1. Fight fires: Topical Press Agency / Getty Images (Click the photos to enlarge/see these badass women in action!) 2. Climb mountains: Hulton Archive / Stringer / Getty BECAUSE WALKING BETWEEN ICY MOUNTAINS ON A LADDER IN A DRESS DEFINITELY SEEMS SAFE. Hulton Archive / Stringer / Getty 3. Patrol the nation's parks: National Park Service / Via nps.gov Fun* fact: female US park rangers weren't authorized to wear the same uniform as men until 1978.*lolsob Advertisement 4. And the streets: Keystone-France / Getty, West Midlands Police / Flickr Creative Commons / Via flic.kr, Cal Montney / Los Angeles Times Archive / UCLA Read the entire (fascinating) history of female police officer's uniforms here. 5. Work in factories: Buyenlarge / Getty Images 6. Ice fish for crabs: Topical Press Agency / Getty Images 7. Duel: Hulton Archive / Stringer Advertisement 8. Bring in crops: Buyenlarge / Getty Images As if being a sharecropper in the Jim Crow South wasn't bad enough. 9. Swim: Kean Collection / Getty JUST A CHILL DAY ON THE BEACH: Fpg / Getty Images Like, I would drown, but OK: Chapman / Getty Images Advertisement 10. Tend to soldiers on the front lines during war: Topical Press Agency / Getty Images 11. Tend to patients in the hospital any old time: Hulton Archive / Getty Images 12. Dissect cadavers: Topical Press Agency / Getty Images 13. Ride a bike: Hulton Archive / Getty Images Advertisement ...on...ice??? Topical Press Agency / Getty Images 14. Ski: Hulton Deutsch / Getty Images 15. Fall while skiing: Topical Press Agency / Getty Images (And then somehow get up? Maybe? Or maybe she just died there, which is what I would have done?) 16. Ride horses: Hulton Archive / Getty Images Sidesaddle FTW!!!! Advertisement 17. Hop over streams: Topical Press Agency / Getty Images 18. Shoot guns: Phillips / Getty Images, Pix Inc. 19. Do woodworking and carpentry: Buyenlarge / Getty Images 20. Play basketball: AP Advertisement 21. And baseball: Kirn Vintage Stock / Getty Because, sure, this is the kind of outfit you could easily squat behind home plate in: Kirn Vintage Stock / Getty 22. Sword fight: Hulton Deutsch / Getty 23. Compete in Olympic archery: Topical Press Agency / Getty Images Advertisement 24. Serve time in prison: Topical Press Agency / Stringer Another (not actually) fun fact: In 1938 a California woman was sent to prison for defying a judge's order and appearing in court in pants! 25. Serve in the military: National Archives / Via archives.gov 26. Jump rope: Popperfoto / Getty Images 27. Uh...participate in gym class: Fox Photos / Getty Images Advertisement 28. Attend high school/try to prevent other women from attending high school: Bettmann / Bettmann Archive 29. Attend lab class: Print Collector / Getty Images 30. Be on the floor of the US Senate: AP Women weren't allowed to wear pants on the floor of the US Senate until 1993. NINETEEN-NINETY-THREE! (And only then because a group of female senators defied the rules and just did the damn thing.) 31. March for basic human rights: Universalimagesgroup / Getty Images, Hulton Archive / Getty Images Share On facebook Share On facebook Share On vk Share On vk Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On lineapp Share On lineapp Share On twitter Share On twitter Share On email Share On email Share On sms Share On sms Share On whatsapp Share On whatsapp Share On more Share On more Share On tumblr Share On tumblr Share On link Share On link Share On copy Share On copy Omg It's Prime Day!