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It wasn't that long ago that western women were treated as second-class citizens in their nation's social and political systems. During the Victorian Age, women were encouraged to focus on home and family. Exploring unknown lands was almost exclusively reserved for men.
Three brave Victorian women, Marianne North, Mary Kingsley and Alexandra David-Néel, were determined to break through cultural limitations to become accomplished explorers in their own right.
Watch the video below to learn more about their adventures and what a woman can do when she doesn't take 'no' for an answer.
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