Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Time Magazine names Janet Jagan among “History’s Most Rebellious Women”

In honor of International Women's Day, TIME Magazine took a look at some unlikely revolutionaries, from Joan of Arc to Harriet Tubman and a modern-day mother of three who became a key democracy activist in Yemen.
As such, it named former Guyana President, Janet Jagan, as one the History’s Most Rebellious Women. In honour of International Women’s Day, the renowned publication carried an article featuring what it described as “some unlikely revolutionaries”.
Also named in the magazine’s top 16 were Tawakul Karman of Yemen, Aung San Suu Kyi (Burma), Corazon Aquino (the Philippines), Phoolan Devi (India), Golda Meir (Israel), Angela Davis (U.S.), Vilma Lucila Espín (Cuba), Jiang Qing (China), Nadezhda Krupskaya (Russia), Susan B. Anthony (U.S.), Emmeline Pankhurst (Britain), Harriet Tubman (U.S.), Mary Wollstonecraft (Britain), Joan of Arc (France) and Boudica (Britain).


  1. It good to see that on Women's day one of our very own Guyanese that has fought for the independence of this country is being honored.

  2. Yes and I will never forget her, great lady, who was not afaid and I just loved it when she threw that stupid piece of paper from Hoyte over her shoulder during her inaugration, great woman.