For the computer literate, feminism is becoming a hard topic to avoid.

From online petitions to Twitter rants, feminists are using innovative ways to make a stand and reach millions at the click of a button.

So when HuffPost UK Lifestyle asked readers to nominate their favourite modern feminists we weren't surprised at the volume of suggestions that flooded our Tweetdeck.

After all, just think about how many arse-kicking women cross your virtual path everyday.

HuffPost Conversation Starters: Join Our Debate On Feminism Using The Hashtag #HpFem

While countless wonderful women battling gender inequality were nominated, we had the tough job of whittling it down to a top 10 ...

If you disagree with any of our choices, or would like to add your own let us know in the comments below or tweet us @HuffPoLifestyle using the hashtag #HPFem

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  • Malala Yousafzai

    Malala Yousafzai, 15, was shot in the head by the Taliban for supporting women's rights and their right to an education. She was shot in Pakistan in October and later transferred to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham (QEHB) for further specialist treatment, where she remains. <a href="" target="_blank">READ MORE.</a> Nominated by HuffPost UK reader ‏@EmmaButcher_, @Alice_Emily and @MagdaleneLagu

  • Caitlin Moran

    Journalist and author of bestseller '<a href="" target="_blank">How To Be A Woman</a>', which tackles the issues surrounding being a woman in the modern age. She is a trailblazer for modern feminism. She is a columnist for The Times and a collection of her columns can be found her second book '<a href="" target="_blank">Moranthology</a>'. Nominated by HuffPost UK reader @MagicHappensXX & @Writeintentions

  • Lady Gaga

    Nominated by HuffPost UK reader @hamzjah While the world stands somewhat divided over whether Lady Gaga is a feminist. Positive steps towards addressing societal pressures around body image by setting up <a href="" target="_blank">'A Body Revolution 2013'</a> on her fan-site. The attached image sparked the revolution with Gaga addressing her own body image anxieties. <a href="" target="_blank">Gaga is also credited by Guardian columnist Kira Cochrane for challenging traditional notions of femininity.</a>

  • Hillary Clinton

    US Secretary Of State, Hillary Clinton, has <a href="" target="_blank">vowed to make women's issues a priority in foreign policy.</a> Nominated by HuffPost UK reader @LostPRGirl

  • Zerlina Maxwell

    Political analyst and writer Zerlina Maxwell is a rape survivor who spoke out against sexual violence about women. Since her appearance she has received a torrent of online threats and abuse, but refuses to be silenced. <a href="" target="_blank">READ MORE.</a> Nominated by HuffPost UK reader @DuncanRG

  • Sheryl Sandberg

    Facebook's Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg, is the author of recently-released bestseller 'Lean In'. <a href="" target="_blank">The book examines women's struggles with leadership, dissects the causes of real-life career roadblocks and empowers women to "lean in" to reach their full potential.</a> Nominated by HuffPost UK reader ‏@tiffphilippou

  • Dr Helen Pankhurst

    Dr Helen Pankhurst (the granddaughter of suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst and great-grandaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst), continues her ancestors' work on women's rights. <a href="" target="_blank">See our Q&A with her here.</a> Nominated by HuffPost UK reader ‏@MagdaleneLagu

  • Sofia Djama

    In 'Soflty One Saturday Morning' film producer Sofia Djama addresses women's issues in her native Algeria. Despite being seen by many as advocating women's rights and addressing issues, in an interview with The Guardian the 33-year-old revealed that she difficulty identifying as a feminist. <a href="" target="_blank">"The rights of women in Algeria are such that you can't be feminist in the traditional sense,"</a> she tells The Guardian. "There are things you can't even discuss or negotiate." Nominated by HuffPost UK reader @nsabrinem

  • Natasha Walter

    Natasha is a writer, broadcaster and campaigner. <a href="" target="_blank">She is the author of 'Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism' and 'The New Feminism'.</a> She is also the founder of Women for Refugee Women. Nominated by HuffPost UK reader @writeintentions

  • Laura Bates

    Laura set up <a href="" target="_blank">The Everyday Sexism Project</a>, which documents women's experiences of sexism on an online database. Nominated by HuffPost UK reader @DuncanRG

Readers' responses raised some interesting questions as to whether the voices of white, educated, middle-class females overly dominate mainstream discussion about women's issues. Do you agree? Let us know in the comments below.

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Would you label yourself a feminist?


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  • Magdalene Lagu

    @HuffPoLifestyle @JoelleMardinian #hpfem "everyone has special type of beauty &amp;all a person needs is 2know how 2 bring forth inner elements"

  • Elizabeth Turner

    @HuffPoLifestyle #HPFem @lenadunham

  • Alexandra D'Sa

    #HPFem Urvashi Vaid, Judith Butler, and Alice Walker to name a few

  • Stefani Millar

    @HuffPoLifestyle #HPFem Kate Nash.

  • Anna Brady

    @HuffPoLifestyle #hpfem @PennyRed

  • David Taylor

    Lady Thatcher, Pritti Patel. Excellent ladies indeed. #HPFem

  • Emma Butcher

    @HuffPoLifestyle 100% Malala Yousafzai #HPFem

  • hamzjah

    @HuffPoLifestyle #HPFem Lady Gaga

  • Sarah Dyer

    @HuffPoLifestyle Amy Poehler! #HPFem

  • AssedBaig

    @HuffPoLifestyle @sofiaahmed1 @arzumerali @RaniaKhan30 #HPFem

  • Duncan Geddes

    @HuffPoLifestyle #HPFem Laura Bates, Laurie Penny, Zerlina Maxwell

  • Tiffany Philippou

    It's all about Sheryl Sandberg, my hero of the moment, opening my eyes to what's going on around me @LeanInOrg @HuffPoLifestyle #HPFem

  • PR Girl

    @HuffPoLifestyle Hillary Clinton and my housemates @LianneCooper, @Claudia_Fell, and @KelKCcoop #HPFem

  • Mohamed Ali Al-Badri

    @HuffPoLifestyle #hpfem @PennyRed ?

  • naila

    @HuffPoLifestyle Sofia Djama #HPFem

  • Alice Vincent

    @HuffPoLifestyle Malala Yousafzai #HPFem

  • Magdalene Lagu

    @HuffPoLifestyle #hpfem #Malala Yousafzai "give every boy and girl the right to go to school. It is their basic right."

  • Magdalene Lagu

    @HuffPoLifestyle @Beyonce #hpfem

  • Beggie Smalls

    @HuffPoLifestyle @pollytoynbee and @sarahditum. #hpfem

  • Sandra Garton

    @HuffPoLifestyle @caitlinmoran, @VagendaMagazine @Natasha_Walter #HPfem

  • Mollie Goodfellow

    @HuffPoLifestyle @whatkatie_did #HPFem she's the one

  • Magdalene Lagu

    @HuffPoLifestyle @HelenPankhurst #HPFem

  • Magdalene Lagu

    @HuffPoLifestyle @Beyonce #hpfem

  • Kelly Martin Speaks

    @HuffPoLifestyle @caitlinmoran #HPFem

  • Sandra Garton

    @HuffPoLifestyle @caitlinmoran, @VagendaMagazine @Natasha_Walter #HPfem

  • Mollie Goodfellow

    @HuffPoLifestyle @whatkatie_did #HPFem she's the one

  • Magdalene Lagu

    @HuffPoLifestyle @HelenPankhurst #HPFem