Challenging the Status Quo

January 30, 2014 adean

By Annmarie Dean

I’ve always been interested in inspirational women. When I was eight-years-old, I made a pilgrimage to the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, N.Y. Standing next to a life size bronze statue of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, other planners of the first women’s rights convention and a few of the men who supported the cause, is something I will never forget. Women who challenge social norms and emerge as triumphant icons should always be celebrated. Throughout the month of February, WNED-TV will be airing “Extraordinary Women.” The series profiles women who seemed to have it all glamour, power, wealth, and adoration. Coco Chanel, Wallis Simpson, Martha Gellhorn, Agatha Christie...they were worshipped, loved, and sometimes even feared by millions the world over. With archive, interviews, and dramatic re-enactment, learn about the price these women paid for their achievements.

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