I love that, even in the nineteenth century, Anon was a thing. Suck it, internet :)
Elsie Knocker (and how great is that name) and her bff Mairie Chisholm. Even before WWI, they were kind of badass. Their hobbies included stripping down and racing motorcycles in a culture where women driving was seen as scandelous. When the war began, they signed up for the Belgian Flying Ambulance Corps (because flying ambulances!). When they got fed up with all the waste of life, they said to hell with the military and set up their own damn aid station, only 100 yards from the trenches. They were affiliated with no one and had to scrounge their own supplies. For years. They saved thousands of lives and only stopped when forced to due to injuries suffered in a gas attack.
Yo, WW2? Elsie and Mairie called. What’s all this rot about the “greatest’ generation? (That’s right! I just did a women in war sacrifice throw down.)
» feminist [the word] includes the idea that believing men and women to be equal, believing all people to be people is not a natural state — that we don’t emerge, assuming that everybody in the human race is a human, that the idea of equality is just an idea that’s imposed on us, that we are indoctrinated with, that it’s an agenda.