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LILLIAN BLAND (1878–1971) Journalist and aviator Lilian Bland lived a life full of badassery. In 1910, she built her own plane in Ireland. She didn’t have a fuel tank for it, so she fashioned one from an empty whisky bottle and her aunt’s ear trumpet. She then flew it for 30 yards – a very impressive flight for those days. Her hobbies included smoking, wearing trousers, martial arts, motor cars, and swearing. She passed her retirement in Cornwall gambling, drinking, and painting

LILLIAN BLAND (1878–1971) Journalist and aviator Lilian Bland lived a life full of badassery. In 1910, she built her own plane in Ireland. She didn’t have a fuel tank for it, so she fashioned one from an empty whisky bottle and her aunt’s ear trumpet. She then flew it for 30 yards – a very impressive flight for those days. Her hobbies included smoking, wearing trousers, martial arts, motor cars, and swearing. She passed her retirement in Cornwall gambling, drinking, and painting

According to a biographer, "Georges Danton's height was colossal, his make athletic, his features strongly marked, coarse, and displeasing; his voice shook the domes of the halls."  His last words, to his executioner, "Show my head to the people, it is worth seeing."

According to a biographer, "Georges Danton's height was colossal, his make athletic, his features strongly marked, coarse, and displeasing; his voice shook the domes of the halls." His last words, to his executioner, "Show my head to the people, it is worth seeing."

Marquis de Condorcet the writer of the book Progress of the Human Mind concluded that progress was inevitable. Human kind was on the verge of perfection.

Marquis de Condorcet the writer of the book Progress of the Human Mind concluded that progress was inevitable. Human kind was on the verge of perfection.

Huda Shaarawi (1879–1947) was an Egyptian feminist who influenced not only women in Egypt but throughout the Arab world. She was a pioneer in feminism, and brought to light the restrictive world of upper-class women in her book The Harem Years, published in 1987.

Huda Shaarawi (1879–1947) was an Egyptian feminist who influenced not only women in Egypt but throughout the Arab world. She was a pioneer in feminism, and brought to light the restrictive world of upper-class women in her book The Harem Years, published in 1987.

silentcuriosity:  Cléo de Mérode 1875 -1966 was a French dancer of the Belle Époque.

silentcuriosity: Cléo de Mérode 1875 -1966 was a French dancer of the Belle Époque.

OLYMPE DE GOUGES (Montauban 1748 - París 1793) es el pseudónimo de Marie Gouze, escritora, dramaturga, panfletista y política francesa, autora de la Declaración de los Derechos de la Mujer y de la Ciudadana (1791). Reivindicó la igualdad de derechos entre hombres y mujeres en el marco de la Revolución Francesa, considerada precursora del moderno feminismo.

OLYMPE DE GOUGES (Montauban 1748 - París 1793) es el pseudónimo de Marie Gouze, escritora, dramaturga, panfletista y política francesa, autora de la Declaración de los Derechos de la Mujer y de la Ciudadana (1791). Reivindicó la igualdad de derechos entre hombres y mujeres en el marco de la Revolución Francesa, considerada precursora del moderno feminismo.

Mukhtar Mai is a Pakistani woman who, after being gang-raped, was expected to commit suicide. Instead, she prosecuted her attackers and used compensation money to start schools, a women's shelter and an organization to support women from around Pakistan.

Mukhtar Mai is a Pakistani woman who, after being gang-raped, was expected to commit suicide. Instead, she prosecuted her attackers and used compensation money to start schools, a women's shelter and an organization to support women from around Pakistan.

Marianne Adelaide Hedwig Dohm (1831 –1919) was a German feminist, and author. She was one of the first feminist thinkers to see gender roles as a result of socialization and not biological determinism.

Marianne Adelaide Hedwig Dohm (1831 –1919) was a German feminist, and author. She was one of the first feminist thinkers to see gender roles as a result of socialization and not biological determinism.

Dr. Ida Scudder, 1870-1960, founder of the CMC in Vellore, India. Unable to help three women who died in childbirth, she dedicated her life to the plight of Indian women and the fight against bubonic plague, cholera and leprosy. Graduated Cornell Medical College in the first class to accept women. In two years she treated 5,000 patients. She opened the Mary Taber Schell Hospital in 1902 and later opened a medical school for girls.

Dr. Ida Scudder, 1870-1960, founder of the CMC in Vellore, India. Unable to help three women who died in childbirth, she dedicated her life to the plight of Indian women and the fight against bubonic plague, cholera and leprosy. Graduated Cornell Medical College in the first class to accept women. In two years she treated 5,000 patients. She opened the Mary Taber Schell Hospital in 1902 and later opened a medical school for girls.

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