Peggy Jones (1940-2015), also known as Lady Bo…

Peggy Jones (1940-2015),
also known as Lady Bo, was a musician, considered a pioneer of rock and roll.
She was sometimes called the Queen Mother of Guitar.

She played rhythm guitar in Bo Diddley’s band
in the 1950s and 60s, becoming one of the very few female guitarists visible in
the world of rock and roll. Her independent project, the band the Jewels, was a
top R&B band on the east coast scene.

Shirley Strickland (1925-2004) was an Australi…

Shirley Strickland (1925-2004) was an Australian athlete. With a total of seven Olympic
medals (of which 3 gold), she won more than any other Australian in running
sports.

In addition to her sports career, she held
a degree in Physics and taught at Perth Technical College. She participated in three
Summer Olympics from 1948 to 1956, and was involved in the administration of the
Australian team for two more. She was appointed an Officer of the Order of
Australia in 2001.

Pola Uddin (b. 1959) is a life peer in the Hou…

Pola Uddin (b.
1959) is a life peer in the House of Lords, part of the British Parliament. She
is the first Muslim and second Asian woman to sit in the UK Parliament.

Born in Pakistan, she moved to the UK when
she was 13, and later became a Community worker with the YMCA and the manager
of the Tower Hamlets Women’s Health Project. She was invited to the House of
Lords in 1998, and has since built a reputation of standing up for human
rights, particularly women’s rights. In 1999 she created the first centre for
the education and training of Asian women in London.

Constance Adams (1964-2018) was an architect w…

Constance Adams (1964-2018) was an architect who worked extensively in space programmes.
She contributed to the design of the cabin for the International Space Station,
and was considered a foremost expert in spaceport planning.

She studied sociology at Harvard, followed
by architecture at Yale. Since the late 1990s, she worked for Lockheed Martin
Space Operations at NASA. In 2005, she was named an Emerging Explorer by National
Geographic.

Louisa Stevenson (1835-1908) was a suffragist …

Louisa Stevenson (1835-1908) was a suffragist and women’s rights activist from
Scotland. She was particularly active in the campaign for female education.

She was a member of the Edinburgh Ladies’
Educational Association, and was part of the efforts which led to Scottish universities
being open to female students in 1892. She was one of the first women to ever
serve on a hospital board, and helped manage the Jubilee Nurses Institute and
the Colonial Nursing Organisation.

Tatyana Kuznetsova (1941-2018) was the younges…

Tatyana Kuznetsova (1941-2018) was the youngest person ever selected to be a part of a
human spaceflight programme. This happened in 1961, when she was selected as
one of five female cosmonauts by the Soviet government.

She worked as a stenographer for the Ministry
of Radioelectronic Industry, but also took up parachuting as a hobby, becoming
a regional and national champion by the age of 20. She was selected for the
programme as a preparation for the first woman in space – an honour that
eventually went to Valentina Tereshkova.

US Women Unapologetic

US Women Unapologetic :

Proud of my team; disgusted by the patriarchy… as per usual. (Great article!!!)

Watching the parade, I got a bit choked up. Wh…

Watching the parade, I got a bit choked up. When I was a little girl playing soccer and proud of my team but people would dismiss them. “Oh that’s women’s sports. No one watches that.” I’m so happy seeing these women get the recognition by the public that they deserve and even having little boys looking up to them. I just hope the US Soccer Association will soon too.

Monique Wittig (1935-2003) was a French writer…

Monique Wittig (1935-2003) was a French writer and feminist theorist. Her novels exclusively
depict women and are considered feminist and lesbian classics.

She has written numerous novels, short stories
and essays, mostly dealing with feminist themes. She is a main theorist of
material feminism and coined the phrase ‘heterosexual contract’, where the patriarchal
society exists as a result of the norms existing between men and women.

R Kelly Charged With Sex Trafficking

R Kelly Charged With Sex Trafficking:

FINALLY!!! This has been public knowledge since I was a child. WTH did it take this long?!?