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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #80 on: May 08, 2007, 10:53:54 pm »
Chrissie Hynde from The Pretenders




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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #81 on: May 08, 2007, 10:56:23 pm »
Debbie Harry, another great rock and roll lady.

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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #82 on: May 08, 2007, 10:59:41 pm »
Patti Smith, one of the originals of 'punk' and new wave music.





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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #83 on: May 08, 2007, 11:01:47 pm »


M. Carey Thomas (1857-1935)
President, Bryn Mawr College, 1894-1922



Mary E. Garrett (1853-1915)
Director, Bryn Mawr College, 1906-1915


M. Carey Thomas was the 2nd president of Bryn Mawr College and a major figure in the history of women's education in general and in the suffrage movement.  Mary Garrett was also a high ranking administrator at the college.  One of the more remarkable aspects of their biographies is that they were a longtime, open lesbian couple.
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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #84 on: May 08, 2007, 11:08:31 pm »





Janet Weiss, Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney)
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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #85 on: May 08, 2007, 11:18:20 pm »


Sappho
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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #86 on: May 08, 2007, 11:19:49 pm »
Bella Savitsky Abzug (July 24, 1920 – March 31, 1998) was a well-known American political figure and a leader of the women's movement. She famously said, "This woman's place is in the House — the House of Representatives," in her successful 1970 campaign to join that body.

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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #87 on: May 08, 2007, 11:22:55 pm »
Ray Frank Littman 1861-1948
Ray Frank's position in American Jewry was truly a novel one. In 1890, she became the first Jewish woman to preach formally from a pulpit in the United States, inaugurating a career as "the Girl Rabbi of the Golden West" that would help to blaze new paths for women in Judaism. Virtually overnight, Frank became a sensation in the Jewish world, and she would remain so for nearly a decade

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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #88 on: May 08, 2007, 11:27:08 pm »
Bella Savitsky Abzug (July 24, 1920 – March 31, 1998) was a well-known American political figure and a leader of the women's movement. She famously said, "This woman's place is in the House — the House of Representatives," in her successful 1970 campaign to join that body.

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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #89 on: May 08, 2007, 11:29:29 pm »
Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator (in Greek, Κλεοπάτρα Φιλοπάτωρ; January 69 BC–November 30, 30 BC) was a Hellenistic co-ruler of Egypt with her father (Ptolemy XII Auletes) and later with her brothers/husbands Ptolemy XIII and Ptolemy XIV. She later became the supreme ruler of Egypt, consummated a liaison with Gaius Julius Caesar, that solidified her grip on the throne, and, after Caesar's assassination, aligned with Mark Antony, with whom she produced twins. In all, Cleopatra had four children, one by Caesar (Caesarion) and three by Antony (Cleopatra Selene II, Alexander Helios, Ptolemy Philadelphus). Her unions with her brothers produced no children: it is possible that they were never consummated; in any case, they were not close. Her reign marks the final end of the Hellenistic Era and the beginning of the Roman Era in the eastern Mediterranean. She was the last Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt (her son by Julius Caesar, Caesarion, ruled in name only before Augustus had him executed).

After Antony's rival and Caesar's legal heir, Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian (who later became the first Roman Emperor, Augustus), brought the might of Rome against Egypt, it is said that Cleopatra took her own life on November 30, 30 BC, allegedly by means of an asp. Her legacy survives in the form of numerous dramatizations of her story, including William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, several modern films and the HBO series Rome.

Cleopatra was a direct descendant of Alexander's general, Ptolemy I Soter, son of Arsinoe and Lacus, both of Macedon. A Greek by language and culture, Cleopatra is reputed to have been the first member of her family in their 300-year reign in Egypt to have learned the Egyptian language.

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