Men are dominantly superior than women! But that was long before women were recognized with their innate ability to logically exercise authority. It is true that a woman’s entire life is a tale of endearment but in any case it became a stronger power that inables the world to find its precious lights and brighten the entire human kind.
These women listed below had once been the source of light that brightened the gloomy portion of the world’s history. Their affectionate courage and pure determination had certainly inspired the majority and had left a mark in the history of mankind. Here’s ten of the most inspring women that made worldwide historical changes.
#10 Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt was the wife of former president Franklin Roosevelt. She was the chair of the U.N.’s Human Rights Commission and helped in realizing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As one of the most respected people in the world, she devoted most of her life during her reign as first lady with the utmost concern for the rights and welfare of her fellow women. The death of her husband had never stopped her from her advocacy of being a great humanitarian. She pursuid to be a powerful head of human rights and remained to be an international figure being the spokesperson of the United Nations.
#9 Elizabeth Blackwell
As the first woman to graduate from medical school (M.D.), Elizabeth Blackwell had gone through many rejections, having been applied to 12 country schools but was denied because she was a woman with the thought that women are intellectually inferior. She was even told to disguise as a man to be accepted. She was given the chance as a medical student at Hobart College in New York and completed in January 1849.
#8 Amelia Earhart
She was dubbed “Lucky Lindy”, “Lady Lindy” and “Queen of the Air” by the press people. She was the first woman in the history to fly accros the Atlantic Ocean. As the first female aviator, she was awarded with the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this accomplishment. Through her utmost desire to promote gender equality, she was able to formulate a kind of orgnization exclusively for female pilots called the “The Ninety-Nines.” She was also a member of the National Woman’s Party and was able to author a book which contains her personal aviation experiences. Amelia Earhart was unfortuntely misteriously missing during her around-the-world flight on July 2,1937. She had reportedly disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island.
#7 Susan B. Anthony
“Men their rights, and nothing more; women their rights, and nothing less.” This was the motto of “The Revolution”, the 1868 weekly publication that focuses purely on women’s rights, constituted and produced by Anthony together with her friend Elizabeth Cady Stanton. She was the instrumental for the idea of giving women the right to vote although these was only materialized 14 years after her death. She became the first woman to be so honored by the U.S. Treasury Department by placing her image on dollar coins in 1979. This is to acknowledge and give honor to Anthony’s full commitment and hard work.
#6 Benazir Bhutto
She was the 11’th Prime Minister of Pakistan On August 17, 1988 and the first woman to rule an Islamic country. Bhutto took over the leadership of Pakistan People’s Party after her father’s death, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the founder and Prime Minester of PPP. Before her chairmanship, she had able to organized an underground movement to defy military dictatorship. During her reign, she put more importance in the anti-corruption campaign which had been the major problem of her country for a longer time. She was killed by a suicide attack after an election campaign rally in Rawalpindi which also killed 28 people on December 27, 2007.
#5 Rosa Parks
She was known as “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement”. Montgomery City Code required that all public transportation be segregated with white passengers in front of the bus while assigning the African-American passengers on the back seats. If in case front seats were filled up and more white passengers got on, black passengers were required to give up their seats for them. But Rosa Parks refuses to do so and so she was arrested. This urged black people to form a protest and boycott Montgomery’s city buses.The Montogomery Bus Boycott lasted for 381 days and was recorded as one of the largest and most successful mass movements against racial segregation history. The U.S. Supreme Court declared racial segregation laws to be unconstitutional in June 1956. Parks was honored for her courageous move.
#4 Helen Keller
The first blind and deaf person to have had a Bachelor of Arts degree. Keller had lost her sight and senses due to illness called “brain fever” when she was 19 months old. In 1887, she was helped by her teacher to be able to communicate in which she found to be progressive and went to Perkins Institute for the Blind and Horace Mann School for the Deaf. After college, she became an inspiration to people with disabilities. She rendered inspiring speeches which includes hers. She became famous with her advocacy of helping others to improve their lives especially those with disabilities. She co-founded Helen Keller International together with a renowned city planner George Kessler in 1915. This association focuses on blindness and malbutrition cases.
#3 Florence Nightingale
Named after her birth city, Florence Nightingale was born to a rich family. She studied to be a nurse. She was most commended with her heroic act when she together with her trained nurses were sent to attend to the wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. This had uplifted nursing with a higher reputation she beacame an icon of Victorian culture. She was named “The Lady with the Lamp” during the Crimean war.
#2 Madame Curie
She was a famous Polish physicist and chemist. Curie discovered radioactivity in thorium. She was the first woman to have a doctorate degree in science all over Europe. She conducted the first research for radiation as tumor treatment. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in 1903, the first person and the only woman to win twice and the only person to win a Nobel prize in two different sciences. She was unfortunately passed away due to pernicious anemiadue, which she gets for her exposure to radioactivity in 1934.
#1 Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa or “Saint Teresa of Calcutta” to Catholic Church, was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and also a missionary that has a heart for serving the poor people. She had her basic medical trainings in India and went out to serve her fellowmen in slum areas and build a school. With her advocacy, she founded the “Missionaries of Charity” in 1950 with the aim of helping the “poorest of the poor”. The asscociation manages homes for dying people with HIV/Aids, leprosy and tuberculosis, mobile clinics, orphanages, and schools. All members of this group vowed for a commitment in serving poor people.