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50 feminist icons

Emily Wilding Davison was a suffragist who abided by the movement's mantra "Deeds Not Words" and endured nine stints in jail and 49 hunger strikes in her fight for women to have the vote. She died for her cause as she attempted to attach a women's suffrage banner to the King's horse at the Epsom Derby in 1913.

As we approach the 100th anniversary of her death, take a look at 50 women whose names are synonymous with feminism, be it through their words, actions or popular perception.

Words: Anna Pollitt. Images: Rex Features, Getty Images

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