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
Actress
Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882, British
Novelist

Margaret SangerMargaret Sanger
14 September 1879, American
Birth Control Activist

Mary ShelleyMary Shelley
30 August 1797, British
Novelist

Harriet TubmanHarriet Tubman
1820 AD, American
 

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

Joan JettJoan Jett
22 September 1958, American
Singer, Composer

Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
18 November 1939, Canadian
Writer, Environmental Activist

Susan B. AnthonySusan B. Anthony
15 February 1820, American
Women’s Rights Activist
Gloria SteinemGloria Steinem
25 March 1934, American
Journalist

John Stuart MillJohn Stuart Mill
20 May 1806, British
British Philosopher and Civil Servant.
Sojourner TruthSojourner Truth
01 December 1797, American
American women's rights activist

Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir
09 January 1908, French
Writer

Mary WollstonecraftMary Wollstonecraft
27 April 1759, British
Writer
Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
27 June 1869, American
Writer

Rosa LuxemburgRosa Luxemburg
05 March 1871, German, Polish
Marxist Theorist
Diane von FürstenbergDiane von Fürstenberg
31 December 1946, American
Fashion designer

Emmeline PankhurstEmmeline Pankhurst
04 July 1858, British
Leader of the British Suffragette Movement

Margaret ChoMargaret Cho
05 December 1968, American
American comedian
Abigail AdamsAbigail Adams
11 November 1744, American
Second First Lady of the United States

Valentina TereshkovaValentina Tereshkova
06 March 1937, Russian
Pilot
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
 

Germaine Greer Germaine Greer
29 January 1939, Australian
Writer
Audre LordeAudre Lorde
18 February 1934, American
Writer
Betty FriedanBetty Friedan
04 February 1921, American
Feminist, Writer

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy
23 December 1955, British
 

Andrea Dworkin Andrea Dworkin
26 September 1946, American
Feminist and Writer

Elizabeth BlackwellElizabeth Blackwell
03 February 1821, American
First Woman Medical Graduate
HalseyHalsey
29 September 1994, American
Singer

Charlotte Perkins GilmanCharlotte Perkins Gilman
03 July 1860, American
Writer

Angela CarterAngela Carter
07 May 1940, British
 

Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver
08 April 1955, American
Novelist, Poet, Essayist

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Margaret FullerMargaret Fuller
23 May 1810, American
 
Adrienne RichAdrienne Rich
16 May 1929, American
American poet

Anne BradstreetAnne Bradstreet
20 March 1612, British
Poet
Marie StopesMarie Stopes
15 October 1880, British
Paleobotanist & Women’s Rights Activists

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

Lucretia MottLucretia Mott
03 January 1793, American
Abolitionist, Women's Rights Activist, Social
Millicent FawcettMillicent Fawcett
11 June 1847, British
Suffragist

Hélène CixousHélène Cixous
05 June 1937, Algerian
Professor
Lucy StoneLucy Stone
13 August 1818, American
Women's Rights Activist

Kate SheppardKate Sheppard
10 March 1847, New Zealander
Women's Suffrage Leader

Nizar QabbaniNizar Qabbani
21 March 1923, Syrian
Diplomat

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

Rebecca WestRebecca West
21 December 1892, British
British author
Agnes MacphailAgnes Macphail
24 March 1890, Canadian
Canadian Politician

Matilda GageMatilda Joslyn Gage
24 March 1826, American
Abolitionist, Freethinker, Author

Rose MacaulayRose Macaulay
01 August 1881, British
Writer

Cristina Peri RossiCristina Peri Rossi
12 November 1941, Uruguayan
Novelist
Angelina GrimkeAngelina Grimke
20 February 1805, American
Abolitionist, Women's Rights Activist

Barbara Grizzuti HarrisonBarbara Grizzuti Harrison
14 September 1934, American
Author, Journalist
Hella WuolijokiHella Wuolijoki
22 July 1886, Finnish
Writer

Eva PerónEva Perón
07 May 1919, Argentinian
Actor, Politician

Judith ButlerJudith Butler
24 February 1956, American
Philosopher, Writer, University teacher,
Carrie BrownsteinCarrie Brownstein
27 September 1974, American
Singer, Guitarist, Actor, Writer, Musician,

Clara ZetkinClara Zetkin
05 July 1857, German
Politician, Journalist, Feminist
Emily HainesEmily Haines
25 January 1974, Canadian
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer, Pianist

Olympe de GougesOlympe de Gouges
07 May 1748, French
Playwright, Journalist, Philosopher, Writer,

Tobi VailTobi Vail
20 July 1969, American
Singer-songwriter
Alexandra KollontaiAlexandra Kollontai
31 March 1872, Russian
Politician, Diplomat, Feminist

Nellie McClungNellie McClung
20 October 1873, Canadian
Novelist, Writer, Politician, Human rights
Mary DalyMary Daly
16 October 1928, American
Theologian, Writer, Philosopher, University

Patricia Hill CollinsPatricia Hill Collins
01 May 1948, American
Philosopher, Sociologist, University teacher,

Olive SchreinerOlive Schreiner
24 March 1855, South African
Writer

Mary AstellMary Astell
12 November 1666, British
Writer, Philosopher, Feminist
Frances WrightFrances Wright
06 September 1795, British
Writer, Philosopher
Rosie Malek-YonanRosie Malek-Yonan
04 July 1965, American
Actor, Novelist, Film director, Writer, Stage

Dorothea ErxlebenDorothea Erxleben
13 November 1715, German
Physician

Victoria Claflin WoodhullVictoria Claflin Woodhull
23 September 1838, American
Died at 89 (1838-1927)

Ernestine Louise RoseErnestine Louise Rose
13 January 1810, Polish
Died at 82 (1810-1892)
Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de CondorcetNicolas de Caritat, marquis de Condorcet
17 September 1743, French
Died at 51 (1743-1794)