March 8 is International Women’s Day (US has its equivalent on the 26th of August) which celebrates the struggle for women’s rights. Throughout history, many strong women had to rise against the odds and fight for their dreams and passions, equality and solidarity among men. Their bravery contributed to shaping today’s world, and has to be remembered.
Here’s a list of badass women who did their part to make the world a better place.
Malala Yousafzai (19-Years-Old) Pakistani Activist For Female Education, The Youngest Ever Nobel Prize Laureate
A Woman Hitting A Neo-Nazi With Her Handbag In Växjö, Sweden (13 April, 1985)
Marie Curie Was A Polish Physicist And Chemist Famous For Her Work On Radioactivity And Twice A Winner Of The Nobel Prize
Irena Sendlerowa – Woman Who Smuggled Approximately 2,500 Jewish Children Out Of The Warsaw Ghett
Muslim Woman Covers The Yellow Star Of Her Jewish Neighbor With Her Veil (1941)
A 106-Year-Old Woman Who Protected Her Home With A Rifle, In Armenia (1990)
Margaret Heafield Was A Director Of Software Engineering For NASA’s Apollo Space Program (1969)
Voting Activist Annie Lumpkins At The Little Rock City Jail (10 July, 1961)
These Women Were Firefighters At Pearl Harbor (1941)
Maud Stevens Wagner Was The First Known Female Tattoo Artist In The United States (1907)