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The fearless feminists who rallied against inequality and campaigned for the sisterhood in 2015

This year, we’ve been reminded of the continuing necessity and relevance of feminism on myriad occasions. But despite it sometimes feeling like we’re fighting a losing battle, 2015 has seen huge successes for women.

The past twelve months alone have brought with them the introduction of equal parental leave, the highest percentage of female MPs the UK has ever seen, the first ever female Church of England bishop and countless everyday instances where women have campaigned against abuse, body-shaming and discrimination.

From women who took to social media to make a statement, to celebrities using their platforms to blow the whistle on sexism, and the men who took a stand on behalf of women; we’ve rounded-up the people who we think deserve recognition for their role in the fight for equality.

It was a difficult list to whittle down, but we present to you Stylist.co.uk’s feminists of 2015. Got your own nominations to add in? Let us know in the comments section below. 

Here’s to another brilliant year for the sisterhood.



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