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20 Kickass Women of History, Film & Fiction For International Women's Day

By Katherine Stone |

powerful womenGet ready for International Women’s Day ladies! Tomorrow, March 8th, people around the world will celebrate the achievements of women and push to improve equal rights.

I could argue that we deserve more than a mere day, but hey, why ruin the party?

Strollerderby is celebrating by taking a look at some powerful, kickass women, including both historical figures and fictional female characters. We appreciate their intelligence, courage, perseverance and willingness to stand their ground in a world in which men made the rules.  Some are queens, some are warriors, one is a witch and another was nicknamed Moses.

This list is by no means exhaustive. We also could have included NefertitiSusan B. Anthony, Queen Victoria, Indira Gandhi, Sarah Connor, Esther, Sheherazade, Elizabeth Bennet and so many more, but we simply wanted to get the ideas flowing.

Which of the following women inspire you the most, if any? Who would you add?

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20 Kickass Women of History, Film & Literature

Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc was burned at the stake at the age of 19 for "witchcraft," but it was those voices she'd heard that convinced her to lead the French army in several battles that helped defeat England.
Photo credit: Biography Online

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Katherine Stone is the founder of the most widely-read blog in the world on postpartum depression, Postpartum Progress. She writes about parenting and maternal child health on Babble Voices and Babble Cares, as well as at Huffington Post Parents. Katherine is a mom of two and lives in Atlanta. Follow her on Twitter at @postpartumprog. Read bio and latest posts → Read Katherine's latest posts →

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2 thoughts on “20 Kickass Women of History, Film & Fiction For International Women's Day

  1. Amanda says:

    Harriet Tubman is my favorite from your list. I would also add Margartet Thatcher.

  2. judy Maloni says:

    I would add Jane Adams, Eleanor Roosevelt and Frances Perkins- all early advocates for women

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