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Aisling77

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PostedNov 20, 2012 10:32 am


Hatshepsut

The longest reigning and most prosperous female pharaoh. Demonstrated prowess in warfare early in her reign, ushered in an era of peace, re-established trade with other kingdoms, and commissioned hundreds of building projects throughout Egypt. Despite the male-centric society that frowned upon her being pharaoh, she accomplished a great amount of success that most pharaohs failed to come close to, proving women are more than qualified to rule.

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Pienene13

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PostedNov 20, 2012 11:09 am


Betty Williams, a receptionist and mother of two, witnessed three children killed during the political turmoil in Northern Ireland in 1976. Within two days of the tragic event Williams obtained 6'000 signatures for Peace. She then led a Peace march of 10'000 people to the children's graves. The march was disrupted by protesters, but one week later she organised another march, which this time had 35'000 people join it. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976.

Retirement calls. Good bye :)

Short_Amigo

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PostedNov 20, 2012 11:26 am
I know what's up here. Can everyone give an applause for the ONE the ONLY, HELEN KELLER!



Look at her. LOOK AT HER. Looking that fabulous and she's deaf and blind. SAY WHAT? Yea you heard me... deaf and blind.



Born on June 27, 1880, from in Tuscumbia, Alabama (HOLLA FROM ALABAMA). But put on your spectacles because things are about to get SERIOUS.

"Helen Keller was not born blind and deaf; it was not until she was 19 months old that she contracted an illness described by doctors as "an acute congestion of the stomach and the brain", which might have been scarlet fever or meningitis. The illness did not last for a particularly long time, but it left her deaf and blind. At that time, she was able to communicate somewhat with Martha Washington, the six-year-old daughter of the family cook, who understood her signs; by the age of seven, she had over 60 home signs to communicate with her family."



But it gets better. "In 1904, at the age of 24, Keller graduated from Radcliffe, becoming the first deaf blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree."

"Keller went on to become a world-famous speaker and author. She is remembered as an advocate for people with disabilities, amid numerous other causes. She was a suffragist, a pacifist, an opponent of Woodrow Wilson, a radical socialist and a birth control supporter. In 1915 she and George Kessler founded the Helen Keller International (HKI) organization. This organization is devoted to research in vision, health and nutrition. In 1920 she helped to found the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Keller traveled to 40 some-odd countries with Sullivan, making several trips to Japan and becoming a favorite of the Japanese people. Keller met every U.S. President from Grover Cleveland to Lyndon B. Johnson and was friends with many famous figures, including Alexander Graham Bell, Charlie Chaplin and Mark Twain."

She was basically a rock star of her time except without the drugs and lovemaking.



All my info was cited from the Wikia Page. You can find out more about her Here.

Salute to the ladies which make the world better.

crystalespers

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PostedNov 20, 2012 12:59 pm
I picked Sojourner Truth
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sojourner_Truth



I picked her because she was a strong women who was at the forefront of the abolitionist movement and her along with many others paved the way for other black slaves to get their freedom.

Sebster18

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PostedNov 20, 2012 2:03 pm
Queen Victoria

Ranking number one on my list is Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. I would strongly consider Victoria being “the” most powerful woman in history because not only was she the queen of the United Kingdom in her own right, she was head of the vast colonial British Empire.

yunni006

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PostedNov 20, 2012 2:27 pm

Lucretia Mott
Lucretia Mott (1793-1880)



I chose Lucretia Mott because she fought for women's rights, abolition of slavery and a lot of things. She was strong enough to fight for her causes for years! She totally made a big difference in our community. Mott became a teacher after graduation and that's when her interest in women's right started. She found out that male teachers at school were paid three times as much as the female teachers. Which was totally unfair. When slavery was outlawed, she wanted to give the right to vote to black American women. I admire her so much for fighting for all the women, not just for her. And she fought until her death!

R.Angelo

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PostedNov 20, 2012 2:38 pm
dilma rousseff



Born in middle-class family, became interested in socialist ideals in youth, soon after the military coup of 1964. Starting in militancy, integrated organizations that advocated armed struggle against the military regime, as the Command of National Liberation (HILL​​) and Palmares Armed Revolutionary Vanguard (VAR-Palmares). He spent nearly three years imprisoned between 1970 and 1972, primarily in Operation Bandeirante (Oban), which would have gone through torture sessions, and later in the Department of Political and Social Order (DOPS).

I chose the current president of Brazil because beyond being tortured to guarantee the right of women and men she is a caring person and part of my parents in case Brazil. >:3

Kizuna7

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PostedNov 20, 2012 3:18 pm

Fu Hao
Wikipedia wrote:
What is known is that King Wu Ding would cultivate the allegiance of neighbouring tribes by marrying one woman from each of them. Fu Hao (who was one of the emperor's 60 wives) entered the royal household through such a marriage and took advantage of the semi-matriarchal slave society to rise through the ranks. Fu Hao is known to modern scholars mainly from inscriptions on Shang Dynasty oracle bone artifacts unearthed at Yinxu.

In these inscriptions she is shown to have led numerous military campaigns. The Tu-Fang had fought against the Shang for generations until they were finally defeated by Fu Hao in a single decisive battle. Further campaigns against the neighbouring Yi, Qiang and Ba followed; the latter is particularly remembered as the earliest recorded large-scale ambush in Chinese history. With up to 13,000 soldiers and important generals Zhi and Hou Gao serving under her, she was the most powerful military leader of her time. This highly unusual status is confirmed by the many weapons, including great battle-axes, unearthed from her tomb.

Although the Shang King exercised ultimate control over ritual matters, which were the most important political activity of the day, oracle bone inscriptions show that Wu Ding repeatedly instructed Fu Hao to conduct special rituals and offer sacrifices. This was very unusual for a woman of that time, and shows that the king must have had great confidence in his wife. The sacrificial bronze vessels and tortoise shells inscribed prepared by Fu Hao discovered in her tomb further evidence her status as high priestess and oracle caster.

She also controlled her own fiefdom on the borders of the empire, and was the mother of Prince Jie (oracle bone inscriptions show concern for her well-being at the time of the birth). She died before King Wu Ding, and he constructed a tomb for her on the edge of the royal cemetery at his capital Yin. The King later made many sacrifices here in hope for her spiritual assistance in defeating the attacking Gong, who threatened to completely wipe out the Shang.

Estimated time of death : 1200bc  


Basically she was THE boss of her time. Its a darn shame and if only we had we lived in the same time period we could have been good friends too :<

~Lil_Kizuna

terracyrax

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PostedNov 20, 2012 4:21 pm

i picked amelia earhart cause she wasw one of a few female air plane flyers to try to fly aroudn the world which was hard to do back thing she made me feel like if u try very very hard u can do anything ^_^

ZtExN0o0bZ

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PostedNov 20, 2012 6:04 pm   Last edited by ZtExN0o0bZ on Nov 20, 2012 7:03 pm. Edited 2 times in total
Aung San Suu Kyi



I choose her because she's a human rights activist and a symbol of non-violence.
She's also the laureate of Nobel Peace Prize in 1991

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