women of history
Emmeline Pankhurst founded the Women’s Social and Political Union, whose members — known as suffragettes — fought for women’s equal voting rights.
Had she not been taken to court as part of the factional fighting of ancient Athens, had she not had her reputation annihilated so publicly, we would have never known about Neaera.
Savitribai Phule is often hailed as the mother of Indian feminism. Many call her modern India’s first feminist. Her contributions to women’s empowerment in the nation are undoubtable. Moreover, she has done so much for women’s education in India, including constructing the first school for women. Along with her husband Jyotibha Phule, she dedicated herself to the cause of women empowerment.
Movements like #MeToo are drawing increased attention to the systemic discrimination facing women in a range of professional fields, from…