INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2016: MY IDOLS 👭

Some ladies killing it in their respective fields and being unapologetically feminist whilst they do it 👏💪
  1. Mona Eltahawy
    Journalist who focuses on global feminism and Muslim issues. "I’ve got a lot of hate… But it’s hate from people I’m glad I’m pissing off. As a woman with an opinion, you get a lot of shit." http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/10/mona-eltahawy-interview-religions-obsessed-vagina-headscarves-and-hymens
  2. Laura Bates
    Founder of the Everyday Sexism Project. "I started the website because I felt that, if they could hear all those women’s stories, then people would have to acknowledge that sexism was still there.”
  3. Feminista Jones
    Feminist blogger/commentator. "I am a woman. My idea of womanhood and femininity is my own and I own it." http://feministajones.com/blog/who-is-feminista-jones/
  4. Caitlin Moran
    Journalist, author and sitcom writer. "Ban it? Feminism doesn't need to start BANNING pornography. It needs to start MAKING it." http://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2011/jun/18/caitlin-moran-interview-book-extract
  5. Malala Yousafzai
    Education campaigner, recipient of Nobel Peace Prize. "For my brothers it was easy to think about the future. They can be anything they want. But for me it was hard and for that reason I wanted to become educated and empower myself with knowledge" http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24379018
  6. Ann Oakley
    Sociologist, most famous for her study on women and housework. "All women are feminists at heart. In their psychology lies a great love for women as a class. But it’s interred beneath a great mound of rubbish." Taking it Like a Woman (1986)
  7. Kathleen Kennedy
    President of LucasFilm. "For the characters we’re creating, my hope is that over a relatively short amount of time, we’re going to stop talking about whether there are women in these roles or not" https://www.theasc.com/ac_magazine/February2016/KathleenKennedy/page1.php
  8. Girls Against
    Campaign against sexual assault at gigs.
  9. Afghanistan's Women Cycling Team
    Sportswomen, nominees for Nobel Peace Prize. “This is about inspiring the next generation of girls in Afghanistan to follow their dreams, fight for equality, and gain independent mobility." http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/adventurers-of-the-year/2016/afghan-women-cycling-team/