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10 Female Revolutionaries That You Won’t Hear About In History Class

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Working at Collective Evolution, your interests have to be quite diverse. But one common theme here is a strong desire to change the human experience for the better, create a  world where everybody can thrive and break down the barriers that prevent us from doing so. There are many ways to do this, from creating awareness on important/sensitive issues, to more action based projects that can help others, all the way to making changes in your own life.

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I came across this idea from an article making its way around the web at wizzpast. Since it had a pretty good reach, I decided to change up the list a bit and pick some new people, as it is a big one to provide more diversity on.

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One thing that’s common to come across are “revolutionary” type figures that have sparked great changes throughout human history and have had a lasting impact on global consciousness. Names that come to mind are Ghandi, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Che Guevara, Nelson Mandela and more. We see them in literature everywhere, in textbooks and more. There’s nothing wrong with this, it’s great, but why are the names that come to mind always male revolutionaries when there have been female figures who’ve accomplished and made  just as much of an impact, if not more?

It’s not a hard question to answer, it’s because for a very long time, Earth has been dominated by males, they’ve held positions of power, and suppressed, ridiculed and controlled the role of the female gender. It’s no different from racism, or the many other examples of inequality that still exist in our world today.

One common theme here, is that all of these people felt the deep urge to “fight” for equality and raise awareness on some very important issues. The movement that these women sparked, and continue to be (some) involved in has now grown so much so that today, it’s massive. The desire for global change, equality, and a world where everybody can thrive is possible. Nobody on this planet should suffer, and nobody has to. We have a lot of work to do to create a new world, and to break down the barriers that prevent us from achieving it.  The small steps the human race has taken over the decades continue to increase exponentially, we are now leaping and running as we move forward through 2015 and beyond. Exciting times are ahead as human beings are waking up, and awareness, new information and change is occurring on multiple levels, and in multiple fields.

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Tawakkol Karman is a Yemeni journalist, politician and chair of Women Journalists Without Chains. An organization that works towards the development of effective community-based media partnership; promotes knowledge; fights corruption: triumph; rights and freedoms. She is all about a peaceful approach to bringing about change, and is also the first Arab women to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She is considered to be one of the most powerful women of the past century, and is Yemen’s most active activist. She has been fighting to end a dictatorship that presents itself as a democracy. This is a common theme here at CE, on our side of the pond, we try to create awareness regarding politicians, how they are two wings of the same bird and the flight path doesn’t change. We live with the illusion of democracy, where corporations dictate government policy and laws that go against the will of the majority. You can learn and read more about Tawakkol Karman here

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Kathleen Neal Cleaver an American law professor, that is known for her involvement in the Black Panther Party, a revolutionary nationalist and socialist organization fighting for equality, standing up against injustice, police brutality and much more for approximately two decades – starting in the 1960’s. She has spent her entire life fighting the struggle against human rights, and that’s why she is such an important figure. She and other women, such as Angela Davis, made up around 2/3 of the Party at one point, despite the notion that the BPP was overwhelmingly masculine. She has accomplished so much and has sparked wide spread global change on so many different levels. You can learn more about her here.

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Nwanyeruwa Ojim was a woman like Rosa Parks. A Nigerian woman who refused to see the colonial (British) government “take over,” influence, brainwash, force their ideals and dictate how other human beings should live. She gathered a very significant amount, approximately 25,000  women from Eastern Nigeria at the time in protest. Her resistance alone sparked what was known as “the woman’s war” in 1929. You can read and learn more about her here, from the book titled “The Feminization of Development Processes in Africa: Current and Future.”

