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9 Historic Photos Of Badass Women Being Awesome

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9 Historic Photos Of Badass Women Being Awesome

Need a little inspiration this week? Check out this lineup of bad-ass women from history.

Each lady pictured below is notable for a different reason. Whether it comes in the form of hitting a new-Nazi with your handbag or earning a pilot's license, each of these women has proven to be brave and steadfast in some way.

This remarkable series of black and white portraits capture and depict those moments perfectly. Women around the world, stepping forward, leading the way and taking a relentless march towards progress and equality.

Keep scrolling for whatever inspiration you need this week.

1. Danuta Danielsson, hitting a neo-Nazi protester with her handbag. Her mother was a concentration camp survivor. [1985]


2. Volunteers learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor [c. 1941 - 1945]


3. Maud Wagner, the first well-known female tattoo artist in the U.S. [1907]


4. A 106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47. [1990]


5. Komako Kimura, a prominent Japanese suffragist at a march in New York. [October 23, 1917]


6. Margaret Hamilton, lead software engineer of the Apollo Project, standing next to the calculation readouts from the code she wrote by hand that was used to take humanity to the moon (the code itself, though plentiful, was much more succinct). [1969] 


7. Erika, a 15-year-old Hungarian fighter who fought for freedom against the Soviet Union. [October 1956]


8. Sarla Thakral, 21 years old, the first Indian woman to earn a pilot license. [1936]


9. Voting activist Annie Lumpkins at the Little Rock city jail. [1961]  


Via Dread Pirate Khan

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