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It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world! – Mary Wollstonecraft

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It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world! – Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft was a feminist writer and philosopher who lived in the eighteenth-century. She wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Men in a Letter to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, occaisioned by his Reflections on the Revolution in France in 1790 attacking aristocracy and monarchy. She also wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Woman in 1792, where she advocated for educating girls equally.

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If women can be railroad workers in Russia, why can’t they fly in space? – Valentina Tereshkova

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If women can be railroad workers in Russia, why can’t they fly in space?

– Valentina Tereshkova

 

Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova (Валенти́на Влади́мировна Терешко́ва) is a retired Soviet cosmonaut, and was the first woman in space. She was selected out of more than four hundred applicants, and then out of five finalists, to pilot Vostok 6 on the 16 June, 1963, becoming both the first woman and the first civilian to fly in space, as she was only honorarily inducted into the USSR’s Air Force as a condition on joining the Cosmonaut Corps. During her three-day mission, she performed various tests on herself to collect data on the female body’s reaction to spaceflight.

Before being recruited as a cosmonaut, Tereshkova was a textile-factory assembly worker and an amateur parachutist. After the dissolution of the first group of female cosmonauts in 1969, she became a prominent member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, holding various political offices. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, she retired from politics, but remains revered as a hero in post-Soviet Russia.

Credit video files Russian Federal Space Agency. Credits photos Ria Novosti

Song “Varchavianka” by the Red Army Choir

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