Noun:The advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men

That is the dictionary’s definition of feminism but it can mean many things. In this section, we shall explain what feminism is, why it is important, and how you can get involved, and introduce you to some amazing women you’ve probably never heard of.

#12Women – Women You Should Know

See also our book series #12women, available now in print and eBook.

Great Women You Should Know… Helen Sharman

Great Women You Should Know – Mary Wollstonecraft

Who On Earth Invented … The Pedal Bin?!

The Indian Princess Suffragette – Sophia Duleep Singh

Who on Earth Invented Traffic Lights?!

Women’s History Month

The First Computer Programmers

Women in Politics: Be The Change You Want To See

When I Met Mary Robinson – Written By You

Feminism in the Media

It’s Fake! – The Truth About Photoshop

Make Up For Girls – Is It Necessary? Written By You

Merida The Beautiful… Wait… What??!

Raising Feminist Boys

I Created a Popstar Role Model – Written By You

Interview with Great British Bake Off Finalists 2013 – Ruby Tandoh and Kimberley Wilson

Tomboys and Girly Girls

Feminism in School and Career

Girls Don’t Need No Education

A Day in the Life of… a Structural Engineer


So You Want to Be An… Archaeologist

Feminism and Sport

Golden Girls – The New Generation of Role Models

It just IS Cricket – Women’s Cricket Around the World

The Offside Rule (We get it!) Podcast

Meet the woman who scored a goal against Arsenal!

What is Roller Derby?

Campaigns for Gender Equality

The Girlguide Girls’ Attitude Survey – Written By You

Let Toys Be Toys