Thank you to Top Tenz for publishing another top ten list from me.
A number of historical women can immediately be called to mind if people were asked about famous feminists in history. Susan B. Anthony is famous for her aggressive campaigning for women’s suffrage throughout the second half of the 19th Century. Clara Barton demanded equal pay while working at the U.S. Patent Office, then turned around to become one of history’s favorite nurses. And Florence Nightingale is a household name as the founder of the Red Cross.
Given the names people come up with, you could be forgiven for thinking that Feminism was a 19th century invention. The truth is that Feminism is far older than that. In fact, it’s pretty much as old as dirt. To prove it, here are my pick for the Top Ten Pre-Industrial Revolution Feminists.