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Ladies Who Inspire/Feminism

Chinese foot binding - the toes were broken and folded under the foot.

Katherine Sui Fun Cheung, the first Chinese-American woman to be a licensed pilot (1932),

In 1848, the State of New York became the first in the U.S. to pass a law granting married women the right to control their own property. Prior to that, women ceded all legal rights to their husbands upon marriage in a practice called coverture. By 1900, every state had given women substantial control over their property. (Pictured: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who was instrumental in the passage of the 1848 New York State Married Women's Property Act. Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Emma Goldman mugshot. Arrested for distributing information on birth control to women ~ Guess she wouldn't be working at Hobby Lobby if she were alive today!

Helen Richey was Amelia Earhart's copilot on one flight across the Atlantic. She became the first woman hired to be a pilot by a commercial airline in the US. She was the first woman licensed as an aviation instructor. She was the first woman to fly a scheduled mail flight. During WWII she commanded a group of women pilots for the British Air Transport Auxiliary, flying bombs between factories and airbases. She died by suicide at age 38

"I'm not a feminist. I love men." are two sentences as unrelated as "I'm not an accountant. I love archeology."

♠ laissez les bon temps rouler ♠

Olive Morris,member of the Brixton Black Panther Movement,speaking at a rally against police brutality outside Brixton Library (1972).   The UK Black Panther Movements developed from the work of the Universal Coloured Peoples Association. Although inspired by the ideology of the US Black Panthers,it was a different type of organisation that responded to the specific reality of Black people in the UK.It was short lived,& its main period of activity was from 1970-73.

Jane Goodall.


Thank you. Modern foot binding.

  • Sherri Anne Pixiedust

    But I love it!!!

  • Wendy Mazursky

    @Sherri Anne Pixiedust , you go girl, get your stilettos on! No one forced you to deform your feet as a little girl and caused you disability for the rest of your life. At the end of the day, take those shoes off and walk around barefoot. I'll take my ratty Berkenstocks! We can all rock what we like.

  • Sherri Anne Pixiedust

    Tho I only wear like once a month. I am pretty much a flip flop kind of girl. Fall and winter it's my cowboy boots, convers, and docs. But I do love a hot pair of heels!

  • Sherri Anne Pixiedust

    And own nothing this high.

Clarina Nichols. Reformer, journalist, made a name for herself writing about what would later become three life-defining passions: women's rights in child custody, married women's property rights, and equality in matters pertaining to public schools.

Clarina Nichols - Kansapedia - Kansas Historical Society

In 1931 Sue Eakin, a white girl in Louisiana, saw a dusty, old book called "Twelve Years a Slave." She found a copy for herself a bit later - and spent 70 years rescuing it from obscurity and doggedly proving it was factual. "Her passion was history, getting the history out.” In 1968 she got it back into print. In 2007, at 88, she published an edition with maps and pictures. She wrote in the acknowledgments, “Now Solomon and I can rest.” Two years later, she died. A great story at the click.

The Historian Who Unearthed 'Twelve Years a Slave'

Corrie Ten Boom helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust by hiding them in a secret room in her family's home. Eventually she was arrested and taken to concentration camps, including Ravensbruck. While imprisoned she held Bible studies using a small Bible she managed to sneak passed guards. After the war she aided Holocaust survivors, traveled as a public speaker to over sixty countries and wrote eight books. (Submitted by Michaela Jaros)

Joyforgivefullness: Forgiveness From the Heart of Corrie Ten Boom