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10 Amazing Women Who Led Rebellions

History Male revolutionaries such as Che Guevara have gone down as heroes for leading rebellions against “the Man.” But forgotten by history are the women who took on far greater powers than Fulgencio Batista. Throughout the ages, women have led rebellions and revolutions which took on the might of the Roman Empire and the vast wealth of the British East India Company. 10 Yaa Asantewaa Yaa Asantewaa, described as the African Joan of Arc, was Queen Mother of the Edweso region, part of the former Asante Kingdom and now modern-day Ghana. When the Asante began to resist British rule, the British Governor, Lord Hodgson, demanded that they turn over their Golden Stool, used as a throne and symbol of independence. Shortly after, on March 28, 1900, what was left of the monarchy was assembled and the British Captain demanded the Stool. This speech caused the Yaa Asantewaa War for Independence to break out on the same day. 9 Corazon Aquino 8 Laskarina Bouboulina 7 Queen Mavia Of Arabia 5 Leymah Gbowee Related:  Groupes & listes de femmesSources d’inspiration

SIEFAR - Accueil In the Shadow of Revolution Asked shortly after the revolution about how she viewed the new government, Tatiana Varsher replied, "With the wide-open eyes of a historian." Her countrywoman, Zinaida Zhemchuzhnaia, expressed a similar need to take note: "I want to write about the way those events were perceived and reflected in the humble and distant corner of Russia that was the Cossack town of Korenovskaia." What these women witnessed and experienced, and what they were moved to describe, is part of the extraordinary portrait of life in revolutionary Russia presented in this book. A collection of life stories of Russian women in the first half of the twentieth century, In the Shadow of Revolution brings together the testimony of Soviet citizens and émigrés, intellectuals of aristocratic birth and Soviet milkmaids, housewives and engineers, Bolshevik activists and dedicated opponents of the Soviet regime. Review: "Give[s] depth and human dimension to a place and period too often shrouded in polemics and ideology."

Women and Fashions of the Early 20th Century - World War I Era - Clothing of 1914 - 1920 During the war, as men went off to fight, women took on jobs formerly filled by men. Women and girls who previously worked as domestic servants took on jobs in munitions factories, performed administrative work, took work as drivers, nurses, and farm workers. They volunteered for organizations like the Red Cross, and joined the military. Many of the occupations demanded the wearing of uniforms, including trousers. A military look crept into fashion designs as well with military style tunic jackets, belts, and epaulets. A new image of freedom and self respect led women away from traditional gender roles. Before the war, Paris led the world of fashion. During World War I, people took to a plainer lifestyle.

14 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Margaret Atwood Liste des femmes sur le Heritage Floor de The Dinner Party Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Cette liste recense les femmes mentionnées sur The Dinner Party, une installation artistique de Judy Chicago. The Dinner Party, réalisée entre 1974 et 1979, comprend les noms de 1 038 personnalités féminines, mythiques ou historiques[1]. 39 de ces noms sont brodés sur un set de table, installé sur une table triangulaire, divisée en trois ailes. Aile I[modifier | modifier le code] Déesse primordiale[modifier | modifier le code] Partie centrale d'une grande mosaïque de sol provenant d'une villa romaine de Sentinum (actuelle Sassoferrato en Marche), v. 200-250 ap. Déesse primordiale (Primordial Goddess) ; Déesse mère, représentant la maternité, la fertilité, la création, la Terre. Déesse de la fertilité[modifier | modifier le code] Déesse de la fertilité (Fertile Goddess) ; déesse associée à la fertilité, la grossesse, la naissance, parfois au sexe et à l'amour. Ishtar[modifier | modifier le code] Kali[modifier | modifier le code]

Willy Ronis WWII Women & the Homefront Updated February 27, 2008 THE HOMEFRONT American Cultural History - Decade 1940-1949 REVISIT THE HOMEFRONT - Find out what was going on in your area during the war - Just type in your zipcode and find out WWII happenings in your area!!! Also, find a list of local veteran stories!!! Return to the Main World War II page. John Petrie's Collection of Thomas Jefferson Quotes Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now. I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it. “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it. The policy of the American government is to leave their citizens free, neither restraining nor aiding them in their pursuits. No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another, and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him. I am not a friend to a very energetic government. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

