Whether you're a politician or a doctor or an educator or an astronaut, there was likely one groundbreaking woman who fought to become first in your field. We're talking about those trailblazing ladies who have broken barriers and super-high glass ceilings, made great artistic and athletic contributions, and helped us attain the rights we deserve. And their battles and achievements -- especially now as thousands and thousands of Americans vote for the first female presidential nominee of a major US political party -- must not be overlooked.
We still have a long way to go when it comes to achieving equal rights, but we're a lot closer than we've ever been -- thanks in part to these women who helped make HISstory also HERstory.
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