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Phoolan Devi, known in India as the “Bandit Queen” and one of the nations most infamous “outlaws,” she comes from a very dark past. Being the victim of a non consensual marriage, and several sexual abductions. She was responsible for a string of robberies across the nation targeting the “upper class” of the caste system that comes out of India. In 1981 she was responsible for the murder of more than 20 men in a “high-caste” village where her former “husband” was also killed. She was sentenced to prison for a decade, and when she was released she became a member of parliament. Her opposition to the caste system in India is what made her such a giant symbol of hope, although many do not agree with the extreme actions she took, it is something I personally cannot comment on given the fact that I cannot even begin to imagine what was sparked within her having gone through what she had. In 2001 she was killed by a group of “high caste” men. You can read more about her here

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Asmaa Mahfouz is an Egyptian activist and was a key player in sparking the Egyptian Revolution. You can watch the video I am referring to here. The video went viral, where she urged people to protest the “corrupt government” of Hosni Mubarak by rallying in Tahrir Square on January 25th. You can learn more about her story here.

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Emmeline Pankhurst was a leading women’s rights activist who led the movement to win the right for women to vote (suffragette movement). She’s considered to be one of the most important people of the 20th century. She was arrested numerous times for her activism, and although she faced a lot of hardships, she never quit in her quest of equality. She was also a strong advocate of public revolt. You can learn more about her here, but a simple Google search would also suffice.

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Mary Wollstonecraft, in the 18th century was a strong advocate for women’s rights. Can you imagine the backlash she must have received? Although we still live in a male dominated society today, it was pretty ridiculous in the 18th century. She was a strong defender of women’s rights, fighting for others to realize that they should be equal to men. She expressed that women were brought up to be “empty-headed play things,” and she felt that society was morally bankrupt. She is one of the earliest known rebellious women, and definitely one that was not able to be brainwashed. People like her, and the rest on this list serve as an inspiration to all of us, and they would smile knowing that many more souls like them exist on the planet today in great numbers. I often think how lonely these people must have felt. You can learn a little more about her here.

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Leymah Gbowee helped organize and lead what is known as the the Liberian Mass Action for Peace, a coalition of Christian and Muslim women who sat in public protest, confronting Liberia’s president and warlords. She even held a sex strike. As a result of her actions, she emerged as an international leader/activist who changed history, she’s a symbol for women taking control of their political destiny around the world. She helped bring an end to the second Liberian war in 2003.

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Rachel Carson was a major player in the environmentalist movement today, and she sparked the entire movement in the 1960’s with her book Silent Spring. She was a writer, biologist, environmentalist and ecologist. The book documented the dangers of pesticides and herbicides, something that we are STILL trying to create awareness about today. She showed what toxic chemicals in water and on land and the presence of DDT can to do humans and animals. We create a lot awareness regarding herbicides and pesticides today, this is why I chose her as one of my 10. She also had access to a lot of classified material after the second world war, which also drew my attention to her. She is a well known figure, and a simple Google search will tell you a lot more about her.

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Abductions & Car Vandalism – Startling Australian UFO Report Unclassified

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An uncovered Australian report performed by their Department of Defence. “Scientific Intelligence — General — Unidentified Flying Objects” is trending again. Those who have done extensive research on UFOs will find the Australian version of disclosure to be far more intellectually honest than the American version. Albeit it was conducted decades ago.

According to ex-US intelligence official Luis Elizondo, the Defense Department’s Inspector General is presently conducting three reviews. The inquiries vary from the Department of Defense’s handling of UFO claims to Elizondo’s alleged whistleblower retribution. The open IG cases are crucial to Australia’s report because they establish beyond a shadow of a doubt that the US Department of Defense is being dishonest and shady when it comes to the UFO subject. For decades, Australia has been a loyal friend of the United States. Within Australia’s boundaries, they share a military installation (Pine Gap). When a close defense ally’s intelligence agencies determined that the US was not being intellectually honest in its approach, perhaps it is reasonable to conclude that there is more to the tale than the 144 incidents studied since 2004 by the UAPTF.

The CIA became alarmed at the overloading of military communications during the mass sightings of 1952 and considered the possibility that the USSR may take advantage of such a situation.

