Who are your women heroes?

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  1. Drifterwood

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    I know that I should say heroines, but the connotation is just too woossy for me. I like the kickass women who take no shit and I admire the very many women who stoically suffer, but give of themselves every day of their hard lives.

    My Great Grand Mother is my hero. She has a place in suffragette history, though nearly forgotten, she created an amazing Global business, she suffered an alcoholic husband who tried to take all the credit for her success and brought up six kids, losing another three.
     
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    My paternal grandmother. She grew up in Arkansas, poor, picking cotton. She met my grandfather when she was 18 and he was on leave from the armed forces. They married, moved to California, started a new life. Raised two children while my grandfather worked as a carpenter (he built their modest three-bedroom home). She was a second parent to my sister and I when we were very young. Suffered the loss of her beloved husband at age 51. Did not whine, pout or lament about the unfairness of life but promptly bought herself a typewriter, taught herself how to type and be accurate with an adding machine. Soon afterwards she found employment at a nearby bank and she grew in the ranks. She retired after 14 years with a sufficient pension. She endured the lingering sickness and death of her youngest son to cancer, her sister to breast cancer, her brother to a stroke, her oldest son to mental illness, and cared for her mother until she died at 101. When her failing eyesight became a safety concern, she gave up her freedom to drive and relied on friends and family to chauffeur her (not an easy thing to do). When the upkeep of her house became burdensome she sold it and used the profit to secure a lovely small apartment in an upscale retirement center. She still lives there and has made a comfortable, quiet life for herself.

    I call her every week or so. Looking back at her life i'm amazed. Not only at the life she led but how she navigated through the dark and stormy moments without self-pity and with focus and determination. She never remarried even though she was a beautiful woman (think Elizabeth Taylor in her prime) and had several offers (she did have a few men in her life she called "friends" and never felt the need to explain the nature of those relationships in great detail). She's intelligent, resourceful, courageous and most importantly, full of love for her family, friends and fellow man and woman. She is definitely my hero.
     
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    frida kahlo, sally ride, eleanor roosevelt.

    those are just a few.
     
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    grace darling.
    poor, uneducated, working class, balls of steel.
     
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    I like the way you think.
     
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    Althea Gibson, Chrissie Hynde, Audrey Hepburn, Joan of Arc
     
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    i don't think i have a "hero", but i certainly admire many women. almost every woman in my family is a fighter, a survivor, and stronger each day. they're amazing. i'm really quite lucky to have such amazing people surrounding me constantly. if i'm even half the woman they all are i'd be pretty fortunate.

    especially my aunt mary. :) she just finished her last round of kimo about a month ago. we're very, VERY relieved and very excited and very hopeful that this will be the last time she has to go through this.
     
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    My best friends, my sister, my in-town mom.
     
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    Joan of Arc--I'd definitely cum in her hair.
     
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    so would she.
     
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    Aspasia
    Sappho
    Mary Magdalene
    St. Veronica
    Hypatia
    Cleopatra
    Boadicea
    Eleanor of Aquitaine
    Elizabeth I of England
    Sarah Wells
    Caroline Herschel
    Abigail Adams
    Dolley Madison
    Madame Recamier
    Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin
    Clara Barton
    Helen Keller
    Anais Nin
    Mae West
    Rachel Carson
    Rosa Parks
    Admiral Grace Hopper
    Katharine Hepburn
    Heddy Lamar
    Queen Noor of Jordan
    Aung San Suu Kyi
     
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    The Bond girls.

    Sex-loving, bikini-clad, gun-toting, poison lipstick -wielding agents who bedded Connery and Craig....my kind of gals.
     
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    Prob. my grandmother, just because of all she's done, she really is a working women, and I respect her for it. :]

    As far as well known women? Not really sure, the era I was brought up in, most women you heard about on the news or media were bimbos. :/

    Although, I do take inspiration from a plethora of women in movies. @.@
     
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    Artemesia Gentileschi was one of the first women artists to achieve recognition in the male-dominated world of post-Renaissance art. In an era when female artists were limited to portrait painting and imitative poses, she was the first woman to paint major historical and religious scenarios.

    She lived during the late 1500's in Italy. She is the first woman on record to have been raped and sued her attacker. She won the case. That takes some big brass clanky balls. :cool:
     
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    my mom is my hero. although we have our many differences, she's helped shape me to become the person i am today. i find myself becoming more and more like her as i get older too... kinda scary lol. i understand i may not be perfect, but i think she and my dad, and my paternal grandma, did a pretty damn good job raising me. after all, i didn't turn out to be a pregnant high school drop-out battling drug addiction and also sucks cocks for a living. i could be, but i'm not, thanks to my mom. :biggrin1:
     
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