Women can now be found in prominent and important positions everywhere in contemporary society, and that’s a good thing. You can see them succeeding in a wide variety of institutions such as politics, sports, business, arts, entertainment, science, technology, the fashion industry (which they dominate), and many other fields once considered a man’s territory. Of course, things weren’t always this way, and let’s not forget that women still can’t vote and are not considered equal to men in quite a few developing countries worldwide. For centuries, women weren’t allowed to do or participate in things we take for granted today such as competing at the Olympics or performing in a play, so while we’ve come a long way, there’s still a long way to go for the feminist movement.
Nothing has easily and freely been given to women; they have had to struggle and in many cases wage bloody battles for the rights and positions they now hold in modern society. Many women became martyrs and lost their lives during the process so that millions of women today could enjoy various freedoms and opportunities. Today we proudly present 25 Intriguing Facts About The History Of The Feminist Movement in honor of all the amazing women, both well-known and unsung, who paved the way for women’s rights and equality.
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