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It's hard to believe that not too long ago, women weren't allowed to vote in the US. Things have changed in the US and people belonging to minority groups worked hard to fight for the rights that I have today. I think it is important to exercise your right to vote and I believe it is my duty as a citizen to stay informed with what is going on in the government.

Suffragette, Britain, 1911. Women of Britain & the U.S., never waste your right to vote. These women fought, died and starved for a right we now take for granted. It's a right still denied to millions of women around the world.

...the 'stuff' our great-grandmothers were made of; if not for their fortitude, you sure wouldn't be who you are today.....

Giulia Tofana was an Italian professional poisoner. She was famous for selling poison to women who wanted to murder their husbands. She was the inventor of the famous poison Aqua Tofana, which is named after her.

Caresse Crosby Inventor of the first modern bra, patented 1914. Her real name was Mary Phelps Jacob, and she was also a publisher.

‎Ada Wright, British Suffragist, pummeled and arrested for attempting to vote in 1872. She was fined for registering to vote. Women are amazing!

Malala Yousafzai, for fighting for human rights even after the Taliban’s horrific attack on her: | 30 Women Who Kicked Ass In 2013

Irene Gut Opdyke - Polish Righteous Among the Nations (awarded in 1982) (hid many Jews) Click link for more information.

Ellen (Nellie) Swallow Richards - the foremost female industrial & environmental chemist in the 19th-century US, pioneering the field of home economics. She was the first woman admitted to MIT & its first female instructor; the first woman in the US accepted to any school of science or Technology, & the first American woman with a degree in chemistry.--WIKI-Bio

Josephine Cochrane Inventor of the first practical mechanical dishwasher, 1886. She presented it at the 1893 World's Fair.

Nettie Stevens (1861 – 1912). Biologist. Scientist at Bryn Mawr College. Discovered that the X and Y chromosome were responsible for determining the sex of individuals. At the time, the chromosomal theory of inheritance was not yet accepted, and it was commonly believed that gender was determined by the mother and/or environmental factors. Most scientists did not embrace Stevens's theory immediately.