March 8 is International Women's Day (US has its equivalent on the 26th of August) which celebrates the struggle for women's rights. Throughout history, many strong women had to rise against the odds and fight for their dreams and passions, equality and solidarity among men. Their bravery contributed to shaping today's world, and has to be remembered.


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Bored Panda has made a list of badass women who did their part to make the world a better place. Scroll down to vote for your favorite heroes, and upload new ones if we missed them!

#1 Irena Sendlerowa - Woman Who Smuggled Approximately 2,500 Jewish Children Out Of The Warsaw Ghett

Irena Sendlerowa - Woman Who Smuggled Approximately 2,500 Jewish Children Out Of The Warsaw Ghett

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Anzelle Van Der Vyver 2 weeks ago

WOW a true hero!

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#2 Malala Yousafzai, 19, Pakistani Activist For Female Education Who Survived Being Shot In The Head By The Taliban, The Youngest Ever Nobel Prize Laureate

Malala Yousafzai, 19, Pakistani Activist For Female Education Who Survived Being Shot In The Head By The Taliban, The Youngest Ever Nobel Prize Laureate

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Amanda Panda 2 weeks ago

What makes her bad ass, is that she stood up to the Taliban for women's educational rights. She was shot in the head by a member of the Taliban, SURVIVED, and continued to fight for women's right to education. She is unstoppable fierce and determined!

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#3 A Woman Hitting A Neo-Nazi With Her Handbag In Växjö, Sweden (13 April, 1985)

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

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Amanda Panda 2 weeks ago

Too bad the pic wasn't taken at the point if impact

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#4 Marie Curie Was A Polish Scientist Famous For Her Work On Radioactivity, The First Woman To Win A Nobel Prize And The Only Woman To Win Twice

Marie Curie Was A Polish Scientist Famous For Her Work On Radioactivity, The First Woman To Win A Nobel Prize And The Only Woman To Win Twice

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Amanda Panda 2 weeks ago

What makes her badass is, she was the first EVER woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the ONLY woman (to date) to win TWO nobel prizes

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#5 Nujood Ali, Given To Abusive Husband At Age 10, Divorced Him And Broke Tribal Tradition

Nujood Ali, Given To Abusive Husband At Age 10, Divorced Him And Broke Tribal Tradition

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2 weeks ago

Might I add that she now fights in Yemen's movement against forced child marriage

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#6 A 106-Year-Old Woman Who Protected Her Home With A Rifle, In Armenia (1990)

A 106-Year-Old Woman Who Protected Her Home With A Rifle, In Armenia (1990)

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Amanda Panda 2 weeks ago

This is what a strong Armenian woman looks like, not Kim Kartashian. JS

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#7 These Women Were Firefighters At Pearl Harbor (1941)

These Women Were Firefighters At Pearl Harbor (1941)

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Amanda Panda 2 weeks ago

This photo reminds me of the statue in DC "raising of the flag on Iwo Jima"

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#8 Margaret Heafield Was A Director Of Software Engineering For NASA's Apollo Space Program (1969)

Margaret Heafield Was A Director Of Software Engineering For NASA's Apollo Space Program (1969)

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Taleofourtime 2 weeks ago

She wrote it by hand

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#9 Muslim Woman Covers The Yellow Star Of Her Jewish Neighbor With Her Veil (1941)

Muslim Woman Covers The Yellow Star Of Her Jewish Neighbor With Her Veil (1941)

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Ironcat_xox 2 weeks ago

This goes to show you the risks people took in order to help someone.

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

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

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Amanda Panda 2 weeks ago

She was one of the Freedom Riders (a group of civil rights activisits who rode through the US fighting against segregation stating it as unconstitutional), this photo was taken after she was arrested for sitting on a "whites only" bus.

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