Monday, October 10, 2011

Dr. Mary Walker

Awesome woman of the day: Dr. Mary Walker. She became a doctor prior to the Civil War and then served as a surgeon in the Union Army. She was captured Confederate forces, and in general did some really bad-ass stuff. She is the ONLY woman to have ever gotten a Congressional Medal of Honor. Sexist pigs in congress tried to take her CMoH away from her, and she told them to kiss her ass. Congress finally admitted she deserved it in 1977. She wore men's clothing and was buried in a suit rather than a dress. She totally rocked.

Mary Edwards Walker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mary Edwards Walker (November 26, 1832 – February 21, 1919) was an American feminist, abolitionist, prohibitionist, alleged spy, prisoner of war and surgeon. She is the only woman ever to receive the Medal of Honor.