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International Women's Day (pg. 3)

Clara Baron (1821 - 1912) :: Humanitarian

This shy woman is known as the "Angel of the Battlefield" because during the Civil War, she cared for the wounded on both sides - something that was unheard of at that time. Clara founded the American Red Cross after she became familiar with its European counterpart. As president of the American Red Cross, she made many trips around the world to help others - even in her late 70s.

Helen Keller (1880 - 1968) :: Humanitarian

When she was almost two, Helen had an illness that left her blind and deaf. She overcame these handicaps and pushed the limit for disabled people. As an author and lecturer, Helen traveled the world campaigning for civil rights. She also became a powerful spokesperson for others with disabilities.

Mother Teresa (1910-1997) :: Humanitarian

Born in the former Yugoslavia, Mother Teresa spent the majority of her life in India teaching and working in the slums of Calcutta. She established her own Christian order called The Missionaries of Charity, which continues to take on projects around the world helping children's groups, medical clinics, homes for the dying and leper colonies. Mother Teresa won the Pope John XXIII Peace Prize in 1971, the Nehru Prize for her humanitarian work in 1972 and both the Balzan and Nobel Peace prizes in 1979. Mother Teresa's life was dedicated solely to helping others, never needing the limelight to make her happy.

Princess Diana (1961-1997) :: Humanitarian

Not only did Princess Diana give birth to two of the hottest boys to grace Buckingham Palace, but she also contributed to a ton of charities. Wanting to open the minds of her two boys, Princess Di took them to visit homeless shelters and people dying of AIDS. She spent tons of time and money to bring more awareness to both AIDS and leprosy, a disease that attacks your skin and nerves, often causing major disfiguration. Princess Di was the spokesperson and activist in the global campaign to eliminate land mines.

Liliuokalani (1838 - 1917) :: Leader

She was the last reigning queen of Hawaii, just before the United States took control of the islands. She fought bitterly with the Americans to keep rule of Hawaii, but was arrested and sentenced to house arrest for over a year. In 1898, Hawaii officially became part of the United States, despite Liliuokalani's efforts.

Pocahontas (1595-1617) :: Leader

Pocahontas, whose name means "little, wanton, playful, frolicsome child," did much more than have a Disney movie made about her life. Pocahontas kept the peace between the Algonquian Indians of Virginia and the British in the early 17th century. In essense, Pocahontas was the first Native American diplomat. She was baptized and given the Christian name Rebecca, and then married a Christian explorer named John Rolfe in 1614. She moved to Britain with her husband and never made it back to Virginia. Pocahontas died on a voyage to the US when she was 22 and was buried in England.

Hilary Clinton (1947 - present) :: Leader

Her husband was the President of the United States for eight years, and in that time, Hilary Clinton made the best of her status of the First Lady. She got involved in humanitarian organizations, supporting women's issues around the world. Hilary has since gone on to become a senator of New York, making her the first woman to be elected statewide. You can expect to see a lot more of Hilary in the politcal future as well - she tossed her hat into the ring as a Democratic candidate for presidency in 2008!

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urifour11
urifour11 posted in Debating:
@rainbowpoptart Well, I'd have to disagree with you there my friend. Naturally the audience that buys Barbie dolls are young girls. At a young age and with multimedia today girls are highly influenced by what they see on the TV, Magazine, and you guessed it their toys. Seeing is believing and with the unreachable beauty standards you see in magazines, it's kinda hard for girls to not want to pursue to be skinner and the likes. But anyway, your right with the Barbie being independent woman that don't need a man. But I think this new line is showing that all types of girls can be independent. This new line is expanding its skin colors, giving different hip sizes and different heights and different types of hair styles. It's no longer the blond haired and blue eyed type of deal. I think this is representing that there are many different kinds of people and different kinds of shape a sizes. With the television showing perfect fictional girl characters, or models on magazines, and other places, I think that it's good that they're showing different body types. 
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rainbowpoptart
@urifour11  I don't disagree with that. Well, not entirely. I disagree with your Barbie comments. Pink is Barbie's everything, and making something not pink for the female Barbie dolls would be a bit.. not Barbie.  I don't like their changing of the body shapes all too much. Barbie is supposed to be an exceptionally good-looking woman who shows girls that they don't need a man to be happy with their lives (though some people may think otherwise because of Ken's existence) and that they can do literally whatever they want to. It sounds really harsh, but I think it's the individual's fault for thinking they need to look a certain way to be accepted.  Although I strongly disagree with the newer dolls, I do completely respect why they're doing it. I'm sure they're working on the Lego sets. They already have dolls, so Legos should be here any day now, haha. And @Pink_Cool_Girl I want to look into the computer thing you were talking about to continue that discussion, but I'm super busy right now (I'm multi-tasking like crazy ugh). It'll have to wait until tomorrow. :P
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jayissocool
jayissocool posted in New Users:
Hey guys (and girls I guess too). My name is Jay I'm 13 and I live in PA. I like videogames especially minecraft and pokemon. I'm mostly on here cus I'm bored but it would cool to make a few new friends online. I actually already talked with one guy on here for a bit who seemed cool. If you want to just hang out and chat let me know. I have to go to bed right now but I'll read it tomorrow morning. Night all  :thumbsup
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Pink_Cool_Girl
Exactly!
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urifour11
urifour11 posted in Debating:
@rainbowpoptart  You make a very good point. But what I think PCG is trying to say is that maybe someone should consider that some girls don't like pink? Like, I loved playing with doll houses as a kid AND toy cars. But what if someone made a black Barbie house. Like hell yeah I would buy that. Or maybe a pink you car. Wouldn't that be cool? Maybe what I'm trying to get at here is that companies could mix and match their toys together. Use different colors for different items. That would help expand their market much more.  What I'm really impressed though is what Barbie is doing at the moment with making different body types for their dolls. That's awesome right? Anyway, if a girl wants to get a toy car then she can just waltz her way to the boys section and get one. Sure it's kinda disregarding that maybe a girl would like a toy car but man, that's not stopping her from buying that sweet toy car. But what we should really be focusing on is how LEGOS did the sexist thing. WHY ISNT THERE A BATGIRL LEGO SET OR A WONDERWOMAN LEGO SET?!? THATS WHAT IM WAITING FOR AND IM 13 YEARS OLD BUT I WOULD MOST DEFINATLEY BUY ANYTHING REGUARDING WONDERWOMAN. A little off topic. Companies would make more money mixing and matching their toys. Blue toy cars for girls Barbies, a cooking grill for boys. And then there are things that are for both genders like science sets or Doctor kits. In fact I think girls play more with Doctor kits than boys tbh. What one saying is, companies could expand more. 
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