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Ida B. Wells was a journalist and suffragist who helped to end lynchings by researching and publishing data about them. She also founded several womens' organisations.
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In general marriages were arranged by parents. They would marry off their daughters to wealthy men, so the family and its connections were strengthened.
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During WWII, women in the United States went to work in the defense industry because the men were off fighting the war. They left the kitchen for the aircraft assembly line. They did many of the jobs that men did - they riveted, packed munitions, learned to pilot and trained others to pilot. When h…
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Women's roles in World War II were to participate in the military, be in support services, work in factories back home, participate in concentration camps, and keep the home fires burning.
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Trenches were used in world war1 for shelter and to outflank your opponents. Trenches were formed on the eve of the invention of the machine gun. Mainly to shelter from a hail of bullets which can literally cut a man in two.they can also offer so much protection that they can prevent people from di…
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Answer Younger women that could work in work camps were saved most of the time. Very young children were not. Older women that were not seen as physically capable for doing work were not treated good either. edit of the above answer women and men were separated when they first arrived at ca…
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Answer That would be Ada Lovelace. Here's one article about her: http://www.cs.yale.edu/homes/tap/ada-lovelace.html but if you Google "Ada Lovelace" you will get many more.Ada Lovelace was the first programmer.
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Jane Martin only women to play int the NBA. The year was 1972 with the Pacers
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Women, besides being placed in more skilled jobs than they were used to in non-war times (and even World War I when they participated as typists, secretaries and even overseas functions like nurses): as mechanics, engeneers, reseachers, eletricians. In 1942 the Women's Army Corps was created, and wo…
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Women joined the workplace to replace the men that went to Europe to fight the war. Women worked in factories, offices, and in government positions. Some women became nurses to help on the front. Others worked as volunteers for Red Cross or did things like make bandages at home and plant victory gar…
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Women's role in society back then was to stand by their man & do housework. When countries got involved in WW1, men were shipped off to the frontlines and women often got involved in factories and other jobs left open by the men that left. When the war ended, women were able to return to workin…
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In Germany women had as hard a time during the war as anybody. Many lost their husbands, some were off fighting the war and some did not return. Either they had been killed or they were being held as prisoners of war. This lead the women into becoming the sole providers for their household. Especial…
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Answer Women with children were more likely to be put into gas chambers. Women were often raped or forced to have sexual relations with officers for food and other humanly needs. Answer They were put in concentration Camps. They didn't get any special treatment! Answer Younger women that …
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Answer Based on my personal experience, I've always felt that the smallest part of me lost weight first. I've always had a small waist and, now that I'm trying to lose weight, my waist has gotten smaller. I believe that, if you "diet" properly, you lose weight evenly. However, it will show on the…
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First One Million Dollar Athlete John L. Sullivan, aka Boston Strong Boy. A bare knuckle fighter and recognized as the first gloved boxing Heavyweight Champion from 1881 to 1892. He was the first athlete to become a national celebrity and to earn $1,000,000.00.
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At the Olympics, that was golf, tennis, and croquet at the 1900 Games in Paris.
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To begin with women have always been expected to be the heart of the family. Daughters stayed home and helped out and did not live with a man and prepped themselves for getting married, pleasing their man and raising children. In the late 40s - 50s they stayed home cleaned house, cooked, looked afte…
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The styling of medieval women's clothes was based heavily upon the status of the person. Nuns and peasants dressed simply, while women of the higher classes flaunted their wealth with clothing done up in expensive dyes, embroidery and furs. Women wore special clothing to denote such events as bein…
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Victoria Claflin Woodhull Victoria Woodhull, who ran against Ulysses Grant in 1872, was the first woman to run for President of the US. She was a feminist, spiritualist and advocate of "free love" (allowing people to choose relationships, instead of the social and legal constraints of marriage put u…
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. Also Emmeline and Christina Pankhurst (fought for women's Right To Vote). Elizabeth Fry, Caroline Chisholm, Florence Nightingale, Sophia Jex Blake and Elizabeth Garrett Anderson.
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During the Great Depression women found it easier to get jobs than their husbands but faced discrimination and public resentment because they erew believed to be the ones taking jobs away from men, even though their jobs were made for women. Some husbands walked out on their wives leaving them to ca…
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When people began writing about women. Probably in Egypt or Mesopotamia.
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Sally Ride (b. May 26, 1951) She was on the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger for the STS-7, which began on June 18, 1983. She was the third woman in space, after the cosmonauts Valentina Tereshkova in 1963, and Svetlana Savitskaya in 1982.
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None have landed on the moon
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They were the supporters when the men left, they sent care packages over, and they took over the workforce while the men were gone
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In American society, women have the same legal rights as men. There are many women working in prestigious and highly skilled professions.
