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Topic: Who is she?
Posted By: Mila
Subject: Who is she?
Date Posted: 14-May-2006 at 11:17
WHO is SHE?

Whoever guesses correctly can then make an attempt to outsmart everyone else. One a woman is correctly identified, I will post a short bio of her and her accomplishments in an additional thread - if the person who submitted her would rather do this themselves, just let me know.

Here is my first attempt:



She was a talented mathematician in her own right but only those with a particular interest in her would know anything about her other than the identity of her husband. WHO is SHE?


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Posted By: Milos Obilic
Date Posted: 14-May-2006 at 11:27
Albert Einstain's wife, Mileva Maric - great Serbian woman.





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Posted By: Mila
Date Posted: 14-May-2006 at 11:37
Bravo. Now it's your turn to offer a mystery.

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Posted By: Mila
Date Posted: 14-May-2006 at 11:51
I'll post another for the time-being.



She may not look like much, but she was Queen of what is now one of the wealthiest and most powerful nations in her particular region of the world.


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Posted By: Mila
Date Posted: 15-May-2006 at 18:47
Okay, time for a new hint. Oi'l give it to you soon. 

    

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Posted By: azimuth
Date Posted: 15-May-2006 at 23:27
where you got that emotion from milla? lol

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 16-May-2006 at 10:40
Mila. I can't see the photos!

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Posted By: Mila
Date Posted: 16-May-2006 at 11:28
I don't really know what I should do, morticia? I can see them... I will try uploading them again and replacing them in the post.

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Posted By: Milos Obilic
Date Posted: 16-May-2006 at 18:43
Originally posted by Mila Mila wrote:







who's this?


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Posted By: Mila
Date Posted: 16-May-2006 at 18:49
That's what you have to guess. :)

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Posted By: Milos Obilic
Date Posted: 16-May-2006 at 19:09
hmm.. is it the queen Amina of Zaria?




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Posted By: Mila
Date Posted: 16-May-2006 at 19:11
Yes. Bravo - you're 2 for 2.

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Posted By: Maharbbal
Date Posted: 17-May-2006 at 18:27
Hey! Isn't Amina of Zaria supposed to be a Nigerian Queen of the 16th c.?

This is very misleading it looks like a photograph.

M.

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Posted By: Milos Obilic
Date Posted: 18-May-2006 at 00:55
mila, dajem ti prednost da ti postavis fotku neke istorijske licnosti.

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Posted By: Master_Blaster
Date Posted: 18-May-2006 at 21:44
Okay, this is going to be an easy one:
 
Name the Persian woman, worldy reknowned for her beauty, that became Alexander the Great's favorite wife upon his conquest of the Iranian Plateau.
 
note: Sometimes she is labeled as having been an Indian princess, at other times, a Persian one.


Posted By: Milos Obilic
Date Posted: 18-May-2006 at 22:50
Apama?

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Posted By: Maziar
Date Posted: 19-May-2006 at 01:39
Roksana


Posted By: Socrates
Date Posted: 19-May-2006 at 09:06
Serbian version is Roksanda Big smile...
 


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Posted By: Master_Blaster
Date Posted: 21-May-2006 at 15:57
Originally posted by Maziar Maziar wrote:

Roksana
 
Big smile Correct! I love that you said her name is Farsi instead of saying the Anglicized versian, "Roxanne"Wink
 
 


Posted By: Maziar
Date Posted: 22-May-2006 at 20:50
Wow at least you like something about meWink


Posted By: Master_Blaster
Date Posted: 28-May-2006 at 20:12
Originally posted by Maziar Maziar wrote:

Wow at least you like something about meWink
 
Just b/c I don't agree with your political views doesn't mean that I don't like you.Smile


Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 30-May-2006 at 14:06
Okay, try to guess WHO IS THIS?



This woman paved the way for nuclear physics and cancer therapy. Her ashes (along with her husbands’) were laid to rest under the famous dome of the Pantheon in Paris, alongside politician Jean Jaures, Resistance fighter Jean Moulin, and author Victor Hugo.



