For almost 70 years, Lucy Parsons fought for the rights of the poor and disenfranchised in the face of an increasingly oppressive industrial economic system. Her radical activism challenged the racist and sexist sentiment in a time when it was assumed that women were biologically determined to stay at home barefoot and pregnant. The Chicago police labeled her “more dangerous than a thousand rioters.” #AmericanGovernment
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, one of Latin America’s greatest poets, rejected multiple proposals and became a nun in 1667 so she could devote her life to study. | Extraordinary Women Of History You Need To Know Now
Queen Tamar of Georgia (sometimes called the King of Tamar) was the first woman to rule medieval Georgia during the “Golden Age.” Defeating any opposition to her authority, Tamar continued the growth and fortify the strength of her empire.
All things Mexico.“La Adelita” came to be an archetype of a woman warrior in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. An Adelita was a soldadera, or woman soldier, who not only cooked and cared for the wounded but also actually fought in battles against Mexican government forces. In time the word adelita was used for all the soldaderas, who became a vital force in the revolutionary war efforts. The term La Adelita has since come to signify a woman of strength and courage.
- HEDY LAMARR - smart & beautiful! Hollywood star & inventor of frequency-hopping, a technology that is integral to wireless communications from to today - this helped the allies with a significant advantage to win World War II.