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Men getting abused is no laughing matter. It’s not okay. Feminists don’t physically assault men.

Jan Morris (b.
1926) is a Welsh author and historian. She is best known for her Pax Britannica
trilogy, a comprehensive history of the British Empire.

Assigned male at birth, she underwent surgery in
1972 and published the autobiography Conundrum two years later, one of
the first books to discuss the personal experience of a trans person. She
received the Golden PEN Award for a “Lifetime’s Distinguished Service to
Literature” in 2005.

Annie Besant (1847-1933) was a British writer, activist and philanthropist. She
was the founder of Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India.

She was a champion of women’s rights, worker’s
rights, secularism and freedom of thought. She was especially active in India,
campaigning for self-rule and its independence from the UK. In 1917, she was
elected as the president of the Indian National Congress.

Olive Edis (1876-1955)
was a professional photographer who owned a number of studios throughout London
and England. In 1919 she became the first official female war photographer in
Britain.

She obtained her first camera in 1900, and
opened the first studio in 1905 in North Norfolk. She was one of the first
adopters of the new autochrome technique, an early style of colour photography.
Her subjects included many prominent figures in British history, such as
Emmeline Pankhurst or Elizabeth Garrett Anderson.

Laura Bates
(b. 1986) is a
feminist writer from England. She is the founder of the Everyday Sexism
Project, which highlights how widespread the phenomenon is in today’s society.

She founded the
website in 2012, hoping to collect the stories of 100 women, but it grew rapidly
to include the testimonies of thousands from all over the world. For her
services to gender equality, she was awarded the British Empire Medal in 2015.

June Jacobs (1930-2018)
was a British activist whose efforts focused on peace campaigns and Jewish
rights.

She was the founder and the first Chair of
the National Council for Soviet Jews, and later served as the President of the
International Council of Jewish Women. Additionally, she was involved in the
Black Jewish Asian Forum and the Jewish Council for Racial Equality, among
others.

Sarah Siddons (1755-1831) was a famous Welsh-English actress, best known for her
roles in tragedies and particularly Shakespearean plays. She was referred to by
a contemporary critic as “tragedy personified”.

She started her career in 1774, and played
numerous roles until her retirement in 1812. Her most famous and lauded
performance was as Lady Macbeth. An acting award in her name has been in
existence since 1952.

Above: Sarah Siddons as Lady Macbeth, Robert
Smirke

Kim Little (b.
1990) is a Scottish football player, playing for Arsenal L.F.C. and for
Scotland’s national team.

She made her professional debut at age 16,
as part of the Edinburgh team Hibernians L.F.C., and became part of the
national team the same year. She was named Women’s Player of the Year by the
Football Association in 2010, as well as BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year in
2016.

Cicely Saunders (1918-2005) was an English physician and social worker. She is
remembered for her important role in developing the hospice movement in the
United Kingdom.

She studied at Oxford, and later at the
Nightingale School of Nursing. In 1967, after years of research into palliative
care, she established the first purpose-built hospice in the world, St Christopher’s
Hospice, in London. She received numerous accolades for her work, including the
1981 Templeton Prize, the world’s highest-value annual prize.

Helen
Glover
(b. 1986) is
a British rower, part of the national team. She is considered the best female
rower in the world, having held that position since 2015.

She is a
triple World champion, triple European champion and quintuple World Cup
champion. In her first Olympic Games in 2012, she won the gold medal and set
the Olympic record in women’s coxless pairs, alongside her partner Heather
Stanning.