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The advocacy of women's rights on the ground of equality of sexes

FEMINISM

“To be ‘feminist’ in any authentic sense of the term is to want for all people, female and male, liberation from sexist role patterns, domination, and oppression.” Bell Hooks made this clear and powerful statement in her 1981 study of sexism, racism, and the feminist and civil rights movements Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism. Almost 40 years on, the world is still reckoning with pervasive and inexcusable gender inequality underpinned by bias and sexism, and research and health care are no exception. Today, The Lancet publishes a theme issue on advancing women in science, medicine, and global health, with the aim of showcasing research, commentary, and analysis that provide new explanations and evidence for action towards gender equity. This theme issue is the result of a call for papers that led to over 300 submissions from more than 40 countries. The overwhelming conclusion from this collection of work is that, to achieve meaningful change, actions must be directed at transforming the systems that women work within—making approaches informed by feminist analyses essential.

Chahïda Daouairi

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FEMINISM

In the United States, women's participation in World War I proved to many that they were deserving of equal representation. In 1920, thanks largely to the work of suffragists like Susan B. Anthony and Carrie Chapman Catt, the 19th Amendment passed. American women finally earned the right to vote.

FEMINISM

The Slut Walk movement said "no" means "no" The Slutwalk movement itself began in Toronto in 2011, after a police officer suggested to women that they should “avoid dressing like sluts” as a precaution against sexual assault. The comment, seen as symptomatic of a wider tendency of victim-blaming, provoked a backlash against the propagation of “rape culture”, resulting in the first of a series of Slutwalk protest marches that have since grown into a widespread global movement. Malala Yousafzai called on the world to protect girls' education The Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban, delivered a powerful address to the United Nations in New York 2013, calling on governments around the world to provide every child with free education and denouncing the terrorists who attacked her.

Emma Watson's stirring call for equality
Watson's stirring gender equality speech at the UN headquarters in 2014 landed her the most recognition for her work as a feminist. In the now viral speech, Emma Watson encouraged men to make feminism their cause as well.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's humorous take-down of gender roles
The book she authored in 2015 ‘We Should All Be Feminists’ includes anecdotes and analyses about what it means to be a feminist. She argues that "feminist" isn't an insult, but rather a label that should be embraced by all.

A teenage poet in India slams the patriarchy
Aranya Johar in 2017 used social media to draw attention to serious issues like gender equality, mental health and body positivity. She uses slam poetry to confront beauty standards. Her first released piece, “A Brown Girl's Guide to Gender” became a viral sensation and hit 1 million views within two days of its upload.
Natalie Portman's heart-rending #MeToo speech Natalie Portman revealed at the 2018 Women’s March in Los Angeles her first-ever fan letter was from a man describing his rape fantasy. She was 13.
An Argentinian lawmaker's courageous call to legalize abortion
In 2018, Silvia Lospennato, PRO member and representative of the Buenos Aires Province in the Lower House, left no question as to how she would vote that morning. More surprising, however, was the standing ovation that she garnered from representatives across the political spectrum as she closed the more than 20-hour debate with a moving acknowledgement of the historical significance of the moment.