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On June 18, 1983 Sally Ride became the first American woman in space as a crew member on Space Shuttle Challenger for STS-7.
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Most medieval women worked pretty hard. The great majority of them were peasants. Some of these stayed on the farm, got married, raised children, cooked over open fires in the middle of the dirt floor of their cottages, because they had no fireplaces or chimneys, and worked with their husbands in th…
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So many like raising children,working in farms and more,there were reports saying that during the crusades there were female knights
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Susanna Dickinson was a first hand eye witness of the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution. She lived at the fort with her husband, who was killed in the battle, and her baby daughter, Angelina.
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Yes, he/she is.The appointment is by UPSC, on behalf of the president of India.its just that they report to different ministries for day to day functions.IAS officers to 'ministry of personnel', IPS to home ministry, IFS to ministry of external affairs, IFoS to ministry of environment and forests an…
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That was Shirley Strickland de la Hunty of Australia who won the 80 meter hurdles event at the 1952 Games in Oslo and the 1956 Games in Melbourne.
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Maria Agnesi was not born until may 16 1718.
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gabrielle union
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Don't listen to that previous Garbage: Most of it was wrong anyway Nothing in Islam prevents a woman from being the head of state, BUT women cannot be a leader in the military. Pakistan used to have a Female president.
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The social economic and political changes that occurred after the World War 2 is that the US, Germany and Britain redefined their foes and friends.
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Edgar Allan Poe's first real job was an editor for a newspaper. Poe got the job because he won a contest for writing a story called, The Manuscript Found in a Bottle" this was in 1835.
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This is a complicated question. Women's lives could vary significantly depending on their social class, the time period, and the region where they lived. The short answer is that most women did not rebel, in the way a 21st century woman might, because there was no social support for it, because indi…
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On May 20, 1932, Amelia Earhart took off from Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, and landed the next day in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. More specifically... In answer to the question "as written," Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic in June of 1928...as a passenger. From w…
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In the 1900s women could not do anything of choice. There days involved cooking , cleaning, housework and looking after the children. They collected the food, and water.Some women went to school, but most were not educated. Women could not vote, or live their life the way they wanted to. If they cho…
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The first women to play softball was Jennie Finch in 1952.
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Valentina Tereshkova.
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I believe his name was Ron Rickman. Not sure on the spelling. I believe he did away with his wife, said she was on a shopping trip and never returned.
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Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to go into space on 16th June 1963Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (born March 6, 1937) was the first woman in space. She flew the Vostok 6 spacecraft on a three-day flight, June 16-18, 1963. She is now a retired Soviet cosmonaut.
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The purpose of the Seneca Falls Convention was to use the Declaration of Independence to claim Womens Rights
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Tiffany
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ANSWER: The founder, Madam Currie.
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Steffi Graf Steffi Graf was the first (and only) woman to win the Golden Slam of tennis in singles. She did it in 1988.
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Miep Gies passed away on January 11, 2010 following a short illness. She died at the age of 100.
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Valentina Tereshkova from the Soviet Union
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Shrimati Indira Gandhi was the first woman Prime Minister of India.
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The first Indian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest was Bachendri Pal on the 22nd May 1984
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*Georgeann Wells-Blackwell, a member of the West Virginia University women's basketball team, was the first woman to dunk in a collegiate women's basketball game. This took place on December 21, 1984, vs. On July 30,2002 Lisa Leslie became the first woman to dunk in the WNBA.
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Sarojini Naidu
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No women have travelled to the Moon, only men. The only manned missions to the Moon have been the Apollo missions sent by the US between 1968 and 1972. During the NASA program, six landings were made and a total of 12 astronauts (all male) explored the surface and returned to Earth. No humans have t…
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Anne Hutchinson was the first woman of note or noteriety although certainly not the first female resident.
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Ehud Barak. 10th Prime Minister of Israel from 1999 July 6 to 2001 March 7.
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Not changed as much as expanded. There are still the many stereo types that woman still deal with to a lesser extent, but now with the added burden and stress of competing with men on a unfair playing field and still for the most part expected to perform female and maternal roles. Some of this is s…
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The first woman was Janne Addams
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Ashley greene hands down ;)
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Answer Christa McAuliffe was to have been the first teacher in space, as part of the 'Teacher in Space' project. Regrettably Christa was killed when the space shuttle Challenger was traveling towards space and exploded 73 seconds after launch. She did not actually reach space. In August 2007, C…
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Roger Bannister of England was the person to run a sub four minute mile on May 6, 1954. His time was 3 minutes 59.4 seconds.
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Answer What does a female orgasm feel like? What does birthing feel like? Do men suck?when should i start my ministry?
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Charlotte Cooper became the first female to win an Olympic Gold Medal (for tennis) in 1900.
