Dorothy Day with her prison dress. On November 1917 Day went to prison for being one of forty women in front of the White House protesting women's exclusion from the electorate.<- Dorothy Day has always been a hero of mine.
"I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.' Rebecca West, doormat here!
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Colonel Ruby Bradley was captured by the Japanese in the Philippines. After her capture, Bradley continued to work as a nurse in POW camps until She is the most-decorated woman in US military history.
Sarah Josepha Hale (Godey's Ladies Book) took responsibility for openly promoting women writers. Prior to this women had to use initials or male pseudonyms or they had the published in an unsigned column. Hale boldly printed the names of women authors
Golda Meir Once called "the only man in the Cabinet," Golda Meir (born in Milwaukee, WI) was a formidable figure in Israeli politics. Tall, blunt and determined, she fervently devoted her life to the service of the Jewish state she helped found.
( MCT photo / September 11, 2012 ) WWII Veteran Beatrice Cohen, who is the United States' oldest living female veteran at age 103, salutes the U.S. flag during a ceremony for the Grand Park's "Community Terrace" in downtown Los Angeles, California. The event marked the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.