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GMPaladin

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PostedNov 15, 2012 5:19 pm   Last edited by GMPaladin on Dec 07, 2012 1:05 pm. Edited 3 times in total

[REWARDED] History's Powerful Women

Who's your hero?


 

All participants will win this badge:
 
 

(Starts: 11/19 - Ends: 11/26 )
History is filled with examples of strong, powerful women who moved to change the course of history. Some acted in the shadows, others commanded entire nations and armies, and some just didn't feel they should give up their seat. For this event, I want you to look back through history and find a woman who you can admire for their deeds and actions. Reply to this thread with a picture of them and a short statement on why you chose them.

Follow these directions exactly to be sure your choice qualifies!
  1. Look through a history book, Google search or Wikipedia (or other source)
  2. Find a woman in history whose actions and deeds made a difference
  3. Reply to this thread with a link to an image of them, and a short explanation of why you chose them.
  4. Try not to pick the same person as someone else, or at least have a different reason!
 

 

7 Days Only!

MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE: 11:59pm PDT 11/26/12
 
 

  • No exceptions for participation outside of the set time frame will be given. Sorry!
  • You may not use multiple accounts to participate.
  • Must provide your entry before the deadline specified.
  • Nothing inappropriate!
  • No cheating allowed.
 
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Picchuu

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PostedNov 19, 2012 5:36 pm



Rosa Parks. She helped set in motion the modern civil rights movement in the US, and was a very brave person for doing what she did on that bus.

GMPaladin

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PostedNov 19, 2012 5:39 pm
Picchuu wrote:



Rosa Parks. She helped set in motion the modern civil rights movement in the US, and was a very brave person for doing what she did on that bus.  


Yay reference get!

secxkitten

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PostedNov 19, 2012 5:49 pm

Joan of Arc

French accent<3


I choose Joan of Arc because she is a brave and strong girl/woman who've fought in many victorious battles to recover her homeland. At such a young age too! She died at the age of 19- so imagine how old she was in battles.

markomac.opra

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PostedNov 19, 2012 5:52 pm
Cleopatra

"She charmed and bore the sons of the most powerful men of the Roman Empire: Julius Caesar and Mark Antony."

the_mask500

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PostedNov 19, 2012 5:54 pm


Laura Secord earned the honour and distinction of being named the Heroine of Beaver Dams. Canadians take great pride in the name and the fame of the courageous woman, who at great risk to life and limb, she walked a considerable distance through field, forest and glen to warn the British military of an impending American attack.

Lady_Toorima

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PostedNov 19, 2012 5:56 pm


Lady Sun, or Sun Shangxiang, was a daughter of Sun Jian, a very powerful chinese warlord. Unlike the other ladies of her time she trained in martial arts and even made sure her handmaidens were able to bear arms. Her strength of will and determination is why I chose her.

Read more about here: Here.

TheNinjaKitten

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PostedNov 19, 2012 6:01 pm


Harriet Quimby

She was the first woman in the US to receive her pilot's license and the first woman to fly across the English Channel. I chose her because as an aviation major, I have a lot of respect for her. I also chose her because when people think of women in aviation, Amelia Earhart is usually the first name that comes to mind, but Harriet Quimby was actually motivation for Amelia Earhart.

Aashmir2

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PostedNov 19, 2012 6:06 pm


Queen Elizabeth I, I particularly like how she never married because she didn't want a man to rule over her. She was strong and compassionate while also being a strong leader and not a push over.

iDerz

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PostedNov 19, 2012 6:09 pm

Florence Nightingale.
She is essentially the founder of modern nursing you see today. Of course there have been changes, but she is the one who started the idea of the Nursing profession. Without her, we wouldn't have the good nursing standards of care or even good standards of care to begin with.

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