The Dinner Party Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Description[modifier | modifier le code] La table comprend 39 places pour autant de femmes. Elle repose sur un socle, appelé « plancher de l'Héritage » (Heritage Floor), triangle équilatéral composé de 2 300 plaquettes de porcelaine sur lesquelles figurent les noms de 999 femmes mythiques et historiques associées aux 39 convives suivantes[1] : Historique[modifier | modifier le code] Réalisation[modifier | modifier le code] Judy Chicago réalise The Dinner Party entre 1974 et 1979, avec l'assistance de plusieurs bénévoles, dans le but de « mettre fin au cycle continuel d'omissions par lequel les femmes sont absentes des archives de l'Histoire »[2]. L'œuvre est conservée au Brooklyn Museum de New York, aux États-Unis[3]. Réaction[modifier | modifier le code] Premières réactions des critiques (1980-1981)[modifier | modifier le code] The Dinner Party a provoqué diverses réactions. Réactions postérieures[modifier | modifier le code]

Angela Davis : « Si Israël se retrouve isolé, il ne pourra pas continuer son apartheid » Entretien paru dans le n°1 de Ballast Née en 1944 en Alabama, Angela Davis est devenue – sans vraiment le vouloir, confia-t-elle dans ses mémoires – l’une des principales figures du Mouvement des droits civiques américains. Opposante à la guerre du Vietnam, membre du Parti communiste, marxiste, féministe et proche du philosophe Herbert Marcuse, Davis fut inculpée en 1971 – l’État de Californie l’accusant d’avoir pris part à une sanglante prise d’otages – puis acquittée un an plus tard. En tant que citoyenne, auteure et professeure, elle milita depuis contre le système carcéral, le port d’armes, la peine de mort, la discrimination à l’endroit des homosexuels, la guerre d’Irak et l’occupation de la Palestine. Vous évoquez souvent la puissance du collectif et l’importance de ne pas mettre en avant les individualités, mais le mouvement dans son ensemble. Que reste-t-il aujourd'hui du mouvement Black Power ? © Library of Congress Comment définiriez-vous le « féminisme noir » ? © U.S.

Young and Brave: Girls Changing History Belle Boyd’s Civil War spying was so notorious that she was a celebrity at age 18. Belle Boyd, born on May 9, 1844, is one of the most famous of female spies and has been called the “Cleopatra of the Secession.” Her parents, Benjamin Reed Boyd and Mary Rebecca Glenn Boyd, named her “Isabelle,” but she shortened her name to “Belle.” She grew up in Martinsburg, Virginia (later West Virginia), which was one of the first towns to fall to Union forces during the Civil War. Her career in espionage began shortly thereafter: when a Union soldier invaded their home and assaulted her mother, Belle fatally shot him. By the time she was 18, she was something of a national celebrity, and a hundred cavalrymen are said to have escorted her to her first major prison sentence in Baltimore. On July 29, 1862, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton personally issued a warrant for her arrest. While in England, she published Belle Boyd, in Camp and Prison (1865).

Getting the facts straight about the Founding Fathers Invoking the Founding Fathers on Independence Day to celebrate our nation’s birth is a fine thing to do. Invoking them to score political points? Watch out. Take, for example, a Facebook post about Benjamin Franklin that circulated in May, a post that was actually aimed at making fun of tea party favorite Rep. It’s not just claims on social media. Talking about the First Amendment, radio host Bryan Fischer of American Family Radio said that "by the word ‘religion’ in the First Amendment, the founders meant Christianity." Our research and interviews with historians showed that the Founding Fathers pretty clearly meant all religion. On the other side of the political aisle, Keith Olbermann -- at the time a commentator on the liberal network MSNBC -- said that Adams as president signed the Treaty of Tripoli as an "outreach to Muslims." On the Second Amendment, we’ve looked into comments from U.S. Quite a few people have made claims about Washington’s commitment to Christianity.

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