The Past Was Female: Notable Women in History

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Whether history likes to admit it or not, Beyonce is right: Girls do run the world and have been for a long time. Despite adversity and challenges society has placed on them over the centuries, women have been changing the world — but not getting credit for it.

Instead, we find their achievements being forgotten or given to men who were inspired by women’s ideas. These amazing women have impacted the lives of millions in ways that deserve to be remembered.