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!
Harriet TubmanHarriet Tubman
29 February 1822, American
Abolitionist
HalseyHalsey
29 September 1994, American
Singer

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
25 January 1882, British
Novelist

Joan JettJoan Jett
22 September 1958, American
Singer, Composer

Gloria SteinemGloria Steinem
25 March 1934, American
Journalist

Mary ShelleyMary Shelley
30 August 1797, British
Novelist
Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
18 November 1939, Canadian
Writer, Environmental Activist

Audre LordeAudre Lorde
18 February 1934, American
Writer

Susan B. AnthonySusan B. Anthony
15 February 1820, American
Women’s Rights Activist
Amandla StenbergAmandla Stenberg
23 October 1998, American
Actress

Sojourner TruthSojourner Truth
01 December 1797, American
American women's rights activist
Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir
09 January 1908, French
Writer

Rosa LuxemburgRosa Luxemburg
05 March 1871, German, Polish
Marxist Theorist

John Stuart MillJohn Stuart Mill
20 May 1806, British
British Philosopher and Civil Servant.

Mary WollstonecraftMary Wollstonecraft
27 April 1759, British
Writer

Abigail AdamsAbigail Adams
11 November 1744, American
Second First Lady of the United States
Valentina TereshkovaValentina Tereshkova
06 March 1937, Russian
Pilot

Betty FordBetty Ford
08 April 1918, American
Former First Lady of the United States

Tori AmosTori Amos
22 August 1963, American
Musician and Singer

Margaret SangerMargaret Sanger
14 September 1879, American
Educator
Emmeline PankhurstEmmeline Pankhurst
04 July 1858, British
Leader of the British Suffragette Movement

George SandGeorge Sand
01 July 1804, French
 
Margaret ChoMargaret Cho
05 December 1968, American
American comedian

Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
27 June 1869, American
Writer

Annie BesantAnnie Besant
01 October 1847, British
Member of the London School Board
Diane von FürstenbergDiane von Fürstenberg
31 December 1946, American
Fashion designer

Ester ExpósitoEster Expósito
26 January 2000, Spanish
Actress
Betty FriedanBetty Friedan
04 February 1921, American
Feminist, Writer

Germaine Greer Germaine Greer
29 January 1939, Australian
Writer

Ellen PageEllen Page
21 February 1987, Canadian
Actress
Elizabeth BlackwellElizabeth Blackwell
03 February 1821, American
First Woman Medical Graduate

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Elizabeth Cady StantonElizabeth Cady Stanton
12 November 1815, American
Women’s Rights Activist
Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy
23 December 1955, British
 

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

Adrienne RichAdrienne Rich
16 May 1929, American
American poet

Charlotte Perkins GilmanCharlotte Perkins Gilman
03 July 1860, American
Writer
Marie StopesMarie Stopes
15 October 1880, British
Paleobotanist & Women’s Rights Activists
Angela CarterAngela Carter
07 May 1940, British
 

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

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

Lucretia MottLucretia Mott
03 January 1793, American
Abolitionist, Women's Rights Activist, Social
Anne BradstreetAnne Bradstreet
20 March 1612, British
Poet

Margaret FullerMargaret Fuller
23 May 1810, American
 

Rebecca WestRebecca West
21 December 1892, British
British author

Millicent FawcettMillicent Fawcett
11 June 1847, British
Suffragist

Hélène CixousHélène Cixous
05 June 1937, Algerian
Professor
Agnes MacphailAgnes Macphail
24 March 1890, Canadian
Canadian Politician

Nizar QabbaniNizar Qabbani
21 March 1923, Syrian
Diplomat
Carrie Chapman CattCarrie Chapman Catt
09 January 1859, American
Women’s Rights Activists

Lucy StoneLucy Stone
13 August 1818, American
Women's Rights Activist

Kate SheppardKate Sheppard
10 March 1847, New Zealander
Women's Suffrage Leader
Angelina GrimkeAngelina Grimke
20 February 1805, American
Abolitionist, Women's Rights Activist

Matilda GageMatilda Joslyn Gage
24 March 1826, American
Abolitionist, Freethinker, Author
Rose MacaulayRose Macaulay
01 August 1881, British
Writer

Barbara Grizzuti HarrisonBarbara Grizzuti Harrison
14 September 1934, American
Author, Journalist

Cristina Peri RossiCristina Peri Rossi
12 November 1941, Uruguayan
Novelist

Hella WuolijokiHella Wuolijoki
22 July 1886, Finnish
Writer

Poly StyrenePoly Styrene
03 July 1957, British
Musician
EveEve
10 November 1978, American
Rapper

Kathleen HannaKathleen Hanna
12 November 1968, American
Singer

Margaret ColinMargaret Colin
26 May 1958, American
Actress

Carrie BrownsteinCarrie Brownstein
27 September 1974, American
Singer, Guitarist, Actor, Writer, Musician,
Rina HarunRina Harun
18 April 1973, Malaysian
Politician

Victoria WoodhullVictoria Woodhull
23 September 1838, American
Politician
Clara ZetkinClara Zetkin
05 July 1857, German
Politician, Journalist, Feminist

Stuart HallStuart Hall
03 February 1932, Jamaican, British
Sociologist

Rita Mae BrownRita Mae Brown
28 November 1944, American
Writer
Tobi VailTobi Vail
20 July 1969, American
Singer-songwriter

Lady Mary Wortley MontaguLady Mary Wortley Montagu
15 May 1689, British
Writer
Emily HainesEmily Haines
25 January 1974, Canadian
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer, Pianist

Mary Ann Shadd CaryMary Ann Shadd
09 October 1823, Canadian, American
Activist

Pauline HarmangePauline Harmange
1995 AD, French
Writer
Nellie McClungNellie McClung
20 October 1873, Canadian
Novelist, Writer, Politician, Human rights

Clementine FordClementine Ford
1981 AD, Australian
Writer
Mary DalyMary Daly
16 October 1928, American
Theologian, Writer, Philosopher, University

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

John VanbrughJohn Vanbrugh
24 January 1664, British
Architect

Ottilie AssingOttilie Assing
11 February 1819, German, American
Feminist
RanjiniRanjini
29 July 1970, Indian, Singaporean
Actress
Gisèle HalimiGisèle Halimi
27 July 1927, French, Tunisian
Lawyer

Shere HiteShere Hite
02 November 1942, German, American
Feminist

Inessa ArmandInessa Armand
08 May 1874, French
Politician

Mary AstellMary Astell
12 November 1666, British
Writer, Philosopher, Feminist
Flora TristanFlora Tristan
07 April 1803, French
Writer

Fatema MernissiFatema Mernissi
27 September 1940, Moroccan
Sociologist

Olive SchreinerOlive Schreiner
24 March 1855, South African
Writer

Dorothy AllisonDorothy Allison
11 April 1949, American
Writer

Hannah YeohHannah Yeoh
09 January 1979, Malaysian
Politician
Crystal EastmanCrystal Eastman
25 June 1881, American
Lawyer

Alice SchwarzerAlice Schwarzer
03 December 1942, German
Journalist
Meaza AshenafiMeaza Ashenafi
25 July 1964, Ethiopian
Lawyer

Joanna RussJoanna Russ
22 February 1937, American
Writer
Ellen WillisEllen Willis
14 December 1941, American
Essayist
Florine StettheimerFlorine Stettheimer
19 August 1871, American
Painter