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The decade’s 7 major feminist speeches

From Emma Watson to Natalie Portman, and from Argentina to Pakistan, these speeches struck a nerve.

7 feminist speeches that marked the decade

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.

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12/31/2019 12:57 PMupdated: 02/24/2020 10:43 PM
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182 comments

  • Apoorva V.
    06/16/2020 19:41

    Can't believe it's 2020 and we're still fighting for BASIC equality and women rights

  • Jason C.
    01/31/2020 07:15

    Feminists are [email protected]*king retarded.

  • Jason M.
    01/31/2020 04:40

    Remember Folks, Women's Rights are Code Words for Abortion. You don't need birth control, if you control your body in the first place. Try some self control or accountability instead.

  • Susan C.
    01/31/2020 04:04

    You go ladies!

  • Dusten P.
    01/31/2020 01:02

    Yes all this true, but at the same time you are call to repentance. Sinners are all equal in Gods eyes, and His wrath is for those defile the body. For you were made in His image. Please this is not your going to hell post, this is your going to hell without Jesus Christ as your Lord, and savior. We are all sinners in need of a Savior. Renting is turning from that sin, asking forgiveness, and being in a right relationship with God. Sodom and Gomorrah were a small example to things to come for open rebellion against Him. He loves you so much, He gave Him only begotten Son, that who so ever, Who so ever, you so ever that believers in Him shall be saved!

  • Matthew S.
    01/30/2020 21:12

    Ugh feminist that one thing I hate the most..ladies thinks above on everything I just laughing on that I say BS

  • Joshua S.
    01/30/2020 13:35

    Women are so mislead, as they are right that rape is wrong... they fail to realize that if they dress provocatively can incite a pervert to yield to his sick mind!! So why go around inviting perverts. They they only ones looking anyway

  • Mon J.
    01/30/2020 11:28

    🤝👏

  • Luis A.
    01/30/2020 07:15

    Malala!

  • Branden R.
    01/30/2020 02:18

    Ya it did. My last one! Shut up allready!

  • Alan J.
    01/29/2020 21:34

    My favorite question to ask these pro abortion activists: Do you wish your own mother would have had an abortion?? That shuts them up real quick!

  • Curt B.
    01/29/2020 20:47

    And why should it be free??????

  • Gonzalez D.
    01/29/2020 18:44

    Abortion=Not a human right

  • Justin R.
    01/29/2020 18:42

    I'm not paying for any abortion. I raised as my kids.

  • Janell H.
    01/29/2020 12:42

    What about dont have sex or birth control dont get pg in the first place stupid

  • Russ S.
    01/29/2020 03:14

    Blah blah blah my body. Blah blah blah my right to choose. What about the unborn baby's right to live?

  • Senia B.
    01/29/2020 01:44

    Yes👌👌🙏🙏

  • Chuck D.
    01/28/2020 19:07

    Malala she is a hypocrite Ya go ahead and call me names but tell me where she, SHE is NOT in pakistan or afghanistan but protected in england

  • Robert C.
    01/28/2020 14:03

    Nobody actually cares.

  • Mike G.
    01/27/2020 18:07

    Human being.. The only species know to fight to be able to kill their young....