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A woman is an adult female human. The term woman may also refer to a girl (a female child or adolescent). The plural women is sometimes used for female humans regardless of age, as in phrases such as "women's rights."

Typically, a woman has two X chromosomes and is capable of pregnancy and giving birth from puberty until menopause. Female anatomy, as distinguished from male anatomy, includes the fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus, vulva, breasts, Skene's glands, and Bartholin's glands. The adult female pelvis is wider than the male's, the hips are generally broader, and women have significantly less facial and other body hair. On average, women are shorter and less muscular than men.

Throughout human history, traditional gender roles have often defined and limited women's activities and opportunities; many religious doctrines stipulate certain rules for women. With restrictions loosening during the 20th century in many societies, women have gained access to careers beyond the traditional homemaker, and the ability to pursue higher education. Violence against women, whether within families or in communities, has a long history and is primarily committed by men. Some women are denied reproductive rights. The movements and ideologies of feminism have a shared goal of achieving gender equality.

Trans women have a male sex assignment at birth that does not align with their gender identity, while intersex women were born with sex characteristics that do not fit typical notions of female biology.

Woman Media

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Wading Women

Wading Women

Two women in waders from the rear, c. 1900s...Image number: A31-14a

[Policeman inspecting rugs, Puerto Rico]

[Policeman inspecting rugs, Puerto Rico]

Title: [Policeman inspecting rugs, Puerto Rico] . .Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: 1939..Place: Puerto Rico..Physical Description: 1 transparency: film, color; 10 x 13 cm. . .File: ag1982_0234_2... more

Puerto Rico, Grumman

Puerto Rico, Grumman

Title: Puerto Rico, Grumman ..Alternative Title: [Grumman G-21 Goose, Puerto Rico] ..Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: 1939..Place: Isla Grande, Puerto Rico..Physical Description: 1 transparency: fil... more

Puerto Rico 1939, Junior Birdsmen

Puerto Rico 1939, Junior Birdsmen

Title: Puerto Rico 1939, Junior Birdsmen ..Alternative Title: [Junior Birdsmen in front of Grumman G-21 Goose]. .Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: 1939..Place: Isla Grande, Puerto Rico..Physical Desc... more

[Airmen and women with Grumman G-21 Goose, Puerto Rico]

[Airmen and women with Grumman G-21 Goose, Puerto Rico]

Title: [Airmen and women with Grumman G-21 Goose, Puerto Rico] . .Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: 1939..Place: Isla Grande, Puerto Rico..Physical Description: 1 transparency: film, color; 13 x 10 c... more

[Two Models next to Lockheed 10B Electra, Delta Air Lines]

[Two Models next to Lockheed 10B Electra, Delta Air Lines]

Title: [Two Models next to Lockheed 10B Electra, Delta Air Lines]..Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: March 1940..Place: Dallas, Texas ..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph Collection..Description: T... more

[Alice Faye and Photographer with Lockheed 12A Electra Junior]

[Alice Faye and Photographer with Lockheed 12A Electra Junior]

Title: [Alice Faye and Photographer with Lockheed 12A Electra Junior] ..Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: March 1940..Place: Houston, Texas ..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph Collection..Descript... more

[Two Models next to Lockheed 10B Electra, Delta Air Lines]

[Two Models next to Lockheed 10B Electra, Delta Air Lines]

Title: [Two Models next to Lockheed 10B Electra, Delta Air Lines] ..Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: March 1940..Place: Dallas, Texas ..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph Collection..Descrip... more

Alice and Gladys Reeves

Alice and Gladys Reeves

ca. 1910. From the Gladys Reeves fonds, PR1974.0173/636.

[Models with Oldsmobile Automobile, Lockheed 10B Electra, Delta Air Lines]

[Models with Oldsmobile Automobile, Lockheed 10B Electra, Delta Air Li...

