Everything you need to know about these staunch 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!
Annie BesantAnnie Besant
(Member of the London School Board)

01 October 1847

20 September 1933

Clapham

British

Libra

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
(Novelist)

25 January 1882

28 March 1941

England

British

Aquarius

Harriet TubmanHarriet Tubman

1820 AD

10 March 1913

Maryland, USA

American

John Stuart MillJohn Stuart Mill
(British Philosopher and Civil Servant.)

20 May 1806

08 May 1873

Pentonville, London, England

British

Taurus

Margaret SangerMargaret Sanger
(Birth Control Activist)

14 September 1879

06 September 1966

Corning, New York, United States

American

Virgo

Mary ShelleyMary Shelley
(Novelist)

30 August 1797

01 February 1851

Somers Town, London

British

Virgo

Susan B. AnthonySusan B. Anthony
(Women’s Rights Activist)

15 February 1820

13 March 1906

Adams

American

Aquarius

Emmeline PankhurstEmmeline Pankhurst
(Leader of the British Suffragette Movement)

04 July 1858

14 June 1928

Moss Side, Manchester

British

Cancer

Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
(Writer, Environmental Activist)

18 November 1939

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Canadian

Scorpio

Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir
(Writer)

09 January 1908

14 April 1986

Paris

French

Capricorn

Germaine GreerGermaine Greer
(Australian writer)

29 January 1939

Melbourne

Australian

Aquarius

Mary WollstonecraftMary Wollstonecraft
(Writer)

27 April 1759

10 September 1797

Spitalfields

British

Taurus

Margaret ChoMargaret Cho
(American comedian)

05 December 1968

San Francisco, California, U.S

American

Sagittarius

Abigail AdamsAbigail Adams
(Second First Lady of the United States)

11 November 1744

28 October 1818

Greenville

American

Scorpio

Elizabeth Cady StantonElizabeth Cady Stanton
(Women’s Rights Activist)

12 November 1815

26 October 1902

Johnstown

American

Scorpio

Sojourner TruthSojourner Truth
(American women's rights activist)

01 December 1797

26 November 1883

Swartekill, New York

American

Sagittarius

Tori AmosTori Amos
(Musician and Singer)

22 August 1963

Newton

American

Leo

Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
(Writer)

27 June 1869

14 May 1940

Kaunas

American

Cancer

Valentina TereshkovaValentina Tereshkova
(Pilot)

06 March 1937

Bolshoye Maslennikovo

Russian

Pisces

Rosa LuxemburgRosa Luxemburg
(Marxist Theorist)

05 March 1871

15 January 1919

Zamos'c'

German,Polish

Pisces

Diane von FürstenbergDiane von Fürstenberg
(Fashion designer)

31 December 1946

Brussels

American

Capricorn

George SandGeorge Sand

01 July 1804

08 June 1876

French

Cancer

Betty FriedanBetty Friedan
(Feminist, Writer)

04 February 1921

04 February 2004

Peoria, Illinois

American

Aquarius

Elizabeth BlackwellElizabeth Blackwell
(First Woman Medical Graduate)

03 February 1821

31 May 1910

Bristol

American

Aquarius

Charlotte Perkins GilmanCharlotte Perkins Gilman
(Writer)

03 July 1860

17 August 1935

Hartford, Connecticut

American

Cancer

Anne BradstreetAnne Bradstreet
(Poet)

20 March 1612

16 September 1672

Northampton

British

Pisces

Audre LordeAudre Lorde
(Writer)

18 February 1934

17 November 1992

Harlem, New York City

American

Aquarius

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy

23 December 1955

Glasgow

British

Capricorn

Andrea Dworkin Andrea Dworkin
(Feminist and Writer)

26 September 1946

09 April 2005

Camden, New Jersey, U.S.

American

Libra

Margaret FullerMargaret Fuller

23 May 1810

19 July 1850

Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, U.S

American

Gemini

Angela CarterAngela Carter

07 May 1940

16 February 1992

Eastbourne, England

British

Taurus

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

03 January 1793

11 November 1880

Nantucket, Massachusetts, U.S.

American

Capricorn

Christine de PizanChristine de Pizan
(Poet & Author)

1364 AD

1430 AD

Republic of Venice

French

Adrienne RichAdrienne Rich
(American poet)

16 May 1929

27 March 2012

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

American

Taurus

Lucy StoneLucy Stone
(Women's Rights Activist)

13 August 1818

19 October 1893

West Brookfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

American

Leo

Carrie Chapman CattCarrie Chapman Catt
(Women’s Rights Activists)

09 January 1859

09 March 1947

Ripon

American

Capricorn

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

15 October 1880

02 October 1958

Edinburgh

British

Libra

Agnes MacphailAgnes Macphail
(Canadian Politician)

24 March 1890

13 February 1954

Proton Township, Grey County, Ontario

Canadian

Aries

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

20 February 1805

26 October 1879

Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Pisces

Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver
(Novelist, Poet, Essayist)

