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Thank You Mary: Mary Walker, a woman who sought equality for women. She was a surgeon, and she wore pants– when it was illegal to do so. She was proud of her arrest for this; she wanted the right for women to wear pants. She won the congressional medal of Honor when she never even had the right to vote!
Joan of Arc is one of the most famous cross-dressers in the Western world. One of the crimes she was executed for was for wearing men's clothes.