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from the Guardian

The day the women went on strike in Iceland

On Oct. 24, 1975, 90% of Icelandic women went on strike, refusing to do any work at their homes or their jobs. It was the largest demonstration in the nation's history and shut down the entire country.

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from TIME.com

The 25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)Novelist and critic Virginia Woolf was a pioneer of modernist literature whose work shed light on the oppressed position of women in early 20th century social and political hierarchies. In works such as To the Lighthouse, Orlando and her landmark feminist essay A Room of One's Own, Woolf used her pen to explore the artistic, sexual and religious roles that women held at this monumental time in women's history.

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UK: Mary Seacole (1805-1881) the pioneering nurse and heroine of the Crimean War. Women we admire; influential women in history #Lottie dolls #herstory

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from Etsy

Women in History I

Image is 11x17 inches on glossy medium weight paper Print comes signed. Colors will vary slightly due to calibration differences in monitors.

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from esquire.com

The 75 Greatest Women of All Time

Indira Gandhi,You don't lead a country from crushing poverty to emerging power without making a few enemies. Richard Nixon considered her "an old witch," which can only fall in her favor. Read more: http://www.esquire.com/women/women-issue/greatest-women-in-history#ixzz2BZlrFm4F

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"Emmeline Pankhurst, who had founded the Women’s Social & Political Union, being arrested as a Suffragette". Ladies, our fore mothers fought for the rights of future generations (us) so that we would have the chance and the choice to vote. Do not let that struggle be in vain. Vote!

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To be a Prime Minister and a woman, in an Islamic country- is the hardest job ever. Benazir Bhutto successfully played her role as the First Woman Prime Minister of Pakistan.

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from Boomers @ 50+

scienceyoucanlove: Mae C. Jemison was born on...

We salute Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to be admitted into the astronaut training program. #Boomers50 #WomensHistoryMonth

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from Notey

Women’s History Month Summed Up In A Single Cartoon

Women’s History Month Summed Up In A Single Cartoon - obviously an American initiative, but a good one! I did know many of these things, but I did not know about Hedy Lamarr! ~M x

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The remarkable Captain Flora Sandes – the only British woman to serve as a front-line soldier in WW1

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