Paro Taktsang, Bhutan | 26 Real Places That Look Like They've Been Taken Out Of Fairy Tales
Virginia Woolf 1882 - 1941 NOVELIST & ESSAYIST Not just for being an important and inventive modern novelist, but for reminding us, in A Room of One's Own, of what remarkable things women might have written throughout history if they hadn't been too burdened by household cares and society's restrictions.
Ethel L. Payne (August 14, 1911 – May 28, 1991) was an African-American journalist. Known as the "First Lady of the Black Press", she was a columnist, lecturer, and freelance writer. She combined advocacy with journalism as she reported on the civil rights movement during the 1950s and 1960s. She became the first female African-American commentator employed by a national network when CBS hired her in 1972. In addition to her reporting of American domestic politics, she also covered…
Hypatia- Philosopher, astronomer, mathematician, inventor of the astrolabe, advocate against religious repression and violence. Fearing her strong feminism, intellect, political power and influence, "orthodox" Christians stripped her naked, dragged her body through the street, and stoned her to death. The mob then burned her body along with the first university and largest library of the time. Most of her work has been lost; her discoveries would not be known again until 1200 years later.
Josephine Butler, died 1906 Victorian British feminist who campaigned against the sexual exploitation of vulnerable women and children, working for legislative reform to provide them with some degree of protection, equality and justice.
ZITKALA-SA (pen name of writer and activist Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, exposed the hardships faced by students at Native American boarding schools by writing about her own experiences as a student and as a teacher, published a book of tribal folklore called Old Indian Legends, founder of the National Council of American Indians for better treatment for all Native Americans)