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Five Famous Feminists - who would you name?

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SparklingExplosionGoldBrass Tue 23-Nov-10 22:13:21

Whether or not you agree with their particular version of feminism, who are the first five names that spring to mind?
I'd say
Andrea Dworkin
Betty Friedman
Gloria Steinem
Robin Morgan
Mary Neal

LadyBlaBlah Tue 23-Nov-10 22:17:04

Andrea Dworkin
Germaine Greer
Carol Smart (not v.famous but published)
Ceri Parsons (not v.famous but published)
Betty Friedman

BelligerentGhoul Tue 23-Nov-10 22:19:08

Jane Austen
Germaine Greer
The Pankhursts
Margaret Atwood
The writer of The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gillman.

Beachcomber Tue 23-Nov-10 22:21:57

Andrea Dworkin

Kate Millet

Germaine Greer

Catherine MacKinnon

plus the women mentioned by SGB.

sixpercenttruejedi Tue 23-Nov-10 22:25:18

Germaine Greer
Melissa McEwan
Twisty Faster (jill)
Julie Burchill
Andrea Dworkin

Prolesworth Tue 23-Nov-10 22:25:42

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dittany Tue 23-Nov-10 22:28:05

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sixpercenttruejedi Tue 23-Nov-10 22:28:21

Can I have six? I forgot Nine Deuce.

Beachcomber Tue 23-Nov-10 22:28:24

Marilyn French of course - she affected an entire generation. (And one of the characters in The Women's Room is famously taken out of context of accusing all men as being rapists).

Beachcomber Tue 23-Nov-10 22:29:33

Good call on Twisty - she is awesome.

StuffingGoldBrass Tue 23-Nov-10 22:53:31

Oh you can have more than five, Dittany wink

JessinAvalon Tue 23-Nov-10 22:58:59

Julie Burchill?

I would add Kat Banyard

BitOfFun Tue 23-Nov-10 23:00:49

Without looking first, I would say:

Germaine Greer

Kate Millet

Susan Faludi

Simone DeBeauvoir

and, er, Dittany...

StaceySolomonismyHeroine Tue 23-Nov-10 23:05:09

Haven't looked

Virginia Woolf
Mary Wollenstonecraft
Germaine Greer
Eleanor Rathbone
Andrea Dworkin

ElephantsAndMiasmas Wed 24-Nov-10 00:28:13

Germaine Greer
Mary Wollstonecraft
Helena Kennedy
Betty Friedan
Christine de Pizan

are five that spring to mind, and a nice historical sweep.

But five living feminist inspirations for me I would say are:

Kat Banyard
Sabrina Qureshi
Finn Mackay
Julie Burchill (although I heartily disagree with her on some issues she is my feminist fairy godmother)

(love your list sixpercent)

earwicga Wed 24-Nov-10 01:14:41

Marilyn French
Eve Ensler
bell hooks
Malalai Joya
Mukhtar Mai

and as E&M had an extra 5 I'm gonna add

Cath Elliott and Philippa Willitts (The F Word).

Sakura Wed 24-Nov-10 08:24:34

Germaine Greer
Virginia Woolf
Kate Millet
Andrea Dworkin
Susan Faludi/Gloria Steinem

but rock solid>

ElephantsAndMiasmas Wed 24-Nov-10 09:21:31

Think we're not going to notice that you've made poor Susan and Gloria share a chair there, Sakura?

IamKatiePrice Wed 24-Nov-10 09:25:43

Katie Perry
Joan Collins
Jilly Cooper
Felicity Kendal

ElephantsAndMiasmas Wed 24-Nov-10 09:31:15

Can we have a list of current men who express feminist views? Or call themselves feminists or pro-feminists?

StewieGriffinsMom Wed 24-Nov-10 09:34:39

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Sakura Wed 24-Nov-10 11:17:05

I prefer men who express feminist-friendly views over men who call themselves feminists.

Daniel Dorling (Academic who wrote "Injustice" )

Lundy Bancroft

Various male bloggers, like the one Beachcomber linked to 'Permanentpress' or something

I like David Mitchell

Sakura Wed 24-Nov-10 11:17:56

grin Nice to have you with us Katie

Prolesworth Wed 24-Nov-10 11:49:21

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ElephantsAndMiasmas Wed 24-Nov-10 13:57:51

was just looking up John Stuart Mill - has nyone read On the Subjection of Women btw? - and came across this vintage piece of anti-eminist/MRA material. A classic of the "it's women who are oppressing men" type.

Interesting to see how many bingo terms are in there. Lots of "shrieks" mentioned.

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