They may call it history, but anyone who’s cracked a book in our (slightly) more enlightened age knows that ladies had an equal hand in changing our nation. It’s time to toast a few of the straight-shooting, slave-freeing, cartel-running BAMFs who made America a more awesome place for all of us.
There are plenty of reasons this badass emancipator deserves to take her rightful place on the front of the $20 bill — like, say, that time she freed hundreds of slaves and burned down a bunch of plantations. Dope. As. Hell.
Ladies can’t be internationally feared drug kingpins, huh? We dare you to say that to Griselda Blanco, A.K.A. the Godmother of Cocaine. Well, you can’t because she’s dead. But if she were alive, she probably would’ve shot your face off — while riding a motorcycle.
MARY PHELPS JACOB
You may have noticed that women don’t regularly wear whalebone corsets these days. Everyone’s rib bones can thank Mary Phelps Jacob, who invented a little thing called the bra when she was only 19 years old. We’d call that a solid win for women everywhere.
What do you do when you’re an amazing female golfer but have nowhere to play because the PGA is a big ol’ boys’ club? Make your own league, of course: the LPGA. That’s right — the “L” stands for “ladies.”