10+ Badass Women Who Changed The World We Live In Today

March 8 is International Women’s Day (US has its equivalent on the 26th of August) which celebrates the struggle for women’s rights. Throughout history, many strong women had to rise against the odds and fight for their dreams and passions, equality and solidarity among men. Their bravery contributed to shaping today’s world, and has to be remembered.

Irena Sendlerowa – Woman Who Smuggled Approximately 2,500 Jewish Children Out Of The Warsaw Ghett

Malala Yousafzai, 19, Pakistani Activist For Female Education Who Survived Being Shot In The Head By The Taliban, The Youngest Ever Nobel Prize Laureate

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

Marie Curie Was A Polish Scientist Famous For Her Work On Radioactivity, The First Woman To Win A Nobel Prize And The Only Woman To Win Twice(4/112)

These Women Were Firefighters At Pearl Harbor (1941)

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

A 106-Year-Old Woman Who Protected Her Home With A Rifle, In Armenia (1990)

Muslim Woman Covers The Yellow Star Of Her Jewish Neighbor With Her Veil (1941)

Voting Activist Annie Lumpkins At The Little Rock City Jail (10 July, 1961)

Nujood Ali, Given To Abusive Husband At Age 10, Divorced Him And Broke Tribal Tradition

Maud Stevens Wagner Was The First Known Female Tattoo Artist In The United States (1907)

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

Jane Goodall, Leading Primatologist And Conservationalist

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

Anne Frank Was A Jewish Diarist And Writer

Annette Kellerman Promoted Women’s Right To Wear A Fitted One-Piece Bathing Suit (1907). She Was Arrested For Indecency

Mary Winsor Holding Suffrage Prisoners Banner In Washington D.C. (1917)

Rosa Louise Mccauley Parks – Civil Rights Activist

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

Eliza Leonida Zamfirescu, The First Woman Engineer In The World

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