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“Every girl is expected to have caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama and doll tits. This is why everyone is struggling.” -Tina Fey. AMEN

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"Lawmakers, either get of the vagina business or go to medical school." Wendy Davis

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Strong women - it takes strength to show mercy. "Keshia Thomas, 18, uses her body to shield a man from protesters at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Ann Arbor, Mich. A crowd had begun to beat him with sticks after spotting a Confederate flag on his jacket. "Just because you beat somebody doesn't mean you're going to change his mind," Thomas said."

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In 1887, intrepid reporter Nellie Bly pretended she was crazy and got herself committed, all to help improve conditions in a New York City mental institution.

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French-born novelist, passionate eroticist and short story writer, who gained international fame with her journals. Spanning the years from 1931 to 1974, they give an account of one woman's voyage of self-discovery. "It's all right for a woman to be, above all, human. I am a woman first of all." (from The Diary of Anaïs Nin, vol. I, 1966)

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Elizabeth Packard was locked up in a state insane asylum in Illinois from 1860 - 1863 for disagreeing with her husband over religion, child rearing, family finances, and the issue of slavery. jury declared her falsely imprisoned, and she was released in 1863. In a series of publications and public speeches, she campaigned for changes to laws and conditions in asylums.

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Did you know women were not allowed to enter the Boston Marathon until 1972? Meet Katherine Switzer, in 1967 she entered the marathon against organizer's rules and finished despite an official attempting to rip off her number and throw her out of the race. Katherine is pretty bad-ass and deserves some respect for pulling this off.

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“You may not agree with a woman, but to criticize her appearance — as opposed to her ideas or actions — isn’t doing anyone any favors, least of all you. Insulting a woman’s looks when they have nothing to do with the issue at hand implies a lack of comprehension on your part, an inability to engage in high-level thinking. You may think she’s ugly, but everyone else thinks you’re an idiot.” ~ Hillary Clinton

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yep... Prince...artist formerly known as Prince? This man... ;)

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"You have to question a cinematic culture which preaches artistic expression, and yet would support a decision that is clearly a product of a patriarchy-dominant society, which tries to control how women are depicted on screen. The MPAA is okay supporting scenes that portray women in scenarios of sexual torture and violence for entertainment purposes, but they are trying to force us to look away from a scene that shows a woman in a sexual scenario, which is both complicit and complex. It's misogynistic in nature to try and control a woman's sexual presentation of self. I consider this an issue that is bigger than this film."--Ryan Gosling

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“Whenever we engage in consumption or production patterns which take more than we need, we are engaging in violence.” -Vandana Shiva

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'I am ready, wherever and whenever you might strike. You can cut down the flower, but nothing can stop the coming of the spring.'" -Malalai Joya

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Dessa

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Dr. Rachel Raimist

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