On October 24, 1975, 90% of Iceland’s female population went on strike, demanding equal rights. They did not work, do housework, or look after their kids for an entire day. In 1980, Iceland elected its first female president, who credits her win to this specific day.
Afghan Women had the right to vote in 1920’s and full equality in 1960’s.
Bobbi Gibb is the first woman to have run the entire Boston Marathon in 1966. At the time when women were banned from entering because of their gender,she entered the marathon wearing her brother’s Bermuda shorts and a hooded sweatshirt and finished the race unofficially.
A young Saudi woman, who was flying to Australia to escape an arranged marriage, was forcibly removed from her flight and returned to Saudi Arabia because she didn’t have permission from her male guardian to travel.
America’s first female mayor was elected in 1887. A group of men nominated her as a joke, but she won over 60 percent of the vote.
The first woman to have flown into space(1963), Valentina Tereshkova, also volunteered in 2013 to go on a one-way trip to Mars.
The first female doctor in Britain spent 56 years disguised as a man. It wasn’t until after her death in 1865, that the doctor’s secret was finally discovered.
The countries with the highest rates of female in management positions are Russia, Latvia and Indonesia, while the lowest are the US, the UK, Spain, Denmark and Germany.
From the late 18th to mid-19th century, it was considered bad for women to read novels based on the belief that women were not “able to differentiate between fiction and life.”
Up until the mid-1980’s female flight attendants in the US were required to be single (either unmarried or widowed) and were fired if they decided to get married.