The Bravest Women History Has Seen
Even though many generations fight for women rights all over the world, it seems that this will always be an endless fight. This is our contribution to that constant fight. These are the women who deserve to be well known and admired throughout the entire world. They have to be the points of inspiration for many other women who are being hidden within the predominant male societies. Be brave, women!
Amelia Earhart (1897 -1937) was the first woman pilot in the world. In 1932, she flew solo from Hawaii to California. In 1937, Amelia embarked upon flying across the world. However, her flight went missing, and she was also reported missing. Brave Amelia!
“Please know that I am aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be a challenge to others.”
Anne Frank (1929-1945) was a young Jewish girl. She wrote a diary during her stay in Netherlands, where she was hiding from the German forces. She was only 15 years old when she died in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The diary was published after her death and served as a unique eye-witness account of life during Holocaust. This Holocaust was actually a mass murder of approximately six million Jews during World War II. Today, The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the world’s most read books.
Coco Chanel’s (1883-1971) parents were a laundrywoman and a market stall holder. She became one of the greatest fashion designers of all time. Additionally, she became a club singer and a hat maker. From humble origins, she created her own fashion industry. Not many women could achieve this. In fact, very few could do it at the time. Today, she is well famous for her many words of wisdom, which you can read all around the Internet.
Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013) was one of the most famous British women. Many people who loved her, but at the same time, others hated her for some controversial policies. The ‘Iron Lady’ was her nickname because of her uncompromising politics and leadership style. She had a humble childhood being a grocer’s daughter. Later, she graduated from Oxford University and became a banister. Margaret went on to become Britain’s first female Prime Minister and the country’s fifth longest serving leader.
“If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.”
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
Queen Elizabeth II (1926) has been the queen of the United Kingdom for 61 years now. Her ruling can be best described through her words: “I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice, but I can do something else – I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.”
Rosa Parks (1913-2005) was known as “the first lady of civil rights.” She was a pioneer of civil rights in a racially segregated Alabama in the 1950s. This African American woman became famous when she refused to give away her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. This action was the act of rebellion of the African-American people and sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Marie Curie or “Madame Curie” (1867-1934) was a Polish-French physicist and chemist. She was the first person who received two Nobel Prizes. This brave woman was the first female professor at the University of Paris. Additionally, she was the first woman kept in France’s national mausoleum, the Paris Pantheon. This was all based on her own merits.
Mother Teresa (1910-1997) won the Nobel Peace Prize back in 1979. She used to look after those who had nobody to take care of them. “The Missionaries of Charity” was the name of her ‘movement.’ She worked every day towards her goal until her death in September 1997.
Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) or “The lady with the lamp,” as she was called, nursed wounded soldiers during the Crimean war. She was passionate and dedicated towards her calling, and her actions changed public’s perception of this profession. Her dedication towards improving sanitary conditions for the patients is believed to have saved many lives.
Katherine Hepburn (1907-2003) was an actress who played strong-willed women in her movies. She received four Academy awards for Best actress, which is the highest number of these awards any actress has ever won. She was a non-conformist with masculine style choices – she was wearing trousers. Women wearing trousers were largely considered a taboo at that time.
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