FEMINIST FRIDAY

Stock photograph of the famous World War II poster "We Can Do It!" showing Rosie the Riveter wearing a red bandana and flexing her muscles against a yellow background, created by J. Howard Miller. The woman that modeled for this image was actually named Geraldine Doyle and was a real riveter in the 1940s.
The woman that modeled for this image was actually named Geraldine Doyle and was a real riveter in the 1940s.

Today is the first post in a series honoring women.  I hope to share with you stories of women who are famous and not so famous.  But women who have had just enough courage to overcome their fears of rocking society’s boat.  These women have made a positive difference in the lives of the people they have touched.


 

This week I am going to celebrate the story of Margaret Murie.  Margaret is affectionately known as the Grandmother of the Conservation Movement.

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Margaret was the first woman to graduate from the University of Alaska in 1924.  This amazing women was instrumental in the formation of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the passage of the Wilderness Act.  She received the Audubon Medal, the John Muir Award and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Margaret Murie did not allow the constraints of polite society to stop her from giving to the citizens of our planet the great gift of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.  Margaret Murie truly rocked.