Allah has created every human free in this world whether men or women. All human have equal rights and no one superior to other. But this world makes her rules, in particular for women. Before the 20th century, this world considered the women as a slave and inferior as compared to men. So, Gender equality is such issue of this world which plague this world. But now the trend has been changed, and this happened because of some brave and passionate women’s in the history whose raised their voice for woman rights. Even women had not right to vote, but these women’s formed many Organization and achieved this right. These brave women’s are known as Feminist in the History. Here are Top 10 Most Famous Feminist In the History.
10.Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)
She was one of the Greatest Feminist philosopher and an English writer as well. Marry focused on and raised her voice for gender equality. Her 1792 most prominent work “A Vindication of the Rights of Women ” arose many questioned about Rousseau’s ideas of women inferiority.This work of Marry makes a prominent place in feminist literature. Other important work of Marry Wollstonecraft for woman’s includes
The Female Reader (1789)
A Historical and Moral View of the Origins and Progress of the French Revolution (1794)
Thoughts on the Education Of Daughters (1787)
9. Amelia Bloomer (1818-1894)
She was the renowned advocate of feminism, born in the United States. Amelia was the lack of formal education, but she was good in teaching and writing. She was a relentless campaigner for women rights and wrote articles about it in her husband newspaper. Later she started to write articles in her newspaper “Lily.” She mostly concentrated on women issues. She was the famous feminist of dress reforms and when she appeared for address Mary was wearing costumes which disapproved by the conservatives. This outfit called bloomers.
8. Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986)
Simon was French philosopher and writer. She was considered as a major figure in modern feminism and women who has much passionate and raised her voice against patriarchal system.She wrote a book in 1949 “The Second Sex” in this book she showed how men had persistently denied female identity, It was a sharp criticism and hate campaigns, but it was the traditional seminal text in feminism. Her work against the discrimination towards unwed mother also gained much fame. Everyone knew De Beauvoir relationship with Jean-Paul Sartre, who is the famous philosopher.
7. Alice Paul (1885-1977)
She was an American woman’s right activist. She involved in suffragist movement when she was studying in England and during this period, she was arrested and imprisoned many times. Before the establishment of the Congressional Union For Women Suffrage in 1913, she was an active member of National American Woman Suffrage Association. The Congressional Union for Women Suffrage achieved the right of the women vote. This feminist was also the chairperson of the National Woman’s Party and the brain behind the drafting of Equal Rights Amendment of 1923 was Alice’s mind. But this movement can not gain success.
6. Lucy Stone (1818-1893)
A famous feminist and abolitionist born in Massachusetts were Lucy Stone. She was included in those people who organized the first National Women’s Rights Convention in 1850. She decided to use her maiden name after marriage as a symbol of individuality which arises much controversy. Her speeches worked to create passion in many persons to fight for women’s rights, from them one was Susan B. Anthony. She was the co-founder of Woman Suffrage Association, and Woman’s Journal was the primary publication of Stone in 1870.
5. Carrie Chapman Catt (1859-1947)
She was born as Carrie Clinton Lane and critical feminist in the America in early 20th century. Carrie Clinton was a supporter of women suffrage and peace. She selected the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association two times. Her role in the campaign for getting vote right for females was remarkable in 1920. Clinton was the co-founder of the International Alliance of women and The League of Women Voters as well.
4. Betty Friedan (1921-2006)
Betty Friedan was the dominant figure in America for women rights. She was the writer and an activist who fund many organizations for gender equality. Her book “The Feminine Mystique ” published in 1963 has a record sale, and this book brought the resurgence in Women’s rights movement. Friedan in 1966 found the NOW (National Organization for Women ) and also served as a President of this Organization for four years. On the 50th anniversary of the constitution amendment she arranged a strike for Equality and everyone had seen this strike brought many people on one platform for gender equality. This movement had already achieved the vote right for women.
3. Sojourner Truth (1797-1883)
She was born in New York as Isabella Baumfree. She was born as a slave and spent three decades in slavery until 1827. She was a fighter against the gender inequality and race discrimination. After 1827 when she got freed She traveled many places for her mission which started for rights of women and slaves. Her son also sold as a slave, and she fought for her son, and she was the first African-American woman who wins a lawsuit in the United States. On the occasion of Women’s Convention in Akron, Ohio in 1851, she gives a speech known as “Ain’t I a Women’s which is a landmark in the history of the feminist movement.
2. Susan Brownell Anthony (1820-1906)
Susan Brownell Anthony is the most famous women in American feminist history and narrated first real woman on U.S coin. Susan was the foremost leader of Anti-slavery movement and American suffragist movement.She runs many campaigns on this issue in all over the country. She was influential in the creation of the Women’s Loyal National League. She was arrested and convicted in 1872 because Brownell with 15 other women’s takes part in the presidential election and cast her vote. She was the co-author of the three volumes of History of Woman Suffrage with another feminist.
1. Elizabeth Stanton (1815 – 1902)
Elizabeth ranked at first on this list because she was the prominent figure in early feminism movements in America. She served the National Woman Suffrage Association as a president for eight years. She was the friend of Susan and also co-authored the History of Woman Suffrage. In 1848 when First Women’s Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls. She designs the Declaration Of Sentiments as the seminal text in women’s rights movement. Her other important work for females includes the
- The woman’s Bible (1895)
- An Autobiography “Eight Years and More ” (1898)
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List of Top 10 Most Famous Feminist In the History
|2.||Susan Brownell Anthony|
|5.||Carrie Chapman Catt|
|8.||Simone de Beauvoir|
We conclude from this article Women’s should give equal rights to men and treat her well. The nations where women are supposed inferior to men they can not make progress. A woman should have a right to education and vote, so woman plays an equal role to men in the society. These feminist will always be remembered in the history these women’s are a real hero for today women.