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.

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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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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#11

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

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

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#12

Jane Goodall, Leading Primatologist And Conservationalist

Jane Goodall, Leading Primatologist And Conservationalist

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#13

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

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

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#14

Anne Frank Was A Jewish Diarist And Writer

Anne Frank Was A Jewish Diarist And Writer

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Amanda Flack
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She was bad ass because she represents every girl who fought to survive under Nazi. And every girl who fought for life was bad ass.

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#15

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

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

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Amanda Panda
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And her disappearance is one of the biggest unsolved mysteries of all time.

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#16

Rosa Louise Mccauley Parks - Civil Rights Activist

Rosa Louise Mccauley Parks - Civil Rights Activist

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#17

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

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

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Ironcat_xox
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I remember a long time ago, I had to be her for a history project! What an inspiring woman

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#18

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

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

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Kjorn
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

still today i still can't understand why people didn't want woman to vote. it's inconceivable for my modern head

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#19

Eliza Leonida Zamfirescu, The First Woman Engineer In The World

Eliza Leonida Zamfirescu, The First Woman Engineer In The World

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#20

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

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

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Aimée Melissa
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And now, in France, when women want to cover up, that's not allowed either. Women are always told what they can and can't wear, look at that.

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#21

Florence Nightingale - 1st Nurse To Teach Basic Sanitation Between Patients

Florence Nightingale - 1st Nurse To Teach Basic Sanitation Between Patients

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#22

Ftima El Fihria The Founder Of The First University In The World - Fes, Morocco

Ftima El Fihria The Founder Of The First University In The World - Fes, Morocco

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michael sky
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

University of Bologna is traditionally recognized as an oldest university. University of Al Quaraouiyine is older, but is not the first recognized university in the sense of the word that we know.

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#23

Nadia Comaneci - The First Women To Score A Perfect 10 In Gymnastics At The Olympic Games

Nadia Comaneci - The First Women To Score A Perfect 10 In Gymnastics At The Olympic Games

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Stijn V.
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

she is the first gymnast to score a perfect 10. not just the first women.

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#24

Women Of The 1975 Icelandic Women's Strike, Kvennafrídagurinn, When 90% Of The Female Population Of Iceland Went On Strike To “demonstrate The Indispensable Work Of Women For Iceland’s Economy And Society”

Women Of The 1975 Icelandic Women's Strike, Kvennafrídagurinn, When 90% Of The Female Population Of Iceland Went On Strike To “demonstrate The Indispensable Work Of Women For Iceland’s Economy And Society”

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#25

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

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

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criminalgirl
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very brave, not just as a woman but also not being an "average American woman"

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#26

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)

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)

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Anna González Fort
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Catalan born in France, not French: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marina_Ginest%C3%A0

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#27

Harriet Tubman, Who Helped Slaves Escape Via The Underground Railroad.

Harriet Tubman, Who Helped Slaves Escape Via The Underground Railroad.

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#28

Yusra Mardini Syrian Teenage Refugee Who Swam For Hours In The Sea Pushing A Sinking Boat With Other Refugees To Safety

Yusra Mardini Syrian Teenage Refugee Who Swam For Hours In The Sea Pushing A Sinking Boat With Other Refugees To Safety

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#29

Ana Aslan (Romania) - She Is Considered To Be A Pioneer Of Gerontology And Geriatrics

Ana Aslan (Romania) - She Is Considered To Be A Pioneer Of Gerontology And Geriatrics

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#30

Taramon Bibi Is One Of The Two Female Freedom Fighters In Bangladesh

Taramon Bibi Is One Of The Two Female Freedom Fighters In Bangladesh

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#31

Mileva Maric, Serbian Physicist, Einsteins Wife. Worthy "His" Nobel Prize

Mileva Maric, Serbian Physicist, Einsteins Wife. Worthy "His" Nobel Prize

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Miklós Nagy
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And probably the original author of the theory of relativity.

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#32

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

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

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Coretta Scott King. American Author, Activist, Civil Rights Leader, And The Wife Of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Coretta Scott King. American Author, Activist, Civil Rights Leader, And The Wife Of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Smaranda Brăescu, Romanian parachuting Pioneer, Former Multiple World Record Holder (1932)

Smaranda Brăescu, Romanian parachuting Pioneer, Former Multiple World Record Holder (1932)

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Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm. American Politician, Educator, And Author. In 1968, She Became The First African American Woman Elected To The United States Congress. She Served 7 Terms And Ran For The Democratic Party Nomination For Potus In 1972.

Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm. American Politician, Educator, And Author. In 1968, She Became The First African American Woman Elected To The United States Congress. She Served 7 Terms And Ran For The Democratic Party Nomination For Potus In 1972.

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#36

Women's Liberation Coalition Marching For Equal Pay (1970)

Women's Liberation Coalition Marching For Equal Pay (1970)

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Angela Davis (1944), American Political Activist, Scholar, Author & Feminist

Angela Davis (1944), American Political Activist, Scholar, Author & Feminist

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#38

Rita Levi-Montalcini - Italian Nobel Laureate Honoured For Her Work In Neurobiology

Rita Levi-Montalcini - Italian Nobel Laureate Honoured For Her Work In Neurobiology

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Bertha Von Suttner - First Woman Peace Activist And First Woman To Be Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Bertha Von Suttner - First Woman Peace Activist And First Woman To Be Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

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Cathy Shift
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

again not the first. just the first pease activist to be recognized as an activist.

