14 Of 2014's Biggest Badasses, And Spoiler: They Are All Women
by N/A, 8 years ago | 3 min read| 26
Here are just a few women who were killin' it in 2014.
1. Amanda Polchies became an internet meme: Woman with eagle feather.
Polchies participated in an anti-fracking protest in Canada. She knelt down to pray in front of police officers before waving her weapon (an eagle feather) in the air.
2. Indian actress Mallika Sherawat speaks out against the way women are treated in Indian society.
3. Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams wears the same dress twice and calls out the media for caring so much.
4. Despite receiving death threats from the Taliban, this group of women in Afghanistan still participated in the the election.
5. Charlotte Clarke is now the U.K.'s first female air guitar champion.
6. Amy Hughes has beat the men's and women's records for having run the most consecutive marathons.
She's run 53.
7. Malavath Poorna, a 13-year-old girl from India became the youngest female to climb Mt. Everest.
8. Susie Wolff is the first woman in 22 years to compete in a Formula One weekend.
9. Professor Maryam Mirzakhani has won the Fields maths medal and is the first woman to do so.
10. 13-year-old surfer Olive Brown work an open letter to a surfing magazine because of their treatment of women.
11. The first group dedicated to female political representation in Turkey was established.
12. The National Coalition of American Nuns had this to say about women's contraception.
â€œWe want to make clear that the sin is not a person using birth control. The sin is denying women the right and the means to plan their families.â€
13. Bayan Mahmoud al-Zahran opened the first all-female law firm in Saudi Arabia.
14. 600 volunteers worked together to add information about 101 female artists to Wikipedia.
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