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15+ Badass Women That Changed The World We Live In Today

March 1, 2017 | By  

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.

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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!

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#1 A Woman Hitting A Neo-Nazi With Her Handbag In Växjö, Sweden (13 April, 1985)

30+ Badass Women That Changed The World We Live In Today

#2 Marie Curie Was A Polish Physicist And Chemist Famous For Her Work On Radioactivity And Twice A Winner Of The Nobel Prize

30+ Badass Women That Changed The World We Live In Today

#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

30+ Badass Women That Changed The World We Live In Today

#4 Margaret Heafield Was A Director Of Software Engineering For Nasa’s Apollo Space Program (1969)

30+ Badass Women That Changed The World We Live In Today

#5Russia-born Valentina Tereshkova Became The First Woman In Space Aboard The Vostok 6 (1963)

30+ Badass Women That Changed The World We Live In Today

#6 One Of The Onna-Bugeisha, Female Samurai Warrior Of The Upper Bushi (Samurai), Class In Feudal Japan (Late 1800’s)

30+ Badass Women That Changed The World We Live In Today

#7 Amelia Earhart Was The First Female Aviator To Fly Solo Across The Atlantic Ocean (1928)

30+ Badass Women That Changed The World We Live In Today

#8 These Women Were Firefighters At Pearl Harbor (1941)

30+ Badass Women That Changed The World We Live In Today

#9 Komako Kimura, A Prominent Japanese Suffragist Marched On Fifth Avenue In New York City Demanding The Right To Vote (27 October, 1917)

30+ Badass Women That Changed The World We Live In Today

#10 Eliza Leonida Zamfirescu, The First Woman Engineer In The World

30+ Badass Women That Changed The World We Live In Today

#11 Rosa Louise Mccauley Parks – Civil Rights Activist

30+ Badass Women That Changed The World We Live In Today

#12 Sofia Ionescu-ogrezeanu (25 April 1920 – 21 March 2008) Was A Romanian Neurosurgeon And Is Cons

30+ Badass Women That Changed The World We Live In Today

#13 Anne Frank Was A Jewish Diarist And Writer

30+ Badass Women That Changed The World We Live In Today

#14 A 106-year-old Woman Who Protected Her Home With A Rifle, In Armenia (1990)

30+ Badass Women That Changed The World We Live In Today

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