Women who made today possible for you
The powerful women who changed society as we know it
In celebration of International Women’s Day, we wanted to take a look at some amazing women that have made today possible for us. We have highlighted 5 women, all of which have paved the way for us girls, from suffragettes to movement creators. These are the stories of real women that have made real change.
Always remember that you don’t have to do something sensational and world-changing to make your mark, you just need to lead a happy life, positively influence as many people as possible and be fulfilled with what you have done. So without further a due, let’s learn about some empowering and inspiring women that sit amongst the likes of Rosa Parks and Eleanor Roosevelt that have changed life as we know it for us women.
women who have made today possible
- Emmeline Pankhurst
- Harriet Tubman
- Susan B. Anthony
- Dr Elizabeth Blackwell
- Margaret Sanger
1. Emmeline Pankhurst
Emmeline Pankhurst was born on 14th July 1858 in Moss-side, Manchester. Emmeline noticed that women were treated very differently compared to men and she became obsessed with changing that. This why she went on to found the Women’s Social and Political Union. For this reason, Emmeline is remembered for her work in the fight to help get British women the right to vote.
3. Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman was an escaped enslaved woman who became a well-known conductor on the Underground Railroad, leading many enslaved people to freedom, all while carrying a bounty on her head. But get this, she was also a nurse, a Union spy and a women’s suffrage supporter. For these reasons, Harriet will remain an icon in American history and she continues to inspire people from every race and background.
4. Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony grew up becoming one of the most visible advocates in the women’s suffrage. This caused the 19th Amendment to the constitution, passed fourteen years after Susan’s death. For this reason, this came to be called the ‘Susan B. Anthony Amendment’ in her honour.
5. Dr Elizabeth Blackwell
Dr Elizabeth Blackwell was born in 1849 and became the first woman in the U.S to receive a medical degree. Dr Blackwell was a strong advocate for women in medicine, spending her time campaigning for women’s rights and creating institutions dedicated to training female medical students in the UK and US. This has caused her to remain as a role model for those in the medical field.
6. Margaret Sanger
Margaret sanger devoted her life to legalizing birth control and making it universally available for women. Margaret was a strong believer in the only way to change the rules are to break them. So, she founded the Birth Control Movement in America, then went on to found the American Birth Control League – one of the parent organisations of the Birth Control Federation of America, which eventually became the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
missguided x the prince’s trust
In celebration of International Women’s Day, we have teamed up with The Prince’s Trust to support their Women Supporting Women campaign, in order to help young women across the UK rebuild a life for themselves.
Help us support the cause further by texting: DONATE to 70140 to donate £1 directly to The Prince’s Trust, you can text as many times as you’d like to support women in underprivileged and challenging situations. T&C’s apply and can be found here each text will cost £1 plus your standard rate (UK).
Missguided is now an official brand partner of The Prince’s Trust and will continue to support them throughout 2021. Check back to Babezine for more partnerships, educational blogs, fashion advice, interviews and more.