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Posted By: Maziar
Date Posted: 30-May-2006 at 14:42
Maria Sklodowska Curie


Posted By: Maharbbal
Date Posted: 30-May-2006 at 21:44

Who is she? to help you she is a french revolutionnary, she sprend the good word of anarchy and female rights from Paris to Marseille and from London to Noumea; here most famous action is as the leader of one of the most famous uprising in the 19th c.
    

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Posted By: poirot
Date Posted: 31-May-2006 at 06:22
Louise Michel, one of the gems of the Paris Commune.

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Posted By: Maharbbal
Date Posted: 31-May-2006 at 08:49
ineed it is her


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Posted By: Maziar
Date Posted: 31-May-2006 at 18:12
She was born 1871 in Lublin. 1898 she obtained the citizenship of Germany and became active in the left wing of the social democratic party of Germany(SPD). She have attained great symbolic status amongst democratic socialists and some Marxists. 1919 she captured by Freikorps in Berlin and turtered and killed at the same day.
 


Posted By: Maharbbal
Date Posted: 31-May-2006 at 19:16
Rosa Luxembourg.

See Kom's signature.

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Posted By: Maziar
Date Posted: 02-Jun-2006 at 00:58
Yes, Maharbbal she is Rosa Luxemburg.
 
But Kom has still his Borg's signature and wants to assimilate us allLOL


Posted By: poirot
Date Posted: 03-Jun-2006 at 03:23
 

All right!!! I am NOT posting this picture for her sexiness.  Usually one does not match the face of an inventor with this face, but yes, folks, she was famous for inventing something.

Electrical engineers and military technicians all around the world revere her as the co-inventor of a very important technology.

Besides being a co-inventor, she is also ground-breaking in history for another type of achievement, one less feminist.

Questions:

1. What is the technology that she helped to co-invent?
2. What was her somewhat less feminist, but groundbreaking, achievement? (think film!  Benito Mussolini refused to sell his copy of something related to her groundbreaking act.)
3. Who is she?

Hint: Her first husband was a German Nazi armament manufacturer, whom she fled from.  Her other husbands included a lawyer, an actor, a Texas oilman, a nightclub owner, and a screenwriter.

Today, in many science and engineering circles, she is seen as a reminder that women of extraordinary beauty also have brains to match!


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Posted By: Maharbbal
Date Posted: 03-Jun-2006 at 11:49
Hedy Lamarr?

Wasn't something like a spectrum I don't know what

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Posted By: Leonardo
Date Posted: 03-Jun-2006 at 14:05
She was one of the most famous and celebrated courtesans and poets of Italian Renaissance.
 
Who is she?
 


Posted By: poirot
Date Posted: 03-Jun-2006 at 15:27
Yep! Hedy Lamarr.  She co-invented the frequency hopping technique, commonly used nowdays in military technology.  She was also groundbreaking for posing nude and faking an orgasm - much earlier than Meg Ryan - in the 1931 film Extase, which was notorious back then.  

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Posted By: poirot
Date Posted: 03-Jun-2006 at 15:27
Veronica Franco?

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Posted By: Leonardo
Date Posted: 03-Jun-2006 at 15:53
Originally posted by poirot poirot wrote:

Veronica Franco?
 
 
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Posted By: Maziar
Date Posted: 03-Jun-2006 at 16:57
 
She was the pioneer of modern nursing, who is she?
 


Posted By: poirot
Date Posted: 03-Jun-2006 at 17:16
Florence Nightingle, the lady with the lamp Tongue

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Posted By: Maharbbal
Date Posted: 03-Jun-2006 at 21:51
Here it is, a tricky one:

    

Some hints:
-She was a german photgrapher that died in Spain falling under a tank.




- She is famous for creating a character with her boyfriend that became so sucessful that he had to actually become that very character. Here are is most famous pictures.



