softfilm: Yuan Meiyun 袁美雲 She was the star of Girl in Disguise (1936), a huge box office hit that spawned three sequels. One of Chinese cinema’s earliest gender-benders, it epitomized the “soft films” of 1930s Shanghai that were despised by ideologues—both left and right.
Skater Girls From The 1970s this could be a pic of me if we ever had taken one
// Ellen O'Neal, the greatest woman freestyle skateboarder in the 1970s.
Quvenzhané Wallis is the first African-American child actor to earn an Oscar nomination, and the first person born in the 21st century to receive an Academy Award nomination.
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How many of you know of the legend of the Indian Princess from Ayodhya marrying one of the kings in Korea in the first century? Heo Hwang-ok was a princess who travelled from the ancient kingdom of Ayodhya (in modern day India) to Korea. According to that chronicle, she married King Suro of Gaya in the year 48 CE. She was first queen of Geumgwan Gaya, and is considered an ancestor by several Korean lineages.
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Faith in Humanity Restored❤ This is so sweet. I'm in tears rn.
Guatemalan Rigoberta Menchu, was seeking justice for the mass murder of Mayans including her own family members, ex-President Rios Montt (supported by US Pres. Reagan) was convicted of genocide and sentenced to 80 years in prison. (May 2013)
20 years ago, Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee, sister of Diana Ross of The Supremes, became the first African American to be appointed dean of a predominantly white medical school in the United States. In 1993, Ross-Lee became the first African American woman dean of a United States medical school. She remained dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of Ohio University until 2001.
Chelsea Fearce, a 17-year-old homeless student, graduated as valedictorian of her class at Charles Drew High School in Clayton County GA, just outside of Atlanta. She held a 4.466 GPA and scored 1900 on her SATs. She will start at Spelman College as a junior in Fall 2013. During her graduation speech, she told her fellow classmates, "Don’t give up. Do what you have to do right now, so that you can have the future that you want!”
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Rhonda Jordan, PhD student at MIT, co-founded EGG-Energy in Tananiz, providing electricity through a battery swapping service. She is holding a charged battery which customers pick up at a central station, to bring home for 5 days worth of electricity to power high efficiencies LED lights, the radio, and charge cell phones. The spent battery is returned, and swapped out for a recharge ready to go one. It saves subscribers about 50% of their previous outlay. Photo: Len Rubenstein
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Civil rights activist Daisy Lee Gatson Bates (1914–1999). Founder with her husband of the Arkansas State Press, president of the Arkansas branch of the NAACP, key organizer of the desegregation of Little Rock's Central High School, Democratic National Committee member, author of The Long Shadow of Little Rock, and more. Bates is one of 36 women featured in Women's Work -- a free, downloadable lesson for high school students and adults: http://www.civilrightsteaching.org/resources/womenswork
Mary Fields was a black gun-totin' female in the American Wild West who was six feet tall, heavy, tough, short-tempered, and she carried a pair of six-shooters and an eight or ten-gauge shotgun. In 1895, she found a job that suited her, as a U.S. mail coach driver for the Cascade County region of central Montana. She and her mule, Moses, never missed a day, and it was in this aptitude that she became a legend in her own time known as Stagecoach Mary for her unfailing reliability
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1000s BC: Queen Gwendolen, a legendary ruler of Britain, She was the wife of King Locrinus of the Britons until she defeated him in battle and took on the leadership of Britain herself. Her husband Locrinus was in love with Estrildis, the daughter of the king of Germany whom he rescued from Humber the Hun. Locrinus left Gwendolen and married Estrildis. Gwendolen fled to Cornwall and built up an army. She met Locrinus in battle and defeated him. Gwendolen took the throne.
Wartime working women. Photo by Ewing Galloway. C.1940s
Circa 814 BC: Princess Elissa ("Queen Dido"), legendary Phoenician founder of Carthage Phoenician colonists led by Queen Dido (Elissa) founded Carthage in 814 BC. Queen Elissa (also known as "Alissar), was an exiled princess of the ancient Phoenician city of Tyre. Before exiled she was a naval commander and pirate. At its peak, the metropolis she founded, Carthage, came to be called the "shining city," ruling 300 other cities around the western Mediterranean.
Sarmatian/Scythian Women:The theory that parts of ancient eastern Europe were patrolled by posses of heavily armed women akin to the legendary Amazon warriors has been boosted by new evidence uncovered by Russian scientists. "...buried with womanly things -- mirrors of silver and bronze; necklaces of gold, glass or clay; earrings; and sometimes a symbolic spindle," Gulyayev said. "But alongside these are weapons -- a quiver, bow and arrows, and often two throwing spears." more...
Grace O'Malley was a 16th century Irish warrior who led a horde of broadsword-swinging Vikings, Celts, and Scottish Highlanders in naval operations that dominated the coast of Ireland for decades. Known to her contemporaries as "The Pirate Queen of Connaught,"
Pretty Shield (1856–1944) was a medicine woman of the Crow Nation. Her autobiography was written with the help of Frank B. Linderman, who interviewed her using an interpreter and sign language. This book was perhaps the first record of the women’s side of Native American life. The Pretty Shield Foundation is named in her honor.
Cherokee Nanyehi. One of the most important Women in American History