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Sat Aug 23, 2014, 09:32 PM

Inspiration - 52 Powerful Photos Of Women Who Changed History Forever

I don't know if this is "politics, issues, and current events" but the women depicted do make me feel more positive about some of the current events we are now experiencing. I hope you will all enjoy this article - it is full of inspiring photos with captions. These women have changed history forever by being strong, brave, and human, regardless of society’s expectations for them.

A Muslim woman covers the yellow star of her Jewish neighbour with her veil to protect her from prosecution. Sarajevo, former Yugoslavia. [1941]



Kathrine Switzer becomes the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, despite attempts by the marathon organizer to stop her. [1967]



Afghan women at a public library before the Taliban seized power. [c. 1950s]



Many more here: http://news.distractify.com/people/powerful-photos-of-women/?v=1

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TBF Aug 2014 OP
Xipe Totec Aug 2014 #1
TBF Aug 2014 #3
Adsos Letter Aug 2014 #2
fishwax Aug 2014 #5
Adsos Letter Aug 2014 #6
fishwax Aug 2014 #8
Adsos Letter Aug 2014 #9
leftstreet Aug 2014 #4
TBF Aug 2014 #7
ReRe Aug 2014 #10
theHandpuppet Aug 2014 #11
redqueen Aug 2014 #12


Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 23, 2014, 09:38 PM

3. Awesome, thank you! nt

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Sat Aug 23, 2014, 09:37 PM

2. Those marathoners should have been charged with assault and battery.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 23, 2014, 09:50 PM

5. The marathoners were trying to protect her. It's the dude in the suit who is assaulting her.

The marathoner who has her hands on her in that original photo is trying to pull Jock Semple (the suit) off of her. Take note of the guy on the far right in the original photo--the one who is looking back at the action:







That was Switzer's boyfriend at the time (Tom Miller), and he's about to head back and take Semple out:

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Response to fishwax (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 23, 2014, 10:06 PM

6. Ah, thanks for the explanation.

Just goes to show that photos aren't always what they seem.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 23, 2014, 10:11 PM

8. indeed about the photos -- I think (but don't know for sure) that the guy in the first photo is her

coach (Artie Briggs) who helped her get into the race in the first place.

The main reason I know the story behind the photos (including the runners protecting her) is because someone posted and explained them on DU some time ago. Yay DU for helping us learn about these things!

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Response to fishwax (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 23, 2014, 10:22 PM

9. It was a bit of an eye opener

And reminded me that we don't always understand what we are seeing when it comes to photography. Important to me, as it reminds me that a photo can be as deceptive (unintentionally or not) as anything else we experience.

These types of interactions are what kept me interested in DU after I first stumbled in here.

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Sat Aug 23, 2014, 09:44 PM

4. Oh! That harlot in the swimsuit!

Heavens!!!1111



Wow. Simone Segouin, Annie Lumpkins! What a nice find.

Thanks for posting this

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 23, 2014, 10:06 PM

7. ...

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Sat Aug 23, 2014, 11:22 PM

10. K&R

Women fighting injustice in their own way in their time. Powerful OP, TBF. Thank you for it.

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Sat Aug 23, 2014, 11:24 PM

11. Those were fabulous!

Thanks you for posting this.

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Response to TBF (Original post)

Sat Aug 23, 2014, 11:40 PM

12. Love the pics!


Jeanne Manford marches with her gay son during a Pride Parade. (1972)
Jeanne went on to found the rights group "Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays".





BUT!

That pic of the women in Toronto was not of the first time women wore shorts and they didn't cause a car crash. That was a staged photo.
http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2014/04/10-more-viral-photos-that-are-actually-fake/

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