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Lifehack. Before Hillary Clinton, there was Shirley Chisholm. Image copyright Getty Images Decades before Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton, there was Shirley Chisholm.

Before Hillary Clinton, there was Shirley Chisholm

As the first black woman to run for president for a major political party she was years ahead of her time. Women Candidates for President of the United States. Who were the early women candidates for president?

Women Candidates for President of the United States

Hillary Clinton locked up the Democratic nomination in June 2016 (after losing the nomination in June 2008 to Barack Obama). On June 7, as she achieved the pledged delegate threshold to win that nomination, she said to her supporters: “Thanks to you, we’ve reached a milestone, the first time in our nation’s history that a woman will be a major party’s nominee. Tonight’s victory is not about one person — it belongs to generations of women and men who struggled and sacrificed and made this moment possible.” But Clinton was not the first woman to run for United States President, and not even the first to run for a major party's nomination.

Here's a list of the female presidential candidates, arranged chronologically by each woman's first campaign for the office. The Strange Tale of the First Woman to Run for President. As Hillary Clinton’s official campaign announcement nears, expect much more talk about the historical importance of a woman becoming president—it was, after all, a precedent-shattering approach that helped deliver Barack Obama to the White House in 2008.

The Strange Tale of the First Woman to Run for President

Despite two women appearing on national tickets—Sarah Palin in 2008 and Geraldine Ferraro in 1984—the nation’s highest office remains elusive to the female sex. In fact, with the exception of Clinton, there’s not another woman in either party well positioned to win the nomination (face it, progressives, Elizabeth Warren is a pipedream, not a possibility).

Clinton owns the glass-ceiling territory, and that’s pretty compelling for women voters who happen to constitute a majority of the electorate yet have spent their entire voting age lives choosing between candidates of the other gender. Story Continued Below Clinton, as she dropped out of the 2008 presidential race, celebrated the groundbreaking success in her race. From Coffee Grounds to Couture, Food Waste Transforms Into Fashion. The bride wore fungi.

From Coffee Grounds to Couture, Food Waste Transforms Into Fashion

Erin Smith announced plans to forgo a pricey wedding gown by growing one of her own out of bacteria, fungi, and other biodegradable resources back in 2014. Turns out, Smith is not alone. There Are So Many Great Books Here, And Yet So Many You Won’t Read In School. I think it’s really weird that in school you always have to read books that are decades if not centuries old.

There Are So Many Great Books Here, And Yet So Many You Won’t Read In School

Don’t get me wrong: They’re great books, and they should be read. But it irks me that there’s a derisive attitude toward books written more recently, especially if they're popular (What, we can't teach "Harry Potter" or "Eleanor & Park" in school?) But Seriously, Let’s Talk About Millennial Poverty. Hot Dogs And Economics: How Great Teachers Guarantee Learning. “When I go to a baseball game, I can eat six, maybe seven hot dogs.

Hot Dogs And Economics: How Great Teachers Guarantee Learning

I love hot dogs more than anything on Earth.” This is the opening line from Mr. Hourigan, my high school Economics teacher. We’re learning the law of diminishing returns. He goes on to explain how, though his love for brats runs deeper than human understanding, he starts to get tired of them after a while. We're nothing but human. - Album on Imgur. Christopher Columbus was awful (but this other guy was not) Sources: All of the information in this essay came from A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn, and Lies My Teacher Told Me, by James W.

Christopher Columbus was awful (but this other guy was not)

Loewen, both of which uses primary sources such as eyewitness accounts, journal entries, and letters from Christopher Columbus himself. A very important note about Bartolomé de las Casas and the African slave trade This issue keeps coming up and, despite my footnotes, I keep seeing commentary about it so I'm going to address it here. Initially, Bartolomé de las Casas advocated the use of African slaves instead of native labor. I soon repented and judged myself guilty of ignorance. Changing the World, One Word at a Time! 5 Not-So-Secret Powers of Extroverts. The Real Reason We Need to Stop Trying to Protect Everyone’s Feelings.

Instagram's Envy Effect. I keep having the same conversation over and over.

Instagram's Envy Effect

It starts like this: “I gave up Facebook for Lent, and I realized I’m a lot happier without it.” Or like this, “Pinterest makes me hate my house.” I never noticed how sexist so many children’s books are until I started reading to my kids. What happened to Little Black Sambo?

I never noticed how sexist so many children’s books are until I started reading to my kids

As a white girl growing up in West Virginia in the 1970s, I remember it on my childhood bookshelf. It was on my friends' shelves too. It may also have been in the dentist's office, along with Highlights for Children and Joseph and His Coat of Many Colors. We're Overweight for the Same Reason We're in Debt - Books. "The meal is not over when I'm full, the meal is over when I hate myself," jokes Louis CK in his stand-up special Chewed Up.

We're Overweight for the Same Reason We're in Debt - Books

He then compares himself to "normal people," who eat only until they're full, whereas he eats until he's doubled over, feeling like he has maple syrup for blood, asking himself why he'd ever eat so much. Not true that he's not normal. The bit illustrates the hilarious self-deprecation that pervades CK's persona, but it also nicely condenses the psychological realities of contemporary American eating life that existential psychologist Kima Cargill describes in her academic crossover book The Psychology of Overeating.

Neurologically and nutritionally, Louis CK probably finds it difficult to stop eating because his food contains enough refined sugar to throw off his brain's ability to determine when his body is full (see Cargill's chapters on sugar and "hyperpalatable" and "ultraprocessed" foods). If you’re 30% through your life, you’re likely 90% through your best relationships. In a post last year, we laid out the human lifespan visually. By years: By months: Wit and wisdom from some of the greatest wordsmiths to live. A Story of a Fuck Off Fund — The Billfold. You’re telling your own story: You graduated college and you’re a grown-ass woman now. Talks to inspire smart conversation. Women wear High Heels because we are Idiots, says History. High heels were not originally intended to be worn by women. In fact, the coveted red-soled Christian Louboutin shoes were famously inspired by a French royal and notable trendsetter of the high heel, King Louis XIV of France.

He passed a law ensuring only members of his court could wear the red-soled heels he sported, making it easier for 17th century society people to recognise who was privileged and in favour with the King, and who was not– (doesn’t sound too far off from the Louboutin ethos today). But as the fashion trend spread amongst the male aristocracy in 17th century Europe, society shoemakers were faced with the challenge of re-engineering a design that had never actually been intended for walking. How Your Insecurity Is Bought and Sold. In the 1920s, women didn’t smoke. Your comfortable lifestyle is made possible by creating tons of waste, says study. Two Ways To Think About Nothing : Krulwich Wonders... How Social Media Is Ruining Your Relationships. Cockblocking Rapists Is A Moral Obligation; or, How To Stop Rape Right Now.