Famous Feminists - List of Famous Feminists - page 2

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!

Everything you need to know about these staunch feminists!

The Most Famous Feminists

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Joan JettSeptember 22, 1958AmericanJoan Jett is an American rock singer, musician, composer, actress, and record producer
Ellen PageFebruary 21, 1987CanadianEllen Page is a Canadian actress known for her role in the film ‘Juno’
Nizar QabbaniMarch 21, 1923SyrianNizar Qabbani was a poet, and is one among the most honoured men in the Arab Literary world
Margaret AtwoodNovember 18, 1939CanadianMargaret Atwood is a Canadian writer, best known for her novels, short stories and poems
Mary ShelleyAugust 30, 1797BritishMary Shelley was an author of the Romantic era whose first novel is regarded a benchmark in English literature
Valentina TereshkovaMarch 6, 1937RussianValentina Tereshkova a Russian cosmonaut created history when she became the first woman to travel to space
HalseySeptember 29, 1994AmericanHalsey is an American pop artist and songwriter
Sojourner TruthDecember 1, 1797AmericanSojourner truth was an African American abolitionist who was the first black woman to win a case against a white man
Abigail AdamsNovember 11, 1744AmericanAbigail Adams was the second First Lady of America
Susan B. AnthonyFebruary 15, 1820AmericanSusan B
Valentina Tereshkova

Valentina Tereshkova

Valentina Tereshkova a Russian cosmonaut created history when she became the first woman to travel to space

RussianMarch 6, 1937296 views

Carrie Chapman Catt

Carrie Chapman Catt was an American women’s rights activist who campaigned for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S

AmericanJanuary 9, 1859150 views

Marie Stopes

Marie Stopes was a British author and palaeobotanist who played a pioneering role in the field of family planning

BritishOctober 15, 1880194 views

Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich was an American poet, essayist and feminist

AmericanMay 16, 1929116 views

Nizar Qabbani

Nizar Qabbani was a poet, and is one among the most honoured men in the Arab Literary world

SyrianMarch 21, 1923355 views

Abigail Adams

Abigail Adams was the second First Lady of America

AmericanNovember 11, 1744273 views

Cristina Peri Rossi

Cristina Peri Rossi is a renowned woman writer of Latin America and is known for her works such as ‘The Ship of Fools’ and ‘Abandoned museums’

UruguayanNovember 12, 1941138 views

Hélène Cixous

Hélène Cixous is a Jewish-French-Algerian author, famous for her feminist literary works, and her research on several eminent writers

AlgerianJune 5, 1937204 views

Hella Wuolijoki

Hella Wuolijoki was a playwright, business magnate, politician and reporter and is known for her works towards female empowerment in Finland

FinnsJuly 22, 1886135 views

Diane von Fürstenberg

This famous Belgian-American fashion designer is known for designing ‘the wrap dress’