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2018-03-08 11:32:21 AM  
Nice one, subby.  +1 internets to you.
 
2018-03-08 12:03:11 PM  
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2018-03-08 12:23:54 PM  
The way she flew around the world while being deaf and blind was truly inspirational.
 
2018-03-08 12:23:59 PM  
I love Helen Keller. When I was a kid, I read all about her. She learned how to talk. She went to college. She really was an inspiration.

/didn't read shiat.
 
2018-03-08 12:24:20 PM  
I think Beyonce said it best.

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2018-03-08 12:24:24 PM  
Subby, you meant Amelia (RIP) Earhart, right?  Because Helen never saw recognition coming her way.
 
2018-03-08 12:24:30 PM  
It is amazing how she was able to found the Red Cross and discover radium in between pilot lessons.
 
2018-03-08 12:26:29 PM  
16 girls who changed the world, including Hellen Keller at #3

Ha! Helen and I did Nazi that coming.
 
2018-03-08 12:28:25 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: It is amazing how she was able to found the Red Cross and discover radium in between pilot lessons.


Wrong person. She died flying missions against the Nazis during the Civil War, while serving in the Marine Core.
 
2018-03-08 12:28:31 PM  
In all seriousness, why isn't Helen Keller on this list?
 
2018-03-08 12:28:45 PM  
The mixing up of accomplished women never gets old. The only thing that would make it better is some joke about how you'd deign to fark her. "I'd Frank her Anne, know what I mean?" It's just golden gold every time.
 
2018-03-08 12:28:48 PM  
Bindi Irwin?  She's from that country that persecuted Helen Keller!
 
2018-03-08 12:29:14 PM  
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2018-03-08 12:29:37 PM  

Prey4reign: Subby, you meant Amelia (RIP) Earhart, right?  Because Helen never saw recognition coming her way.


You're thinking of that lady who advocated for women's voting rights, Florence Nightingale.
 
2018-03-08 12:30:21 PM  
Well, that's what they told her.
 
2018-03-08 12:30:41 PM  
"What's the difference between Helen Keller, and a normal person that can see and hear? I'm not a farking pussy." - Helen Keller in Helen Keller vs the Nightwolves
 
2018-03-08 12:30:41 PM  

stuhayes2010: In all seriousness, why isn't Helen Keller on this list?


The author paid little more than lip service to anyone not in her lifetime.
 
2018-03-08 12:31:36 PM  
I'm not trying to denigrate her contributions, but Bindi Irwin seems a weird inclusion on the list. The rest appear to be girls who chose to do things based on their own experiences, or maybe I'm overthinking it.
 
2018-03-08 12:33:55 PM  
My world or everybody's? If the former, then Julie Byrd and Laura Philippi should be #1 and #2.
 
2018-03-08 12:39:52 PM  

PoweredByIrony: I think Beyonce said it best.

Girls, we run this motha, yeah
Girls, we run this motha, yeah
Girls, we run this motha, yeah
Girls we run this motha, girls
Who run the world?
Girls
Who run the world?
Girls
Who run the world?
Girls
Who run the world?
Girls
Who run this motha?
Girls
Who run this motha?
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Who run this motha?
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Who run this motha?
Girls
Who run the world?
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I don't understand this song at all.  Is it a prediction?  Is it a prosperity gospel-like attempt to speak your wishes into life?  It's just dumb.
 
2018-03-08 12:41:43 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: It is amazing how she was able to found the Red Cross and discover radium in between pilot lessons.


How did she do all that while hiding in the attic?
 
2018-03-08 12:43:32 PM  
Helen Keller was a fraud.
 
2018-03-08 12:45:48 PM  

SuperChuck: Mr. Coffee Nerves: It is amazing how she was able to found the Red Cross and discover radium in between pilot lessons.

How did she do all that while hiding in the attic?
That's why she crashed, She was exploring her genitals.

 
2018-03-08 12:46:10 PM  
This article is a total failure. How do you not mention that later in Anne Frank's life she was lost while attempting to fly around the world?

I fear for the future of this country.
 
2018-03-08 12:46:19 PM  
Challenges Bindi's inclusion...
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2018-03-08 12:47:22 PM  

PoweredByIrony: I think Beyonce said it best.

Girls, we run this motha, yeah
Girls, we run this motha, yeah
Girls, we run this motha, yeah
Girls we run this motha, girls
Who run the world?
Girls
Who run the world?
Girls
Who run the world?
Girls
Who run the world?
Girls
Who run this motha?
Girls
Who run this motha?
Girls
Who run this motha?
Girls
Who run this motha?
Girls
Who run the world?
Girls
Who run the world?
Girls
Who run the world?
Girls
Who run the world?
Girls


"Run the World" was written by Terius "The-Dream" Nash, Beyoncé, Nick van de WallThomas Wesley PentzDave Taylor, and Adidja Palmer.

That is 6 people who wrote nine words.  Everyone got 1.5 words.

The Wikipedia page for "Run the World" is longer than the Wikipedia page for:
Ada Lovelace
Marie Curie
Mileva Marić

That makes me feel sick on so many levels.
 
2018-03-08 12:49:13 PM  

stuhayes2010: In all seriousness, why isn't Helen Keller on this list?


Came here to say that, too.   For all the funnies, she was one hell of a woman.
 
2018-03-08 12:49:26 PM  

Joe Stapler: I don't understand this song at all. Is it a prediction? Is it a prosperity gospel-like attempt to speak your wishes into life? It's just dumb.


