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Women might be feeling a little lower on the totem pole these days. Women’s marches across the country have cropped up to protest President Trump for his alleged remarks about a woman’s importance. Whether you’ve changed the world yet or not, there are some women who have.
Even Trump would have to thank these badass ladies for the things they’ve done. Let them be your inspiration to leave your own badass mark on this world.
In a male dominated field, Heafield was a director of software engineering for NASA’s Apollo program.
Women’s Liberation Marches
Women on their own can change the world, but when you get a crowd of them together, you know things are going to happen.
This brave woman marched for gay rights way back in the 1970s when such a lifestyle was still majorly taboo.
During WWII, Sendlerowa smuggled approximately 2,500 Jewish children out of the Warsaw ghettos.
Given in an arranged marriage at the age of 10 to an abusive man, this brave woman broke tradition and got a divorce.
Frank’s diary of the goings on during WWII remains one of the most powerful first hand accounts of the atrocities that occured during the Holcaust.
This photo shows an unknown woman hitting a Neo-Nazi with her handbag in 1985 in Sweden.
Coretta Scott King
You hear a lot about Martin Luther King Jr., but his wife did a whole lot to promote civil rights on her own.
At age 19, Yousafzai has survived being shot in the head by the Taliban and won the Nobel Prize for her work promoting female education.
Kellerman was the first to promote a fitted one piece swimsuit for women. She was arrested for indecency when she wore this.
Curie is the only woman to win the Nobel Prize twice and is a scientist who changed our knowledge of radioactivity.
Ftima El Fihria
Fihria founded the first university in the entire world in Fes, Morroco.
This woman is one of just two freedom fighters in the country of Bangladesh. She’s definitely making a difference!
We can all thank Nightingale for her work to raise awareness for basic sanitation as a way to fight disease.
This teenager from Syria pushed a boat through the ocean for hours to save herself and her fellow refugees.