In her first interview after her excessively raunchy appearance on the VMA awards, Miley Cyrus apparently told MTV news that she wanted to "make history."
For our daughters and sons everywhere, I'd like to point out that gyrating in front of millions of people does not actually make history in any way.
There have been many young women who really did make history over the years -- too many to possibly list -- and you can read about some of them at these sites:
- 100 Important Women in History
- Women who changed history
- 100 Most Important Women in World History
- Young and Brave: Girls Changing History
So many young women come to mind when we think of who has changed history... Helen Keller, Anne Frank, Sacagawea, Joan of Arc... but I'd like to offer up ten amazing young women and girls (and in some cases, groups of girls) who influenced history and who are not well known despite their deeds.
These young ladies ought to get more press than Miley Cyrus.
Click on the list to read about ten young women around Miley's age or even younger who were able to "make history" and make the world a better place.
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