9 Times Feminism Ruled 2015

The year 2015 was a triumphant one for women across all industries.

From sports champions, to human rights activists, to influential Hollywood icons, women thrived in the spotlight, knocking down barriers and redefining the status quo. 

Check out our roundup of the top feminist moments of 2015 in the gallery above. 

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1. The U.S. Women's National Soccer became FIFA World Cup Champions.  Photo Credit: Getty Images

2. Science proved there's really no difference between the 'male brain' and 'female brain'. Photo Credit: Getty Creative

3. Serena Williams dominated tennis, and was then crowned Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of The Year.

4. Ballerina (and MAKER) Misty Copeland made history as American Ballet Theatre's first black principal dancer. Photo Credit: Getty Images

5. Women in Hollywood speak out on the wage gap and the excessive body shaming that takes place in the industry. Photo Credit: Getty Images

6. Viola Davis became the first black woman to win an Emmy For Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Photo Credit: Getty Images 

7. The U.S. military opens all positions to women. Photo Credit: Getty Images

8. Amy Schumer redefines what it means to be a badass feminist comedian and trailblazer. Photo Credit: Getty Images

9. Former undefeated UFC champion Ronda Rousey rose to fame as the toughest and coolest role model around alive. Photo Credit: Getty Images