"Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to do many things: the first woman to own a newspaper, to speak before Congress, and to have a seat on the stock exchange. But her boldest act was announcing herself as the first female candidate for the presidency of the United States in 1872--before women even had the right to vote." - From Amazon.com
There's encouraging progress for women as Afghans head to the polls on Saturday. For the first time ever, a woman, Habiba Sarobi, is running for vice president on a leading national ticket, and another 300 women are running for provincial seats around the country. “It’s an exciting and terrifying point, because the international presence has actually empowered the women here, and when they leave, some of those women will be concerned,” says Mariam Wardak, who is working on Sarobi's campaign.