Politics: I'm thinking of the suffrage movement in our country and there are LOTS of kewl women.
1860'ish and on
Sojourner Truth: former slave, 6 foot, rock hard (from former life), incredible public speaker, google "Ain't I a Lady?" speech. It's GOooooOD!!!!
Susan B. Anthony: voted before women were allowed and was arrested, fined, she had an amazing trial in which she represented herself and whooped up, she never paid her fines!!! as they were unconstitutional because no (women) peers were on the jury!
Elizabeth Cady Stanton: AMAZING !!! she lead the suffrage movement with Anthony and raised children, eventually she was an outcast from the suffrage movement because she called for a new WOMEN's Bible, in which God was genderless and Eve was not blamed.
Alice Paul: lived in Britain with their VIOLENT fight for the vote, came here and lead a hunger strike that gained national attention, watch "Iron Jawed Angels" for HBO's version of her impact which ultimately got the vote in 1920!!!!!!
Also Mother Jones (one of first women to enter political arena to force change of sanitation) Elizabeth Blackwell (business?) She was first woman to attend medical school and help revive the previous virtually all female occupation of midwives. Carrie Chapman Catt also in suffrage movement. Sandra Day O'Conner, Hillary Clinton, oooh and
) who is underplayed now, but at a very young (teens) age she served as diplomat for her people (native Americans) with the white settlers (invaders =) )
she even took the boat ride and went to england to meet with the royalty there to represent America!!!
sorry so long, thanks for this thread!!!