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Check out this guest blog post from author of Wicked Women of New Mexico, Donna Blake Birchell.

Wicked Women of New Mexico

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"Auschwitz-Birkenau, then and now" (via BBC) The juxtaposition of images is chilling On this day in 1942 the first female prisoners arrive at Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland.

In pictures: Auschwitz-Birkenau, then and now

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Harriet Hosmer was sent to a school that fostered independence and provided her with creative female role models, she became determined to sculpt. She studied human anatomy, necessary for sculptors but usually forbidden to women. She sailed to Rome in 1852 and gained entrance to the studio of English sculptor John Gibson, where she attracted the patronage of affluent tourists. One of a group of U.S. women sculptors, dubbed the "White Marmorean Flock" by Henry James.

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Women in Science Wednesday! Florence Rena Sabin (1871-1953), anatomist and pioneering medical researcher, was the first woman to hold a full professorship at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. #Groundbreaker

Women in Science Wednesday: Florence Rena Sabin

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Last night, the National Book Critics Circle announced the winners of its prestigious awards for books published in 2013. Not too surprisingly, Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche — you might recognize that name from the Beyonce track “***Flawless” — edged out Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch for the big fiction prize for Americanah, the probing novel about Nigerian immigrants that EW chose as one of the best books of last year.

On the road to promote woman suffrage in 1916, these women brought their cat, Saxon. Source: American History Museum Twitter

Shirley Anita Chisholm - First African American woman in Congress and the first African American woman to run for President.

Education & Resources - National Women's History Museum - NWHM

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