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These 52 Women Have Changed History Forever By Being Strong, Brave And Human

Regardless of society’s expectations for them, these amazing women changed the history. Respect them and share the story!

1. A Muslim woman covers the yellow star of her Jewish neighbour with her veil to protect her from prosecution. Sarajevo, former Yugoslavia. [1941]

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2. Maud Wagner, the first well know female tattooist in the United States. [1907]

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3. 18 year old French Résistance fighter, Simone Segouin, during the liberation of Paris. [19 August 1944]

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4. Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. [1936]

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5. Kathrine Switzer becomes the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, despite attempts by the marathon organizer to stop her. [1967]

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6. Afghan women at a public library before the Taliban seized power. [c. 1950s]

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7. Annette Kellerman posing in a swimsuit that got her arrested for indecency. [c. 1907]

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8. The first women’s basketball team from Smith College [1902]

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9. Photograph of a samurai warrior. [c. late 1800s]

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10. 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. [1990]

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11. Women boxing on a roof in LA. [1933]

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12. A Swedish woman hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. The woman was reportedly a concentration camp survivor. [1985]

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13. Women’s league roller derby skaters in New York. [March 10, 1950]

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14. Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. [1961]

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15. Members of the Hell’s Angels gang. [1973]

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16. Girls deliver heavy blocks of ice after male workers were conscripted [1918]

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17. Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]

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18. Marina Ginesta, a 17-year-old communist militant, overlooking Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War. [1936]

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19. Anna Fisher, “the first mother in space” [1980s]

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20. A woman suffrage activist protesting after “The Night of Terror.” [1917]

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21. Margaret Bourke-White, a photographer, climbing the Chrysler Building. [1934]

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22. A mother plays with her child on the beach. [c. 1950s]

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23. Elspeth Beard, during her attempt to become the first Englishwoman to circumnavigate the world by motorcycle. [1980s]

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24. Two women show uncovered legs in public for the first time in Toronto. [1937]

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25. A woman drinking tea in the aftermath of a German bombing raid during the London Blitz. [1940]

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26. Winnie the Welder. [1943]

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27. Jeanne Manford marches with her gay son during a Pride Parade. [1972]

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28. Sabiha Gökçen of Turkey poses with her plane, in 1937 she became the first female fighter pilot.

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29. Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 – 1945]

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Hawaii / Hawaii War Records Depository

30. A captured Soviet soldier is given water by a Ukrainian woman after being captured. [1941]

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31. A mason high above Berlin. [c. 1900]

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32. Railroad workers at lunch. Many were the wives and even mothers of the men who left for war. [1943]

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33. Some of the first women sworn into US Marine Corps. [August, 1918]

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34. Ellen O’Neal, one of the first professional female skaters. [1976]

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35. Parisian mothers shield their children from German sniper fire. [1944]

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36. Filipino guerilla, Captain Nieves Fernandez, shows a US soldier how she killed Japanese soldiers during the occupation. [1944]

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37. A Dutch woman refuses to leave her husband, a German soldier, after Allied soldiers capture him. She followed him into captivity. [1944]

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38. Gertrude Ederle becomes the first woman to swim across the English Channel. [1926]

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39. Aviator Amelia Earhart after becoming the first woman to fly an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean. [1928]

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40. Afghan women studying medicine. [1962]

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41. A British sergeant training members of the ‘mum’s army’ Women’s Home Defence Corps during the Battle of Britain. [1940]

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42. The iconic photo of a concerned pea-picker and mother of seven children during the Dust Bowl. [1936]

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43. Women’s Liberation Coalition March, Detroit, Michigan. [1970]

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44. A Los Angeles Police Officer looks after an abandoned baby in the drawer of her desk. [1971]

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45. Female snipers of the Soviet 3rd Shock Army. [May 4, 1945]

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46. A mother shows a picture of her son to returning prisoners of war in an attempt to find him. [Vienna, 1947]

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47. Leola N. King, America’s first female traffic cop, Washington D.C. [1918]

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48. Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]

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49. American nurses land in Normandy. [1944]

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50. A Lockheed employee working on a P-38 Lightning [Burbank, California, 1944]

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51. A Red Cross nurse takes down the last words of a British soldier. [c. 1917]

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52. Female pilots leaving their B-17, “Pistol Packin’ Mama” [c. 1941 – 1945]

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