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#ShePersisted Hashtag Features Fiercest Women in History

She persisted.
• February 8, 2017 5:35 pm

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Nowadays, nothing can happen in left-wing politics without it being an opportunity for a timeless #hashtag to show #resistance.

The latest example is the saga of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), this hour's #YasQueen because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell invoked an obscure rule Tuesday night and led a party-line reprimand of her for reading a Coretta Scott King letter critical of Attorney General nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.).

"Sen. Warren was giving a lengthy speech," McConnell said. "She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted."

As a result of McConnell's wording, #ShePersisted has become another rallying cry hashtag for Twitter activists to share #badass photos of famous women throughout history who #persisted in the face of adversity.

Here are the most inspiring examples.

The Wicked Witch of the West

The Alien Queen

The T-Rex

Alex Forrest

Amy Elliott-Dunne

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

Mal

Cersei Lannister

Aileen Wuornos

Tonya Harding

Buffalo Bill

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Ursula

Hillary Clinton

Mama June

Chyna 

Caitlyn Jenner

Anastasia Steele

Lizzie Borden