Juana Galán; nicknamed La Galana (1787 - 1812), was a guerrilla fighter of the Peninsular War (1808–1814). The other women poured hot water through the windows and boiling hot oil on the road, while Galán was armed with a baton. She took to the street to fight against the French cavalry. Through this battle, the French army abandoned the province of La Mancha.
Wow, how she confronts the viewer! Michigan Quaker Laura Smith Haviland her husband Charles founded the Raisin Institute for students of any race in 1836. For the rest of the century, she worked however she saw the need, from hiding fugitive slaves to founding institutions to aid freedmen, as well as suffrage and other humane causes. To help whites understand what slaves had endured, she collected chains, irons, and restraints from abandoned plantations, showing them during her lectures.
Batalla de Talavera de la Reina (España, 28 de Julio 1809). 43.º Infantería Ligera transportando bajas después de la batalla. Más en www.elgrancapitan.org/foro
Juana Galán (1787-1812) was known for beating Napoleon’s troops out of her village during the Battle of Valdepeñas in June, 1808. There weren’t enough men to defend the village from invading French. Juana, 21, immediately rallied all of the women in the village. When the French troops marched in, the women dumped boiling oil on top of them. Juana stood in the street with a large club and beat seven shades of shit out of any French soldier that crossed her path. The French never returned.
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Marie Mitchell was the first American woman astronomer. In 1865, she became the first astronomy professor, male or female, at Vassar College.
Dr. Ida Scudder, 1870-1960, founder of the CMC in Vellore, India. Unable to help three women who died in childbirth, she dedicated her life to the plight of Indian women and the fight against bubonic plague, cholera and leprosy. Graduated Cornell Medical College in the first class to accept women. In two years she treated 5,000 patients. She opened the Mary Taber Schell Hospital in 1902 and later opened a medical school for girls.
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EDITH COWAN (from Australia, lost her mother to childbirth when she was 7, lost her father who executed for killing his second wife when she was 15, as an adult help women get the vote in her country, led organizations to help children and prostitutes, became Australia's first female member of parliament when she was 59, there advocated for working women and for sex education)
Shukri Ismail: b. approx. 1937; Shurki is a co-founder and chairperson of Candlelight, an NGO dedicated to the improvement of the quality of life of the Samaliland community, and has been instrumental in making it one of the largest organizations in Somaliland. A founding member of NAGAAD Network, a network in Somaliland, she campaignes for women’s rights. She was the only female election commissioner for Somaliland’s 1st National Election Commission.