From historians to comedians, feminists speak up to advocate for gender equality, using methods from literature to law to humor.
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Comedian Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman create comedy sketches to advocate for female empowerment (clockwise from top). Writer Mary Wollstonecraft wrote “A Vindication of the Rights of Woman,” considered one of the earliest writings on feminist philosophy. Activist Betty Friedan co-founded the National Organization for Women. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony were leading figures of the women’s rights movement.
Amy Schumer: Mario Santor | with permission Sarah Silverman: Gage Skidmore | with permission Mary Wollstonecraft: National Portrait Gallery | Public Domain Betty Friedan: New York World-Telegram and Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection, Library of Congress | Public Domain Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: Library of Congress | Public Domain