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July 16, 2006

100 Greatest Women in American History

Filed under: Women — mlah @ 6:43 pm

ok y’all. this is just to even the score.

and yeah, instead of just thinking about it, i’ve had to do some searching. because i just don’t know.

1 Abigail Adams
2 Phillis Wheatley
3 Mary Ball Washington
4 Martha Washington
5 Mercy Warren
6 Catherine Ferguson
7 Dolley Madison
8 Luctretia Mott
9 Molly Pitcher (Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley)
10 Betsy Ross
11 Catharine Sedgwick
12 Mary Phillipse
13 Mae West
14 Hariet tubman
15 Harriet Beecher Stowe
16 Belle Starr
17 Elizabeth Cady Stanton
18 Annie Oakley
19 Grace Hopper (Granny COBOL)
20 Diana Fletcher
21 Amelaia Earhart
22 Molly Brown
23 Belle Boyd
24 Paula Underwood
25 Louisa May Alcott
26 Virginia Dare
27 Belva Ann Lockwood
28 Maria Frances Cabrini
29 Jerrie Cobb
30 Diane Crump
31 Elizabeth Ann Seton
32 Sandra Day O’Connor
33 Sally K. Ride
34 Wilma Mankiller
35 Kendra Williams
36 Condoleezza Rice
37 Pocohontas
38 Sacajawea
39 Toby Riddle (Kaitchkona Winema)
40 Mary Musgrove
41 Susan B Anthony
42 Anna Mae Bullock
43 Clara Barton
44 Lucy Stone
45 Elizabeth Blackwell
46 Sybil Ludington
47 Emily Bissell
48 Frances Perkins
49 Mildred Didrikson Zaharias
50 Lilian Gilbreath
51 Patsy Cline
52 Grace Kelly
53 Clara Bow
54 Marilyn Monroe
55 Margerat Mead
56 Wilma Rudolph
57 Shirley Temple Black
58 Sara Winnemuca
59 Ruth Benedict
60 Nelly Bly
61 Pearl Buck
62 Rachel Carson
63 Willa Cather
64 Florence Griffith Joyner
65 Augusta Niland
66 Alleta Sullivan
67 Ella Fitzgerald
68 Billie Jean King
69 Maya Lin
70 Patricia Locke
71 Shannon Lucid
72 Mary Lyon
73 Barbara McClintock
74 Kate Mullany
75 Mary Engle Pennington
76 Blanche Scott
77 Muriel Siebert
78 Helen Stephens
79 Nettie Stevens
80 Maria Tallchief
81 Gloria Yerkovich
82 Shiung Wu Chien
83 Helene Taussig
84 Alyssa Milano
85 Eleanor Roosevelt
86 Bonnie Parker
87 Margaret Corbin
88 Mary Walker
89 Catherine Tekakwitha
90 Patricia Benatar
91 Molly Ockett
92 Evelyn Granville
93 Katherine Hepburn
94 Stevie Nicks
95 Chris Everett
96 Michelle Wie
97 Cheryl Tiegs
98 Connie Chung
99 Judy Garland
and of course, the most important
100 Mom

21 Comments »

  1. Without doing any research, I knew #1, 4, 7, 9, 10, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 24, 25, 26, 32, 34, 36, 37, 38, 41, 43, 49, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 61, 63, 64, 67, 68, 84, 85, 86, 90, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, and 99. Not even 50%.

    Comment by greree — July 16, 2006 @ 10:56 pm

  2. i think 75 is my favorite ‘find’

    Comment by mlah — July 16, 2006 @ 11:16 pm

  3. “84 Alyssa Milano
    85 Eleanor Roosevelt”

    Interesting juxtaposition.

    I would include Angela Davis, Oprah, Geraldine Ferraro, Susie Bright, Shere Hite, Virginia Woolf. I’ll think of more later.

    Comment by trick_shot_f-in_cheney — July 17, 2006 @ 10:53 am

  4. oprah? why? what has she actually done. ask yourself, did i include merv griffin? what are the chances i would include oprah. i purposely excluded her

    geraldine ferraro? why? if i skipped the first woman nominated for president, why include the first woman nominated for vp? purposely excluded as well.

    Comment by mlah — July 17, 2006 @ 11:24 am

  5. virginia wolf? the extent to which women authors are canonized as great women is ridiculous. it was difficult for me to find women who were not authors or activists to put in the list. at a point i drew the line and began purposely excluding authors.

    shiri hype? why on earth would i include her?

