To take a quick glimpse at 2014, your initial impression may be that it was not the greatest year for women — and to be honest, it'd be hard to disagree. Between #Gamergate, "women against feminism" and the abduction of 273 girls in Nigeria, to name just a few, things were awful from a woman's point of view.
But even with these downfalls, this year also proved to be a monumental year for feminism, pushing towards gender equality for all. Women's issues were brought to centrestage and even some celebrities become public feminists and women's rights advocates. Needless to say, we have a long way to go, but 2014 has started an important conversation heading into the new year, and we plan on continuing the coverage.
We took a look at some of the most powerful moments for feminism this year, and were not surprised to see plenty of common themes running through so many of the stories. Share your favourite stories in the comments below.