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Many women in recent years have contributed to transforming the female condition in society and encourage change through their actions but, above all, their words. Despite the different topics addressed, they are all engaged in social activism.

Many women in recent years have contributed to transforming the female condition in society and encourage change through their actions but, above all, their words. Despite the different topics addressed, they are all engaged in social activism.

MONICA LEWINSKI

It’s been 21 years since Bill Clinton’s confession about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky. It was August 17, 1998, and the then-president of the United States admitted to having had “improper physical relationships” with the White House intern, as well as “misleading the people” about their relationship.

This youthful mistake dragged Monica into an unprecedented political, legal, and media storm, following the release of phone recordings in which she spoke with a friend about her relationship with the President. With the advent of the digital revolution, Lewinsky found herself transformed, in a matter of hours, into a publicly humiliated figure worldwide, becoming one of the first victims of cyberbullying.

Today, Lewinsky reflects on this and does so in light of the many stories and accusations that emerged after the Weinstein case, putting herself at the forefront in defense of those who, through the web, are insulted, abused, or humiliated. Through tweets, videos, and social campaigns, she manages to denounce the culture of humiliation that characterizes the web today.

In a 2015 interview at the TED Conference, she expressed her solidarity with the #MeToo movement, a feminist initiative against sexual harassment and violence against women, which she appreciates for its strength and courage in going against ingrained beliefs and remnants.

GRETA THUNBERG

A woman who has skillfully used the web is undoubtedly Greta Thunberg. Her environmental activism was born precisely on social media, through which she launched the Fridays for Future Movement, joined by thousands of students worldwide: in many cities, strikes were held to raise awareness among the public and institutions about issues related to climate change.

Greta Thunberg, however, did not stop there: the echo of her actions brought her to the table with the world’s political leaders, and in 2018 she delivered a speech at COP24, the United Nations conference on climate change. Our House Is on Fire is the title of her book, in which she compares the environmental disaster to a fire in her own home, and with which she recounts how her interest in these types of issues was born.

BEATRICE VIO

Known as Bebe Vio, she is one of the most well-known and influential Italian Paralympic athletes, and the first in the world to compete with prosthetics on all four limbs.

Through the web, she tries to convey the message that we must value diversity through #BeSpecial. Following the illness that took away her arms and legs, she was able to draw strength from her shortcomings to fuel the inexhaustible charge of life. 

Together with her family, she also founded a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide children with limb prostheses to help them integrate into society through sports.

LUCIA ANNIBALI

It’s the evening of April 16, 2013. Lucia is returning home when a man bursts open the door from the inside. He throws acid in her face, and she will be the last person to see her face without scars.

She is just one of the many victims of violence against women, but she has managed to react to the tragedy by becoming a contemporary heroine. Today, Lucia Annibali has set aside her profession as a lawyer for collaboration at a ministerial level on an anti-violence project and contributes to stopping the spread of femicide and encouraging prevention: recognizing the first negative signs in a couple’s relationship and talking about them with someone you trust.

To achieve this goal and educate about respect for the female figure, she has managed to transform her story into a television series titled I’m Here, based on the book of the same name, which is also shown in schools as an educational tool.