It's Beyonce. Of COURSE it's stupid.

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2018-03-08 12:50:35 PM  
No Linda Lovelace? This list is crap.
 
2018-03-08 12:53:05 PM  

stuhayes2010: In all seriousness, why isn't Helen Keller on this list?


Because her story is interesting, but didn't really change anything?
 
2018-03-08 12:53:19 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: It is amazing how she was able to found the Red Cross and discover radium in between pilot lessons.


And made damn fine luggage to boot!
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2018-03-08 12:55:47 PM  
How many memes is Capri Everitt in?.


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2018-03-08 01:00:59 PM  
Bindi's more Dancing With The Stars than conservation these days.

And Frankenstein as the origin of SciFi? Maybe, but the first SciFi book was Lucian's A True Story back in the 3rd Century AD.
 
2018-03-08 01:01:13 PM  
Where's Pam Anderson?
 
2018-03-08 01:02:11 PM  
Malala...  Yeah, now there is an interesting story.  They tried to silence her.  And she came back with a vengeance!!

It really is something of a miracle.  Because by all accounts she should not have survived that attack.  And not only did she live, but she has become the voice of an entire population!!

Take that, you assholes that tried to kill her!  Take that!!
 
2018-03-08 01:08:27 PM  
International Womens Day. Because women need another holiday celebrating them.

/*throws trilby across the room*
 
2018-03-08 01:09:41 PM  
damn I thought it said 16 year old girls when I clicked.
 
2018-03-08 01:11:35 PM  

abhorrent1: International Womens Day. Because women need another holiday celebrating them.

/*throws trilby across the room*


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2018-03-08 01:15:44 PM  
So having a mental disorder is now considered being a hero
 
2018-03-08 01:16:11 PM  

Aidan: I'm not trying to denigrate her contributions, but Bindi Irwin seems a weird inclusion on the list. The rest appear to be girls who chose to do things based on their own experiences, or maybe I'm overthinking it.


I have to agree on Bindi.   Helen keller would be much better choice.
 
2018-03-08 01:17:51 PM  

Aidan: I'm not trying to denigrate her contributions, but Bindi Irwin seems a weird inclusion on the list. The rest appear to be girls who chose to do things based on their own experiences, or maybe I'm overthinking it.


It's Huffington Post. They're not exactly a bastion of journalistic integrity. They have an anti-vax, HIV-denying, supplement-peddling "doctor" as their health-resource.
 
2018-03-08 01:19:04 PM  
At least, that's what everyone keeps telling her.
 
2018-03-08 01:32:46 PM  
The biggest problem I have with these lists is that they're typically limited to present memory.  It always comes across as an attempt to tie something relevant (International Women's Day) to a random tidbit of shareable information, rather than genuinely attempting to inspire and motivate whilst preserving the memory of those who came before.
 
2018-03-08 01:33:06 PM  
Sixteen Girls who CHANGED the WORLD.
I'm a bit skeptical about some of these.
Anne  Frank?  Would the world be different if her diary was never found?
 
2018-03-08 01:33:21 PM  

bborchar: The way she flew around the world while being deaf and blind was truly inspirational.


Yeah, but she did it to bomb Pearl Harbor.
 
2018-03-08 01:49:27 PM  

orbister: stuhayes2010: In all seriousness, why isn't Helen Keller on this list?

Because her story is interesting, but didn't really change anything?


Because she was a communist.

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Helen Keller was a fraud.


I like you, you're as cynical as I am. Make no mistake I think Sullivan actually reached Keller, but at the same time I think a LOT of what was "said" by Keller was very loosely translated by Sullivan. Or more aptly, more intelligently communicated.

There is no way a blind deaf mute uses and thinks language the way we do. There is serious scientific evidence that if a child doesn't receive proper stimulus and education in speech by @ 12 years of age they will never actually speak, but can use rudimentary sign language. This also results in severe stunting of the intellect.

Helen Keller was likely a mental and emotional child for life no matter how smart she really was, and most of what was 'said' by her was probably the mind of Sullivan coming out.
 
2018-03-08 01:51:55 PM  
machoprogrammer:

It's Huffington Post. They're not exactly a bastion of journalistic integrity. They have an anti-vax, HIV-denying, supplement-peddling "doctor" as their health-resource.

I don't know much about the Huffington Post  (and even less than what I had assumed, apparently)...but seriously? Who is their health guru? I guess I'm afraid to look it up myself, if it is look-up-able.
 
2018-03-08 01:55:29 PM  

AugieDoggyDaddy: Sixteen Girls who CHANGED the WORLD.
I'm a bit skeptical about some of these.
Anne  Frank?  Would the world be different if her diary was never found?


It's not different because it was found. It's just an interesting story, nothing more.
 
2018-03-08 02:00:29 PM  

Aidan: I'm not trying to denigrate her contributions, but Bindi Irwin seems a weird inclusion on the list. The rest appear to be girls who chose to do things based on their own experiences, or maybe I'm overthinking it.


It's probably from the mindset of... her dad died pretty horribly in an accident. That'd be enough to turn any kid away from the "family trade". She has run with it, though, and done quite a lot to make conservation efforts accessible to everyday people. She's certainly TRYING to do the right thing, and not be an entitled punk.
 
2018-03-08 02:02:05 PM  
What about that Joan of Arc gal?
 
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