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9 Examples Of Why You Should Never Underestimate Teenage Girls

Let’s continue to raise strong women.

1. Sybil Ludington, who pulled a (more successful) Paul Revere and rode for 40 miles alerting people of a British attack when she was 16.

2. Betsey Metcalf, an anti-slavery activist who, at 12 (a near-teen!), started the American straw hat industry.

3. Sacajawea, who was only 15 years old when she helped the Lewis and Clark expedition become a success.

4. Caresse Crosby who, at 19, invented the modern bra.

5. The Radium Girls, who successfully fought for labor laws even as the gruesome side effects of working with radium killed them.

6. Anne Frank, who, on her 13th birthday, started the diary that gave a human face to the horrors of the Nazi persecution and the Holocaust.

7. The 1077th Anti-Aircraft Regiment, a group of all-female volunteers who destroyed German tanks during the Battle of Stalingrad, even though they were barely out of high school.

8. The Little Rock Nine, a group of 15- and 16-year-old black students who tested the limits of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling at their all-white Arkansas high school.

9. Malala Yousafzai, who at 15 survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban while advocation for female education.