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There can be no compromise with war; it cannot be reformed or controlled; cannot be disciplined into decency or codified into common sense; for war is the slaughter of human beings, temporarily regarded as enemies, on as large a scale as possible.    ~Jeanette Rankin (1880 –1973), first woman in the United States Congress; Republican from Montana; lifelong pacifist

Jeannette Rankin Women's Rights Activist, U. Representative Jeannette Rankin was the first woman to serve in the U. She helped pass the Amendment, giving women the right to vote, and was a committed pacifist.

President Obama Hosts a Celebration of Womens History Month at the White House

President Barack Obama with First Lady Michelle Obama and Amanda McMillan at the Women’s History Month reception, March

Margaret Sanger founded the American Birth Control League, which became Planned Parenthood. The sixth of 11 children — she felt that frequent pregnancies hastened her mother's early death — Sanger worked to give us control over the means of reproduction.

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Margaret Higgins Sanger was an American birth control activist, sex educator, and nurse. Sanger popularized the term birth control, opened the first birth control clinic in the United States, and established Planned Parenthood.

The Mother of Title IX: Trailblazing Athlete Eleonora Sears.  Back in the early 1900s, Eleonora Sears ice-skated, shot rifles, rode horses, and raced yachts. She excelled in 19 sports, making her America’s most versatile female athlete. And—horrors—she wore pants.

The Mother of Title IX

Back in the early Eleonora Sears ice-skated, shot rifles, rode horses, and raced yachts. She excelled in 19 sports, making her America’s most versatile female athlete. And—horrors—she wore pants.

Diet Eman and her fiance Hein Sietsma 1939. Diet and Hein were Dutch Resistance Fighters. Both were astounding Christians. Click the picture for her story and read her memoir, Things We Couldn't Say.

Diet Eman and her fiance Hein Sietsma Diet and Hein were Dutch Resistance Fighters. Both were astounding Christians. Click the picture for her story and read her . memoir, Things We Couldn't Say. And my mom met her

Brilliant feminist Gloria Steinem.  My favorite quote: “We are becoming the men we wanted to marry”.

gloria steinem, american feminist, journalist, & social and political activist

No Date: Dr. Mary Edwards was an American feminist who served and volunteered as the first woman surgeon in the U.S Army. During Civil War, she unwarily crossed enemy lines while helping wounded civilians and was held captive by confederate forces. Her selflessness made made her the only woman to receive the Medal of Honor.

Mary Edwards Walker is the first and only woman in history to earn the Congressional Medal of Honor.

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