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IN People ON 13 Apr, 2015
They won the hearts of many and did something that shook the world, but never had their stories told in a bigger way. These women from the past had courage to stand for their rights and did the most unexpected things.
Women are often seen as physically and mentally less strong as compared to men. They are tagged as delicate, emotional and just homemakers. This set belief needs to be broken and people need to realize that women were, are and will always hold a position that is equal to the men in the society. They are physically and mentally super strong and they prove the same every day. A woman serves the society all her life- as a daughter, a sister, a wife, and a mother.
These women did some of the most influential things that made their stories worth telling.
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One of the most famous names in the world of dancing, Josephine was hired by French Resistance as a spy. She was tagged as Black Pearl and traveled around the world in the name of entertainment projects gathering all the less known information.
Mary was one of the finest artists at the Disney Studios. She drew concepts for the Disney movies like Cinderella, Alice In The Wonderland, Peter Pan and Song of the South. She got appreciated for her phenomenal work in Cinderella and also received the Disney Legend Award. Some of her most fabulous works can be seen at the Disneyland's It is a Small World.
In the early 1900s, Stephanie formed a group at Harlem, New York to protect her neighborhood against the corrupt policeman. Born as a mix of French and African, Stephanie was often tagged as Queenie. She formed one of the first street gangs in New York and named it The Forty Thieves.
Walker was one of the most successful female entrepreneurs in America. She manufactured and marketed a line of beauty and hair products for her company Madame C.J Walker Manufacturing.
Known as Trieu Thi Trinh (her actual name still unknown), she was one of the most heroic warriors Vietnam ever had and was supposedly nine feet tall and used to ride on the elephant with her huge sword.
This all-female troupe of the Night Bomber Regiment of the Soviet Armed Forces were successful in dropping 23,000 bombs on the Nazi forces. The regiment was led by Major Yevdokia Bershanskaya.
The American actress and model made the term "flapper" much more popular among the women at that time. She died quite early at the age of just twenty from Nephritis. Her work in silent films like The Midnight Frolic will always keep her alive in our hearts.
Friends with Albert Einstein, Amalie was one of the greatest mathematicians of her time. She contributed a lot in the fields of Abstract Algebra and Theoretical Physics and was bestowed with Ackermann-Teubner Memorial Award for the same.
Born into slavery, Harriet Tubman fought for freedom of people all her life. She escaped slavery and became the most influential abolitionist. She is well known for being the conductor on the Underground Railroad and for leading hundreds of people to freedom.
Author of various short stories and novels, Kate lost her mother and husband in the same year. As suggested by her doctor, she took up writing as a hobby and wrote some of the most influential masterpieces. She is well known for her book, The Awakening.
She is one of the fascinating women I have ever read about. An actress by the day and innovator by the night, Hedy is the perfect example of beauty with brains. She contributed to the glamor world with her amazing works in the movie Algiers, Charles Boyer and I Take This Woman. As an inventor, she developed technologies that prevented torpedo systems from getting stuffed.
In 19th century, Sadie was one of the most violent female pirates. She even got her ear bitten in a fight she had with a troupe of women at New York. Later, she formed a group of pirates and raided houses near the Hudson river. Her gang even kidnapped few people and asked for ransom from their families.
The story of this amazing women will make you realize that even when the world is conspiring against you, it can not stop you from becoming what you want to. At the tender age of nine, Smith lost her mother. Her father was an alcoholic to the core and abused all his kids. Once Kittie tried to speak for herself and didn't make dinner for the family. This made her father angry, following which he burned Kittie's hands. She lost her hands but kept her spirits high. She did something that was damn unusual. She could write, played piano, sew and did some high-quality woodworks with her feet. She later received rehabilitation and went on to complete her education.
In 1880, Heyman was known for conducting various kinds of scams in and around New York. She was also tagged as the smartest and the most confident woman in America by one of the New York-based detective. Even after she got arrested, she was smart enough to conduct swindles from jail.
Born into a wealthy family, this woman left her luxurious life to work for women's rights and national independence. She chose to wear simple clothes and left the world of silks and jewels. She went far into the battle and fought against the French in the Battle of Maysaloun.