Women Who Fought Against Inequality
Let’s look back and cherish these great women who fought against inequality. Their bravery to fight against discrimination should not be forgotten. They are great reminders that women are meant to be great, despite of the beliefs instilled to us even when we’re little.
Diana Spencer (1961 - 1997)
She was the first wife of Prince Charles. Her life was full of controversy. But instead of following the rules of the noble, she fought for the things she believed was right. No one will ever replace her in the hearts of the people. She stepped out of the palace to help children suffering from cancer and people infected by HIV. She didn’t let her vulnerability to hinder her from doing what she was called to do.
Josephine Butler (1828 - 1906)
Back in Josephine’s day, child prostitution and international sex trafficking were worst that it is today. Everybody chose to keep their mouth shut to avoid trouble but not Josephine Butler. Madame tussaud showed her passion through sculpture, but Josephine showed her empathy towards women by fighting for them. She campaigned against these issues regardless the threat it may cause. She questioned the double standards of her society and fearlessly faced powerful people to fight for women’s rights.
Elizabeth Fry (1780-1845)
Wherever you place a woman, she will spread the love. Prisons during 1700 were brutal and inhumane much worst than amsterdam zoo. When Elizabeth saw the poor condition of the inmates, she was compelled to act. She fought for the rights of the inmates. She believed that people in prison should be treated right too. After her campaigns, she was named to be the “Angel of Prisons”. It only proves that women are needed in dire situations and places to provide light and wisdom.
Mary Wollstonecraft (1759 - 1797)
Mary Wollstonecraft is one of the first feminists in the world who fought against discrimination. She wrote a famous book called, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. In her book, she stated that women should be liberated through education. Her writings are still available in amsterdam canal tour. She inspired many women of her generation to rally against the limiting beliefs of society about women.