7 ‘Nasty’ Women Who Changed the World

"Well-behaved women rarely make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

I want to be a 'nasty woman' when I grow up. If groundbreaking, inspiring, passionate women are nasty, then that's exactly what I want to be! For a brief moment, I ask you to place your political viewpoints aside and simply appreciate the many women who worked for a brighter future. They faced opposition. They were ridiculed, discouraged and often disowned by those close to them. Yet they fought for their 'nasty' unconventional ideas and went against the grain for something they believed in. No matter where you stand in politics, shouldn't we all stand with those who wish to change the world?

Click through to read the full list of "nasty" women who made a difference. 

-Victoria Mendoza

viralwomen.com - Whatever their chosen field – from politics and popstardom to fashion and feminism – women have been leaving their mark on the world since time began.

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the world “nasty” as “indecent and offensive.” And women like Clinton — independent, driven, and hell-bent on changing history — have been defined as such for decades. It seems that men decide women who want to make a different are just plain nasty.

This is a list of strong women who did their part, both big and small, to make the world a better place.

1. Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony was raised in a Quaker family with deep roots in activism and social justice and became an advocate for women’s suffrage, women’s property rights and the abolition of slavery. In 1872, to challenge suffrage, Anthony tried to vote in the 1872 Presidential election. While Anthony was never able to legally vote, the 19th amendment, ratified in 1920, was named the “Susan B. Anthony Amendment.”

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