Women who fought for their beliefs

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American Olympic gold medalist, swimmer Gertrude Ederle (1905 - 2003) poses in the sea at Brighton, training for her cross English Channel swim, July 2, 1925.

American Olympic gold medalist, swimmer Gertrude Ederle (1905 - 2003) poses in the sea at Brighton, training for her cross English Channel swim, July 2, 1925.

American Olympic gold medalist, swimmer Gertrude Ederle (1905 - 2003) poses in the sea at Brighton, training for her cross English Channel swim, July 2, 1925. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

American Olympic gold medalist, swimmer Gertrude Ederle (1905 - 2003) poses in the sea at Brighton, training for her cross English Channel swim, July 2, 1925. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Rosa Parks mugshot in 1955. (Photo courtesy Bureau of Prisons/Getty Images)

Rosa Parks mugshot in 1955. (Photo courtesy Bureau of Prisons/Getty Images)

USSR. Female pilots of the Night Bomber Regiment, also called Night Witches by the Nazis, formed by Colonel Marina Raskova report to their commander during World War II. TASS   (Photo by TASS via Getty Images)

USSR. Female pilots of the Night Bomber Regiment, also called Night Witches by the Nazis, formed by Colonel Marina Raskova report to their commander during World War II. TASS (Photo by TASS via Getty Images)

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Marina_ginesta_flickr

MinMujer sur Twitter : "#NoticiasMinMujer | Jeanne Manford defendió los derechos de los homosexuales https://t.co/4FYoQoXcEk #AClasesPorLaPatria… https://t.co/VpHxKfbbUH"

MinMujer sur Twitter : "#NoticiasMinMujer | Jeanne Manford defendió los derechos de los homosexuales https://t.co/4FYoQoXcEk #AClasesPorLaPatria… https://t.co/VpHxKfbbUH"

Apologetic Canuck sur Twitter : "The late Marie Colvin, war reporter. Lost an eye to grenade shrapnel in Sri Lanka. Lost her life in Syria in 2012 at age 56, still covering war from the front lines.… https://t.co/Utm8b92nhg"

Apologetic Canuck sur Twitter : "The late Marie Colvin, war reporter. Lost an eye to grenade shrapnel in Sri Lanka. Lost her life in Syria in 2012 at age 56, still covering war from the front lines.… https://t.co/Utm8b92nhg"

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Alice-Huyley-ramsey-flickr

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Elizabeth-eckford-flickr

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Margaret_bourke-white_flickr

American photographer Margaret Bourke-White attending an exhibition, April 20th 1964. (Photo by M. McKeown/Express/Getty Images)

American photographer Margaret Bourke-White attending an exhibition, April 20th 1964. (Photo by M. McKeown/Express/Getty Images)

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Margaret_hamilton_flickr

“this is a photograph of the lovely incident, appropriately titled A Woman Hitting a Neo-Nazi With Her Handbag”

“this is a photograph of the lovely incident, appropriately titled A Woman Hitting a Neo-Nazi With Her Handbag”

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Leola_king_flickr

USA. The women participating in the American female derby : Louise THADEN, Bobby TROUT, Patty WILLIS, Marvel CROSSON, Blanche NOYES, Vera WALKER, Amelia EARHART, Majorie CRAWFORD, Ruth ELDER and Pancho BARNES (from left to right). The women put their trophies at their feet. There was no winner but certain women were able to fly over a long distance just as the men were.  (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

USA. The women participating in the American female derby : Louise THADEN, Bobby TROUT, Patty WILLIS, Marvel CROSSON, Blanche NOYES, Vera WALKER, Amelia EARHART, Majorie CRAWFORD, Ruth ELDER and Pancho BARNES (from left to right). The women put their trophies at their feet. There was no winner but certain women were able to fly over a long distance just as the men were. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

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