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
1950's. This is one of the reason for women suffrage-this was the idea in our country that women were children and just part of the man's world. I think us women today forget what they fought for-it was way more than "feminism" it was so that women would have the right to live their own lives.
A picture found in a Dutch article in a late 50's magazine, about women wearing trousers. A summary of the text: "Imagine the summer of 1905. At the races at Auteuil (near Paris) a woman appeared wearing trousers in public for the first time. Her name is unknown, but this is a picture of her. Police men had to protect her against the curiosity and outrage of the crowd. The incident dominated the newspapers for days on end. It wasn't until the 1920's that women wearing trousers reappeared...
"Sexism goes both ways. Feminism helps both.[..T]he majority of feminists, the feminists that aren't all up in yo face are not looking to hate [one's] manness. We are merely trying to make the world a little safer for everyone. That means I will treat women the same for sexual harassment as I do for men. That means I will not belittle a man's sexuality & masculinity. Everyone should feel free to be who they are in a safe environment."
Riot Grrrl movement is in the form of music, art and poetry. This is through the use of Zines which are a collection of cut-and-past images. Through their art and writing, they have encouraged women to be active producers instead of passive consumers in culture (Riordan, 2001).
Raising a child is feminist - it's not fair to look down on women who choose to be stay-at-home moms instead of having a career outside the home. Feminism has given us this choice, now let's celebrate femininity in all its forms.
Qiu Jin wore masculine attire before the Qing Dynasty and system of imperial rule fell (in other words, during a time when traditional Confucian values about women’s proper place were still dominant). She made war with the emperor and was beheaded. She’s touted as China’s first feminist. This photo is from Chinese Women Writers and the Feminist Imagination, 1905–1948 by Yan Haiping.