Category: women’s rights

Lucy Stone (1818-1893) was a dedicated suffrag…

Lucy Stone (1818-1893) was a
dedicated suffragist and abolitionist in the United States. She helped found
the American Woman Suffrage Association.

She attended Oberlin College, and was the
first woman in Massachusetts to have a degree. She devoted her life and career
to advancing the rights of African Americans and of women through multiple
anti-slavery and civil rights associations.

Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim (1933-2017) was an author…

Fatima
Ahmed Ibrahim
(1933-2017) was an author and women’s rights activist from Sudan. She won
the UN Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Human Rights in 1993.

Her activism began very early, in her school
days, when she created a newspaper called Pioneer
Girls.
She conducted the first women’s strike in Sudan when her school
decided to replace science classes with so-called ‘family science’ lessons.
Throughout her career, she worked to obtain the right to vote for Sudanese
women, as well as gender equality in the workforce.

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feminismwecandoit:

“I’m a 26 years old person and yes, a proud feminist.” – Hayley Williams from the band Paramore

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (1890-1964) was a promi…

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (1890-1964) was a prominent activist for women’s rights in the United States. She advocated for campaigns such as female suffrage and birth control.

She played a leading role as an organiser for Industrial Workers of the World, and later founded the American Civil Liberties Union. She was arrested several times for her convictions.

Auguste Schmidt (1833-1902) was an important w…

Auguste Schmidt (1833-1902) was an important women’s rights activist from Germany. She worked as a teacher and fought for female education in her country.

She co-founded the General Union of German Women in 1866, with the aim of providing better access to education and better professions. She became the first president of the League of German Women’s Associations in 1894, a union of 34 women’s groups around the country (growing to 65 the following year).

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I am PROUD to be a strong, opinionated, loud, confident woman.

Don’t ever let anyone dampen your flame because of your gender 💪

Isabelle Gati de Gamond (1839-1905) was a Belg…

Isabelle Gati de Gamond (1839-1905) was a
Belgian feminist and educationalist. She was a champion of female education in
her country.

In 1862, she launched a journal
called L’Education de la Femme (Women’s Education), promoting schooling
for girls. Even though her cause was violently opposed by the conservative
press, she persevered and launched the first secondary school courses for girls
in 1864, the first secular education opportunity for women in Belgium.

This isn't a question this is a fact ther…

This isn't a question this is a fact there are only 2 genders and men are superior to women in every way.

Let’s address this:

You are entitled to your opinion and I am entitled to mine but IGNORANCE is a whole new matter.

Not even wanting to listen to the idea that maybe, just maybe, gender can be a subjective and fluid is ignorance.

If you don’t want to agree that’s fine but at least be open minded and willing to accept that there is another side of the debate.

And I’m sorry but saying that men are superior to women in this day and age is just stupid and I’m not even gonna waste my energy on that one.

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Harriet Strong (1844-1926) was a leading figur…

Harriet Strong (1844-1926) was a leading figure of the movement for women’s rights in the United States. She was also an inventor whose innovations allowed for the construction of the Hoover Dam and the All-American Canal.

She was the one who advocated for the conservation of water for irrigation and generating electricity, and proposed a series of dams on the Colorado river. She won two medals at the World’s Columbian Exposition for her patents. In addition, she was the first female member of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.

Sidney Abbott (1937-2015) was an activist for …

Sidney Abbott (1937-2015) was an activist for women’s rights, particularly lesbian rights. She was one of the most prominent members of the National Organization for Women.

She joined NOW in 1969 and advocated for the establishing of a task force dedicated to promoting the rights of lesbian women. She later founded the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and a nonprofit called Women’s Rights are Human Rights. She wrote the book Sappho Was a Right-on Woman in 1971, which discussed connections between feminism and lesbianism, and was the first nonfiction work to portray female homosexuality in a positive light.