The other day, my U.S. History teacher showed us a movie called, "Iron Jawed Angels." To be quite frank, I wasn't initially drawn to it judging from the title, but the minute I saw Hilary Swank—the same star of Million Dollar Baby, Boys Don't Cry, Freedom Writers, etc—I knew it was going to be interesting. She played the role of a real woman in history: Alice Paul. This film not only gave me a newfound respect for the lady, but also made me realize how inspiring Ms. Paul was as a person, suffragist, & woman's right activist. She was determined and passionate, she was smart and educated, she stood up for what she believed in and was driven with high amounts of motivation to go after what she wanted no matter what the sacrifices were she had to risk. She is basically the main reason why women have the rights we often take for granted today. She was truly the definition of a hero.. and it made me realize, how often do you find such people nowadays?