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Everyone learns in different ways. Just because someone doesn't learn the same way does not mean they are mentally ill.

Louisa May Alcott. I love all her books and am thankful for all she did to address the issue of inequality with regards to women.

Another reason to love Josephine Baker. During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded the honor of the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946.

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Extraordinary Women Of History You Need To Know Now

Fe del Mundo, Harvard Medical School's first female student , was admitted because she was brilliant...and because they didn't realize she was a woman. Del Mundo founded the first pediatric hospital in the Philippines. She attended nine years before enrollment was opened to women.