    Comment by mlah — July 17, 2006 @ 12:01 pm

  6. “oprah? why?”
    A direct line to the heart of America. She’s preceded or outlasted all the other shows that use the host’s first name as a title. She’s brought countless life-changing issues to people’s consciousness in a sensitive manner. Her reputation is still sterling. She loves us and gives us cars. Merv was an ass-kissing pinhead. (And not a woman.)

    “if i skipped the first woman nominated for president, why include the first woman nominated for vp?”
    They should both be there, come to think of it. Just because.

    “virginia wolf?”
    Woolf. She was a great writer herself and an important figure for those who came after her. You obviously haven’t read anything by her, correct?

    “shiri hype?”
    Was that some sort of a joke? I don’t get it. She has done more to raise the public profile of the clitoris than anyone. But of course you wouldn’t know about that…

    Comment by trick_shot_f-in_cheney — July 18, 2006 @ 1:26 am

  7. wolf. coyote. i don’t really care. did you see thoreau on my list of 100 greatest men? i obviously think literature is the end all be all of life.

    oprah? her greatest achievement is outlasting all of the other first name titles shows? she gives away cars? should i have included lotto on the list gus? excluded, adn she stays off.

    shiri hype. she’s done more to raise the public profile of the clitoris than anyone? i disagree. see item 54. shere hyte is walking ground well trodden by others before her.

    Comment by mlah — July 18, 2006 @ 9:00 am

  8. Did you list Clara Barton twice on purpose? She’s both #24 and #43.
    😉

    Comment by Becky — July 18, 2006 @ 11:17 am

  9. uh, let me change that. no i did not, and the new addee will not be oprah, virginia wolff, nor shiri hype

    Comment by mlah — July 18, 2006 @ 2:24 pm

  10. your mum is only at 100? 😛

    Comment by Liesl — July 18, 2006 @ 3:08 pm

  11. ” i disagree. see item 54.”
    I’m not sure Marilyn, like most women of her generation and before (and plenty since), even knew she had a clitoris.
    “shere hyte is walking ground well trodden by others before her.”
    oh? like who?

    Comment by trick_shot_f-in_cheney — July 18, 2006 @ 9:37 pm

  12. Watch out, Mlah, when you dis Hite, you dis the academicians who are so beloved by Gus. And since Hite provided fodder for the radical feminist movement (and especially for the Lesbian Liberation types), she is ever more so the hero to Gus. You risk raising his extreme ire if you disregard his nominations to your list. He’ll call you uncouth and ill lettered if you don’t desist. Tremble, Mlah, tremble.

    Comment by yup — July 19, 2006 @ 11:08 am

  13. Oh, get off it, Yup. You got something against clitorises?

    Comment by trick_shot_f-in_cheney — July 19, 2006 @ 7:51 pm

  14. i like to have something against them as often as possible. we just disagree with your analysis about shere hype.

    she does what she does because monroe paved the way. shere hype isn’t even a footnote in history.

    Comment by mlah — July 19, 2006 @ 10:45 pm

  15. Did I say something mysoginistic? I merely laughed at your fascination with militant feminist-lesbian liberationist “academicians.” And no Gus, I really have nothing against you.

    Comment by yup — July 20, 2006 @ 3:24 pm

  16. What do you 2 have against Hite? Really, I don’t understand the venom. I wasn’t aware that she was a target of the right.

    Comment by trick_shot_f-in_cheney — July 20, 2006 @ 8:44 pm

  17. quit trying to agrandize her and then blame your failure on us. she is a charlatan. a minor league player in the company of giants.

    let it pass man, she’s inconsequential.

    Comment by mlah — July 20, 2006 @ 8:57 pm

  18. I was expecting this to be a list of great female porn stars.

    Comment by moonbatty — July 20, 2006 @ 9:01 pm

  19. I’m not arguing with your stupid list. I’m just curious, honestly. You seem to know something about her that I don’t. What, exactly, do you hold against her? Simple question.

    Comment by trick_shot_f-n_cheney — July 20, 2006 @ 11:58 pm

  20. you mean like her unscientific methods to gather data? which she then slanders men with?

    Comment by mlah — July 21, 2006 @ 12:11 am

  21. “you mean like her unscientific methods to gather data? which she then slanders men with?”
    Is that the rap? I didn’t know that. What sort of slander?
    I’ve only read one book by her, but it really blew my mind. Especially the similarities between the male and female parts and how most women can’t climax with only vaginal penetration.

    Comment by trick_shot_f-in_cheny — July 22, 2006 @ 12:16 am

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