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10 intriguing female revolutionaries that you didn’t learn about in history class

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We all know male revolutionaries like Che Guevara, but history often tends to gloss over the contributions of female revolutionaries that have sacrificed their time, efforts, and lives to work towards burgeoning systems and ideologies. Despite misconceptions, there are tons of women that have participated in revolutions throughout history, with many of them playing crucial roles. They may come from different points on the political spectrum, with some armed with weapons and some armed with nothing but a pen, but all fought hard for something that they believed in.

Let’s take a look at 10 of these female revolutionaries from all over the world that you probably won’t ever see plastered across a college student’s T-shirt.

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12 postcards that helped and hindered in women’s battle for the vote

suffrage13Suffragists worked persistently for many years to guarantee the right to vote for women in the United States, facing opposition, ridicule, and even physical harm along the way. On June 4th of 1919, the suffragists’ hard work finally paid off, and Congress passed the 19th amendment and sent it to the states for ratification. Although many states quickly approved it, it took over a year for the amendment to complete ratification. However, the passing of the 19th amendment is often seen as the culmination of the women’s suffrage movement.

As strange as it may seem to us now, postcards played a major role in the suffrage movement. At the time, postcards were used in a way similar to how we use the Internet today to advocate for political and social change. They were hugely popular in the beginning of the 20th century, and the suffrage movement alone produced around 4,500 different cards.

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