These Badass Women Changed Your World With What They Did

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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.
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Margaret Heafield

In a male dominated field, Heafield was a director of software engineering for NASA’s Apollo program.
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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.
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Jeanne Manford

This brave woman marched for gay rights way back in the 1970s when such a lifestyle was still majorly taboo.
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Irena Sendlerowa

During WWII, Sendlerowa smuggled approximately 2,500 Jewish children out of the Warsaw ghettos.
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Nujood Ali

Given in an arranged marriage at the age of 10 to an abusive man, this brave woman broke tradition and got a divorce.
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Anne Frank

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.
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Unnamed Woman

This photo shows an unknown woman hitting a Neo-Nazi with her handbag in 1985 in Sweden.
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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.
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Malala Yousafzai

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.
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Annette Kellerman

Kellerman was the first to promote a fitted one piece swimsuit for women. She was arrested for indecency when she wore this.
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Marie Curie

Curie is the only woman to win the Nobel Prize twice and is a scientist who changed our knowledge of radioactivity.
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Ftima El Fihria

Fihria founded the first university in the entire world in Fes, Morroco.
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Taramon Bibi

This woman is one of just two freedom fighters in the country of Bangladesh. She’s definitely making a difference!
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Florence Nightingale

We can all thank Nightingale for her work to raise awareness for basic sanitation as a way to fight disease.
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Yusra Mardini

This teenager from Syria pushed a boat through the ocean for hours to save herself and her fellow refugees.
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