Title: [Models with Oldsmobile Automobile, Lockheed 10B Electra, Delta Air Lines] ..Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: March 1940..Place: Dallas, Texas ..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph Coll... more

Unidentified woman in Sarasota reading about winter storms up North

Unidentified woman in Sarasota reading about winter storms up North

Persistent URL: floridamemory.com/items/show/246341 ( http://floridamemory.com/items/show/246341 ) ..Local call number: JJS1118..Title: Unidentified woman in Sarasota reading about winter storms up North..Date:... more

Mission Mfg. misc, ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Mission Mfg. misc, ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Title: Mission Mfg. misc, ''Miss Mission'' series in color ..Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: August 1944..Place: Houston, Texas ..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph Collection..Physical Des... more

Mission Mfg. misc. field shots, ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Mission Mfg. misc. field shots, ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Title: Mission Mfg. misc. field shots, ''Miss Mission'' series in color ..Alternative Title: [Mission Manufacturing Co. miscellaneous field shots, ''Miss Mission'' series in color]..Creator: Robert Yarna... more

Mission Mfg. misc. field shots, ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Mission Mfg. misc. field shots, ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Title: Mission Mfg. misc. field shots, ''Miss Mission'' series in color ..Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: August 1944..Place: Houston, Texas ..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph Collection..... more

Mission Mfg. misc, ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Mission Mfg. misc, ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Title: Mission Mfg. misc, ''Miss Mission'' series in color ..Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: August 1944..Place: Houston, Texas ..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph Collection..Physical Desc... more

Mission Manufactor misc., ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Mission Manufactor misc., ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Title: Mission Manufactor misc., ''Miss Mission'' series in color ..Alternative Title: [Mission Manufacturing Co. miscellaneous, ''Miss Mission'' series in color]..Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: ... more

Mission Mfg. misc.

Mission Mfg. misc.

Title: Mission Mfg. misc. ..Alternative Title: [Mission Manufacturing Co. miscellaneous shots]..Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: August 1944..Place: Houston, Texas ..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie ... more

Mission Mfg. misc., ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Mission Mfg. misc., ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Title: Mission Mfg. misc., ''Miss Mission'' series in color ..Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: August 1944..Place: Houston, Texas ..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph Collection..Physical Descri... more

Mission Mfg., ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Mission Mfg., ''Miss Mission'' series in color

Title: Mission Mfg., ''Miss Mission'' series in color ..Alternative Title: [Mission Manufacturing Co., ''Miss Mission'' series in color]..Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: August 1944..Place: Housto... more

[Woman taping wire, Chrysler Corporation]

[Woman taping wire, Chrysler Corporation]

Title: [Woman taping wire, Chrysler Corporation] . .Creator: Richie, Robert Yarnall (1908-1984) ..Date: 1944 ..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie photographs..Physical Description: 1 transparency: film, ... more

Mission Mfg. misc. field shots

Mission Mfg. misc. field shots

Title: Mission Mfg. misc. field shots ..Alternative Title: [Mission Manufacturing Co. miscellaneous shots]..Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: August 1944..Place: Houston, Texas ..Part Of: Robert Yar... more

Badger at Sun Oil

Badger at Sun Oil

Title: Badger at Sun Oil ...Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ...Date: March 1945...Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph Collection...Place: Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania...Physical Description: 1 transpare... more

Ida Fieldman March 1945

Ida Fieldman March 1945

Ida was a 2nd Lt. Army Nurse stationed in US. She took care of the men from overseas...Collection of The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford..We're happy for you to share this digital image within th... more

Young woman modeling a two-piece swim suit in Tampa, Florida

Young woman modeling a two-piece swim suit in Tampa, Florida

Persistent URL: www.floridamemory.com/items/show/66749 ( http://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/66749 ) ..Local call number: C006224..Title: Young woman modeling a two-piece swim suit in Tampa, Florida..Date: ... more

Central Station milk bar, 1946

Central Station milk bar, 1946

Central Railway Station, Sydney - exterior of milk bar.Dated: 09/04/1946 .Digital ID: 17420_a014_a014000088 ( http://investigator.records.nsw.gov.au/asp/photosearch/search.asp?digitalid=17420_a014_a014000088&B... more

Barbara Laney modeling a two-piece swin suit: Winter Haven, Florida

Barbara Laney modeling a two-piece swin suit: Winter Haven, Florida

Persistent URL: www.floridamemory.com/items/show/94795 ( http://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/94795 ) ..Local call number: CWH1154..Title: Barbara Laney modeling a two-piece swim suit: Winter Haven, Florida.... more

Procession of the religious leagues for women's suffrage, c.1914.

Procession of the religious leagues for women's suffrage, c.1914.

7JCC/O/02/028Photograph, printed, paper, monochrome, line of women in the street wearing sandwich boards, each with the name of a different religious suffrage society, led by a women bring a banner 'Religious L... more

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Lekythos
Hydria (Water Jar)

Hydria (Water Jar)

In ancient Greece it was considered uncivilized to consume undiluted wine, so water was fetched from a public fountain house in a large handled jar like this one and used to dilute large quantities of wine. The... more