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RUSSIA: Valentina Tereshkova (1937 -); first woman in space Women we admire; influential women in history #Lottie dolls #herstory

23 Magazine Covers That Got It Right When Depicting Powerful Women. No ridiculous naked poses with crossed ankles hiding vaginas or delicately placed hands covering breasts, but a depiction of these women as who they truly are and not sexualized objects intended for male consumption.

empower women and girls -> save the world Malala Yousafzal quote. Extremists have shown what frightens them most: A girl with a book.

The Orkney "Wife" was found in at the golf links at Noltland on the Island of Westray in 2009 by Archaeologist Jakob Kainz in a midden (old rubbish tip) filled with the brittle bones of deer, cattle and fish. Made from Old Red Sandstone from the island of Eday, the venus like figurine is the only known Neolithic carving of a human form to have been discovered in Scotland.

One of the oldest Goddess symbols, the Venus of Willendorf thought to symbolize the fertility and stability of the earth. estimated to have been made between 24,000 and 22,000 BCE. It was discovered in 1908 by archaeologist Josef Szombathy at a paleolithic site near Willendorf, a village in Lower Austria near the city of Krems.

LeRoy McDermott argues that paleolithic venus figurines lose their distorted proportions and acquire representational realism if we understand that they are self-portraits created by women looking down at their own bodies. If we look down at our own bodies, breast and belly dominates the visual field, navels seem nearer the pubis, legs are foreshortened and buttocks appear elevated - all features seen in the figurines. (click through for full article)

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Geena Davis founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.

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Tina Fey on women's expiration dates...

Scarce Early 20th C. Suffragette Ring. The colors - green, white, and violet - stand for Give Women the Vote! Circa 1900 - 1920.