08 April 1955

Annapolis, Maryland, United States

American

Aries

Millicent FawcettMillicent Fawcett
(Suffragist)

11 June 1847

05 August 1929

Aldeburgh

British

Gemini

Hélène CixousHélène Cixous
(Professor)

05 June 1937

Oran

Algerian

Gemini

Nizar QabbaniNizar Qabbani
(Diplomat)

21 March 1923

30 April 1998

Damascus

Syrian

Aries

Kate SheppardKate Sheppard
(Women's Suffrage Leader)

10 March 1847

13 July 1934

Liverpool, England

New Zealander

Pisces

Rebecca WestRebecca West
(British author)

21 December 1892

15 March 1983

London

British

Sagittarius

HalseyHalsey
(Singer)

29 September 1994

Washington, New Jersey, U.S.

American

Libra

Matilda GageMatilda Joslyn Gage
(Abolitionist, Freethinker, Author)

24 March 1826

18 March 1898

Cicero

American

Aries

Barbara Grizzuti HarrisonBarbara Grizzuti Harrison
(Author, Journalist)

14 September 1934

24 April 2002

Queens

Italian,American

Virgo

Rose MacaulayRose Macaulay
(Writer)

01 August 1881

30 October 1958

Rugby

British

Leo

Cristina Peri RossiCristina Peri Rossi
(Novelist)

12 November 1941

Montevideo

Uruguayan

Scorpio

Hella WuolijokiHella Wuolijoki
(Writer)

22 July 1886

02 February 1954

Helme Parish

Finnish

Cancer

Ellen PageEllen Page
(Actor, Character actor)

21 February 1987

Halifax

Canadian

Pisces

Olympe de GougesOlympe de Gouges
(Playwright, Journalist, Philosopher, Writer, Feminist, Politician)

07 May 1748

03 November 1793

Montauban

French

Taurus

Eva PerónEva Perón
(Actor, Politician)

07 May 1919

26 July 1952

Los Toldos

Argentine

Taurus

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

27 September 1974

Seattle

American

Libra

Joan JettJoan Jett
(Guitarist, Singer, Composer, Actor, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Record producer)

22 September 1958

Philadelphia

American

Virgo

Judith ButlerJudith Butler
(Philosopher, Writer, University teacher, Sociologist, Literary critic, Feminist, Journalist)

24 February 1956

Cleveland

American

Pisces

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

25 January 1974

New Delhi

Canadian

Aquarius

Tobi VailTobi Vail
(Singer-songwriter)

20 July 1969

Olympia

American

Cancer

William Moulton MarstonWilliam Moulton Marston
(Psychologist)

09 May 1893

02 May 1947

Saugus

American

Taurus

Nellie McClungNellie McClung
(Novelist, Writer, Politician, Human rights activist, Feminist)

20 October 1873

01 September 1951

Chatsworth, Ontario

Canadian

Libra

Alexandra KollontaiAlexandra Kollontai
(Politician, Diplomat, Feminist)

31 March 1872

09 March 1952

Saint Petersburg

Aries

Patricia Hill CollinsPatricia Hill Collins
(Philosopher, Sociologist, University teacher, American Sociological Association Distinguished Scholarly Book Award)

01 May 1948

Philadelphia

American

Taurus

Clara ZetkinClara Zetkin
(Politician, Journalist, Feminist)

05 July 1857

20 June 1933

Königshain-Wiederau

German

Cancer

Mary DalyMary Daly
(Theologian, Writer, Philosopher, University teacher, Feminist)

16 October 1928

03 January 2010

Schenectady

American

Libra

PeachesPeaches
(Performer, Record producer, Rapper)

11 November 1968

Toronto

Canadian

Scorpio

Olive SchreinerOlive Schreiner
(Writer)

24 March 1855

11 December 1920

Lesotho

South African

Aries

Mary AstellMary Astell
(Writer, Philosopher, Feminist)

12 November 1666

11 May 1731

Newcastle upon Tyne

British

Scorpio

Dorothea ErxlebenDorothea Erxleben
(Physician)

13 November 1715

13 June 1762

Quedlinburg

German

Scorpio

Rosie Malek-YonanRosie Malek-Yonan
(Actor, Novelist, Film director, Writer, Stage actor, Television actor, Radio personality)

04 July 1965

Tehran

American

Cancer

Frances WrightFrances Wright
(Writer, Philosopher)

06 September 1795

13 December 1852

Dundee

British

Virgo

Victoria Claflin WoodhullVictoria Claflin Woodhull
(Died at 89 (1838-1927))

23 September 1838

09 June 1927

American

Virgo

Ernestine Louise RoseErnestine Louise Rose
(Died at 82 (1810-1892))

13 January 1810

04 August 1892

Polish

Capricorn

Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de CondorcetNicolas de Caritat, marquis de Condorcet
(Died at 51 (1743-1794))

17 September 1743

28 March 1794

Ribemont

French

Virgo

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