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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 05-Jun-2006 at 13:29
Gerda Taro   

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Posted By: Maziar
Date Posted: 06-Jun-2006 at 09:50
Yes very good. At least someone should tell people if they are wrong or right, and if here is no one to say that i will do it LOLBig smile


Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 06-Jun-2006 at 11:34
   You're right, Mazier..the answer should be acknowledged one way or the other! Thanks!   

Now, let's see if you can guess who this famous poet is:



She’s a famous Canadian poet who writes in both French and English. She’s world-renowned and her work has been translated into Portuguese, Slovene, Spanish, Basque and Bulgarian.



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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 07-Jun-2006 at 14:47
GOTCHA! Well, seems like you are all "stumped"? C'mon Dawn, she's a Canadian!! If no responses are forthcoming shortly, I'll post the answer.     

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 08-Jun-2006 at 12:09
GIVE UP? Okay, her name is Nathalie Stephens. Here's a little info on her:

http://www.library.utoronto.ca/canpoetry/stephens/



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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 21-Jun-2006 at 16:24
Okay, this is an easy one!





Rumor has it that this woman was photographed more than Marilyn Monroe. She was a Mexican born painter who had polio as a child. Her father was a Hungarian-Jew born in Baden-Baden, Germany and her mother was a Spanish-Mexican Indigenous Native. Who is she?



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Posted By: Mila
Date Posted: 21-Jun-2006 at 17:20
Frida Kahlo.

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Posted By: Maziar
Date Posted: 21-Jun-2006 at 18:19
 
She was born 1880 in Alabama, after nineteen mounts she became deaf and blind possibly due to scarlet fever or maybe meningitis. She went on to become a world-famous speaker and american author. She is remembered as an advocate for the handicapped, as well as numerous causes, ativist and lecturer.


Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 22-Jun-2006 at 11:22
Originally posted by Mila Mila wrote:

Frida Kahlo.

    
Very good, Mila! It is Frida Kahlo!


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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 22-Jun-2006 at 11:27
   Maziar, I believe that is Helen Keller! If so, she was a fascinating woman...deaf and blind from childhood, she overcame all obstacles in her way and did not let her disabilities impede her intelligence and determination. She was a strong woman!



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Posted By: Maziar
Date Posted: 22-Jun-2006 at 11:54
Wow Morty very good, you are rightThumbs UpClap


Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 26-Jun-2006 at 12:15




Here goes my 1000 post in AE and I'm dedicating it to one of the most influential modern women in the world today (she has been named as one of China's most influential women. Her blend of Chinese heritage and U.S. education and business experience has provided her with a unique skill - she negotiates with her local Chinese government and is just as comfortable negotiating with U.S. based companies. She is responsible for the music network growth in China and has done more than most to narrow the cultural divide between East and West. WHO IS SHE?





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Posted By: Suren
Date Posted: 27-Jun-2006 at 03:21
ching chang chungConfused


Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 27-Jun-2006 at 13:30
Originally posted by sirius99 sirius99 wrote:

ching chang chung


Close....but no cigar!      Any other guesses?



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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 28-Jun-2006 at 11:41
    

The answer is: Li Yifei

Born in Beijing and US educated, at 42 years of age, she is the general manager of MTV China and was named "China's most influential woman" by Forbes and CNN.



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Posted By: Maziar
Date Posted: 28-Jun-2006 at 21:14
Morty 1:0 for you Wink
 
Let's see if you know this woman.
 
 
 
She is a french singer and actress. Born 1917 in Bordeaux, France.
A hint: she sang "Il n'y a pas d'amour heureux" in the famous french film 8 women (8 femme) 2002.


Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 29-Jun-2006 at 10:52
   OMG, Maziar, this is a no-brainer for me. One of my brothers is an avid foreign film watcher, and this actress is one of his all-time favorites. He raved about her in 8 Femmes. Her name is Danielle Darrieux and she was a hot commodity in her day! She did some American films too. She played the part of Olympias in "Alexander the Great" with Richard Burton and "The Rage of Paris" with Douglas Fairbanks Jr. She was also in the musical "Coco", where she replaced Katherine Hepburn, based on the life of Coco Chanel. She was also married to the famous playboy, Porfirio Rubirosa.




