Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to be accepted at a medical school in the US, because the students thought her application was a prank from a rival school and voted to let her attend.
90% of Icelandic women went on strike both professionally and domestically in 1975. This led to the passage of equal pay legislation the following year.
Turkey granted women full political rights before many other nations. Founder of Turkey Atatürk said:”There is no logical explanation for the political disenfranchisement of women. Any hesitation and negative mentality on this subject is nothing more than a fading social phenomenon of the past.”