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List of Famous Women's Rights Activists

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List of famous women's rights activists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top women's rights activists in the world? This includes the most prominent women's rights activists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable women's rights activists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic women's rights activists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned women's rights activists.

This is a list that includes people like Susan B. Anthony and Betty Ford.

From reputable, prominent, and well known women's rights activists to the lesser known women's rights activists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the women's rights activist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous women's rights activists ever?" and "What are the names of famous women's rights activists?" then you're in the right place. (15 items)
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    Betty Ford is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Women's Rights Activists
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    Betty Ford was an actress and a writer more

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    • Age: Died at 93 (1918-2011)
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
    • Profession: Fashion Model, Actor, Women's rights activist, Writer
    • Credits: The Betty Ford Story
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    Susan B. Anthony

    Susan B. Anthony is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Women's Rights Activists
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    Susan Brownell Anthony was an American social reformer and feminist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American ...more

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    • Age: Died at 86 (1820-1906)
    • Birthplace: Adams, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Women's rights activist
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    Gloria Steinem

    Gloria Steinem is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Women's Rights Activists
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    Gloria Marie Steinem is an American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader and spokeswoman for the feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 70s. She was a columnist for New York magazine and a founder of Ms. magazine. In 1969, she ...more

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    • Age: age 81
    • Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, USA
    • Profession: Magazine editor, Journalist, Screenwriter, Author, Writer
    • Credits: A Bunny's Tale, Sisters of '77, One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern, Who's Counting? Marilyn Waring On Sex, Lies And Global Economics, + more
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    Ida B. Wells is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Women's Rights Activists
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    Ida Bell Wells-Barnett was an African-American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist, and an early leader in the civil rights movement. She documented lynching in the United States, showing that it was often used as a way to control or punish blacks who competed with whites, rather than ...more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1862-1931)
    • Birthplace: Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Women's rights activist
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    Asha Gill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Women's Rights Activists
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    Asha Anand Gill {Hindi : आशा which literally means Hope} is a Malaysia-based model, television host, deejay, veejay, writer, producer, film director and women's rights activist. Her father is Indian and her mother is English with some French heritage. more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Pembury, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Deejay, Film Producer, Model, Disc jockey, Women's rights activist, + more
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    Tobi Vail is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Women's Rights Activists
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    Tobi Celeste Vail is an independent musician, music critic and feminist from Olympia, Washington. She was a central figure in the riot grrl scene—she coined the spelling of "grrl"—and she started the zine Jigsaw. A drummer, guitarist and singer, she was a founding member of the band Bikini Kill. Vail ...more

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    • Age: 46
    • Birthplace: Auburn, Washington, United States of America
    • Profession: Songwriter, Drummer, Singer, Women's rights activist
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    Mary Ritter Beard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Women's Rights Activists
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    Mary Ritter Beard was an American historian and archivist, who played an important role in the women's suffrage movement and was a lifelong advocate of social justice through educational and activist roles in both the labor and woman's rights movements. She wrote several books on women's role in history ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1876-1958)
    • Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Archivist, Historian, Women's rights activist
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    Ratna Sarumpaet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Women's Rights Activists
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    Ratna Sarumpaet is an Indonesian human rights activist. She is also a theatrical producer, actress, film director, and writer. Sarumpaet, born into a politically active Christian family in North Sumatra, initially studied architecture in Jakarta. After seeing a play by Willibrordus S. Rendra in 1969, ...more

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    • Age: 66
    • Birthplace: Tarutung, Indonesia
    • Profession: Theatrical producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Women's rights activist, + more
    • Credits: Jamila and the President
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