    

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Posted By: Maziar
Date Posted: 29-Jun-2006 at 20:59
Ecxellent Thumbs Up 


Posted By: Master_Blaster
Date Posted: 06-Jul-2006 at 21:48
She was young, and pretty, and innocent. American soldiers broke into her home, murdered her father, her mother, and her 5 year old sister in cold blood. They then stripped her naked, raped her for hours, and then shot her in the head before burning her lower body-specifically her vaginal parts- so that no semen or fluids could be traced back to the perpetrators.
 
Who was she?
 
She was a child of Iraq.
 
She was a daughter of Iraq.
 
She was the honor of a Muslim Iraq. Her name was Abeer Qasim Hamza.
 
She was 15 and she was a martyr of Iraq.


Posted By: Anton
Date Posted: 09-Jul-2006 at 11:11
My question. Who is that woman? Hint- one of the most educated women in medieval times.

Anna Comnena



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Posted By: Maziar
Date Posted: 09-Jul-2006 at 11:15

Anna Komnene, look at the picture's nameWink



Posted By: Anton
Date Posted: 09-Jul-2006 at 11:17
bloody hell. I forgot to remove it Evil Smile

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Posted By: Aelfgifu
Date Posted: 10-Jul-2006 at 07:57
 
Who is she? She is a symbol for the innocent victims of war...


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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 17-Jul-2006 at 11:23
Aelfgifu, I can't see the photo.

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Posted By: Aelfgifu
Date Posted: 17-Jul-2006 at 12:10
hm, I can... retry...
 
Better?


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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 17-Jul-2006 at 13:55
   Much better...thank you.

I think she is Kim Phuc Phan Thi, a Vietnamese peace activist...who was seen all around the world as a young girl burned by napalm during the Vietnam War. Here's that famous photo:







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Posted By: Aelfgifu
Date Posted: 17-Jul-2006 at 17:43
Yes, it is her. Phan Thị Kim Phúc.
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Phuc_Phan_Thi - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Phuc_Phan_Thi


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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 28-Jul-2006 at 15:56
   
Let's try another one!

She is a Princess with a Bachelor of Science and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, is currently a professor of Organic Chemistry at Mahidol University, and is Chairman of the Foundation for Promotion Nature Conservation and Environmental Protection...and she has lips that even Angelina Jolie would envy!   Who is she?






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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 31-Jul-2006 at 11:54
She is.......Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn. She is the youngest daughter of HM King Bhumipol Adulyadej and HM Queen Sirikit of Thailand. She looks much younger than her 49 years, is divorced, and presently resides with a physician, whom she refers to as "The Doctor". She has two daughters, the eldest of which is studying in the U.S.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chulabhorn_Walailak


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Posted By: Maziar
Date Posted: 03-Aug-2006 at 10:49
Who is she?
Born 1912 in München (Munich). she was a mistress of an european dictator and she married him at his last day's life.
 
 
 


Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 03-Aug-2006 at 12:52
Is that Clara Petacci? She was almost 30 years younger than Mussolini - what a pervert!

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Posted By: Aelfgifu
Date Posted: 03-Aug-2006 at 13:17

The description would suggest Eva Braun, but I dont think the picture is her...

Maziar, I like your motto... finally somebody with common sense.


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Women hold their councils of war in kitchens: the knives are there, and the cups of coffee, and the towels to dry the tears.


Posted By: Gundamor
Date Posted: 03-Aug-2006 at 14:02
It looks like Eva Bruan. Probably taken at the Eagle's Nest. I thought maybe Hanna Reitsch at first but she didnt have that colour of hair.

Description is obviously Eva Bruan as Aelfgifu said.

