11 Ferocious Women Who Showed A Middle Finger To Societal Stereotypes

Women who're not equal to men but ahead of them!

11 Ferocious Women Who Showed A Middle Finger To Societal Stereotypes
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"Some women fear the fire, some simply become it."- R.H. Sin

Women deserve to be loved and respected for reasons as equally for any other human or animal on this earth. Gone are the days when women were restricted to do and say what they had in their mind and heart. The modern woman has emerged as a sensation today.

They stood as an inspiration and driving force for many. Every day we hear about those women who broke the good for nothing stereotypes to become successful in life. Breaking the stereotypes, India's self-made women often remind us that any stream, any field of art is not gender-biased. Women deserve equal, and in fact, more opportunities in every stratum of life may it be acting, mountain climbing or flying fighter planes. The fields as mentioned are not restricted to just men, and that has been proved by these women of virtue.

So, today let's take a glance at these inspirational women who broke all stereotypes that the society has put upon all of us and yet came out as one successful lady.

#1 Sunitha Krishnan

#1 Sunitha Krishnan

An Indian social activist Sunitha Krishnan fights for women's rights and against human trafficking under her NGO Prajwala that gives her eternal freedom.

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She is a gang-rape survivor.

She is a gang-rape survivor.
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She converted the worst thing that happened in her life into something worthwhile.

#2 Sushmita Sen

#2 Sushmita Sen
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Miss Universe pageant 1994, Sushmita Sen, was the first and the only Indian women to win this crown.

You don't have to give birth to become a mother.

You don't have to give birth to become a mother.
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Sushmita showed us that you don't really need to follow the crowd and give birth to a baby. You can adopt one and give your children the pleasure of motherly love.

#3 Kalki Koechlin

#3 Kalki Koechlin

An Indian actress and writer of French descent. Apart from her regular acting in films, she also makes her presence in Theatre productions.

She taught us how to use fame for good.

She taught us how to use fame for good.
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Kalki Koechlin has been a victim of sex abuse at the age of nine years. After all this, she evolved as one great woman of value and taught us how to make use of fame for the good of the society.

#4 Neena Gupta

#4 Neena Gupta
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Neena Gupta took the bold decision to go ahead with her pregnancy with one of the world's finest cricketers, Vivian Richards. She showed the world that you don't need to get married to have a baby.

You don't need to be married to have children.

You don't need to be married to have children.
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Neena Gupta is an Indian commercial TV actress and a National Award Winner.

#5 Suhasini Mulay

#5 Suhasini Mulay
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She is an Indian actress in Bollywood and Marathi films.

She taught us that love is beyond time.

She taught us that love is beyond time.
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Suhasini Mulay brought to attention that love has no age boundaries. She tied the knot at the age of 60 years.

#6 Arunima Sinha

#6 Arunima Sinha
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Arunima never let her disability to come in her path. She pledged to achieve her dreams in the best way she can.

She's the first female amputee to climb Mount Everest.

She's the first female amputee to climb Mount Everest.
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Along with the first female amputee, she's also the first Indian amputee to climb Mount Everest. If she can do it, anyone who has the desire can pursue it.

#7 Konkona Sen Sharma

#7 Konkona Sen Sharma
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Konkona Sen Sharma, an Indian actress, writer and director is popular for her compulsively bold roles in movies.

Pregnancy is nothing to be ashamed of.

Pregnancy is nothing to be ashamed of.
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Whether it is the role of a street prostitute or that of a young woman struggling with her insecurities, Konkona's strength lies in her fearless, uninhibited acting skills. Also, her pregnancy photo shoot proved that becoming a mother is not something to be ashamed of.

#8 Irom Chanu Sharmila

#8 Irom Chanu Sharmila
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Irom Sharmila, also known as the 'Iron Lady' is a civil rights activist, political activist, and poet from the Indian state of Manipur.

Went on a 16-year hunger strike.

Went on a 16-year hunger strike.
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She went on a 16-year hunger strike to protest against a controversial security law. You need to fight for what's right! Right?

#9 Laxmi Agarwal

#9 Laxmi Agarwal
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Laxmi is an Indian campaigner with Stop Acid Attacks and a TV host.

She's an acid attack survivor.

She's an acid attack survivor.
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She showed us how to live life to its fullest despite all the worse conditions that happened in the past.

#10 Yashmeen Manak

#10 Yashmeen Manak
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Yashmeen Manak, a gym trainer, has been a shy and an introvert in her childhood.

Beauty can be found in strength too.

Beauty can be found in strength too.
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Yashmeen showed us that a woman can also be strong headed fearless human and taught us that beauty can be discovered in another factor called strength.

#11 Bhawana Kanth

#11 Bhawana Kanth
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Bhawana Kanth is IAF's first women fighter pilot who made her and family's dream come true.

No ceilings for women.

No ceilings for women.
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She is the first woman who paved her way to fly the fighter planes who were once the work of men, and we're super proud.


These women inspire every other woman on this planet and in fact, men too. If one part of the human categorization can pursue the impossible and break the stereotypical norms of the society then, anyone has the capability to do so against the flow. WittyFeed expresses the pride in these women of value and wished them all the success in the future.


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