Marie Curie to Malala Yousafzai: a look at women who pushed for equality on US Women's Equality Day


Marie Curie to Malala Yousafzai: a look at women who pushed for equality on US Women's Equality Day

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The day was created to commemorate the passing of the US Constitution's 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Here are a few influential women who pushed for equality.

African-American abolitionist Sojourner Truth (1797–1883) bravely campaigned for racial and gender equality. She was the first black woman to triumph in a custody dispute with a white guy in court.

Marie Curie (1867–1934) | The first woman to receive a Nobel Prize was a French physicist of Polish descent. Her famous quote, "You must never be afraid of what you are doing when it is right," is attributed to her strong support for women's rights.

French fashion designer Coco Chanel (1883–1971) is renowned as a feminist icon in the industry. She created clothing that contributed to changing how society saw women. She introduced women's pantsuits.

Mexican-born artist Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) expressed forbidden topics about women via her works of art. She also has ties to the Mexican Revolution.

Simone de Beauvoir, a controversial French philosopher, and author who lived from 1908 to 1986 is credited with helping to find modern feminism. Her book "The Second Sex" sparked a discussion about abortion rights and sexism. There was even a Vatican ban on it.

Wangari Maathai (1940–2011) She was also the first woman in East and Central Africa to receive a doctorate. She was the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. She worked not only for women's rights in Kenya but also for the rights of those who were impoverished there.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (born in 1977) is a well-known Nigerian author who is well-known for being an advocate for women's rights. Millions of people all across the world have been motivated by her TED Talk, "We should all be feminists."

Malala Yousafzai (born in 1997): Yousafzai, who was shot by the Pakistani Taliban when she was 15 years old for attending school, still promotes female education. She is the youngest recipient of the Nobel Prize in history.

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