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 03-Aug-2006 at 14:18
Originally posted by Aelfgifu Aelfgifu wrote:

The description would suggest Eva Braun, but I dont think the picture is her...


Maziar, I like your motto... finally somebody with common sense.


I believe you are right, Aelfgifu.. It must be Eva Braun. She was born in 1912 in Munich, whereas Mussolini's mistress was born, also in 1912, but in Rome. Let's wait for Maziar for the final verdict!

Gundamor - I, too, thought of Hanna Reitsch and was also dissuaded by the hair color!   

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Posted By: Aelfgifu
Date Posted: 03-Aug-2006 at 14:41
I'd thought Eve Braun would be younger than that, but perhaps I saw only earlier pics of her... Or I'm wrong...

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Posted By: Gundamor
Date Posted: 03-Aug-2006 at 15:58
Originally posted by Aelfgifu Aelfgifu wrote:

I'd thought Eve Braun would be younger than that, but perhaps I saw only earlier pics of her... Or I'm wrong...


Well in black and white photos she kind of looked younger. Alot of the colour photos you see of her are stills off home movies. This could maybe distort her image/age a bit. Or she had ton of stress being with hitler which adds age.

I never realized she was that young actually. I thought she was in her late 30s or early 40's heh.

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Posted By: Maziar
Date Posted: 03-Aug-2006 at 22:53
So Morty gives me the final verdictBig smile, cooool. Now ladies and gentlmen there is it, yes Aelfgifu she is Eva Braun.
Thank you all for your insight. Morty this time you were wrong, what happened? ok don't worry i hope you will know this woman:
 
 
Born 1911 in Berlin, she loved Hitler and wanted to marry him, but Hitler ignored her, so she has married one of his important ministers. As the red army entered Berlin She, her husband and 6 children together with Hitler and Eva Braun moved into Führerbunker. In bunker She has commited suicid after ahe has drugged her 6 children with morphine, and killed them with cyanide capsules.


Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 04-Aug-2006 at 15:07
Originally posted by Maziar Maziar wrote:

Morty this time you were wrong, what happened?


I guess I'm just having an OFF day! But, Aelfgifu guessed it right away! good job!

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Posted By: Gundamor
Date Posted: 04-Aug-2006 at 22:18
Originally posted by Maziar Maziar wrote:

So Morty gives me the final verdict
Thank you all for your insight. Morty this time you were wrong, what happened? ok don't worry i hope you will know this woman:

 


 

Born 1911 in Berlin, she loved Hitler and wanted to marry him, but Hitler ignored her, so she has married one of his important ministers. As the red army entered Berlin She, her husband and 6 children together with Hitler and Eva Braun moved into Führerbunker. In bunker She has commited suicid after ahe has drugged her 6 children with morphine, and killed them with cyanide capsules.


Magda Goebbels. I always thought she was in love with Speer though. Or maybe it was the other way around.
    

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Posted By: Maziar
Date Posted: 06-Aug-2006 at 16:40
Very good GundamorClap, yes, Johanna Maria Magdalena Goebbels née Behrend this is her full name. Well rumors said that magda was for a short time in love with Speer the architect, i don't know if this was true or not. But we know she was in love with Hitler, and she married Joseph Goebbels, the propagand minister of Hitler to be near to him.


Posted By: Aelfgifu
Date Posted: 06-Aug-2006 at 16:47
I even heared that Hitler arranged the marriage, as she, being a very pretty woman, would improve the image of Goebbels, who himself had the charisma of a slug...

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Women hold their councils of war in kitchens: the knives are there, and the cups of coffee, and the towels to dry the tears.


Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 07-Aug-2006 at 15:34
Great job, Gundamor!    

Maziar, for the record, Magda Goebbels was born in 1901, not 1911 as you stated.

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Posted By: Maziar
Date Posted: 07-Aug-2006 at 16:54
OOOHEmbarrassed, you are right Morty, yes she was born 1901.


Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 08-Aug-2006 at 14:32
Okay, here's an easy one!




She was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1905. She started working in a barbershop as a “lather girl” (hmm sounds interesting!) and later a model. She went on to become one of America’s leading film actresses and was especially known for her reclusiveness. Her famous line was “I vant to be alone”! [emphasis supplied on her accent]!
Who is she?   

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"Morty

Trust in God: She will provide." -- Emmeline Pankhurst


Posted By: Gundamor
Date Posted: 08-Aug-2006 at 15:08
Greta Garbo thats a nice colour picture of her

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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 08-Aug-2006 at 15:31
Bravo, Gundamor...   

Yes, she was very beautiful, but very unhappy when she became famous. She hated all the publicity and lack of privacy afforded her with notoriety.





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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 09-Aug-2006 at 15:05
This is what I consider to be a strong and determined woman! She founded a leading organization in Afghanistan (meant to give voice to the deprived and silenced women of Afghanistan), and launched a feminist magazine in 1981. She represented the Afghan resistance movement at the French Socialist Party Congress, where she started waiving a victory sign. Unfortunately, she was assassinated (one year after her husband’s assassination) by (some say) fundamentalist Mujahideen leader, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, fearing the love and respect she was creating from her people. She brought awareness of the women’s movement and is considered a martyr by some. Who is she?







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Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 11-Aug-2006 at 23:36
WOW, I'm amazed that no one was able to identify this woman. Well, here's the answer:

She is..... Meena Keshwar Kamal also referred to as the "Heroine of Afghanistan" and founder of RAWA (Revolutionary Association for the Women of Afghanistan).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meena_Keshwar_Kamal

    

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Posted By: Maziar
Date Posted: 12-Aug-2006 at 23:39
I hope our Afghan fellow member would pay attention to this thread.


Posted By: Master_Blaster
Date Posted: 13-Aug-2006 at 15:11
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar was the CIA's favorite mujahideen commander. He was referred to by CIA cheifs as "our blue-eyed mujahid".


Posted By: Maziar
Date Posted: 13-Aug-2006 at 21:54
The funny thing is Hekmatyar was hided also in Iran, yes a favourite CIA mujahed supported and hided by iranian Mullahs. What a crazy world LOL


Posted By: Master_Blaster
Date Posted: 13-Aug-2006 at 23:01
Originally posted by Maziar Maziar wrote:

The funny thing is Hekmatyar was hided also in Iran, yes a favourite CIA mujahed supported and hided by iranian Mullahs. What a crazy world LOL
 
Hekmatyar was given refuge by the Iranian regime after he became an ally of Osama bin Laden and the Taliban.
 
The Iranian regime also gave refuge to Hazara (Shia) and Tajik (Shia) leaders, most notably, Ismail Khan of Herat, southwestern Afghanistan. Iran was also the biggest supporter of the mujahideen in Bosnia and sent thousands of fighters and guns to the Bosniaks. Are you saying that the Iranians should not support their co-religionists, Mazier? If Iran did not support the Bosniaks during the Balkan War, then they would have been completely annihilated.
 
Also, isn't one of bin Laden's many sons living in or around Tehran, Iran now?


Posted By: Master_Blaster
Date Posted: 14-Aug-2006 at 14:29

Mazier, I don't know where you came across the idea that Iran was harboring Hekmatyar who is a Pashtun Sunni Muslim. His supporters are the Pashtuns and other Sunni Afghans who live in southern Afghanistan and the tribal areas of northwestern Pakistan (where some 31.5 million Afghans of Pashtun and Baloch ethnicity reside.)



Posted By: Maziar
Date Posted: 14-Aug-2006 at 16:30
Oh, a refugee, only a poor refugee,wow.LOL
 
Please stay on topic.!!
 
 


Posted By: Master_Blaster
Date Posted: 14-Aug-2006 at 19:48
Originally posted by Maziar Maziar wrote:

Oh, a refugee, only a poor refugee,wow.LOL Please stay on topic.!!
 
