15+ Badass Women That Changed The World We Live In Today
Today is Women’s Equality Day. Celebrated on August 26th in the US, it commemorates the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, granting women the right to vote. It was certified in 1920, despite being introduced many years earlier in 1878, and since 1972, ever president has published a proclamation for Women’s Equality Day.
This is a list of strong women who did their part, both big and small, to make the world a better place. Do you have any photos of unsung female heroes, or someone that we missed? Post them below with a description, or vote on your favorite!
#1 A Woman Hitting A Neo-Nazi With Her Handbag In Växjö, Sweden (13 April, 1985)
#2 Marie Curie Was A Polish Physicist And Chemist Famous For Her Work On Radioactivity And Twice A Winner Of The Nobel Prize
#3 Kathrine Switzer Was The First Woman To Run The Boston Marathon (1967). When Organizer Jock Semple Realised A Woman Was Running He Tried To Tackle Her
#4 Margaret Heafield Was A Director Of Software Engineering For Nasa’s Apollo Space Program (1969)
#5Russia-born Valentina Tereshkova Became The First Woman In Space Aboard The Vostok 6 (1963)
#6 One Of The Onna-Bugeisha, Female Samurai Warrior Of The Upper Bushi (Samurai), Class In Feudal Japan (Late 1800’s)
#7 Amelia Earhart Was The First Female Aviator To Fly Solo Across The Atlantic Ocean (1928)
#8 These Women Were Firefighters At Pearl Harbor (1941)
#9 Komako Kimura, A Prominent Japanese Suffragist Marched On Fifth Avenue In New York City Demanding The Right To Vote (27 October, 1917)
#10 Eliza Leonida Zamfirescu, The First Woman Engineer In The World
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