Lucy Stone - determined that men were reading the Bible in a way to suppress women, she worked her way through school to learn Greek and Latin to prove them wrong. Kept her last name, chopped her hair off, scandalously wore precursors to pants, was kicked out of church for arguing that women had the right to own property and to be able to divorce abusive alcoholic husbands. Considered a true radical for her time, she spoke in public frequently and headed multiple prominent womens…

Lucy Stone - determined that men were reading the Bible in a way to suppress women, she worked her way through school to learn Greek and Latin to prove them wrong. Kept her last name, chopped her hair off, scandalously wore precursors to pants, was kicked out of church for arguing that women had the right to own property and to be able to divorce abusive alcoholic husbands. Considered a true radical for her time, she spoke in public frequently and headed multiple prominent womens…

Dr. Clelia Mosher - 1892    Dr. Clelia Mosher (1863 - 1940) was a brilliant and extraordinary woman who made debunking the claims of Victorian medicine regarding the frailty of the female body her life's work.

Dr. Clelia Mosher - 1892 Dr. Clelia Mosher (1863 - 1940) was a brilliant and extraordinary woman who made debunking the claims of Victorian medicine regarding the frailty of the female body her life's work.

Gisella Perl,a successful Jewish gynaecologist in Romania in the 1930s and 40s.She was taken to Auschwitz in 1944,where she treated women with kindness and compassion.She was asked to report all pregnant women to Josef Mengele- better known as the Angel of Death.When she discovered what was done to them (medical experimentation and torture,ending with often being thrown alive into the crematoriums) she began offering abortions to pregnant women to spare their lives.

Gisella Perl,a successful Jewish gynaecologist in Romania in the 1930s and 40s.She was taken to Auschwitz in 1944,where she treated women with kindness and compassion.She was asked to report all pregnant women to Josef Mengele- better known as the Angel of Death.When she discovered what was done to them (medical experimentation and torture,ending with often being thrown alive into the crematoriums) she began offering abortions to pregnant women to spare their lives.

Sandra Day O'Connor (1930-Present) - Before Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, there was just one woman cloaked in the black robe of the United States' highest court. Fulfilling a campaign promise to break that gender barrier, President Ronald Reagan nominated Sandra Day O'Connor in 1981. The former Republican Arizona state senator was unanimously confirmed by Congress, ending 191 years of the court as an exclusively male institution. Though she was nominated by a…

The 25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century

Sandra Day O'Connor (1930-Present) - Before Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, there was just one woman cloaked in the black robe of the United States' highest court. Fulfilling a campaign promise to break that gender barrier, President Ronald Reagan nominated Sandra Day O'Connor in 1981. The former Republican Arizona state senator was unanimously confirmed by Congress, ending 191 years of the court as an exclusively male institution. Though she was nominated by a…

"Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, USNR (1906-1992).  Hopper earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics when it was rare for  women to college. She joined the WAVES in WWII and retired in 1986 at the age of 80 with the rank of Rear Admiral, being the oldest member of the Navy on active duty.  Grace Hopper was also one of the foremost pioneers in the field of computing - she was a programmer on the Mark I at Harvard Labs during WWII and for her contributions through the years became known as the "grandmother" of…

"Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, USNR (1906-1992). Hopper earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics when it was rare for women to college. She joined the WAVES in WWII and retired in 1986 at the age of 80 with the rank of Rear Admiral, being the oldest member of the Navy on active duty. Grace Hopper was also one of the foremost pioneers in the field of computing - she was a programmer on the Mark I at Harvard Labs during WWII and for her contributions through the years became known as the "grandmother" of…

Christa McAuliffe, Teacher in Space. Died tragically in the Challenger explosion in 1986.

Christa McAuliffe, Teacher in Space. Died tragically in the Challenger explosion in 1986.

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