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    The wonderful Hannah Azar is starting a Lady Legends painting series. Check it out on her Etsy page:

    Divna Ljubojević.

    Talk about beautiful.

    A 1942 photo of Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst - members of the student resistance group, “White Rose”. The group distributed pamphlets across Germany appealing to the public’s sense of moral duty, calling for resistance to the Nazi dictatorship, and demanding an end to the war. Sophie would be caught and reported to the Gestapo on the 18th of February, 1943 at Ludwig Maximilians University. All three would then be sentenced 5 days later and beheaded.

    The Valiant Five, who fought for and won Canadian women's right to be elected to Senate.

    Early 1940s hair styles in Africa by gbaku, via Flickr.

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    Angelle Boucher.

    by Rafael Scheidle

    Helen Frankenthaler photographed by Alexander Liberman.

    Elizabeth Blackwell said she turned to medicine after a close friend who was dying suggested she would have been spared her worst suffering if her physician had been a woman. She became the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, as well as the first woman on the UK Medical Register

    Minna from Time of the Aquarius on making her daughter a dress for a school dance: "She likes comfy jeans, old riding jodhpurs and loose shirts and don't like bling bling, tight clothes and posing in mom´s photos… Next week our 10 years old daughter has Independence Day prom dance at Finlandia Hall (like all fourth grades in Helsinki) and she needed a dress. So she sent me on order -"design a dress for me". Now it´s ready. Material is dark denim and model - simple. And she likes it."

    Calamity Jane.

    “[During] “Rent” I was too thin, and I was doing that on purpose because... I’m [playing] an HIV positive drug addict. I had to eat raw food and do all this work to stay thin. Everyone asked me when I was doing press for the movie, “What did you do to get so thin? You looked great!” and I’m like, “I looked emaciated.” It’s a form of violence, the way we look at women and expect them to look and be, for… what’s sake? Not health, not survival, not enjoyment of life, but just to look ‘pretty'.

    “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

    Romani Women. I love that strong, straightforward look.


    This may be the most concise graphic on the subject of "reverse sexism" I have ever seen.

    "If only women are talking about women's rights, then the issue has failed from the start. If you think about the Holocaust, that wasn't just a Jewish issue. Civil rights weren't just a black issue." — Nicholas Kristof.

    7,000 of 10,000 votes needed to submit this design of varied and interesting female Lego minifigures to the decision-makers at Lego. Will you vote and share?

    Halfway to the 10,000 votes needed-- if you want Lego to produce these minifigures of women in interesting and varied careers (falconer, paleontologist, and engineer pictured here) instead of just the bakeries and pet-stores they currently have in their Lego Friends line, click through and vote for these designs.

    Julie Payette, Canadian astronaut, engineer, speaker of six languages, holder of 22 honourary degrees, Knight of the National Order of Quebec, vocalist and musician. A lady legend if I ever saw one.

    Interested in some Lego figures that go a little farther than the bakeries and petstores girls are allowed to run in the current Lego Friends line? Support this project to ask Lego to put these interesting ladies into the Lego production line-- paleontologist, astronaut, astronomer, geologist, chemist...

    Susan B. Anthony in 1872 getting beaten and arrested for trying to vote when it was illegal for women to do so.

    "Tropes vs. Women: #3 The Smurfette Principle" on the Feminist Frequency. This should matter to all of us, men and women, because there's something eerie and unnatural about at fictitious world where women are invisible. Fiction informs our values and worldviews in a deep way, so don't watch mindlessly.