Women in History

This is a blog to recognize important women who have changed history or improved the lives of others. I am always open to suggestions of who you'd like you see recognized or submit your own!

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"Gulabi Gang" is a gang of women in India who track down and beat abusive husbands with brooms.
Permalink Here is an awesome article I found through the Independent on Nancy Wake— a true badass woman. She led 7000 resistance fighters in WWII and parachuted into France in April 1944.
Permalink "Something which we think is impossible now is not impossible in another decade." — Constance Baker Motley
Permalink Dr. Sally Ride (May 26,1951-July 23, 2012)
Dr. Sally Ride attended Stanford University where she obtained 4 degrees including her masters and PhD in Physics. She was accepted into the Astronaut Corps in 1978 and in 1983 became the first American woman to orbit Earth and the youngest American to every orbit Earth. 
When she left the Astronaut Corps she continued to educate others about how Science can be fun! She taught at Stanford University along with other universities.
Dr. Ride founded an organization dedicated to making meaningful and fun scientific experiences as well as wrote many books for kids about the topic. 
Permalink "We’ve chosen the path to equality, don’t let them turn us around." —Geraldine Ferraro