One of the earliest pioneers of feminism is also part of the group of notable feminists. Christine de Pizan will always be known as a breakthrough writer who analyzed the era in which she lived in and the stereotypes given to women. Born in the year 1364 and passing in 1430, this woman who lived in the medieval era wrote over forty books during her lifetime of pushing for women’s rights.
In 1626, another woman of notable feminists was born. Maria Christina Alexandra, also known as Countess Kohna, was the Queen regnant of the country of Sweden from the years 1632 to 1654. She had a very masculine appearance and is most notable for going against many of the theories of how women should act, appear and behave.
Another woman of notable feminists was Jane Gomeldon. She was a writer of books and poems. She was also very adventurous. Most of her work became very famous after she died in 1779 and has served as inspiration for many women’s rights groups.
Aletta Jacobs will always be known of notable feminists as notable feminists, as she was the very first women to ever complete a course in a university in the country of the Netherlands. She, unfortunately, returned home two weeks later; however she will always be remembered for her tenacity.
Rosa Parks will always be one of the most famous women of notable feminists. She is famous for being the African-American woman who refused to relinquish her bus seat to a Caucasian passenger. The bus driver had her arrested. Her actions spoke for the rights of women and for the rights of minorities. What she did sparked Martin Luther King Jr. to begin his civil rights movement. Her courage to stand up for what she believed was right will always be honored.
Sandra Day O’Connor is a more recent woman of notable feminists. She was the first women on the Supreme Court. Proving that women are certainly as competent as men, she made a powerful statement that we can all use as a role model.
No matter how many women that we can look back on and see as role models, it is vitally important that we know we must never stop standing up for what is right. Sadly, in today’s world there are still so many countries in which a woman has close to no rights. Countries in Africa and Middle Eastern countries often look down on women and they are not even seen as whole people. Born to serve and respect men who think of them as servants and pieces of meat, there will be a continual need for new and fresh women who will stand up to these atrocities and speak up until this way of society has ended. As long as society will not fully acknowledge the sufferings of millions of women, we will always need strong and powerful women to speak up and try to make a difference.