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According to the summary, OSI, acting through the Robertson-Panel, encouraged the USAF to use Project Blue Book to publicly “debunk” UFOs. In a tragic twist of fate, when Australian authorities sought explanations from the US Air Force, the allegation was debunked. The authors of the study were depicted as conspiratorial and even crazy by the US Air Force. Ross Coulthart reported this, and it may be heard in a recent Project Unity interview. Courthart is an award-winning investigative journalist who is drawn to forbidden subjects. He also stated on the same podcast that a senior US Navy official identified as Nat Kobitz told him that the US had been in the midst of reverse-engineering numerous non-human craft. According to his obituary, Mr. Kobitz was a former Director of Research and Development at Naval Sea Systems Command.

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PGA Tour To End COVID Testing For Both Vaccinated & Non-Vaccinated Players

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    The PGA Tour has announced that it will stop testing players every week, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or not.

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    Are PCR tests appropriate to identify infectious people? Should people who are healthy and not sick be tested at all, anywhere?

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The picture you see above is of John Rahm, a professional golfer on the PGA tour being carted off the golf course after tournament officials told him he had COVID. He was healthy and had no symptoms, yet was forced to withdraw from the tournament. He was told in front of the camera’s, and a big scene was made out of the event. You would think something like that, especially when you are a big time sports figure, would be done behind closed doors with some privacy.

Earlier on in June a spokesperson for the PGA Tour said that more than 50 percent of players on the PGA tour have been vaccinated. Although it seems that the majority of players on the tour will be fully vaccinated judging by this statement, it does leave a fairly large minority who won’t be, and that’s something we’re seeing across the globe as COVID vaccine hesitancy remains high for multiple reasons.

We are pleased to announce, after consultation with PGA Tour medical advisors, that due to the high rate of vaccination among all constituents on the PGA Tour, as well as other positively trending factors across the country, testing for COVID-19 will no longer be required as a condition of competition beginning with the 3M Open. – PGA tour Senior VP Tyler Dennis

The tour recently announced that the testing of players every week will stop starting in July for both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. This was an unexpected announcement given the fact that, at least it seems in some countries, vaccinated individuals will enjoy previous rights and freedoms that everyone did before the pandemic. Travelling without need to quarantine and possibly in the future not having to be tested could be a few of those privileges. Others may include attending concerts, sporting events, or perhaps even keeping their job depending on whether or not their employer deems it to be mandatory, if that’s even legally possible. We will see what happens.

Luckily for professional golfers, regardless of their vaccination status they won’t have to worry about testing positive for COVID, especially if they’re not sick. This is the appropriate move by the PGA tour, who is represented by their players and it’s a move that the players themselves may have had a say in. It’s important because PCR tests are not designed nor are they appropriate for identifying infectious people. A number of scientists have been emphasizing this since the beginning of the pandemic. More recently, a letter to the editor published in the Journal of infection explain why more than half of al “positive” PCR tests are likely to have been people who are not infectious, otherwise known as “false positives.”

This is why the Swedish Public Health agency has a notice on their website explaining how and why polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are not useful for determining if someone is infected with COVID or if someone can transmit it to others, and it’s better to use someone who is actually showing symptoms as a judgement call of whether or not they could be infected or free from infection.

PCR tests using a high cycle threshold are extremely sensitive. An article published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that among positive PCR samples with a cycle count over 35, only 3 percent of the samples showed viral replication. This can be interpreted as, if someone tests positive via PCR when a Ct of 35 or higher is used, the probability that said person is actually infected is less than 3%, and the probability that said result is a false positive is 97 percent. This begs the question, why has Manitoba, Canada, for example, using cycle thresholds of up to 45 to identify “positive” people?

When it comes to golf, the fact that spread occurring in an outdoor setting is highly unlikely could have been a factor, but it’s also important to mention that asymptomatic spread within one’s own household is also considerably rare. It really makes you wonder what’s going on here, doesn’t it?

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