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!
Amandla StenbergAmandla Stenberg
(Actress)

23 October 1998

American

Mary ShelleyMary Shelley
(Novelist)

30 August 1797

British

Ellen PageEllen Page
(Actress)

21 February 1987

Canadian

Virginia WoolfVirginia Woolf
(Novelist)

25 January 1882

British

Joan JettJoan Jett
(Singer, Composer)

22 September 1958

American

Harriet TubmanHarriet Tubman

1820 AD

American

Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood
(Writer, Environmental Activist)

18 November 1939

Canadian

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

15 February 1820

American

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

20 May 1806

British

Tori AmosTori Amos
(Musician and Singer)

22 August 1963

American

Gloria SteinemGloria Steinem
(Journalist)

25 March 1934

American

Mary WollstonecraftMary Wollstonecraft
(Writer)

27 April 1759

British

Simone de BeauvoirSimone de Beauvoir
(Writer)

09 January 1908

French

Margaret SangerMargaret Sanger
(Birth Control Activist)

14 September 1879

American

Emmeline PankhurstEmmeline Pankhurst
(Leader of the British Suffragette Movement)

04 July 1858

British

Rosa LuxemburgRosa Luxemburg
(Marxist Theorist)

05 March 1871

German,Polish

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

11 November 1744

American

Valentina TereshkovaValentina Tereshkova
(Pilot)

06 March 1937

Russian

Sojourner TruthSojourner Truth
(American women's rights activist)

01 December 1797

American

Emma GoldmanEmma Goldman
(Writer)

27 June 1869

American

Annie BesantAnnie Besant
(Member of the London School Board)

01 October 1847

British

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

12 November 1815

American

Margaret ChoMargaret Cho
(American comedian)

05 December 1968

American

Germaine Greer Germaine Greer
(Australian writer)

29 January 1939

Australian

Kate SheppardKate Sheppard
(Women's Suffrage Leader)

10 March 1847

New Zealander

George SandGeorge Sand

01 July 1804

French

Audre LordeAudre Lorde
(Writer)

18 February 1934

American

Diane von FürstenbergDiane von Fürstenberg
(Fashion designer)

31 December 1946

American

Carol Ann DuffyCarol Ann Duffy

23 December 1955

British

HalseyHalsey
(Singer)

29 September 1994

American

Andrea Dworkin Andrea Dworkin
(Feminist and Writer)

26 September 1946

American

Betty FriedanBetty Friedan
(Feminist, Writer)

04 February 1921

American

Charlotte Perkins GilmanCharlotte Perkins Gilman
(Writer)

03 July 1860

American

Anne BradstreetAnne Bradstreet
(Poet)

20 March 1612

British

Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver
(Novelist, Poet, Essayist)

08 April 1955

American

Angela CarterAngela Carter

07 May 1940

British

Elizabeth BlackwellElizabeth Blackwell
(First Woman Medical Graduate)

03 February 1821

American

Margaret FullerMargaret Fuller

23 May 1810

American

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

03 January 1793

American

Adrienne RichAdrienne Rich
(American poet)

16 May 1929

American

Lucy StoneLucy Stone
(Women's Rights Activist)

13 August 1818

American

Christine de PizanChristine de Pizan
(Poet & Author)

1364 AD

French

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

09 January 1859

American

Millicent FawcettMillicent Fawcett
(Suffragist)

11 June 1847

British

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

15 October 1880

British

Nizar QabbaniNizar Qabbani
(Diplomat)

21 March 1923

Syrian

Hélène CixousHélène Cixous
(Professor)

05 June 1937

Algerian

Agnes MacphailAgnes Macphail
(Canadian Politician)

24 March 1890

Canadian

Rebecca WestRebecca West
(British author)

21 December 1892

British

Matilda GageMatilda Joslyn Gage
(Abolitionist, Freethinker, Author)

24 March 1826

American

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

20 February 1805

American

Rose MacaulayRose Macaulay
(Writer)

01 August 1881

British

Cristina Peri RossiCristina Peri Rossi
(Novelist)

12 November 1941

Uruguayan

Barbara Grizzuti HarrisonBarbara Grizzuti Harrison
(Author, Journalist)

14 September 1934

American

Hella WuolijokiHella Wuolijoki
(Writer)

22 July 1886

Finnish

Eva PerónEva Perón
(Actor, Politician)

07 May 1919

Argentinian

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

24 February 1956

American

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

27 September 1974

American

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

07 May 1748

French

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

25 January 1974

Canadian

Alexandra KollontaiAlexandra Kollontai
(Politician, Diplomat, Feminist)

31 March 1872

Russian

Tobi VailTobi Vail
(Singer-songwriter)

20 July 1969

American

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

20 October 1873

Canadian

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

16 October 1928

American

Clara ZetkinClara Zetkin
(Politician, Journalist, Feminist)

05 July 1857

German

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

01 May 1948

American

Mary AstellMary Astell
(Writer, Philosopher, Feminist)

12 November 1666

British

Olive SchreinerOlive Schreiner
(Writer)

24 March 1855

South African

Frances WrightFrances Wright
(Writer, Philosopher)

06 September 1795

British

Dorothea ErxlebenDorothea Erxleben
(Physician)

13 November 1715

German

PeachesPeaches
(Performer, Record producer, Rapper)

11 November 1968

Canadian

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

04 July 1965

American

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

23 September 1838

American

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

13 January 1810

Polish

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

17 September 1743

French