Kallirhoe Parren (1861–1940) was a Greek feminist, journalist and writer.She launched the feminist movement with the founding of a newspaper in 1887. Her paper promoted women writers and recovered women's history. She founded the Lyceum of Greek Women in 1911 and successfully lobbied for women's admittance to the University of Athens. She wrote A History of Greek Women from 1650 to 1860. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-y6iA2yUiI, http://www.lykeionellinidon.gr/lyceumportal/default.aspx
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Winona LaDuke. American Indian activist, environmentalist, economist writer of Anishinaabe descent. A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities with advanced degrees in rural economic development. Executive Director of Honor the Earth, which she founded in 1989. LaDuke became an activist in Anishinaabe issues, helping found the Indigenous Women's Network in 1985.
Elia Kazan born Elias Kazantzoglou, Greek: Ηλίας Καζαντζόγλου; September 7, 1909 – September 28, 2003) was a Greek-American director, producer, writer and actor, described by The New York Times as "one of the most honored and influential directors in Broadway and Hollywood history".He was born in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire, to ethnic Greek parents.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHN2SbtrFoo
Margarita Karapanou(1946 - 2008) She spent most of her childhood living between Greece and Paris,a cosmopolitan upbringing that makes its presence felt in a variety of ways throughout her work. She was a “worldly writer” but also one remarkably withdrawn, perhaps in part because of such a cosmopolitan existence — maybe it is true that one cannot have a home if one is nowhere at home. Her brilliant 1st novel, Kassandra and the Wolf, was written during the Greek dictatorship.
Susan Sontag, writer and filmmaker.
Victoria Woodhull - First female Wallstreet broker. Made millions and became an activist. Campaigned for "free love." Defined it as a woman's right to marry for love, divorce if she was abused, and choose her partner. She was ostracized and even jailed for this thinking.
Victoria Woodhull, first woman to be nominated for president... in 1872. She was also the first female stockbroker and opened a brokerage firm with her sister on Wall Street. She also believed in free love and woman's right to sexual determination and freedom.