Great women in history with the group Spain

Judith Butler

This week we have learned a lot with our students. We have had the opportunity to share the biographies of great women in history from all over the world and each student has presented us with an example, all of them varied, original and above all very interesting of great defenders of women and equality. Do you want to know them?

1. Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi Born in Rangoon, Burma, on 19 June 1945, she is a Burmese activist politician. She is a leading figure in the Burmese opposition to the military dictatorship that held power from 1962 to 2011. She was elected to the Burmese parliament in 2012. In 1991 she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

 

 

2. Judith Butler

She is a post-structuralist philosopher who currently holds the Maxine Elliot Chair in Rhetoric, Comparative Literature and Women’s Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She has made important contributions in the fields of feminism, queer theory, political philosophy and ethics.

Judith Butler 2 Author of El Género en disputa. Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990) and Bodies that Matter. The Discursive Limit of Sex (1993), and translated into 20 languages, both books describe what is now known as Queer Theory. Butler’s other books deal with problems that are relevant to various academic disciplines, such as philosophy, law, sociology, political science, film studies and literature.

3. Ida Wells – Barnett

Ida Wells - Barnett She was an African-American co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and dedicated to civil rights and women’s rights in the United States, belonging to the Woman Suffrage Movement. Against racial lynching, she documented hundreds of cases. Throughout her life, Wells was an investigative journalist who exposed racist violence in the United States and between 1893 and 1894 she travelled to Europe to raise awareness of the issue and generate international pressure. (add photo) Surely we know of other great women in history. Would you like to write about them or recommend any others? We’d love to read your comments below.

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