 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium
Died: October 5, 2015
 40 
Poly Styrene
(Musician)
Poly Styrene
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 3, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bromley, England
Died: April 25, 2011
 41 
Lauren Mayberry
(Vocalist and Percussionist of the Scottish Pop Band 'Chvrches')
Lauren Mayberry
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 42 
Anne Bradstreet
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 20, 1612
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Northampton, England
Died: September 16, 1672
 43 
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
 44 
Claude Cahun
(French Photographer Known for Her Self-Portraits and Tableaux That Incorporated a Surrealist Style and Gender Fluidity)
Claude Cahun
2
Birthdate: October 25, 1894
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nantes, France
Died: December 8, 1954
 45 
Marie Stopes
(Paleobotanist & Women’s Rights Activists)
Marie Stopes
2
Birthdate: October 15, 1880
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edinburgh
Died: October 2, 1958
 46 
Simone Veil
(The First Woman to Become the President of the European Parliament)
Simone Veil
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 13, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nice, France
Died: June 30, 2017
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 47 
Tobi Vail
(Singer-songwriter)
Tobi Vail
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Olympia
 48 
Lucretia Mott
(Abolitionist, Women's Rights Activist, Social Reformer)
Lucretia Mott
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 3, 1793
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nantucket, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died: November 11, 1880
 49 
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)
 50 
Rebecca Latimer Felton
(First Woman Who was Appointed to the United States Senate)
Rebecca Latimer Felton
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 10, 1835
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Decatur, Georgia, United States
Died: January 24, 1930