Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch (27 January 1836 – 9 March 1895) was more than just the father of sexual submission (dubbed Masochism in his honor). This Austrian writer was also an early advocate for women’s rights, religious freedom, and racial/ethnic equality. During a period in history where women were seen as “the fairer sex” and therefore weaker than men, Sacher-Masoch argued that it was women who held more power and influence over the world:
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Hermann Hesse. Writer and Nobel Prize in Literature (1946). He was born in 1877 in a Black Forest town in Germany.