Women have had hundreds upon hundreds of reasons to protest since the dawn of time, whether it was for voting rights, reproductive rights, or most recently, against sexual predators holding powerful positions. To celebrate the strength and bravery of all the women and girls who have taken to the streets, stood up for their beliefs, and stared down anyone who tried to get in their way, we've compiled the best photos of female protesters from around the world, and they're sure to speak to your renegade soul. They might even inspire you to get a sign in your own hands the next time you have a chance. Be sure to vote for the most powerful ones, and let us know if you've ever committed an act of defiance for a good cause in the comments.

#1 A Protester Holding A Sign For Women's Rights, 2017

A Protester Holding A Sign For Women's Rights, 2017

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Vera Deme 10 months ago

Very accurate!

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#2 Danuta Danielsson Hitting A Neo-Nazi With Her Handbag In Växjö, Sweden, 13 April 1985

Danuta Danielsson Hitting A Neo-Nazi With Her Handbag In Växjö, Sweden, 13 April 1985

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Chyppa Homer 10 months ago

I hope there`s a brick in it

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#3 Two Women Kissing During An Anti Gay Marriage Demonstration In France, 2012

Two Women Kissing During An Anti Gay Marriage Demonstration In France, 2012

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Hans 10 months ago

Look at the faces in the background. How pathetic!

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#4 Kathrine Switzer Was The First Woman To Run The Boston Marathon. When Organizer Jock Semple Realised A Woman Was Running He Tried To Tackle Her, 1967

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

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Hans 10 months ago

Brave woman! And what incredible unsportsmanship from the organizers. The 390 guy is good hearted, though!

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#5 A Demonstrator Faces Down A Riot Policeman During A Pro Democracy Protest In Santiago, Chile, 11 September 2016

A Demonstrator Faces Down A Riot Policeman During A Pro Democracy Protest In Santiago, Chile, 11 September 2016

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Hans 10 months ago

Fierce!

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#6 A Girl Begging The Officers Not To Use Force Against The Protesters. Bulgaria, November 2013

A Girl Begging The Officers Not To Use Force Against The Protesters. Bulgaria, November 2013

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Zori the degu 10 months ago

Wow, this is in the center of Sofia. You can't imagine how long the protest times seemed to me. They went on for like, months, literally.

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#7 A Woman Sits In Front Of Riot Police Blocking The Road To Protect Protesters During The Anti-Government Protest In Seoul, South Korea, 24 April 2015

A Woman Sits In Front Of Riot Police Blocking The Road To Protect Protesters During The Anti-Government Protest In Seoul, South Korea, 24 April 2015

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Ok Ha-Neul 10 months ago

i love this so much halmuni hwaiting

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#8 Young Pacifist Jane Rose Kasmir Planting A Flower On The Bayonets Of Guards At The Pentagon During A Protest Against The Vietnam War, 21 October 1967

Young Pacifist Jane Rose Kasmir Planting A Flower On The Bayonets Of Guards At The Pentagon During A Protest Against The Vietnam War, 21 October 1967

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Lara B. 10 months ago

We definitely need more gestures like this...

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#9 Maria-Teresa "Tess" Asplund Stands Up To Uniformed Demonstrators In A Nazi Demonstration In Borlänge, Sweden, 1 May 2015

Maria-Teresa "Tess" Asplund Stands Up To Uniformed Demonstrators In A Nazi Demonstration In Borlänge, Sweden, 1 May 2015

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Pi... 10 months ago

Nazis in 2015... gawd... one bad idea, millions affected, and it still lingers on...

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#10 Gloria Richardson Pushes Away The Bayonet Of A National Guardsman During A Protest In Cambridge, Md., 1963

Gloria Richardson Pushes Away The Bayonet Of A National Guardsman During A Protest In Cambridge, Md., 1963

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Samantha Bing 10 months ago

Her facial expression is like "get that thing outta here you fool!"

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