8 Gender Rights Activists Students Should Know

Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera

Key figures in Stonewall Riots, co-founded STAR advocating for transgender rights.

Audre Lorde

Black lesbian feminist, poet, activist, explored themes of race, gender, class.

Betty Friedan

Author of "The Feminine Mystique," co-founded National Organization for Women.

Gloria Steinem

Second-wave feminist, co-founded Ms. Magazine, pivotal in feminist movement.

Bell Hooks

African-American feminist, challenged traditional feminist thought, focused on intersectionality.

Malala Yousafzai

Pakistani activist for female education, youngest Nobel Prize laureate.

Michelle Bachelet

First female president of Chile, advocate for women's rights, UN High Commissioner.

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