 
Mazier jaan,
 
The western parts of Pakistan, i.e. Baluchistan, the North West Frontier Province, and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas are all AFGHAN areas. 18.99% of Pakistan's population is of Iranic/Iranian descent and these are not refugees, their lands were given by the British when Pakistan was formed in 1947 and the Durand Line expired in 1993 and these areas of Pakistan were to go back to Afghanistan and Iran, respectively.
 
Afghans living in Afghanistan: 31.056 million
 
Afghans (largely Pashtun and Baloch) living in Pakistan: 31.50 million
 
Hence, the reason Hekmatyar enjoys so much support in Pakistan and not Iran (which is largley Shia).


Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 15-Aug-2006 at 11:05
Ahem, now that I have all of your attention:     

This is another brave and strong woman which I highly respect and support. At only 27 years of age, she is the feminist voice in her country and is considered to be the most famous woman of her country. She fears being assassinated, like all the other outspoken women before her, and she knows her mission can get her killed, to which she responds, “They will kill me but they will not kill my voice because it will be the voice of all women of [my country].” I admire her when she says, “ I am not better than any of the others, but I am young and energetic and the women of [my country] need me.”   Every country needs strong women like this one!

Who is she?


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"Morty

Trust in God: She will provide." -- Emmeline Pankhurst


Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 17-Aug-2006 at 13:43
Well, she is another women's rights activist from Afghanistan. The more I read about these strong women from Afghanistan, the more impressed I am with them. These are women that risk death for their cause, and yet they are willing to take that chance in order to keep the women's issue on the agenda. My hat goes off to them and I wish them much success!

Her name is MALALAI JOYA

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4606174.stm


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"Morty

Trust in God: She will provide." -- Emmeline Pankhurst


Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 15-Sep-2006 at 13:14
    


She was born in 1582, of Angoloan descent and was a member of Jagas (an ethnic militant group against Portuguese slave traders). She waged war, as a military leader, against European slave hunters. Totally devoted to the resistance movement, she formed alliances with other foreign powers to free Angola of European influence. Her struggle helped awaken others that followed her and forced them to mount offensives against invaders, including the mother of the great Zulu warrior Chaka; Madame Tinubu of Nigeria, Kaipkire of the Herero people of South West Africa, and the female army that followed the Dahomian King, Behanzin Bowelle.

Who was she?

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"Morty

Trust in God: She will provide." -- Emmeline Pankhurst


Posted By: Maziar
Date Posted: 15-Sep-2006 at 17:41
Well i am not sure, i remember my history class in school's time. We have learned something about slavery and imperialism in Africa. I took a look at my old school books and i found this woman:  Nzinga Mbande. The story was about a Dutch alliance and Nzinga Mbande against portogal.
Am i wrong ?


Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 18-Sep-2006 at 13:04
A plus for Maziar....   

She is indeed NZINGHA, known as the "Amazon Queen of Matamba West Africa"

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nzinga_of_Ndongo_and_Matamba


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"Morty

Trust in God: She will provide." -- Emmeline Pankhurst


Posted By: Maziar
Date Posted: 19-Sep-2006 at 15:44
Embarrassed Thanks alot Big smile
 
 


Posted By: morticia
Date Posted: 02-Nov-2006 at 16:07


    

She was born in Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany in 1872. She was known by some to be obstinate, cold and withdrawn, but also known by others to be loyal to her country and family. Her brother died of hemophilia and, three years later, her mother and sister died from diptheria. She became engaged in Coburg, Germany to a famous Russian, and married him for love, even though their families didn’t agree. They were married for 23 years and had five children. The empire rejoiced with a 301 cannon salute at the birth of the heir to the throne (the only son they had). She ruled with her famous Russian husband, but they were disliked by certain groups. Ultimately, thinking she was posing for a photograph, they were assassinated.

Who is she?

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"Morty

Trust in God: She will provide." -- Emmeline Pankhurst



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