Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

25 Photos That Will Ruin Everything You Knew About Women In History.

In the last century, women all over the world have made a tremendous amount of progress. Though feminism and women's empowerment still has more room to grow and expand, one can't deny that over the years, women have made their mark on the world in more ways than one.

Here, we have compiled 25 women and women's groups that changed the world with their actions - some of them by taking a stand against military oppression, and some of them by just wearing whatever they liked. No matter how big or small, their actions can't be ignored. Learn about them below and prepare to be inspired.

During the liberation of Paris, Simone Segouin served as a French Résistance fighter.

During the liberation of Paris, Simone Segouin served as a French Résistance fighter.

Margaret Bourke-White climbing the Chrysler Building in 1934. Bourke-White was one of the first prominent female photographers.

Margaret Bourke-White climbing the Chrysler Building in 1934. Bourke-White was one of the first prominent female photographers.

Leola N. King, directing traffic in Washington D.C. in 1918. King was America's first female traffic officer.

Leola N. King, directing traffic in Washington D.C. in 1918. King was America's first female traffic officer.

Japanese suffragist Komako Kimura, at a 1917 march in New York City.

Japanese suffragist Komako Kimura, at a 1917 march in New York City.

Elspeth Beard, the world's first woman to travel the world by motorcycle. The trip took three years, and in that time, Beard covered 48,000 miles.

Elspeth Beard, the world's first woman to travel the world by motorcycle. The trip took three years, and in that time, Beard covered 48,000 miles.

Smith College's first women's basketball team in 1902.

Smith College's first women's basketball team in 1902.

Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim across the English Channel in 1926.

Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim across the English Channel in 1926.

Marina Ginesta, a 17-year-old communist militant that fought during the Spanish Civil War.

Marina Ginesta, a 17-year-old communist militant that fought during the Spanish Civil War.

Female volunteers who chose to learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor.

Female volunteers who chose to learn how to fight fires at Pearl Harbor.

Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly an aircraft across the Atlantic.

Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly an aircraft  across the Atlantic.

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