That’s iconic: women who have challenged the world
In celebrating International Women’s Day, we thought it was the perfect excuse to revisit iconic moments in history; moments where women have challenged inequality in all its forms and used their voice to advocate for change.
This list is just the beginning and could never be complete because women challenge us, every day, for good.
What iconic moments are we missing? Tag us on social media @theequalityinstitute and let’s remind the world of the power we have, as individuals and collectively.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez challenged Ted Yoho after he called her a ‘fucking bitch’.
Greta Thunberg challenged world leaders for failing to stop climate change.
Samirah Raheem challenged what it means to be a ‘slut’ at Slutwalk.
Millions of women in India
Millions of women in India came together to form the ‘women’s wall’ to challenge the Sabarimala Temple’s ban on women of menstruating age.
Lauren Conrad challenged sexist, objectifying interview questions.
The Notorious RBG
Ruth Bader Ginsburg challenged the gender makeup of the Supreme Court in the US.
The Juliana Plaintiffs
The Juliana Plaintiffs challenged the US government’s environmental action plan (or lack of by suing them. )