Let’s begin with a Google’s definition of feminism: The advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes. This seems straightforward but what is feminism really? How has it progressed? In the words of Emma Watson, “Why is the word such an uncomfortable one?” To answer this I thought what better than a feminism infographic?
I did a bit of digging on the subject and then asked my good friend and fellow feminist, Lizzie Owen, to help present all my research in a beautiful and digestible format! Lizzie is a blogger and graphic designer who often features feminist quotes in her artwork.
So here it is! We hope you find it as informative and interesting as we did when making it!
Feminism Infographic Text Reads
A Brief History of Feminism – Women = Men’s Property
The First Wave.
1800 The fight for women’s right to Education and Vote.
1847 Bronte Sisters have to use pseudonyms to get their voices heard
1848 First ever women’s rights con in NY
1855 Florence Nightingale being a girl boss and saving lives
1906 Finland is the first country to allow women the full right to vote, Meanwhile in the UK Suffragettes are ridiculed
1912 Foot binding outlawed in China
1913 Emily Davison martyrs herself
1918 Votes for women in the UK
1940 12 Female reps in British Parliament, 460,000 British Women in the Armed services
The second wave
1945 Calling out cultural inequalities between men and women
1950 “People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiment that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute” – Rebecca West
1957 Rise of the Pin-Up girl and sexual revolution
1961 The pill becomes free and readily available
1963 The Feminine Mystique released
1976 “Well behaved women seldom make history” – Laurell Thatcher Ulrich
The Third Wave
1990 viewing men and women outside gender stereotypes
1992 Zanan Magazine was founded in Iran, demanding rights for women
1993 The first “take our daughters to work day”
1997 Girl power! Spice Girls reignites feminism
2007 Gender equality act comes out in the UK
2010 New Wave Connecting women on a global scale
2011 Who run the world? Girls! – Beyoncé
2014 Malala Yousafzai receives the recognition she deserves for her activism and braver
2014 Emma Watson makes her #Heforshe Speech
2015 Still only 191 Women hold seats our of 650 in Parliament
2017 Women’s Marches take place globally
Today LizJOwen and WritingIntotheEther make their 1st Feminism Infographic
References and Further Reading:
History and Theory of Feminism
Feminism: New World Encyclopedia