It’s not easy being the first. These brave and daring women stepped into a men-only world and said, I can do this too!

Not that long ago, men did almost everything. All the doctors were men, all the police officers were men, all the shop keepers were men. Some girls didn’t get to go to school, and even those who did were only allowed to learn to cook, sew and clean. It wasn’t worth teaching them more, as all they could be were maids or mothers.

Being a woman back then was definitely a bit boring. Some got on…


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