Napoleon Bonaparte. Last words
Despite the fact that his mugshot screams "it wasn't me," George spent two years in jail for forgery and "uttering."
Meet Caroline Norton. If you have gone through a divorce and had a lawyer defend your rights , you have her to thank for it. In the mid 1800's Caroline was in a loveless marriage to a man who beat her savagely. In those days, married women were put into the same category as "lunatics, idiots, outlaws and children". .
In Soviet Union women participating in WWII were erased from history, remaining as the occasional anecdote of a female sniper or simply as medical staff or, at best, radio specialists. The word “front-line girl” (frontovichka) became a terrible insult, synonimous to “whore”. Hundreds thousand of girls who went to war to protect their homeland with their very lives, who came back injured or disabled, with medals for valor, had to hide it to protect themselves from public scorn.
As Prime Minister, Golda Meir was asked to place a curfew on women to end a series of rapes. However, she refused, saying...- "But it is the men who are attacking the women. If there is to be a curfew, let the men stay at home."