For centuries, women were the oppressed gender and they were not allowed the same rights as men. Would you believe there was a time when women did not have the right to an education? However, there were many women who lived their lives in a way that changed the social status of women all around the world and it is because of these women, who stood up to society, that gender equality has improved dramatically.

Standing Up To The Neo-Nazis


This woman was not going to bow down before the Neo-Nazis when she did not want Nazism to be revived. This picture was taken on April 13, 1985 in Växjö, Sweden, showing the woman hitting one of the supporters with her handbag. Her act of courage inspired everyone around her.