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We don't know. Tradition has the first Olympic Games in 776 BCE
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Sandra Day O'Connor (born March 26, 1930) is a retired Supreme Court Justice. She was the first woman appointed to be a Justice of the US Supreme Court; President Reagan appointed her in 1981. She served till 2006.
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Ann Franklin Ann Franklin became the first first woman to hold the title of newspaper editor in 1762. She was the editor of "The Newport Mercury" in Newport, Rhode Island.
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a woman cannot be a leader in Islam
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Elizabeth Blackwell Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to receive a medical degree in the U.S. (from the Medical Institution of Geneva, New York) in 1849.
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In 1923, Alexandra Mikhailovna Kollontai was appointed Soviet Ambassador to Norway, becoming the world's first female ambassador. Later she served as Ambassador to Mexico (1926) and Sweden. She was also a member of the Soviet delegation to the League of Nations.
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Mary Walker Mary Walker became the first (and only) woman to receive the US Medal of Honor in 1865. She was a surgeon during the Civil War. The medal was rescinded in 1916 when the Army purged its files to reduce what they thought were "unwarranted" issues of medals. It was reinstated in 1976.
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The Rules of Pencostal Religion is based on the Holy Bible (King James Version) almost all pencostals believe in reading the Word of God everyday while praying because it helps your soul to be more like him. These beliefs are in the bible Though many religions will not teach you them because of this…
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1997 - Liz Heaston of Willamette University, Salem, OR, kicks two extra points to become the first woman to play in a college football game. Ashley Martin (born c. 1981) is an American athlete who became the first woman to play and score in an NCAA Division I-AA American football game, and one of …
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Pasang Lhamu Sherpa was the first Nepalese woman to climb Mt. Everest on April 22, 1993.
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The Dutch settled in the Americas around the 1600s. During this time they set up trading posts in places such as Fort Nassau in Albany, New Netherland, New Amsterdam (which became NYC), the Caribbean, and the Antilles.
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Valentina Tereshkova from the Soviet Union
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Elsewhere, the answer is given as Martha Washington who was on the 1902 8 cent stamp. Maybe the difference in the answer stems from 'which woman appears on her own' because Queen Isabella, which is the most common answer, is paired with Christopher Columbus. The US Philatelic Society says that the…
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First Female Nobel Prize Winner Marie Curie in 1903 was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. Her award was in Physics, along with her husband Pierre Curie, and Henri Becquerel, for their studies of radioactivity.
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Actually a man has never won a Golden Slam, Steffi Graff is the only person who has achieved it. Andre Agassi won a Career Golden Slam (meaning he won the 4 grand slams plus olympic gold over his whole career, a proper Golden Slam is winning all 5 in the same year) The Williams sisters (as a double…
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There has never been a Prime Minister of England. England is a part of, but not the same as, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom was Margaret Thatcher.
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The first female pharaoh that we know of was queen Sobeknefru. It is a common misconception that Hatshepsut was the first female pharaoh. Historians know now that there were female pharaohs before her.
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Lady ADA Byron made history as the first woman computer programmer. She used a Hollerith card programming sequence series using an IBM card reader.
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you could make observations and ask questions, then make and test your own hypothesis.
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Geraldine Ferraro was member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the 9th District in New York who ran for Vice President of the United States on the Democratic Party ticket with running mate Walter Mondale in 1984. They were defeated in a landslide by incumbent President Ronald Reagan and Vice…
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"Executive Position" is a broad term, subject to various interpretations. One could even say that a woman who owned and tended a bar or brothel was in an "executive position", which would make any "Madame" of the old west - or ancient Babylon - one of the first to hold that position.However, one cou…
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I think no! The sexiest woman on Earth is . . . Kelly Kelly! Oh god, I wanna ditch her!!!
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Sandra Day O'Connor
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Women in ancient Egypt were treated the same as men. A women could even be a pharaoh if she was mired to a previous pharaoh and has no sons, just daughters.
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She grew up in Massachussets
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Yollie touch
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industrial revolution women were usually young women girls from 10-16 the reason it was girls was for low pay young girls working in dangerous conditions
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Dorothea Erxleben (nee Leporin) was the first woman to be be awarded a doctorate at any German university. She was awarded a doctorate in medicine by the University of Halle in 1754. No further doctorate was awarded to a woman by a German unviersity till 1788, when Dorothea Schloezer was awarded a d…
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Well, in the book "RIDING FREEDOM" shows that a young girl from an orphanage escapes and disguises herself as a man and secretly votes because everyone thinks she is a man. (author: Pam Munoz). The girl's name is Charlotte Parkhurst.
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It is difficult to answer your question without knowing when you are asking about. The status of women was very different depending on which era you are studying. Modern women and girls in Italy have far more rights and opportunities than they did hundreds of years ago; Italian girls today are typic…
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