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31 Seriously Badass Women Who Will Make You Proud To Be A Woman

It might be 100 years since the first British women won the right to vote – even if only women aged over 30 who owned property could vote in 1918 – but the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements serve as a reminder of how much further there is to go in the fight for equality.

Perhaps that’s why this year’s theme for International Women’s Day is Press For Progress – all about remembering which hurdles women still have to overcome to achieve parity.

Here is a list of strong women who did their part, both big and small, to make the world a better place.

1. Amelia Earhart Was The First Female Aviator To Fly Solo Across The Atlantic Ocean (1928)

2. Margaret Heafield Was A Director Of Software Engineering For Nasa’s Apollo Space Program (1969)

3. Russia-born Valentina Tereshkova Became The First Woman In Space Aboard The Vostok 6 (1963)

4. One Of The Onna-Bugeisha, Female Samurai Warrior Of The Upper Bushi (Samurai), Class In Feudal Japan (Late 1800’s)

5. This Woman Hitting A Neo-Nazi With Her Handbag In Växjö, Sweden (13 April, 1985)

6. Jeanne Manford With Her Son Morty, Foreground, Marching In The New York City Gay Pride Parade (1972)

7. Marie Curie Was A Polish Physicist And Chemist Famous For Her Work On Radioactivity And Twice A Winner Of The Nobel Prize

8. Kathrine Switzer Was The First Woman To Run The Boston Marathon (1967). When Organizer Jock Semple Realised A Woman Was Running He Tried To Tackle Her

9. Komako Kimura, A Prominent Japanese Suffragist Marched On Fifth Avenue In New York City Demanding The Right To Vote (27 October, 1917)

10. Rosa Louise Mccauley Parks – Civil Rights Activist

11. Anne Frank Was A Jewish Diarist And Writer

12. Women’s Liberation Coalition Marching For Equal Pay (1970)

13. Marina Ginestà Was A French Veteran Of The Spanish Civil War. This Is Her Most Famous Picture At The Top Of Hotel Colón In Barcelona (21 July, 1936)

14. Mary Winsor Holding Suffrage Prisoners Banner In Washington D.C. (1917)

15. Jane Goodall, Leading Primatologist And Conservationalist

Jane with Uruhara pant-hooting, 1996.

16. Nadia Comaneci – The First Women To Score A Perfect 10 In Gymnastics At The Olympic Games

17. Maud Stevens Wagner Was The First Known Female Tattoo Artist In The United States (1907)

18. Annette Kellerman Promoted Women’s Right To Wear A Fitted One-Piece Bathing Suit (1907). She Was Arrested For Indecency

19. Bertha Von Suttner – First Woman Peace Activist And First Woman To Be Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

20. Suu Kyi (burma) Was Under House Arrest For 15 Yrs For Her Pre-democracy Campaigning.

21. Voting Activist Annie Lumpkins At The Little Rock City Jail (10 July, 1961)

22. Gertrude Caroline Ederle Became The First Woman To Swim Across The English Channel (1926)

23. NASA Astronaut Anna Lee Fisher Became The First Mother In Space (1984)

24. Maria Teresa De Filippis, First Female Formula 1 Driver (1958)

25. Ellen O’neal, One Of The Greatests Female Freestyle Skateboarders In The World (1970)

26. A Female Lockheed Employee Works On One In Burbank, California (1944)

27. Ada Lovelace – First Programmer In History

28. These Four Female Pilots Leaving Their Plane At The Four-Engine School At Lockbourne AAF (Early 1940s)

29. Leola N. King, America’s First Female Traffic Cop, Washington D.C. (1918)

30. Angela Davis (b. January 26, 1944), American Political Activist, Scholar, Author & Feminist.

31. Billie Jean King. Us Tennis Legend & Became The First Prominent Female Athlete To Come Out.

Amandla Stenberg, Halsey And More Discuss What It Means To Be A Young Woman In 2016

Thank god, there is new wave of inspiring young women out there, which are changing the game on what it means to be a woman.

They’ve created game-changing magazines for teens, spoken out on racial injustice and gender-fluidity, and shattered our ideas of beauty standards.

In a recent piece for CR Fashion Book Amandla Stenberg, Halsey and others talked about what it means to be young and a woman in 2016.

In recent months, Amandla Stenberg has shared her impassioned and thoughtful statements on feminism and racial injustice.

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Her video “Don’t Cash Crop My Cornrows,” which she created for a school project, went viral last year and brought much-deserved attention to the issue of cultural appropriation.

A lot of the time, the things that I’m sharing are things that people are trying to share but don’t have enough people listening to them.

My dream is to direct movies and provide representation for people who end up being token or secondary characters.

I’ve grown up as part of the movie industry, and that’s the most invalidating feeling, to recognize that roles don’t exist for you. I realize now that I need to create them myself.”

Halsey pushed her way to the radio (and into your ears) with the 2015 summer anthem “New Americana,” which spoke to almost an entire generation. Since then she has recieved critical and commercial success with the album Badlands and duets with artists like Justin Bieber under her belt,

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Halsey’s voice and reach to the new generation is vast — and she has a key note of advice to share.

I don’t speak for anything. I can’t speak for any experience but my own, and if people can relate to that, then that just goes to show how similar people are despite the diversity. The fact that people of all races and all classes and all creeds are relating to this song when it’s from a very specific perspective is proof.

This generation is so intelligent. They care about racism, feminism, ableism, and that’s such a positive mentality, but they need to leave room for forgiveness,” she said. “Nobody is perfect and people are educating themselves at different paces. So be mindful.”

Check out the full feature in issue 8 of CR Fashion Book and atcrfashionbook.com.

#DearMe ‘Guess what? You’re gay’ – What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self?

#DearMe is currently trending on Twitter, but what is behind the message.

Well, it is a YouTube new campaign, launched ahead of International Women’s Day, that encourages women to write letters and make videos with the advice they’d have given their teenage selves.

It’s part of a YouTube campaign in celebration of International Women’s Day (on Sunday March 8) to “empower young girls everywhere”.

So if you could go back in time and share some wise words with your teenage self, what would you say?

Prominent YouTube bloggers – and Youtube’s CEO, Susan Wojcicki – kicked off the campaign. But now thousands of women are getting involved, including Hannah Hart and Felicia Day.

Celebrating Working Women: International Women’s Day

Kronos and Xplane created this video in honour of International Women’s Day (March 8th). The purpose of this video is to provide viewers with a look at several interesting facts and statistics about the changes and developments that have impacted women in the workforce. http://www.kronos.com

Touching Video – International Women’s Day

Women are still so vulnerable in society; especially if you look even closer at girls from the age of 12-18. They are the most vulnerable group of all women in society.

When there is poverty, no education, and social instability, those children are easily falling into the victims of sexual trafficking and abuse.

Thus, attention is needed for young children to let KIDS be KIDS and live their life that they supposed to. Show your support.

Today is International Women’s Day

Women’s equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action.

Each year International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8. The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women’s groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day.

For the women of the world, the Day’s symbolism has a wider meaning: It is an occasion to review how far they have come in their struggle for equality, peace and development. It is also an opportunity to unite, network and mobilise for meaningful change.