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#40

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

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

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Pandykinz
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sad that it was a rare thing for parents to support their gay children. But good for her! More parents even today need to do this!

#41

Sarla Thakral Was First Indian Woman To Fly. She Earned An Aviation Pilot License In 1936 At The Age Of 21 And Flew A Gypsy Moth Solo

Sarla Thakral Was First Indian Woman To Fly. She Earned An Aviation Pilot License In 1936 At The Age Of 21 And Flew A Gypsy Moth Solo

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Sreejith
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

feeling proud about her as an Indian

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#42

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

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

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Erick Germanotta Damarez
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah! Long live LGBT. We were supposed to have received our right since nineties century. Quite similar with Alan Turring.

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#43

Girls Deliver Ice. Heavy Work That Formerly Belonged To Men Only Is Being Done By Girls (16 September, 1918)

Girls Deliver Ice. Heavy Work That Formerly Belonged To Men Only Is Being Done By Girls (16 September, 1918)

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Anzelle Van Der Vyver
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The things these brave women had to do just to prove we are all equal are astonishing... I can't think this is the best job there was but they look happy enough to earn their own money! WOW

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#44

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

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

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Michel M. Prins
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It cost her a lot of energy and power, but it was all worth it!

#45

A Woman Drinking Tea, In The Aftermath Of A German Bombing Raid During The London Blitz (1940)

A Woman Drinking Tea, In The Aftermath Of A German Bombing Raid During The London Blitz (1940)

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GoodWolf
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Horrible! Imagine this to be your home...

Andrea Legeny
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

more like your town, country.... :0( but such amazing picture....I can't help but wonder what thought was in her mind right in this moment....

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Kristina Moskvich
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

the English are serious about tea n here the place has been bombed n this women is a badass because she is not letting it kill her culture

LizzyM
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Tea time! I bet she's British - nothing in the world can seperate an English(wo)man from their cuppa

Kassandra Skresvig
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Crisis or no, nothing should interfere with tea!" jokes aside, sitting down with a cuppa can help calm down to deal with the overwhelming tasks ahead, it's comforting.

Nadine Hughey
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Could be illustration for "keep calm & carry on."

Kaa
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Definitely! Just like "ok, first have a cuppa and a cig, and then we'll tidy up a bit".

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ugaas wiilhoog
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So even being bombed does'nt stop the English from drinking their tea.

Lea Wheeler
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The overwhelming task was to rebuild not run away from it. Most of Europe looked like this by 1945 but the survivors put their backs in it and rebuilt evident by the beautiful cities that exist today.

Magdalena Giceva
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I guess she just put the tea on the oven, she wanted to try it at least

Mitchell Peterson
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

men would be worrying about his motor vehicle

Shauday Smith
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awesome photo.... but why is she badass and how did she make history? if she is a victim of the blitz, that's terrible, and this photo is a compliment to the English spirit, but why is it here?

Master Markus
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Because she kept up the enduring English spirit?

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#46

Suu Kyi Was Under House Arrest For 15 Years For Her Pre-Democracy Campaigning

Suu Kyi Was Under House Arrest For 15 Years For Her Pre-Democracy Campaigning

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Melia Janssen
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She was a brave woman who stood up to the junta but she still needs to do more for the persecuted Muslims in her country.

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#47

Simone De Beauvoir, French Feminist, Who Wrote "The Manifesto Of The 343", 1971

Simone De Beauvoir, French Feminist, Who Wrote "The Manifesto Of The 343", 1971

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#48

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

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

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Monica Sandoval
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

From left to write: Frances Green, Margaret (Peg) Kirchner, Ann Waldner, and Blanche Osborn leaving their plane called "Pistol Packing Mama"

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#49

Imone Segouin, The 18 Year Old French Résistance Fighter (1944)

Imone Segouin, The 18 Year Old French Résistance Fighter (1944)

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Lili Elbe, Danish Transgender Woman And One Of The First Recipients Of Sex Reassignment Surgery (1882 – 1931). Elbe Is The Subject Of The 2015 Film "the Danish Girl".

Lili Elbe, Danish Transgender Woman And One Of The First Recipients Of Sex Reassignment Surgery (1882 – 1931). Elbe Is The Subject Of The 2015 Film "the Danish Girl".

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#51

Joan Of Arc, Nicknamed "the Maid Of Orléans," Was Born In 1412 In Domrémy, Bar, France. A National Heroine Of France, At Age 18 She Led The French Army To Victory Over The English At Orléans. Captured A Year Later, Joan Was Burned At The Stake As A Heretic By The English And Their French Collaborators

Joan Of Arc, Nicknamed "the Maid Of Orléans," Was Born In 1412 In Domrémy, Bar, France. A National Heroine Of France, At Age 18 She Led The French Army To Victory Over The English At Orléans. Captured A Year Later, Joan Was Burned At The Stake As A Heretic By The English And Their French Collaborators

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Kracken
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She was epic, I can't believe a skateboarder is ahead of her, this list is ridiculous in its order.....

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#52

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

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