Irena Krzywicka and Hiratsuka Raichō – Life, Activity, Work
The main aim of this article is to draw a comparison between two female figures – Hiratsuka Raichō from Japan and Irena Krzywicka from Poland. Despite the fact that these two women lived in different countries and came from totally different cultural backgrounds, they fought for a better future for women. Both Irena Krzywicka and Hiratsuka Raichō lived during a difficult time of war and were witnesses to dynamic political and social changes in their respective countries. As in historical terms, this was the very beginning of feminist movement, both in Poland and Japan, their lives and activities fall within the period of the first wave of feminism.